Born in April, David Jonathan Hancock 1970, raised in Eastbourne, UK.
A Percussionist like no other, David-H has accompanied ‘THE’ most famous and influential DJs on the planet.
Performing at the world’s biggest festivals, the coolest club nights and most intimate private parties !
David has a unique and extraordinary talent to complement any DJ and all styles of ‘House Music’ .
Naturally gifted, you only need to witness how he understands, connects and excites the crowd, taking them to another level, fusing the groove between DJ and dancefloor.
David is all about the ‘live’ interactive show that has thrilled millions of clubbers across the globe. Playing alongside the world’s top DJs including the late Frankie Knuckles, Ferry Corsten, Pete Tong, Tall Paul, Erick Morillo and Fat Boy Slim to name but a few.
Along the journey David has enjoyed top flight residencies in Ibiza’s Manumission, Space, DC-10, Pacha, El-Divino, Eden, Amnesia and Underground. He's played top venues in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia and has worked with the biggest brands in dance music including Hedkandi, Ministry of Sound and Cream. David’s biggest capacity was playing in front of 15’000 dancing people at the Bacardi Blast ‘Full Moon Party’ in Goa, India.
UK-based and affectionately known as ‘The Bongoman’ (or, when in Ibiza, ‘El hombre timbale’), David’s past major British club residencies include Pussycat Club, Brighton (2001-2002), The Syndicate Superclub, Blackpool (2002-2005), The End, London (2002 - 2004) and Fire, London (2002-2011). Popcorn at Heaven Nightclub, London (2011-2016). And now, his residency at European Snow Pride 2017 to present day :)
While continuing to wow crowds all across the globe, David has played alongside all the present and past BBC Radio 1 dance DJs, including the legendary Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Danny Rampling, Fergie and Seb Fontaine.
His phenomenal and rare talent combined with a very innovative ability of pure improvisation is recognised by everyone who hears him. His performances have been broadcast around the world during live Radio 1 shows including Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Selection’ at Syndicate Superclub in 2004.
The ‘Ibiza Essential Selection’ which was transmitted live from Manumission in 2002 and in 2005 accompanying the Sharp Boys, ‘live’ from Regents Park during the Radio 1, ‘London Pride’ weekend.
“I’ve played with a few percussionists and they’re all shit !” David is the exception, Mr C heaping praise on his talents. “I love David to perform alongside me – he’s the only drummer with passion, feeling and understanding. He adds a magical edge to the vibe, dancing with the beats with amazing crowd interaction. He posses a unique stage presence, plus he knows when to stop!”
In 2012 after successful winter tour in Malta David founded and co-promoted WRONG! This hedonistic after-hours event located in Vauxhall, South London is still the capitals longest running all nighter.
It was here with co-promoter Jamie De Rooy that David amazed clubbers with his simultaneous DJ & Percussion skills.
European Snow Pride
Since 2017 David is both very proud and excited to be a part of the amazing European Snow Pride. 2019 will see David performing for the third consecutive year.
Held in the beautiful ski resort of Tignes, France, this annually event attracts customers from all over the world.
Every afternoon David accompanies one of the DJ’s alongside a saxophonist and vocalist.