David has experienced an amazing year playing to fans around the world.
David, along with other members of the original E Street Band, received 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. He joined Bruce Springsteen on stage with all the members of the E Street Band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards show.
Peter Gabriel was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where David joined Peter during his performance.
David is a long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer who has been exceptionally busy in 2014 and 2015 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time.He joined the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s SO tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s Back to Front tour.
He also toured in Australia, New Zealand and Europe with Sting and Paul Simon On Stage Together in 2015. David just completed another European tour with Sting. David is now back in the studio working on his 9th Album 'The Treehouse Sessions' soon to be released.
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
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.
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