PRODUCER – ENGINEER – COMPOSER – INSTRUMENTALIST
David is a Melbourne based Producer, Engineer Guitarist and Composer. David cut his teeth on the indie and punk scene of London in 2005 and 2006 producing independent bands at various studios including the famed Gizzard Studios.
Upon returning to Australia and graduating from the Conservatorium of Music in Queensland, David relocated to Melbourne where he produces records out of his personal suite in the Aviary Recording Studios complex located near the heart of Melbourne’s Art districts. The Aviary houses a good collection of classic microphones and analog outboard gear, amongst vintage synths, instruments and whacky toys.
David is dedicated to the art of experimentation. Driven by a love of quirky vintage gear and techniques, but with an eye on modern recording techniques and apps, he employs both in his constant search to capture the song. His heroes include Brian Wilson, Dave Fridmann, Brian Eno, Burial and John Hopkins and this is apparent in his use of the studio itself as an instrument.
As a guitarist David has played with the Delta Riggs and more recently has performed for Amy Shark at the ARIA awards, JJJ Like a Version, MTV Unplugged and Nova’s Red Room.
David’s recent credits include producing records for ARIA winning artists Amy Shark and Dan Sultan, Melbourne based bands such as Ben Wright Smith, Redspencer and Crepes, and international acts such as New York’s Heavy Lids and London’s Soixante Neuf.
David is also a prolific songwriter and has written for artists and sync for over 10 years.
I’ve recently moved into famed Melbourne studio “The Aviary” and have two suites there - a small overdub and mix space and a large tracking studio.