David Gunawardana is a Hertfordshire-based singer-songwriter with a love of the folk tradition on both sides of the Atlantic.
Influenced by the folk clubs around Hertfordshire and North London where he first started playing, David sings both traditional material and original songs that suggest ancient lineage. He released his debut EP – ‘Figures & Faces’ in 2019.
Here’s what John Bickley of The Invisible Folk Club has to say about David:
“It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance.
There is a disarming brightness about his presence and his devotion to his craft is clear for all to hear. David has played feature nights at different folk clubs and has been recorded by the Narrowboat Sessions and The Invisible Folk Club.