David Reid...

is a professional musician. A gifted composer and lyricist David and his band, The Contrast, have released eight critically acclaimed albums. Steven Van Zandt described them as, ‘One of the best bands on the planet - and England too.’

David has a particular talent for coupling lovely melodies with dark lyrics in a way that both surprises the listener and intensifies the emotional impact of a song.

David was born in Glasgow and, although his family relocated to the south of England when he was very young, he remains very much a Scot.

After four years at Art College – mostly spent hiding out in the local music library – David embarked on a full-time career in music. He started his own guitar teaching business and spent several years working as a session player/hired hand. In 1998, having worked on a hugely diverse range of ‘success-chasing’ projects, David decided to concentrate on his own material. He had realised that any kind of success would only be worth having if you actually liked and believed in what you were writing and playing.