Singer/songwriter David Curtis stands out as being the youngest hit maker that New Zealand has produced. He came to the attention of HMV record producer Alan Galbraith as a 13-year-old schoolboy in Wellington. A few weeks after meeting Alan, David recorded ‘Wheel of Fortune’ in October 1970. The result was an instant smash hit and gold Record. The single reached number 5 on the national music charts. David recorded two albums on the HMV label and in 1971 he composed ‘Take Your Leave’ which won a nationally televised song writing competition and went to number 3 on the national charts.
During the 1980’s David toured as the support act for The Hollies, Leo Sayer, The Irish Rovers, Richard Clayderman and The Troggs.
David was also an accomplished cricketer. He was a member of the Auckland cricket squad in the early 80’s, a strong period in Auckland cricket where they fielded a side that included 6 current members of the New Zealand test team. Although cricket was, and still is, a big part of David’s life, music was always going to win out in the ‘heart stakes’. In 1985 David put away his cricket gear and left New Zealand for England where he remained until the mid 90’s entertaining in various clubs in and around London. He spent 6 months touring England in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.
A decision was made to return to New Zealand in 1994 where David, now a committed Christian, lives with his family. David has built a home recording studio where he reflects his love of gospel, country/folk music with the songs he is writing and singing. The 2021 release of his song ‘After All These Years’ spent 5 weeks in the UK country ‘Hotdisc’ top 40 and his latest single ‘Living The Waltz’ is number 23 on the June ‘Hotdisc’ charts.