David A. Hughes

David Alan Hughes (born April 25, 1960) is an English keyboardist who played in different New Wave bands, and later became successful making music for films. A self taught musician, David Hughes was born in Birkenhead, Wirral, England. He founded Dalek I Love You in 1977, alongside guitarist Alan Gill, bassist David Balfe and Chris Teepee. He, alongside Gill, was a remaining member, playing on the first three singles and the debut album, Compass Kumpas, in 1980. However in January 1980, he left the band, and the album was released in May, when he had left. Leaving Dalek I Love You, in January 1980, he joined Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, as percussionist, the same month, although he switched to keyboards, and did presentations, playing live at the Old Grey Whistle Test. There were some recordings of him with the band, among them the second Peel Sessions which the group did and the backing tracks for the song "Souvenir", creatred by himself. Hughes left OMD in November 1980 and "Souvenir" was released for the first time as a single in August 1981 and also on the Architecture and Morality album, in 1982. He was subsequently replaced by Martin Cooper.

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