native of Leeds who has been refused permission to
return there and has consequently lived all over the
place until finally landing up
in Huddersfield where
men are men, and the sheep are afraid.
with an obsessive desire to play guitar from a very
early age, David has taken his guitar playing to the
very depths of achievement, earning praise from around
the World for his unique gift of playing solos in all
the wrong places.
has turned his back on the path of multi-instrumentalism,
choosing to focus his incompetence on his one true
love the guitar. Many hours have been expended,
honing to perfection his fleet fingered technique and
sometimes he also plays guitar.
ran into (or should we say collided with)
Guy Manning through a discussion with Andy Tillison
of The Tangent and Po90. At the time, Andy was hiding
from the authorities up a mountain somewhere in France
but using a combination of pure cunning and Google,
David tracked him down for a natter. Andy remarked
at the time, there is this bloke called Guy Manning
who is so desperate to get some
guitar tracks down,
he might even work with you
a few days later, David was locked (literally) in Guys
bijou recording kiosk at Tamla Moortown,
mental state permanently altered by Guys North
Korean-inspired motivational technique.
A small example; that
was absolutely crap. Do it again (sound of metatarsals
being gently crushed by a Hammond organ).
main goal is to cram in as many blues licks as possible
Guys progtastic musings and to bring some
life to his tiny corner of the stage.
Being of similar
physical proportions to
Guy also has its advantages;
he has managed
to fool Julie a couple of times with
back stage embraces. The slap in the face
the sharp kick in the shins is always worth it
have remarked that David takes life far too seriously
and needs to lighten up. Hopefully, the therapy will
help over time
After a few years away exploring other musical things, David has returned to the fold ready for all the challenges that a new MANNING Line-up and
album always brings!