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newheadshotOver his diverse career David has built a strong reputation on the London session singing circuit singing with, amongst others, Beyoncé Knowles, Westlife, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Kylie and Bring Me The Horizon. He can be also be heard on numerous prime time TV shows including several series of ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the ITV series ‘Superstar’. He has been part of the audition tour for both the BBC and ITV’s productions of  ‘The Voice’ and coached a number of groups for Sky TV’s ‘Sing:Ultimate A Cappella’. He was part of the backing vocal team for Robbie Williams’ No.1 album ‘Swings Both Ways’ as well as singing backing vocals for Gary Barlow at The Hackney Empire.

In spring 2017 David toured the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra providing backing vocal for their celebration of the music of Elvis, and followed this with a concert in Hyde Park with Capital Voices as part of the Proms in the Park series with the BBC Concert Orchestra. As part of Capital Voices he also recorded a special arrangement of Al Jarreau’s track ‘Spain’ for Spice Fusion‘s up and coming second album ‘Trying Hard 2’.

Late summer and autumn 2017 have brought trips to Moscow for the Moscow Autumn Cup Latin and Ballroom dance championship and to the Royal Albert Hall for the 65th International Latin and Ballroom dance championship with The Ross Mitchell Band, as well as coaching the lead actor on the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and recording the backing vocals for ‘Mamma Mia – 2’, due for release in 2018.

Mamma Mia 2 recording session

 

In the summer of 2015 David took part in the BBC Swing Prom as part of the close harmony group ‘The Promunards’ a style of music he is particularly passionate about having been a member of jazz harmony groups all his professional life, including ‘Voxtet’. That autumn he toured the UK as lead male vocalist with ‘Back to Bacharach’, completing the year by singing classic ABBA songs with the Hallé orchestra; this ‘Symphonic ABBA’ was recreated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Radio 2 as part of their Eurovision Song Contest warm up in May 2016. He was also part of the backing vocal team for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration concerts at Windsor Castle, singing backing vocals for, amongst others Dame Shirley Bassey, Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue plus he provided backing vocals for Alfie Boe and Michael Ball’s album, ‘Together’, Bradley Walsh’s album, ‘Chasing Dreams’, whilst completing a ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice’ and becoming a ‘Fellow of the Higher Education Academy’.

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Close Harmony at the BBC Proms 2015

David sang for the ‘The Prince’s Trust 30th Anniversary’ at the Tower of London and was asked back to sing for Lionel Richie during the ‘BBC Prom in the Park’ in Hyde Park 2008. He followed this up in 2009 with ‘Thank You for the Music’, a celebration of the music of Abba, with Chaka Khan, The Feeling and Lulu – amongst others – and returned to Hyde Park in summer 2010 for ‘Elvis Forever’. In 2011 David toured with both West End star Ramin Karimloo and Classical crossover singer Russell Watson. As a mark of his versatility David has also provided backing vocals for core-metal group ‘Bring Me The Horizon’s’ album ‘Sempiternal’ and live vocals for Mick Hucknall on Radio 2’s 2Day as well as joining the 70’s seminal Punk band ‘Joy Division’ for their festival finale performance at the ‘Vintage’ festival.

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He completed 2011 singing classic Abba songs with the Hallé orchestra in Manchester, a programme which has also been performed with the Bournemouth Symphony orchestra, at GuilFest, at the Birmingham Symphony Hall in January 2014 and which will be doing a short UK tour in autumn 2016. He appeared as a soloist at the 2012 Broadway Prom with the John Wilson Orchestra as part of the 2012 Prom season at the Royal Albert Hall.

Symphonic ABBA with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Symphonic ABBA with the BBC Concert Orchestra

David appeared as a soloist on Radio 2, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, in their ‘40 years of Friday Night is Music Night’ celebration concert, singing music from the 70s. He has toured as a guest soloist for the RAF Massed Bands and sang for both ‘Toyota’ and ‘The British Tourist Board’ at Excel in London’s Docklands and for ‘Picnic in the Park’ and ‘The Oil Barons’ Ball’ in Dubai.

As a member of the Steve Sidwell SFX Choir David has performed at a number of prestigious world premieres including the 2008 opening ceremony for T5 Heathrow, the 2010 opening of the Meydan racecourse in Dubai, the 2011 Zurich Arena concert ‘Art On Ice’ and the launch of Lux hotels in Mauritius.

 

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Lux Hotels – Mauritius