Default lineup: 1 performer
Solo Singer plus top high quality backing tracks.
*Larger line-ups also available, from Duo to Quintet (please see booking options).
Duo - Add Piano or Guitar.
Trio - Add Piano or Guitar and Double Bass.
Quartet - Add Piano or Guitar, Double Bass and Drums.
Quintet - Add Piano or Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Saxophone or Trumpet
* Highly experienced & critically acclaimed singer, described as "The spirit of Sinatra" (The Times)!
* Performs all styles from Tony Bennett to Michael Buble
* His debut album was 'CD of the Week' in The Guardian.
* Larger line-ups also available (please see booking options).
* Requests accepted free of charge for first dance / special occasion.
* Background music provided in between breaks to your individual requirements.
* Can provide DJ music if required.
"The epitome of cool" Dave Gelly - The Guardian
"The Spirit of Sinatra" Clive Davis - The Times
"One of the best in the business" Brian Blain - Musician Magazine
David has vocally wowed audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing integrated into live performances with his trio makes him stand head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries.
David's incredible swinging style has been compared in the Jazz press to 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.
From the grandeur of venues such as the RTE Concert Ortchestra's home in Dublin's famous National Concert hall and to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London David loves playfully connecting with audiences and delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises and delights 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 Gelley - 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 also sings alongside big bands such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (UK), the Skelton Skinner Allstar Big Band (UK), the RTE concert orchestra (Ireland) and Grammy award nominee John Wilson and his Orchestra (UK), famous for its contribution to Kevin Spacey’s film “Beyond The Sea” about the life of singer Bobby Darin.
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
Please note: Lighting is not provided.