“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers. ”
— Roy Ayers
David is a musician and music producer with over 30 years experience in live and recorded music and has practical experience and insights drawn from leading and producing a wide variety of performance-improvement related projects, and from the world of the performing arts.
He has experience gained in his career in recorded, live and radio environments in the UK and overseas. His technical skills in music technology is supported by experience in studio environments, live performance and theatre over the past 30 years. He has NCFE Music Technology and Performance Arts qualifications.
David has written songs, and performed live concerts and recording with popular bands 'The Wayward Sons', and 'Stinkfish'; supporting headliners such as Bad Manners, Then Jericho, Marcella Detroit and supports with Tony Hadley in UK and Cyprus.
Soundtracks and Production
David enjoys composing songs, soundtrack and sound production for video, film and games and has recently worked with Tears for Fears producers Chris Hughes and Tim Oliver at Real World Studios in Wiltshire.
Farhad Ghavamian - music production collaboration www.audioha.com/music.
Solent Video Ltd - music production soundtracks for industry products
Express FM Radio Beds and incidental music
British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) - stingers and beds
Blake Productions - 'Blake's 7 (2019)' TV programme soundtrack
Audioha - collaborating with LA based Farhad Ghavamian. Audio engineer and musician for motion picture industry Hollywood. www.audioha.com
Paul Karcz: film/tv composer & producer at Northern Score, Wisconsin. www.nirthern-score.com
Katie Hallam: singer songwriter. Recorded and produced album of songs.
The Kite Collectors: Producer. Musician - keyboards, string/brass arrangements & backing vocals for 'Shockerwick 135' album for The Kite Collectors, released Oct 17.
Producer, mixing and mastering for their new album 'Switch The World Back On' released Dec 2022, and single 'This Time' (2023) .
Check out their catalogue at Paisley Records site and YouTube.
Funkensteins: Studio mastering 'Music is My Medicine' album for Bristol based neo funk/rock trio Funkensteins - February 2018 at Colston Hall, Bristol at the Jelli Records 10th Anniversary.
The Box Dwellers: Keyboards to 5 tracks for the EP released in January 2018. First release for The Box Dwellers (Paisley Records) featuring: Robby Allen, Luke Smith, Darren Day, David Pinching and Alan May. Available now on CD. at http://www.paisleyrecords.com/the-box-dwellers.html
Catmandu: Orchestration and production for Bath based band Catmandu track called 'Skyfall' - have a listen here.
Recently worked the following artists on sessions and recordings at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire.
Jantine Haij - Writer, singer and artist Signed to Sony Music as a writer, Jantine has worked with Skrillex, Monsta X, Hardwell, Alison Wonderland. https://www.instagram.com/jantineannikaheij/?hl=en
Nicole Fermie - Singer, guitarist and writer Apart from her own left-field projects, Nicole has also contributed guitar and/or vocals to Goldfrapp, Andrea Corr and Erica Knockles.
Mark Haywood - Collaborated with songwriting, keyboards, synths (Real World Studios)
Georgie Ward - Production and extra piano and synths on single. Composer Georgie’s career has been on a steep upward trajectory of late, working with Dua Lipa, Hannah Peel, British Paraorchestra, Zara Larsson and Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble
John Sandberg - Drums, guitar, vocals and production.
Tim Oliver - Mixer, engineer and producer. Over the years Tim has worked with a wide range of artists including Goldfrapp, Ludovico Einaudi, Robert Plant, Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, New Order. http://www.timoliver.co.uk/
Chris Hughes - Producer, composer, drummer Former drummer with Adam and the Ants, Chris went on to produce major records with Tears For Fears, Robert Plant, Lloyd Cole and many more. https://www.chrismerrickhughes.com/
He supports local band productions in and around Bath & Wiltshire, UK. His main instrument is the keyboard but is accomplished on acoustic guitar and orchestration. He utilises any other acoustic and software instruments that he can find.
Uses Nord Stage 2 keyboard with live bands, CoverGirl and CocoLoco.
Gary Calamar from GO Music is a music supervisor whose television credits include True Blood, Dexter, House, Six Feet Under,The Man In The High Castle. and the new series, Titans. I was lucky to have chatted to him recently and play him one of my scores called Film Noir. He said "Some nice score music. I thought it worked really nicely – really nice atmosphere to it. You're obviously a really talented guy. I really loved the atmosphere of the track". I asked him if I should write actual songs or just orchestration. "Do what comes naturally to you and do what your muse tells you to do". He emailed me later to invite me for mimosas in LA.
Chris Mollere, music supervisor for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. He was kind enough to listen to my track called Cry which he said was 'a beautiful piece of music' and told me to focus on this style of performance for the many libraries out there. He thought that this would be perfect for television and gave me some great advice.
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