Related Information for David Sylvian David Sylvian (born, David Alan Batt, 23rd of February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer, musician and composer who first rose to fame as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the band Japan, and whose subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, ambient music and electronic music.Japan - which also included Mick Karn, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri and Sylvian's brother Steve Jansen - started out as a confusin.. read more