As a clarinettist David Pugsley played for many years with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra and has played saxophone in orchestras, jazz and rock bands. David Pugsley has been involved in teaching for the last 30 years and began composing to provide his pupils with accessible, contemporary jazz. He has written over 20 pieces for his saxophone band and several works for Piers Adams including 'Recorder Rave’, Recorder Concerto, 'Groovy or What?’ and 'Scary or What!. His works have been performed in many of the major concert halls in the UK with 'Recorder Rave’ and 'Scary or What!' both receiving their premiere at the Wigmore Hall.