David – the first of three children – was born in Kent (UK) to Yvonne and Ernest Kingston on November 19th 1959. In the sixties the family uprooted to the Somerset countryside to live without electricity or running water (initially) in an old farmhouse located on the edge of Exmoor. Aged 16 David formed a band ‘Early Daze’ (later renamed ‘Helter Skelter’) with classmates at Minehead Upper school.
From 1980 through to the mid 90s David was an active member of the Hare Krishna movement (known then as Divyasimha dasa SRS – sankirtan devotee/temple president). Whilst his life journey has become more personalised since then, he continues to regard that time as a positive chapter in his life and many of the ideas and much of the thinking behind David’s lyrics draw on his experience during that period. David has been a vegetarian since 1979.
Sometimes I imagine myself a traveller visiting from another planet … perhaps the same one that George Harrison came from 🙂 … taking birth on Earth to pursue and represent a spiritual / god-oriented way of looking at the world.
David now lives in Oving, Bucks, England with his social worker wife Deborah, maintains day job as a web developer, and writes / records songs in his home studio. Follow David on Facebook and/or Twitter, and if wish to further explore the philosophy and existential thinking that lay behind many of David’s songs, please visit his blog at Amaiyu.com.