David ‘Chopstix’ Staniforth

David ‘Chopstix’ Staniforth

David ‘Chopstix’ Staniforth is a session drummer from London. At 22 he has perfected his craft playing for a wide variety of artists that include Eliza Doolitle, Ed Sheeran and Wretch 32. He has spent 2011 playing for former Ou Est Le Swimming Pool member Caan, whilst also playing Lovebox festival and other shows with electro pop trio Venus In Furs and most recently Alex Mills and rock band, Lovejoy and others.

'I had the pleasure of having David drumming for me for a while, he was spot on, a quick learner and added his own touch to my songs which really brought the tunes to another level, very cool guy too, lots of jokes in the rehearsals!' Ed Sheeran

'Dave is a very talented and reliable drummer. He is incredibly passionate about his instrument and music as a whole, which comes across in his playing. Dave has a variety of different styles under his belt and so whenever I’ve worked with him I’ve found him very adaptable whatever style of music we're playing. The fact that he's fresh and keen just adds to his strong ability as a drummer.'

Michael Kiwanuka