David Foxis a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. His passion for music was evident at an early age when he was inspired by the exuberance of Buddy Holly, the drama of Roy Orbison, the energy of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the echoing twang of guitarist Duane Eddy. David began as a drummer… but, like so many, took up the guitar and songwriting shortly after hearing The Beatles for the first time.
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 he has opened for popular recording artists including Janis Joplin, David Bromberg, Brewer & Shipley, and Rory Gallagher.
He was a member of the popular band Backseat Van Gogh and later 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 that song, 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.”
On both albums, with the exception of two tracks, David sings all the vocals and plays all the instruments, including electric and acoustic guitars, piano, keyboards, bass, and drums.
David is currently working on his third album to be released next year.
Swing The Cat has emerged as one of the most unique, original, and engaging artists and live acts in the Philadelphia area. We’ve been featured on the 2020 Wawa Welcome America July 4th Live Stream, NJ State Fair, Musikfest, the WRTI Speakeasy @ Franklin Institute, WXPN Monster Ball, Musikfest, and the Sellersville Theater, Appel Farm Music and Wine Festival, Live Nation All American BBQ and more. What does Swing That Cat sound like?
We’re a Sonic Cocktail of Early Rock’n Roll swizzled with Horny Swing, a dash of Cabaret Jazz and splash of Bourbon Street. Shake it all up into a hypnotic expression of the rhythm, jump and rumble and we’ll make you leap off your seat and dance your tail off!