When aged of 9, David’s parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi. It came from Woolworth’s, but his persistent practising on the Bontempi ran his parents patients to despair, could stand no more, so he was persuaded to attend lessons and given a new organ.
1 year’s tuition, and he decided that he would throw away the books and play by ear. He decided he progress faster and leave behind the mundane like “Merrily We Roll Along”.
David inspired by his idol, Harry Stoneham, was encouraged to form a trio of his own, it consisted of Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ. The Trio become familiar faces with local Working Men’s Clubs, Bowls Clubs and Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.
David in concert never carries music with him. his concerts are performed using his ability to play by ear. He chooses his material, listen to it once or twice and can then play it. he is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance, Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.
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