About Backyard Music

Originally hailing from the UK, David relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2003, and has been showcasing his talents here ever since.

Established in 1988, Backyard music incorporates all of David's music projects.

With more than 25 years of performance, writing and recording experience, he spent more than a decade in Christchurch's legendary Irish group, 'The Black Velvet Band', and managed 'The Vanguard', the official house band of The Crusaders’ rugby team in Canterbury. 

He recently supported American legend Jimmy Buffett, Bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, and, The Topp Twins, and has helped audiences get in the party spirit at events such as, The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, Kaikoura Seafest, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, The New Zealand World Buskers’ Festival, and The Great Kiwi Beer Festival.

Other highlights include working alongside the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and performances at the Rugby World Cup, and Cricket World Cup

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