David Grubb is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, and alumni of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Primarily a violinist, he enjoys a varied career of performing, composing and teaching, working as a freelance musician across the arts. David’s ability to bridge genres has made him a flexible and valuable performer, most notably working with Novo Amor, Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickins, British Sinfonietta, Aled Rheon and Toby Hay, amongst others. He has toured internationally (Europe, New Zealand, UK) and performed at prestigious festivals and venues such as Shoreditch Town Hall, Bristol Old Vic, Cambridge Folk Festival and Reeperbahn Festival. He has made frequent appearances on national radio including BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, and Folk Radio UK. He is a founding member of the Borders Trio (violin, clarinet and piano) who have performed in the Monmouth Festival, London City Hall, WMC, and Ledbury Poetry Festival.
David’s work in theatre has seen him working as composer, devisor and performer with Motherlode, Tin Shed Theatre, and The Jones Collective. He is currently collaborating with Motherlode Theatre on their next major production, Exodus.
As a recording artist, David’s original material, ‘High Rise’ features an eclectic mix of jazz, blues and classical, underpinned by David's Scottish traditional roots. Magazine fRoots called it "A highly accomplished work that is every bit as engaging and enjoyable as the acknowledged masters” and radio station FRUK called it “an album of wondrous beauty from start to finish.” He has performed his material at Celtic Connections, Bath Folk Festival, and Bristol Folk House.