David Barnes (known also as Preston D Barnes) is a professional vocalist and musician who continues to make waves across the UK following a 22 year career in the British Army. During his Military career, David has travelled extensively across the globe to over 38 countries.
He has played with world renowned artists such as: Jools Holland, Catherine Jenkins, and JLS, and had the opportunity of recording the re release of Status Quo’s famous single ‘In The Army Now’ in 2010 as a backing vocalist.
In 2016 David appeared on ‘The Voice UK’ successfully making it through the all important Blind Auditions. Viewers learned that David had a successful career in the British Army as a highly qualified musician and became a firm favourite, securing a place on Team Ricky (Ricky Wilson).This journey took him to the final knock out stages.
Since appearing on the show, David has been asked to perform nationwide at some of the countries biggest events: David sang the National Anthem, LIVE at Twickenham stadium for the Army vs Navy Rugby Match (which was broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports) and again, at Wembley Stadium for the NFL game alongside Gene Simmonds (American Rock band Kiss).
During the Covid19 pandemic, David dedicated his time creating and performing on a charity single ‘We Applaud You’. The single features the incredible talents of Britain’s Got Talent Winner 2019 Colin Thackery internationally acclaimed Soprano Vocalist Christina Johnston and the British Army musicians. The single donated 100% of the proceeds to the NHS Charities Urgent Appeal
Performing as Preston D Barnes and signed to the new Country Music record label Sonic Boom Records, Preston has previously released 2 albums and is also working on his 3rd release, a collection of original material written by some of USA’s most famous songwriters. Preston has been welcomed into the UK country scene with open arms and is being supported greatly by the British CMA, and is working on his brand new single, soon to be released.