David is 6 ft 5 inches tall, which is really rather tall. He used to tell people as a joke that he was the tallest person in Derbyshire, until it started being printing in newspapers and festival programmes, so then he stopped.
David hasn’t got a favourite band as there’s just too much wonderful music in the world, but he does think that anyone who claims they don’t like The Beatles is either insane or just plain lying.
David got his first guitar when he was 13 years old, as a birthday present from his parents. He had his first guitar lesson from his brother, and then worked it out himself from then onwards.
David likes all kinds of food except for beetroot, celery and chocolate flavoured things.
David lives in Oxfordshire with his partner Ellie and their cat Finnemore. Finnemore is named after the radio comedian John Finnemore. David’s not sure if he would tell John Finnemore this if he ever met him.
Some slightly more grown up facts about David…
David Gibb is a songwriter and musician making music for children and families. After several successful years playing on the UK folk scene, in 2014 David found himself frustrated at the lack of high quality music available for families. Inspired by the strong independent children’s music movement in America, he set himself the mission of writing an album of songs aimed at families, with quality, musicianship and song writing being the focus. The result was Letters Through Your Door, an album packed full of catchy toe-tapping songs guaranteed to get families around the country singing along.
After an extensive tour of theatres, arts centres and festivals including an appearance in Brazil at the first ever Just So Brasil festival, David headed into the studio to record his second album for families Climb That Tree. Released in Autumn 2017, the album was met with critical acclaim, with Toddle About Magazine saying "the children love it – and I mean they LOVE it – but so do we, the parents." The album release was followed by another theatre tour, this time with generous support from Arts Council England, accompanied by a full band and a set piece in the form of magical tree, helping to bring an added sense of wonder and theatre to his already engaging performances.
David’s song writing draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is music that the whole family can enjoy together.