David is trying to bring back the term Renaissance Man.
Over the years David had dipped his toes in pretty much every art form. A child actor who had a speaking part in Hope And Glory and a munching part in cake adverts, he showed off in everything from school plays to National Youth Theatre shows to skits he wrote. He studied English Lit and Theatre Studies at Lancaster University where he met the other members of metro-boulot-dodo, an arts organisation he was a core director of for 15 years. MBD has done pretty much everything from theatre shows to education to installations to historical events to festival treasure hunts to short films to longer films to headphone tours.
A while ago he discovered stand up and improvised comedy and still appears in a group called UFI (Unidentified Flying Improv). Then, at 32, he learnt how to play the piano and wrote an album and has decided music is probably his favourite art form, inspiring him to go freelance in 2012. He is currently touring his “clinical depression concept album show” Good Friday and finishing After The Fall, a memoir about recovering from a brain injury. So, yes … Renaissance Man.
Or you could just say he’s a jack of all trades …