Image © Douglas Jones

Image © Douglas Jones

"a pianist, singer and composer of immense lyrical talent and depth" 

THE SCOTSMAN

David Paul Jones – commonly known as DPJ – is a composer, pianist and singer based in Edinburgh. He was born in Ayrshire, 1969 and studied concert piano and contemporary classical composition at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music and Drama in Glasgow during the late 1980s and early 1990s. With a career spanning three decades, he works as a solo and collaborative artist throughout Scotland, UK and Internationally. He is the recipient of several awards including the Glenfiddich Spirit Of Scotland Award.

COMPOSER

His work blends contemporary classical sensibilities with digital sound to create emotive and atmospheric music from acoustic instrumental works, songs and larger-scale vocal works, to cinematic soundtracks and sound designs for theatre and dance.

Image © Douglas Jones

Image © Douglas Jones

PIANIST

As a concert pianist, he specialised in the virtuoso works of the French Impressionist composers including Claude Debussy, Eric Satie and Maurice Ravel's landmark piano trilogy Gaspard de la Nuit. 

His solo piano works include The Old Man Of Storr and a series of new and revised works arriving in 2021: From A High Window, Intrascenes, The Attic and Miss Havisham Remembers.

Great Expectations (2015) - Dundee Rep. Image © Tommy Ga Ken Wang

Great Expectations (2015) - Dundee Rep. Image © Tommy Ga Ken Wang

VOCALIST & SONGWRITER

DPJ is perhaps best known for his vocal material and intimate live vocal and piano performances. His catalogue feature a series of original songs, song collections and choral works, alongside haunting interpretations of other artists work, including contemporary reworkings of the songs of Robert Burns. 

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His vocal works and song collections include Words for Sometime; Palmstar Poppy (songs in search of love lost at sea) and High Flight (from The Sky's Harbour EP). New songs coming in 2021 include the single Horses and his recording of the Irish/Scots folk song Leezie Lyndsay.