"A multi-talented musician, David has long been a respected figure on both the classical and popular music scene."

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As a composer he has been commissioned by major artists and organisations, including singer Janet Baker, harpsichordist George Malcolm, guitarist Julian Bream, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Aldeburgh, Dartington, Cheltenham, Farnham and Bath Music Festivals.

As a record producer and engineer he has worked with numerous popular artists such as Peter Gabriel, XTC, Tears For Fears, Icehouse, Echo And The Bunnymen, Jean Michel Jarre, and The Korgis, as well as producing a number of classical music albums.

As an arranger and orchestrator he has scored a number of TV and film projects, including (for composer David Ferguson) the Cracker and Inspector Rebus series, as well as preparing string arrangements for, among others, Barbara Dickson, Tori Amos and the Pretenders.

As a teacher he has been in charge of student musical activities at the University of Bath and The Laban Art of Movement Centre, London, as well as writing and producing schools' music programmes for BBC Radio and lecturing at Bath Spa University.


As a performer he has appeared with (among others) Peter Hammill, the Shortwaveband, been principal conductor of the Bath Youth Orchestra, musical director for a number of theatrical productions as well as directing tracking and scoring sessions for film and TV.

Crescent Recording Studio in Bath grew from being David's home studio into an internationally renowned facility used by many top ranking artists and record labels in the 1980s and 90s. (See client list). After a few years renamed as Terra Incognita it is now known as Inner State Studio.


Recent projects include (with Tim Wheater) film music scores for Stanley, Man of Variety, starring Timothy Spall and The Tell Tale Heart, starring Steven Berkoff; a benefit single for new charity organisation MindinCrisis production and mixing work on James Warren's new CD Innocent Bystander and likewise on the Andy Davis' Band (DLM) new album Night Fishing. Spring 2020 will see the release of David's 1973 signature tune for BBC Schools' TV programmes (Sara's Tune) as a 7" vinyl single on Trunk Records!