David has performed with blues bands, eclectic rock bands and free improv musical performance ensembles, but eventually found his voice as a bass player mostly in jazz ensembles.
David doesn't need to be in the spotlight, but steps up with beautiful solos whenever asked.
From jazz to rock, he is likely the most on-call bass played in the region, and is equally adept at upright bass, electric upright, 4-string or 5-string electric basses.
David is a founding member of the popular band The Heliotropes and Helio Trio.
Combining The Arts
He is adept at many arts, having worked for an ad agency, production house, broadcast station and a cable access studio. He has taught video composition, managed community video studios, and is an instructor in Communication and The Arts at Gannon University.
The next time you hear the V Band, enjoy the tunes and the overall sound, then listen to the bass. You'll be dancing in your chair and glad you did.
- CD: Marty's Cafe, Marty O'Connor
- Multiple CDs: JD & The Sons Of Rhythm
- CD: Forever Is A Doorway, The Heliotropes
- CD: That Same Thing, Sam Hyman
Media & Social Media
You can watch and listen to David's exquisite playing in the V Band videos.
Here's a laid-back version of Miles Davis' Freddie Freeloader played with the V Band and Bruce Johnstone. David's solo begins at 4:00.