Introducing David Tughan - UK Jazz Vocalist


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“With Frank Sinatra's phrasing and a delivery all his own Tughan reaches out to a broad audience" - Jim Santella, All About Jazz

“Tughan has produced a gently swinging jem" - Roger Trapp, The Independent

“The Perfect Jazz vocal album." - Jazz UK

“A Rising star... a cross between Chet Baker and Mel Torme." - Crescendo & Jazz Magazine

Described as “the epitome of cool" David's light vocal touches, crisp diction and witty interpretations demonstrated on his critically acclaimed debut album, 'Just In Time' (released on OT Records in 2003) won a legion of fans and admirers including top UK jazz journalists and broadcasters.

“David Tughan with Jim Mullen's Organ Trio, plus Steve Kaldestad's tenor to add some extra spice, make one of the most swinging and delightful combinations imaginable." - Dave Gelly, Observer Jazz critic

Born and raised in Ireland, David (35) moved to London in 1993 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After he graduated he recorded, “Just In Time" with fellow Guildhall graduates (Simon Colam, Tom Herbert, and Royal Academy graduate, Chris Higginbottom) David went on to perform with The John Wilson Orchestra (the 16-piece big band, renowned for their musical contribution to actor Kevin Spacey's film, 'Beyond the Sea') In addition to his musical career David continues to combine his acting and musical versatility in theatre and radio throughout the UK and the US. Currently David works with his own quintet in clubs and festivals in the UK and Ireland.

David is accompanied by some of the finest talents on the UK Jazz scene today:

Builders Brew

Jim Mullen - (Guitar - Morrissy / Mullen, Terry Callier, Mose Allison)
Mike Gorman, (Hammond organ - Us3, Incognito),
Matt Skelton (drums - Stacy Kent),
Steve Kaldestad (Tenor saxophone - Jodi Proznick, Joel Hayne)

Just In Time

Simon Colam (Piano, Nathan Haines, Indojazz Fusions),
Tom Herbert (Bass - Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear)
Chris Higginbottom (Drums - Arron Goldburg, Seamus Blake)
Steve Kaldestad (Tenor Saxophone - Jodi Proznick, Joel Haynes)

“Builders Brew is a neat example of very British understatement" - Clive Davis, THE TIMES

“Builders Brew helps to cement the impression of a singer with an emotional directness and lightness of touch" - Peter Quinn, JAZZWISE

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