Introducing singer-songwriter David Stewart, the newest Duke & Dexter FACE. Self-taught and an already accomplished musician in the industry, having previously toured with Example. He sat down with our team for an insight into his work, style, obsession with junk TV and love of London town.
Name: David Stewart
What did you do before music?
I’ve thankfully been lucky enough to have always worked as a musician as my sole profession. I came straight out of school and straight into my first tour when I was 17 years old.
How has your life changed since you became a musician?
I’ve been able to travel the world which I wouldn’t have been able to if I wasn’t a musician!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Everything happens for a reason and everything happens when it's supposed to. Be patient.
What pointers do you have for people looking to get into the same industry?
You’ve got to put in the hours! Take every meeting, do every show (within reason). Never say what you won’t do before it happens.
How would you describe your style in three words?
Classic, Timeless, Effortless.
What's your favourite pair of D+D’s?
My style’s very subtle and understated, so my favourite has to be the Bowler Black.
Which labels have caught your attention at the moment? What are your wardrobe go dos?
I absolutely love Kooples and Ami (both French brands). I love their tailoring! My go to’s are leather & suede. Even with something simple like a nice pair of jeans and a plain t-shirt, either of those two can set an outfit off.
Where’s your favourite place in London?
Portobello, I love the atmosphere.
How do you relax?
I watch horrible, junk TV. Do you really want to know? Made in Chelsea. Geordie Shore. All that trash!
What's next for you?
Lots and lots of gigging! I’ve got music and video’s ready to go, but we’re taking our time setting everything up so when we do let go of music you’re really going to feel it.
Who is your personal style icon?
You can’t go wrong with a bit of David Beckham – he’s just effortless. Tinie Tempah always dresses well too.
Favourite spot in London (café, bar, restaurant)?
The Box – it’s just my place. I also like Lights of Soho. I’m a West End man at heart.
If you weren’t in music you’d be…
I’d definitely be doing something creative. I love advertising - the power of being able to capture someone’s imagination in a 30 second advert is exciting.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on Tinie Tempah’s album at the moment - producing and writing. I’m also working on my sister’s album, Kay Stewart. I’m in the studio and gigging a lot and then I’m in LA for the whole of August. I love staying busy.
With big plans for the year ahead, you can follow David’s journey through his social accounts.
David wears Bowler Blacks. Shop now