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David Burton is a guitarist, singer and songwriter based in North Wales. His style is a fusion of folk, blues, fingerstyle and classical elements recalling the playing of Bert Jansch, Doc Watson and Pierre Bensusan. His songwriting combines moments of introspection with imaginative story telling and heart-felt emotion.


David grew up near Portsmouth on the South coast of England. He began classical guitar lessons as a child growing up with the music of The Beatles, Paul Simon and Eric Clapton. He played in various bands throughout school and college experimenting with various styles from rock to electronica. He spent ten years with his band The Invisible Wires releasing a studio album and several EPs. Since then he has performed and recorded both as a solo artist as well as a number of other collaborations.

David has played at numerous venues around the country including 12 Bar – London, Zanzibar – Liverpool and Focus Wales Festival and has appeared on Manchester GMR, Calon FM and Cheshire FM. He has opened for Mark Morris (The Bluetones) and also fingerstyle guitarist Eric Roche. He was chosen by Pierre Bensusan as winner of his guitar video competition in 2016.

As well as his real life performances, he has been a performer in Second Life since 2011 and has built a global following entertaining audiences across the grid at his regular interactive shows.

Photo credit: Tim Rooney Photography
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