David Hughes (7)

Real Name:
David Alan Hughes
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English keyboardist and film music composer, born 25 April 1960 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK.
He founded Dalek I in 1977, alongside guitarist Alan Gill & bassist David Balfe. He remaining a member till Jan. 1980, playing on the first three singles and the debut album, Compass Kumpas.
In January 1980 he joined Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as percussionist, although he switched to keyboards, and did presentations, playing live at the The Old Grey Whistle Test. There were some recordings of him with the band, among them the second Peel Sessions which the group did and the backing tracks for the song "Souvenir", created by himself. Hughes left OMD in November 1980 and "Souvenir" was released as a single in August 1981 and on the Architecture and Morality album in November 1981. He was subsequently replaced by Martin Cooper (2).

After leaving OMD, he teamed up with Keith Hartley, forming with him the synthpop duo Godot (4). The duo released a like-Dalek I's Compass Cumpas EP, Extended Player, in 1981. However, in that year, Alan Gill solicited the help of Hartley, in a reformed line-up of Dalek I Love You, and the latter joined. So, Hughes called for new members, being joined by Freeze Frame members Ronnie Stone on guitar and Steve Byrne on vocals, Martin Cooper, who replaced him in OMD, on saxophone, after playing it in the Extended Player EP, and a drummer. The band toured with Dalek I Love You, but shortly afterwards, Stone left to join China Crisis, and Godot split up. In August 1982, Something's Missing, their last single, was released.

Later, he joined Freeze Frame for gigs. In 1983, he reformed synthpop band Games, although they only played one gig. He also played with The Lotus Eaters and collaborated with Thomas Lang and John Murphy (2) At this time he also worked as a recording engineer at Corden House Studios where, amongst others, he oversaw the recording/drum programming of Pictures Of Innocence 45 rpm Single 'No-One Crying' / 'Love & War' (1983)

Hughes currently composes for film and television, such as the Discworld films which he worked on with Paul E. Francis, as well as work in producing films. His first was Awaydays and more recently Powder, which was set in Liverpool.
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