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. He was the percussionist for On Your Feet, the Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical at the London Coliseum and has been a regular deputy percussionist for the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London for the last twenty years.

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