David began his career at the Royal Military School of Music and on leaving HM Coldstream Guards, furthered his studies in London and Boston. He continued to work with several leading orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.
A memorable highlight of this time was the performance of a new work by Sir Edmund Robbra with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. For the Millennium Festival at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, David was commissioned to compose and arrange music for a 120-piece wind orchestra.
Other commissions include composing for the City of Birmingham Choir Festival held in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, music for Her Majesty the Queen and music for the inauguration of the Bishop of Worcester, commissioned by the Royal College of Church Music. In the brass band field he has conducted many bands including the Black Dyke Mills Band, Kennedy Swinton, Grimethorpe and GUS (under the names Travelsphere Holidays Band and the Virtuosi GUS Band).
Following an opportunity to score a drama production in America (The Lake, 1987), David has worked as a composer on many television and radio productions including 'The Letter', 'Anne Boleyn', 'All Talk', 'Out of Time', 'Unbeliever', 'IceBound' (for which he won a Best Original Score award) and 'The Snow Crystal'.
David's most recent commissions include 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The Gift' shown over Christmas 2007, and music for the TV series 'The Witches Return'. David is currently working on two new dramas, which are currently in production for spring 2008.