Born in South East London, For the first 8 years, David slowly developed a passion for music with every open opportunity having a go on the school piano.
At the age of 9, his parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi from Woolworth’s, unfortunately his persistent practising on the Bontempi stretched his parents tolerance until they could stand on more, so he was given the option of attending lessons and a new organ.
Throw Away The Books
After 1 year’s tuition, he decided that he would throw away the teaching books and play by ear. At least that way, he could progress to more exciting material other than “Merrily We Roll Along”.
Through the years
Through the years David was inspired by his idol, Harry Stoneham, this encouraged him to form his Trio that consisted of Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ. The Trio become familiar faces with local Working Men's Clubs, Bowls Clubs and then on to Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.
Ability to play by ear
Many of you who have heard David in concert will know that he never carries music with him. David’s concerts are performed by his ability to play by ear. This ability enables him to choose his material, listen to it once or twice and then play it. David is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance, Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.
Over the years, David has produced three albums, Memory, Always On My Mind and his latest CD On The Road.
40 years of experience
With over 40 years of experience in the music business, David has the pleasure of being manager of Musicland (UK) Ltd in Bromley Kent.
TRX Organ Systems
David now travels the country with the very latest in technology from Yamaha and TRX organ systems for which David is the UK Product Specialist.
David will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2018|
|January 20th||Kent Piano & Keyboard EXPO Bexley (more details)|
Holiday Inn Bexley
|January 21st||Kent Piano & Keyboard EXPO Bexley (more details)|
|February 14th||East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club|
|February 15th||Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club|
|March 4th||Northallerton; Music For Northallerton|
|March 19th||Nene Valley Organ Club - Northampton|
|June 26th||New Forest Organ Society|
|July 11th||Horsham MelodyTimes Concerts|
|July 15th||Aldermaston Concert Centre|
|July 18th||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club|
|August 13th||Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club|
|August 24th||St Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)|
Horringer Community Centre, Horringer, Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU. Contact Mike Roberts 01359 250704 or 07773 244616. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
|August 31st||Sheppey Organ Club|
|October 23rd||Thanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|November 17th||Chelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club|
|November 19th||Hull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)|
|November 20th||Bolton In Tune (BADEOS)|
|December 4th||Bexley Music Club|
|December 11th||Hastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society|
|Concerts in 2019|
|January 4th||Colchester Organ Society|
|January 14th||Medway Organ and Keyboard Club|
|January 15th||Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society|
|May 21st||Bedworth Organ Society|
|June 3rd||Nuneaton and District Organ Society|
|August 1st||North Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club|
|September 4th||North Herts Organ Society|
|September 11th||World of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)|
|September 27th||Rod Pooley & David Harrild Duet Show (more details)|
Swine shear Village Hall Lincolnshire PE20 3NA, Tickles £8 Call 07799 800656
|October 10th||Burntwood Music For All|
|November 7th||Scunthorpe Organ Society|
|November 12th||Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club|
|November 14th||Sleaford Organ Club|
|Concerts in 2020|
|January 17th||Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club|
|February 12th||East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club|
|April 28th||Hastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society|
|June 26th||Crawley Keyboard Club|
|August 18th||Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club|
|September 16th||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club|
|September 21st||Nene Valley Organ Club - Northampton|
|October 2nd||Colchester Keyboard Concerts|
|October 23rd||St Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)|
Horringer Community Centre, The Street, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU Mike Roberts 01359 250704.
|Concerts in 2021|
|February 23rd||Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club|