As a boy David was introduced to the guitar and in particular classical guitar, but it wasn't until he was asked to learn the bass guitar for the school jazz and rock ensemble that he actually fell in love with music. The bass guitar was the link he was looking for between rhythm and harmony.
Over the years David has performed with many Australian artists including master drummers David Jones and Darryn Farrugia as well as vibraphonist James Whiting and saxophonist Ben Carr. David has also had the pleasure of performing with local artists, Elly Hoyt, Toby Wren, Dave spicer, Chris Poulsen, Cleon Barraclough, Shannon Marshall, Sophie Min, Kayleigh Pincott and Lachlan Hawkins. However David's real musical love lies at the heart of improvised music. Over time he has been able to carve out a home in the Brisbane Jazz scene, where he continues to hone his skills as a jazz bassist and composer. David has been composing since 2007 and in 2008 he released his first jazz and funk album entitled "BassBoy." Since the he has released a live performance recorded in the Nickson room at the University of Queensland entitled "Wood and Wire." This was released in 2013.
David has also performed with the "Soundscapes Trio" lead by composer and pianist Cleon Barraclough. The Soundscapes trio released their second recording entitled "The Unravelling" in 2016. David has also been fortunate to perform with modern Jazz group "Lateo," lead by Brisbane drummer and composer Joseph Marchisella. in 2015 David was asked to record with Bart Stenhouse, a fine guitarist and composer. David performed on Stenhouse's two releases "The Best of Times," and " Five Days in Grenada." These recordings reflect the rich musical history of India and Flamenco Music.
Currently David is working on the material for his third solo recording which will feature material inspired by the Australian outback, an area he has been fortunate to live and interact with people very close too his heart. Also Look out for a new recording in mid 2018 to be released under the name "Nimble." "Nimble" are a modern jazz trio playing all original music and features musicians Sophie Min on Piano, Lachlan Hawkins on drums and hand pan percussion as well as David on electric bass. The Nimble recording features some special guest artists so stay tuned for that announcement. The "Wood and Wire" Quintet, who will also be performing over the next few months road testing the many works that will be on their next recording so keep your eye out for this dynamic group of musicians playing all original jazz.
Over and out.