David Sancious - photo by Michael Bloom

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This year, David looks forward to seeing fans around the world.

David along with other members of the original E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10, 2014, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, is having an exceptionally busy year in 2014 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time. He just completed touring North America with Sting and Paul Simon On Stage Together.
 
David will join the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s band to tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s  Back to Front tour, which begins in Frankfurt on April 14 and finishes in Berlin on May 14. Peter Gabriel is also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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About

David Sancious first came to the music industry as a member of Bruce Springsteens' E Street Band. He formed the group TONE in 1974 and recorded several albums of original compositions.

Performing on keyboards and guitars, and as composer and producer, David has recorded and toured with a wide variety of some of the most notable talent in the music industry including:

Bruce Springsteen: Keyboards
Peter Gabriel: Keyboards
Sting: Keyboards/Guitar
Eric Clapton: Keyboards/Guitar
Jeff Beck: Keyboards
Seal: Keyboards/Guitar / Musical Director
Santana: Keyboards/Guitar
Natalie Merchant:Keyboards/Producer
Yousou Ndour: Keyboards/Guitar / Producer
Paul Simon - keyboards

 

 

David Sancious is one of the most talented and sought after keyboard players in the music industry. Just off a recent tour with Sting, David is back in his studio completing his ninth album entitled “The Treehouse Sessions”.  His other most recent recordings include "9 Piano Improvisations", "Cinema" and "Live in The Now".

David has always been inspired and motivated by the composing aspect of music. He thinks of himself as a composer who plays well, rather than a person who is proficient on a given instrument. His recordings have attracted the attention of artists the world over.

Since his first big break as a member of the original Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in the 70’s David has also worked with Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Seal, Yousou Ndour,  Zucchero, Francis Dunnery, Aretha Franklin and many others over the years, David is admired and referred to by many as a ‘Musician’s Musician”. David has used his talents as a pianist, synthesist, guitarist, arranger, and producer on recording sessions and concert tours, playing an eclectic and diverse range of music.

David, who has played with Sting, on and off, for the past twenty years joined a strong line up of musicians at Sting’s 60th birthday bash at New York's Beacon Theater. The charity event featured a stacked lineup where David reunited with Bruce Springsteen and accompanied Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright, Mary J. Blige and will.i.am and others – all covering Sting's songs.

David describes his music as a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions, combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B tradition.

David Sancious Live in the now

David Sancious 9 Piano Improvisations

David Sancious Cinema

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