BiographyBelfast, Northern Ireland, UK
David Holmes was born in Belfast the youngest of 10 children. David collected vinyl throughout his teenage years and became a club DJ at the age of 15. David's taste of music as a teenager was very eclectic, ranging from Motown R&B, Latin jazz, punk rock, film scores, and disco. During these years he worked as a fanzine writer, and a concert promoter. In his late teens and early 20's David traveled across England and Ireland disc jockeying. During this time David met Ashley Beedle, and the two collaborated and produced the song "DeNiro" in 1992. Read more... hit, sampling Ennio Morricone's theme to the film "Once Upon A Time In America". The success from the song allowed David to have a contract with Go! Discs. David released his first solo album "This Film's Crap, Let's Slash the Seats" in 1995. Songs like "No Man's Land", a personal response to the film "In the Name of the Father", added to the cinematic flavor the album alluded to in the title. In addition, every song included on the album was sold to film soundtracks and trailers such as The Game (1997) and Meet Joe Black (1998), with 'Lynda LaPlante' using many tracks for the television series _Supply and Demand (1997) (TV)_. The first proper film that David scored was Resurrection Man (1998) a bleak urban thriller directed by 'Marc Evans'. Following that score David traveled to New York City to create an audio documentary about urban jungle environments. David interviewed citizens about New York City, James Bond vs. John Shaft, city punk clubs, received a psychic reading about his own future, and a heard graphic narrative from a tough guy about racially motivated bar fight. David added to these documents songs with sonic structures ranging from drum and bass techno, gritty blues, retro Latin jazz, a modern version of the James Bond theme, and a cover of 'Serge Gainsbourg's' "Melody". The album attracted the attention of Danny DeVito who hired him to write the score and assemble the soundtrack to the film Out of Sight (1998). Entertainment Weekly named David one of The Top 100 Creative People in Entertainment. David spent his time afterwards remixing groups such as U2, The Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Plant & Page, and Ice Cube. In 1999 he recorded his third album "Bow Down to the Exit Sign" which includes collaborations with poet Carl Rux, British rock star Bobby Gillespie, soul singer Martina Toppley Bird, Bluesman Jon Spencer, film score composer David Arnold, and actor Sean Gullette . The album is based on a script written by his friend Lisa Barros D'Sa called "The Living Room".