Biography

A Percussionist like no other, David-H has accompanied  ‘THE’ most famous and influential DJs on the planet.

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Performing  at the world’s biggest festivals, the coolest club nights and most intimate private parties !

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David is a fabulous ambassador for the LGBT+ community and has been a significant part of the scene for 20 years !

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 “ Inspiring a whole new generation of ‘House Music’ percussionists ” 

His unique and extraordinary talent to complement any DJ and all styles of ‘House Music’ .

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Naturally gifted, you only need to witness how he understands, connects and excites the crowd, taking them to another level, fusing the groove between DJ and dancefloor

David is all about the live interactive show and has thrilled millions of clubbers across the globe, playing alongside the world’s top DJs including the late Frankie Knuckles, Ferry Corsten, Pete Tong, Tall Paul, Erick Morillo and Fat Boy Slim to name but a few. 

Playing drums since 1977

Along the journey David has  enjoyed top flight residencies in Ibiza’s Manumission, Space, DC-10, Pacha, El-Divino, Eden, Amnesia and Underground. He's played the top venues in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia and has worked with the biggest brands in dance music including Hedkandi, Ministry of Sound and Cream. David’s biggest capacity was playing in front of 15’000 dancing people at the Bacardi Blast ‘Full Moon Party’ in Goa, India.

UK-based and affectionately known as ‘The Bongoman’ (or, when in Ibiza, ‘El hombre timbale’), David’s past major British club residencies include Pussycat Club, Brighton (2001-2002), The Syndicate Superclub, Blackpool (2002-2005), The End, London (2002-2004) and Fire, London (2002-2011). Since 2011 David has been the resident percussionist at Popcorn in Heaven Nightclub, London. 

For David, it’s all about the ‘live’ performance, he has a style and consistency that is completely unique: “I never know what the DJ is going to play… you have to feel the vibe… organically I connect the DJ to the dance-floor.” And connect he does! David has won the trust and respect of the club scene’s elite DJs, his pure improvisation of rhythm is simply infectious. 

While continuing to wow crowds all across the globe, David has played alongside all the present and past BBC Radio 1 dance DJs, including the legendary Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Danny Rampling, Fergie and Seb Fontaine. 

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His phenomenal and rare talent combined with a very innovative ability of pure improvisation is recognised by everyone who hears him. His performances have been broadcast around the world during live Radio 1 shows including Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Selection’ at Syndicate Superclub in 2004.  

The ‘Ibiza Essential Selection’ which was transmitted live from Manumission in 2002

And in 2005 with accompanying the Sharp Boys, live from Regents Park during the Radio 1, ‘London Pride’ weekend.

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During 2003, David regularly accompanied international superstar DJ, Mr C  (Frontman of The Shamen & co-owner of London’s infamous nightclub ‘The End’) who whilst playing his Superfreq parties has been quoted as saying,

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 “I’ve played with a few percussionists and they’re all shit!” David though was the exception, with Mr C heaping praise on his talents. “I love David to perform alongside me – he’s the only drummer with passion, feeling and understanding. He adds a magical edge to the vibe, dancing with the beats with amazing crowd interaction. He posses a unique stage presence, plus he knows when to stop!”

Listen to David H accompany the legendary Pete Tong & Mr C.

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These mixes are available now as free downloads in the iTunes Store.

WRONG

In 2012 after successful winter tour in Malta David founded and co-promoted WRONG! This hedonistic after-hours event  located in Vauxhall South London is still the capitals longest running all nighter. 

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It was here with co-promoter Jamie De Rooy that David amazed clubbers with his simultaneous DJ & Percussion skills.

European Snow Pride

Since 2017 David is both very proud and excited to be a part of the amazing European Snow Pride. 

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Held in the beautiful ski resort of Tignes, France, this annually event attracts customers from all over the world.

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Every afternoon David accompany one of the ESP DJ’s alongside a saxophonist an vocalist.

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