Born on the Channel Island of Jersey, David now lives in the cathedral city of Durham. A full-time Music Technician at Newcastle University, his current practice focusses on field recording, environmental sound exploration and methods of utilising 360 VR audio. He is an accomplished bassist, studio producer, free-improviser and recording/mastering engineer who works predominantly with Sony award-winning singer-songwriter Jez Lowe, Drum ‘n’ Bass ceilidh pioneers Monster Ceilidh Band and Scottish Borders fiddle player, Shona Mooney.
When not roaming the local nature reserves with his microphone and recording devices, he tirelessly travels to gigs both in the UK and Internationally. Past appearances have included Rainforest World Music Festival (Borneo), Moscow International House of Music (Russia), Rudolstadt Festival (Germany), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Tønder Festival (Denmark), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Calgary Festival (Canada) and Chicago Highland Games (USA).
David has a BMus in Jazz & Contemporary Music from Leeds College of Music and was awarded a distinction in 2004 for his MMus creative portfolio exploring glitch music and aesthetics of failure in digital composition. He is Future Events lead for the TechNet community within Arts and Humanities Faculty at Newcastle University, aiming to escalate professional recognition for Arts and Media technicians. David also recently became an AVID Pro Tools Certified User and Instructor.