For over 30 years, David has been playing in a diverse range of musical settings

For 20 years he was very active as a session musician; the last 10 years have been devoted to live performance and education.

Dave has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians as well as many visiting American players, such as Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clarke Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer, Mundel Lowe, Ron Jackson, E T Mensa and Dr John, to name a few. He is also one of the UK's foremost authorities on Latin American music and leads his own band, Apitos.

Dave is currently an endorsee for Sabian Cymbals and PJ Percussion and also the author of three successful drum tutor books.