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David Jordan

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Born in Barnet to a mother from Montserrat and a father from Calcutta - ‘a good mix,’ he says - Jordan was something of an outsider in his schooldays. Never happy to simply run with the pack, instead he went off to chart his own course. Whenever the naysayers told him that he needed to get his head out of the clouds, he would simply reach out for his dreams with even greater determination.

Musically, Jordan’s single-mindedness manifested itself just as early. It was the early Nineties and, while most of his classmates were fans of grunge, house and hip-hop, David looked more to the classics. Inspired by his mum’s old soul records, he developed a love for Marvin Gaye and The Jackson Five. From there, he discovered James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Cab Calloway, Guns N’ Roses, Prince and Lenny Kravitz and also cultivated an interest in Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

‘In school, I lived in my own little world,’ he says. ‘Everyone else had their cliques, but I just drifted along in between. Some of them used to say that I had funny hair - I used to have braids - or that I walked funny. But I also had this thing where lots of people felt comfortable and liberated around me.

‘Because I didn’t run with the pack, I didn’t have all the pressures of having to conform that affect so many teenagers. I would meet people and there would sometimes be a magnetic attraction. By the time I left school, I had a great handful of friends.’

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  • fanatka_rox

    Why is he so underrated?

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • dracomason

    Sun Goes Down is signature song material. Shame it never ~happened.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • burgundyyears

    new album this year?

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • kisalfold

    It's at the http://davidjordanmusic.com

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • xxxPoiNTxxx

    Can someone give me lyrics of "Hear you say"? I can't find it by myself..

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • L8yBejbi

    talented, intelligent, adorable & handsome beyond words. shoot. what a man [!]

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Manutdfan

    What's he up to these days? We gonna get another album?

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • przecinek_88

    new album, please.

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • Sinnermann

    David is a new amazing artist i've opened 4 myself! His voice is great!

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • himajesty

    damn! great vocal style @sungoesdown!!

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • browniiieee

    He was today at my college in Cancun, and he's really good live!

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • robza171

    heard a few tracks from him and I really enjoy his music. i cant buy his album here and i cant find it on the net either so if anybody could please send me link to download his album in vbr or 320kbps quality, i would really appreciate it. :)

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • AskSan

    He changed his looks a bit... I hope he will still making good music, Set the mood is a pearl!

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • epic_fail_boy

    Does anyone have the full of the original verson of (Don't Wanna) Hear Your Say yet?

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
  • TheNarratorX

    I felt a sorta MJ, Prince vibe when I first saw his 'Place In My Heart' video, which is cool. Love Sun Goes Down though. ;)

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ShockFierce

    Sun Goes Down my fav. him song.

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • turinda

    oh no, he is so HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    27 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jonnywrogers

    PLEASE join my David Jordan group. 8^ ) jonnywrogers

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jonnywrogers

    Hi! I've been listening to his new stuff and it is great! Especially 'she loves me' and 'ripples'! Can't wait till the new release!!!! 8^ )

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • lenorazmelody

    Ugh!! This is what I've so been looking for. Genuinely good music with amazing and original composition. Brilliant!

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
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