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* September 8, 1989
United Kingdom
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biography David started his musical path when aged 3. Now aged 16, he continues to push himself further and has achieved many things.

As both a drummer and solo percussionist David has participated in many competitions, some of these included reaching the finals of "BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006," twice finalist in "UK Young Drummer of the Year 04 and 05," awarded a place on the "London Symphony Percussion Academy 05" winner of "Bournemouth music festival," winner of "Twynham Specialist Musician." In the coming months David has been selected to participate in Germany for the "European Music Prize for youth" Award.

David has also been awarded many scholarships including top awards from "Awards for Young Musicians," "Musicians Benevolent Fund" and "Cherry tree trust."

David currently studies at Chethams School Of Music Manchester, with teachers Dave Hassell, Paul patrick and Dave Hext. This has led David to perform at events such as "BBC Proms in the Park," "European Ministers Finance Meeting," and "BBC Percussion Finals."

Aswell as appearing on BBC TV and radio this year, David performed the Ney Rosauro Marimba concerto with Dorset Youth Orchestra. David was also seen last year at the Swindon Drum Day playing alongside Horaico Hernandez and Jerry Brown thanks to mikedolbear.com.

David is a member of many groups and is often called upon as a session artist too. Some of the groups he belongs to are National Youth Orchestra, Sam Healey Quartet, Ben Watte Band, Chethams Jazz Sextet, Chethhams Big Band (BBC Radio 2 Big Band of the year Winners).

Some comments about David....

"A great player keep at it" Jerry Brown.

"The type of musician you only meet once in your life with real talent, drive and determination." Ron Vint (Head percussionist DMS)

"A confident player with good talent and enthusiasm" Neil Percy LSO Prinicipal Percussionist

"A good player with great attitude and audience awareness." BBC Judges, Colin Currie, Paul Clarvis, Eric Sammut

"Full of wit similiar to Gene Krupa!" Rep from Mikedolbear.com

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