David Pattman is a highly respected musicianship for his knowledge of folkloric and popular Cuban music.
David has been traveling to Cuba since 1993, studying and playing with Cuban masters. He was initiated as a ceremonial drummer (Omo Añá) in the Santería religion in 2004 and have since been performing internationally as a ritual musician.
Latin - Roberto Pla, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Alfredo Rodriguez, Adalberto Santiago (Fania All-Stars), Cubanismo, Buena Vista Social Club artists Omara Portuondo and Cachaito. (1990 - Present)
Jazz - Loose Tubes, Django Bates, Dudu Pukwana (1980s)
With many of the above, plus: Slim Gaillard, Paul McCartney, Jacob Collier.
Film and TV sessions - The Mummy Returns, The Farmer’s Llama for Aardman Animation. (1990s - Present)
Over 30 compositions and arrangements commercially recorded including Snowboy & the Latin Section, Alex Wilson, Merengada, Beajolais Band, Dilanga Rumba.
Percussionist - On Your Feet, London Coliseum. (2019)
Deputy Percussionist - Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London. (2000 - 2016)
Musical director - Bombo Productions. (2003 – Present)
Orchestra Bombo - UK Cuban carnival band. (2012 - Present)
Coro de Clave - Community choir singing Cuban music. (2017 - Present)
Merengada - UK Merengue band. (1994 - 2004)
Lecturer - Cuban music module and ensemble leader, Middlesex University. (2010 - present).
Workshop Leader - Bombo Productions. Various regular courses and workshops
Drum teacher - Arnhem Wharf School, Isle of Dogs, London. (2014-15).
Co-ensemble leader - Latin American Music Project, Lilford Road Estate, Brixton, London. (2007)
Guest Lecturer - Royal College of Music, London. Royal Academy of Music, London. Trinity College, London. (1990s - Present)