David started his recording career when he was asked to orchestrate Kevin Ayers’ 1969 Joy For A Toy album. He also played keyboards on the album and subsequently went on to play in Kevin Ayers & The Whole World. Later David Beford would go on to record with fellow Ayer’eon and sax player Lol Coxhill. The duo’s early works being recently re-mastered by Esoteric Recordings. But perhaps David will be more remembered in progressive circles for his orchestrations of Mike Oldfiled’s Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge.
David Bedford was also a composer of avant-garde classical music, composing numerous pieces – including film scores. He also a long list, progessively speaking, of musical credits including Yes’ Alan White, Camel and Robert Wyatt.