Musical Director

David Pattman is highly respected for his musicianship and knowledge of folkloric and popular Cuban music. David began his career playing drums and percussion with Django Bates, Tim Whitehead, Chucho Merchan’s Macondo and Loose Tubes. He was a founder member of many British salsa bands including; Valdez, El Sonido De Londres and La Clave.

David has played or recorded with Snowboy, Roberto Plá, Paul McCartney, Django Bates, Alex Wilson, Omara Portuondo, Cachaito Lopez, Cubanismo, Anga Diaz, Slim Gailard, Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdez and Daniel Ponce. He has taught at Middlesex University, Royal College of Music, Goldsmiths College and Morley College.