Dave playing his berimbau on the banks of the Rio Jacuipe
Dave is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and composer with many strings to his bow.
Upon moving to London in 1972, his influences and musical collaborations became yet even more diverse, in that great cosmopolitan hot-house of musical experimentation.
During the 80's he also spent a couple of years touring around the Middle East where he bought his first semi-pro recording equipment, which was the seed that gave life to his music recording and production career.
In 1985, he founded the successful recording studio and production company Sultan Sound in North London (UK), where he recorded and produced many album projects that went on to be hits in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and France.
From 1996 to 1998, he also worked extensively in Accra, Ghana, recording and collaborating with many well known Ghanian artists, where he absorbed the laid back Hi-Life, Palm Wine, Kpalogo and Afrobeat grooves that permeate most of West Africa.
But that wasn't all - in between his trips to West Africa, his eclectic tastes also led him into the underground / alternative / dance / house music scene, with his partner Jon Helmer - one of their hits being the 12" vinyl dance EP "Prayer Tower" under the artistic name of "The Paradise Organisation".
Dave currently lives in Salvador, Brazil where he is busy absorbing the wonderful musical diversity of Brazilian music.
You can hear some of the fruits of this on the site, by clicking on this link: On a Brazilian tip
Dave and any of his co-artists on the site are also available for individual musical commissions should you not find exactly what you are looking for....just drop him a line via the contact form and you can be sure he will reply personally.
As well as being well plugged into the 'alternative' music scene, he has also collaborated and worked with:
Left Field- UK
Transglobal Underground -UK
Moreno Veloso - Brazil
Kassim - Brazil
Hugh Masekela - South Africa
Judge Jules (DJ) - UK
Al Finjan - Egypt / Palestine / UK
|Osibisa - Ghana
Ben Brako - Ghana
E. T. Mensah - Ghana
Rex Omar - Ghana
Thomas Frimpong - Ghana
Nana Acheampong - Ghana
Charles Amoah - Ghana
A. B. Crentsil - Ghana
|Abdul Tee-Jay's Rokoto - Sierra Leone
Captain Yaba - Ghana
Atongo Zimba - Ghana
Mose Fan Fan - DR of Congo
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Ivory Coast
Jon-K - Ghana
The Tagoe Sisters - Ghana
Nana Budgei - Ghana
|Kwabena Kwabena - Ghana
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Ghana
Bessa Simmons - Ghana
Paulina Oduro - Ghana
The Western Diamonds - Ghana
Some of Dave's Film and TV credits:
The In Laws - Feature Film