David Callinan busked all over Europe before rediscovering his roots with Irish folk band The Spalpeens playing all over the UK, Europe and Ireland touring with The Dubliners, Sweeney's Men, The Chieftains and many others.
He appeared in films such as The Lion In Winter (Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn) and Sinful Davey (John Hurt) and scores of television advertisements (was even directed by the late, great John Huston). Later, he formed Urban Clearway, touring and performing with artists such as Elton John, Billy Connolly, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry. He co-wrote a Celtic rock opera for the Edinburgh Festival. 'Pucka-Ri' starred a young Pierce Brosnan which became one of the hits of the Fringe, before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London.
He is the author of thrillers; 'The Immortality Plot'; 'Knife Edge'; 'Bodyswitch' and 'An Angel On My Shoulder'. He has written the first in a YA fantasy trilogy: 'The Kingdoms Of Time And Space' titled, 'Kingdom Of The Nanosaurs' and the children's chapter books series for 7-10 year olds: 'The Weather Kids'. He has been published by Gollancz 'Fortress Manhattan' and 'The 10-Minute Miracle' (HarperCollins) now reissued as an ebook.