A founding member of Bauhaus, one of the most influential British bands of the 1980's. Following their termination in '83, David J joined up with The Jazz Butcher for a brief stint, producing and playing in the group. Then came Love and Rockets. Another highly successful outfit, scoring a gold record with their first release, 'Ball Of Confusion'. Bauhaus reunited to play the Coachella music and arts festival in California in 2005. This performance has already attained legendary status and the band went on to complete a successful world tour.
David J has released several solo albums which have garnered much critical acclaim, such as writer, Matt Hoffman's description of him as "One of the great songwriters of recent times."
He has also collaborated with various other artists, such as celebrated graphic novelist, Alan Moore, renowned author, Hubert Selby Jnr., producer, musician, T Bone Burnett, MC5 founder, Wayne Kramer, producer, Hal Wilner, poet, painter, broadcaster, Rene Halkett, poet, Jeremy Reed and Mexico's innovative electronica pioneers, the Nortec Collective. He also co-wrote 'Strays', the title track of the Jane's Addiction album. (Perry Farrell describes him as the "avant of the avant-garde.")
David J's creative involvement has always been broader than the purely musical, creating artwork for record covers, designing stage lighting and directing videos. As a visual artist, he has exhibited internationally.
His first play, 'Anarchy In The Gold Street Wimpy' was staged by the award winning Atlanta based theatre company, 'Dad's Garage' in 2004.