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BIOGRAPHY

"The Spirit of Sinatra" Clive Davis -The Times

"With a voice as distinctive as Jamie Cullum's, but entirely his own." Dave Gelly - The Observer

A rising Star. A cross between Mel Tormé and Chet Baker - Crescendo and Jazz Magazine

David has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar. His straight ahead singing style has been compared in national press to classic Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, he is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun.

His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing, story telling and comedy integrated into live performances with his trio makes his act unique amongst his contemporaries.

From large venues like Dublin's RTE National Concert hall to the intimacy the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London, David playfully connects with his audiences delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises the listener.

“With Frank Sinatra’s phrasing and a delivery all his own” - All About Jazz

 

His debut jazz album, ”Just In Time” was “CD of the week” in The Guardian and his follow up album, with the Jim Mullen organ trio, was described by The Times jazz critic as “The spirit of Sinatra”. David’s albums have been favourably reviewed in The Times, The Guardian, Jazzwise, Jazz Journal, Jazz UK, Crescendo & Jazz Magazine, Musician Magazine, Jazz Rag, The Belfast Telegraph in the UK and in All About Jazz (USA & Worldwide).


 "David doesn't seem to be following in anyone's footsteps. It's rare to find originality of that kind in a singer at the beginning of their career and it points to an interesting future."  - Dave Gelly - The Guardian


David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide such as:
Ronnie Scotts Jazz club, The National Concert Hall Dublin, The Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar, The Royal Opera House London, The Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 59E 59th St Theatre New York, The Waldorf Hotel, Grosvenor House, The Dorchester, The Royal Garden Hotel, The Grand Hotel Brighton, The Soho Theatre, The 606, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho.


David was interviewed on the Russell Davies Show on BBC Radio 2, as well as receiving airplay on the Jonathan Ross show and on various BBC Radio stations from the likes of Humphrey Lyttleton, Jacqui Dankworth, Clare Martin, David Jacobs, Desmond Carrington, Helen Mayhew, Walter Love, and Campbell Burnap.
 "The listener realises this is a singer who has learned the art of the popular song and is creating his own palette with colourful shades of the past." - The Belfast Telegraph

David trained as an actor with world class Theatre Professors such as  Patsy Rosenberg, Jeneatte Nelson for voice, Kenneth Rea (The Outstanding Actor), Vasilli Sckorich (Gitis Russia), Wyn Jones, Annie Castledine (Theatre de Complicité), at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed in everything from Shakespeare plays  to Actor / Musician musical comedies.

David is continuing his vocal studies in Musical Theatre with world renowned Royal Academy of Music Professor of Singing Ross Campbell author of the contemporary singers bible “Singing”.

"One of the best in the business" Brian Blain
Musician Magazine