David has had a very varied career in music. As a teenager, he sang and played guitar in a skiffle group, before Joining the R.A.F. as a clarinetist.
At Teacher Training College he studied composition whilst qualifying as a teacher. Apart from adventures into 20th century music, David also discovered and fell in love music from the Mediaeval and Renaissance periods.
Double bass had emerged as David’s main instrument. He was for many years part of a successful folk duo in addition to his session bass playing.
He also began to build a reputation as an arranger on recording sessions with folk greats like Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention) and Ralph McTell. As a multi-instrumentalist David was involved in writing and producing music on BBC radio and TV programmes.
David has enormous enthusiasm for so many different kinds of music and feels that all music is equally valid. He was a lecturer at Lewisham College South London on the popular music course. Jazz is the musical genre where David feels comfortable and at home.
Throughout his career he has written music as and when it was needed. The different strands of his career are drawn together through his work as composer and author. His recorder music is published under the banner Tinderbox. More recent works include two Suites for descant recorder and piano, one of the few pieces David has written simply because he felt like it.