David O’Dowda

Associate Lecturer / Module Leader, Commercial Songwriting *

David teaches Commercial Songwriting at BIMM Institute Manchester. He has composed music for advertising campaigns including IKEA, Stella Artois and Boots. His songs continue to be used worldwide on a variety of films, adverts and TV shows including Dark(Netflix), Queer Eye, Americas Got Talent and The Golden Globes. He was nominated at the 2019 Music+Sound Awards, in the 'Best use of production music in advertising' category.

David has also performed extensively in the UK and Europe as a solo artist and session piano/keyboard player with artists such as Sizer Barker (Peter Gabriel arena tour), Orlando Weeks (The Gritterman) and has been invited to the US a few times to perform exclusively for music supervisors.

* Freelance lecturer
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