David R Simpson
Music for animation and TV

David's musical vocabulary is second to none and as a producer and co-writer, he is inspired and encouraging, with the technical abilities to execute any ideas that are thrown at him.
Lauren Mayberry, Vocalist and Songwriter, CHVRCHES

David is a great person to have on your team. He’s reliable, easy going, great at communication, and works to a deadline. If I need a composer, he is first on my list to call.
Kerri Rolland, Secretary, Animated Women Scotland

Working with Dave is a joy. He is talented, creative and brings a collaborative approach to the process. His professionalism sets him apart and his openness puts you at ease from the get go.
Lucy Watt, Dubbing Editor, BBC Scotland

Dave's wealth of music knowledge and reference is second to none, and he demonstrates his ability to tell stories and support emotive narratives in each underscore he produces.
Lindsey Adams, Founder, Daily Madness Productions

Working with David is always something to look forward to. His understanding of music narrative and animation pipeline is extremely valuable when working with tight deadlines!
Paula Poveda-Urrutia, Line Producer, 'Moominvalley'

We choose Dave for our projects because he is a brilliant communicator and that translates to great music and great collaboration.
Jamie Smith, Executive Director, Enterprise Screen Productions


about me.

Hello! My name’s Dave and I make music for animation and TV. I love a collaborative creative process and I’m a big believer in making life as simple and straightforward as possible… for everyone!

My approach is all about removing the stress and uncertainty of commissioning music while delivering exactly what is required, with minimum hassle. It may be decidedly un-rock n’ roll but I like to keep things moving:

  • On time
  • On budget
  • With no fuss and zero ego

I’ve worked in the music, animation and TV industries for twenty years now. In the last few, I’ve been privileged to work on three Top Ten albums with the band, CHVRCHES, receiving two gold discs and touring the world several times with both them and a number of other international artists.

My work has been featured on Netflix, Amazon Prime, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky as well as CBS, NBC and ABC in the US and numerous other international networks. Several of the TV shows and films I’ve worked on have gone on to receive multiple awards and nominations.

I’d love to hear from you if you’re curious about commissioning music for your project, or even just to talk. I’m endlessly intrigued by every aspect of the creative and production process and the day has yet to dawn when I am not in the mood for a good old chat!


    Contact info

    I’m always interested to hear about new and exciting projects! Please get in touch using the contact form or the information below.

    +44 7786 705953