My favourite performance photo – when I dared step on stage with David Moyse (ex Air Supply, current Hillsong) and ‘Dr. Bob’, Jeff Crabtree. Squee.

Herewith, a rundown of my contributions to the musical arts, at least as far as they are represented on the interwebs.

(New visitors: I am not the David Cook of American Idol fame – you may be better off visiting him here. Nor am I related to David Essex, formerly David Cook. Or any of the million other David Cooks out there.)

As a Producer

  • Worked with Gordon Barr on his album ‘Our Generation’ (1989) – iTunes
  • Worked with Graeme Hush on his album ‘Where Is The Love’ (1990) – iTunes

As a Performer

  • The Lofas/Allsorts started at Hurlstone Agricultural High School (birthplace of the 4 Trax). I learned all about Ska, Reggae and Soul, joined with a sax and a keyboard; we won a few competitions, played while underage in a few bars, supported the Chantoozies at Australia’s Wonderland in 1988, and our paths diverged in 1989. Reunited for a gig in Sydney in 2010
    • Wrong Side Of The Bed was recorded at Festival Studios in Sydney as part of the prize from a Channel 9 Battle Of The Bands competition.
  • Member of Campbelltown Theatre Group between 1986-1988 – performed in Hello Dolly and Grease, and was backstage for Carousel and Wait Until Dark.
  • Currently looking for an opportunity to play my newly-acquired saxomophone.

As a Writer

  • I and the youth group at Warwick Church of Christ wrote and performed a musical called the One Place in 1992. Few records have survived.
  • Received a few APRA cheques for writing the theme tune for ‘Solid Rock’, a Music Video show on Channel 7 between 1993 and 1995.
  • I love my Yamaha Motif 6 keyboard, which I plug into GarageBand on my iPad 2 and iPhone when I’m able.
  • I have sites at ReverbNationSoundCloud and Bandcamp which are a little light-on right now. Stay tuned.

As a Listener