Born in Greenwich, South East London, For the first 8 years, David slowly developed
a passion for music with every open opportunity having a go on the school piano.
At the age of 9, his parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi from
Woolworth’s, unfortunately his persistent practising on the Bontempi stretched his
parents tolerance until they could stand on more, so he was given the option of attending
lessons and a new organ.
Throw Away The Books
After 1 year’s tuition, he decided that he would throw away the teaching books and
play by ear. At least that way, he could progress to more exciting material other
than “Merrily We Roll Along”.
Through the years
Through the years David was inspired by his idol, Harry Stoneham, this encouraged
him to form his Trio that consisted of Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ.
The Trio become familiar faces with local Working Men's Clubs, Bowls Clubs and
then on to Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.
Ability to play by ear
Many of you who have heard David in concert will know that he never carries music
with him. David’s concerts are performed by his ability to play by ear. This ability
enables him to choose his material, listen to it once or twice and then play it.
Known around the country
David is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance,
Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.
The Jazz Duo with John Oram
David has also joined forces with professional drummer and world renowned sound /
recording engineer Mr John Oram.