This page details all projects I'm currently involved in across a range of genres.
Debut album 'High Rise' features original compositions bringing together folk, jazz, blues, and an array of disparate musical elements to form a remarkable journey through a bustling metropolis. Reviews: “A highly accomplished work that is every bit as engaging and enjoyable as the acknowledged masters.” fRoots | “An album of wondrous beauty from start to finish.” FRUK | “A work of remarkable proficiency.” Bright Young Folk | “Emotionally charged and touching... Highly melodious, appealingly catchy, even hypnotic at times” The Living Tradition | ★★★★ R2 Rock’n’Reel
'Hiraeth' is an English language comedy starring Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh and David Grubb. David performs as both a musician and actor. The Story: In the summer of 1989, in a quiet corner of Glan Gwili hospital, a farmer's wife gives birth to a baby girl named Buddug James Jones. In this moment she became heir to the families three hundred year old farming dynasty. 22 years later, and Bud is restless. Desperate to leave the James Jones historic home - Blaengwyddon Fawr - she wrestles with the knowledge that her departure will sound the death knell for the family business. Leaving generations of James Jones tradition behind her as she sets out alone into the big smoke...
The Tripp Ensemble
David performs as folk specialist with 'The Tripp Ensmble', led by founder Toby Tripp the band uses a cross-pollination of musical styles to create unique, unforgettable pieces. The recently released E.P 'Fire in the Sky' received a fantastic response from press/media, and has enjoyed airtime on BBC Radio Wales.
Violin, Clarinet and Piano trio specialising in non-traditional music that inspires and uplifts. From Khachaturian to Klezmer, tangos to tarantellas, Stravinsky to Saint-Saens, our style is fresh and modern.
Those Grubby Folk
Function folk and ceilidh band performing modern contemporary tunes and modern renditions of traditional gems.
Trad Music Ensemble
A traditional string ensemble with supporting trad band, performing specially composed arrangements of Scots, Irish, Welsh and English folk music. The ensemble have performed annually at the RWCMD's sell-out Burn's Evening Concert.
Granny of the Dead
'Granny of the Dead' is a zombie horror/comedy flick written and directed by Craig Tudley James. Music is composed by Jason Pesticcio, featuring David as solo violinist. The film is due for worldwide release early 2015.