Dave Jackson: sings the classics

Dave Jackson, originally from London (Walthamstow born and bred, the land of such famous people as Iain Drury and the Blockheads and of course E17), started his musical career by playing Bass guitar and singing with a band who called themselves "The Force" (way ahead of their time with regard to Star Wars "May the force be with you"). The band was set up with school mates from the local secondary modern school "Chapel End" and played local British legion clubs and school gigs. At the same time as "Gigging" David was working nightclubs and various venues in the south east with a company called "Goodhews" with such now infamous people as "Peter Young" and "Dale Winton".

Whilst most of the "DJ's" went on to train at various local radios stations, David went to live in Australia in 1974 where he started his career on radio working in Queensland and later main stream AM and FM radios stations in the city of Brisbane; Sydney and Melbourne.

It wasn't until the introduction of Karaoke in the 80's that David really started to get into singing professionally, and went into session backing singing recording with Ozzy artists like "Kylie Minogue"; "Jason Donavon" "John Farnham" Crowded house (then split Enz) and many others, gaining a huge respect as a backing singer.

He was then offered a role that he couldn't turn down as "entertainments manager" singer and general all round entertainer in Australia's premier ski resort "THREDBO" working there from 1981 to 1992.

After a few years in the bar and restaurant industry, David moved to the Costa Del Sol to build a lovely Spanish Villa close to Marbella, where he entertained at literally hundreds of private weddings; parties; and functions; in addition to many of the Cost Del Sols finest restaurants and Time share resorts.

In 2007, David was one of the main presenters on a new and exciting TV project called "Living in Spain TV" which broadcast on Sky Digital channel 293, and made 2 series of programmes. One was an expat discussion programme called "Shut up I'm talking" and the other, an interview show called "Personally speaking with Dave Jackson" where he interviewed many famous and non famous people living on the Costa Del Sol.

David and his family are now based in the sleepy but beautiful Devonshire town of Totnes, but commutes to venues to sing in London; most of the UK and many European resorts including the Costa Del Sol. For a sample of Davids voice quality log on to http://www.x-factory.tv/ and click around the music pages "Old Joys Bar" and "Rehearsal rooms" and if you are having a high quality function and need professional entertainment, then please either email David at davejackson177@gmail.com or simply call 44 781 188 8801.

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