David Ward Maclean was born near Clydebank, Scotland and has lived and worked as a musician in York, England for the past 25 years or so, both as a busker and in the various pubs, cafes and concert venues both in the city and beyond.

In the past has has supported John Martyn, Jack Bruce, John James, Ralph McTell, Dougie Maclean, and more recently Martin Carthy, Jethro Tull, John Otway, John Gomm, Edwina Hayes, Chris Helme, Woody Mann and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.