David Tims


28th September 2021

David Tims is a musical director, composer and multi instrumentalist from London. He has worked around the world playing music and leading jazz, funk and soul bands. He has many years experience playing as a studio pianist and within pit bands. He was musical director for a Pepsi Advertisement in 2014 and is currently Co-Writing with Mike Chapman (Chinnichap) working with musicians such as Amy Winehouse Bassist Dale Davis, and “Elbow” drummer Alex Reeves. Recent credits include Keyboards for Chris Norman (Smokey) and Keyboards for Ruff n Tumble currently in the soul charts. Along with these he has recently performed at the Pleasance, Edinburgh and the Lyric, Hammersmith with “Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls” for which he composed the music and performed as “Henry”. Other credits include the Alternative Eurovision at the Underbelly, London and as composer and performer for The Ruby Darlings, a risque feminist cabaret show which has performed across the UK and toured in the US.

David leads musical workshops for a variety of organisations and charities, including The Alzheimer’s Society. He runs choirs at Haringey Shed and delivers music classes with Haringey Music Services. David also started and still coordinates a charity in South Africa, Sing Inchanga, that helps to alleviate poverty in deprived township schools, predominantly through music and the arts, to date, the charity has worked with over 13,000 children in this KwaZulu Natal.

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