David grew up in Glasgow. Having been told aged nine that he couldn’t sing he channeled his musical energies into learning violin and viola. Then a bad disagreement between a chisel and his left hand when he was nineteen left a return to singing as his only viable musical outlet.

After twenty-two years singing the standard Classics with various choral societies around South east England, David discovered Barbershop where he spent a further twenty years competing with several choruses (West London, Reading, Windsor). During that time he also competed quarteting with Wheel of Harmony, who achieved four medals with the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers and the Bronze Medal with the British Association of Barbershop Singers in May 2000.

After three of years directing Magna Carta Chorus from Staines, David decided he preferred actually singing over standing with his back to the audience and joined Bournemouth Male Voice Choir in July 2011. He has brought with him some food for thought, cross-pollinating ideas from the barbershop style with the more traditional male voice choir methods. He also assists by taking the lead in quartet coaching for those BMVC members who are interested.