David Fox


David is a singer/songwriter known for his introspective, storytelling songs, memorable melodies and finely crafted, authentic lyrics that express powerful emotions, and speak to the most pressing of social and political issues. Born and raised in the industrial northeast city of Paterson, New Jersey, David’s lifelong love of music began with the sounds emanating from 45rpm records and a small transistor radio. At age eleven, he built a makeshift drum set from cigar boxes and pieces of metal children’s toys and played along with Top 40 hits of the day.

David’s early passion for music was inspired by the exuberance of Buddy Holly, the drama of Roy Orbison, the abandon of Jerry Lee Lewis, the echoing twang of guitarist Duane Eddy, and of course, The Beatles. Later influences include Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler.

While he began as a drummer, like so many, David took up the guitar and songwriting shortly after hearing The Beatles for the first time.  He recorded his earliest original songs at the age of seventeen where, during a chance meeting in the recording studio, his drumming was praised by legendary blues musician Muddy Waters.

In his early years, David was signed by The Robert Stigwood Organisation, then managers of Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, The Staples Singers, and John Mayall.  He was selected to play the part of George for a touring company of the Broadway show Beatlemania, and opened for popular recording artists including Janis Joplin, David Bromberg, Brewer & Shipley, Bloodrock, and Rory Gallagher.

In the early eighties, he was a member of the popular band Backseat Van Gogh, and in 2000, David was awarded a Grand Prize in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, an international competition.

In 2012, David released his first solo album "Scratches and Dust" about which Music Reviewer Alec Cunningham said, "If you were to trap The Beatles and the Beach Boys during their prime in a recording studio, the result would be a sound much like David Fox's." 

David's second solo album "Driving by the Light of the Moon", is an introspective collection of twelve original songs about love, loss, and times gone by.  The album includes his song "Paterson" about the place and time of his youth.  Of the song "Paterson", TV and radio personality “Uncle Floyd” Vivino said, “It’s unbelievable, this masterpiece he made called ‘Paterson'… if you haven’t heard this yet, you’re in for a real treat.”  

After a long, self-imposed hiatus from live performances, David has recently returned to the stage to rave reviews, and his just-released third solo album titled “Reckoning” is a thematic collection of thirteen new original songs that early reviewers have hailed as his finest work to date.

David's music is available for purchase as CDs (which include complimentary digital downloads) or exclusively as digital downloads on the CD STORE and DIGITAL DOWNLOADS pages. For more information, reach out through the CONTACT FORM