David started playing the piano at the age of 8 years old. Listening to artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Oscar Peterson and more modern Blues artist such as Jools Holland, David developed a passion for Boogie Woogie and Blues piano.
At the age of 10 David began performing with his father's Blues band, Alfies Feet, playing at local venues and private parties wherever he could. From then on, he was playing full nights with the band until it split up in the year 2001. David continued playing the piano solo, performing at dinner parties, weddings and other private functions until 2005 when he formed The David Barton Trio. During this time David had the chance to perform alongside one of his younger Jazz idols and recently emerging artists, Jamie Cullum, as part of the London Jazz festival 2005. This built a foundation and was not only inspiring, but was a stepping stone for bigger things. In 2007, The David Barton Trio got the chance to support Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins at an anniversary event in Yorkshire.
Soon after this event, David realised there was a high demand for singing pianists in the entertainments industry and on the advice of his music teacher, he picked up a microphone and never looked back. Now a pianist and singer David took the opportunity to show case his talent in a local talent competition. In 2008, The Daily Mail Talent Trail hosted their annual talent competition which David won first prize of £2000, a photo shoot and the chance to record a demo at a recording studio. The Stage magazine were present at the final to judge the event and David later also received a write up in the national entertainment newspaper.
Over the past few years David has been spending more time composing and producing and is currently one of the musical composers for Spin Off Productions In Hull, working with Schools and Local Theatre companies. Also working closing with recording partners, David is recording and producing music for schools around Europe.