David Scobie was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1964. He was raised on traditional Scottish music which influenced his musical interest.
In 1973 he emigrated with his parents to Rhodesia and, by 1975, was appearing regularly at the Beverley Rocks Motel Folk Club in Salisbury. During this time he was further influenced by Zimbabwean folk singer, Iris Jones, as well as Neil Diamond.
As a result he started to write his own songs and approached Martin Norris at Shed Studios in Salisbury who facilitated a recording deal for him. Martin penned David’s debut single “Gypsy Girl” and it went straight to Number 1 in Zimbabwe and Number 4 in South Africa.
In Zimbabwe, David Scobie attended Nettleton Primary School in Braeside between 1973 and 1977.
After that he attended Cranborne Boys High School from 1978 until 1979 before proceeding to Prince Edward Boys High School in 1980.
After school, David went into music full time. He started to work at Shed Studios where he was instrumental in making commercial jingles for various companies. It was during this period that he released his first album, “Cleaning Up” which was a follow-up to “Gypsy Girl”.
The second album “Reborn”, (nothing to do with religion) was released in South Africa. The 3rd and 4th albums, “Photograph” and “Special Edition” were released in Zimbabwe.
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