David Simmons: Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist


David Simmons, Overview:

Described by some in the entertainment industry as a "true Renaissance man",  David Simmons’ work as a performer, songwriter and composer has been compared to the likes of James Taylor, Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, Colin Hay, Carlos Santana, Crosby Stills & Nash, George Thorogood, Jim Croce, Leonard Cohen, Dave Matthews, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughn. 

David has recorded and/or performed live with Alice Cooper, Dash Cooper, The Solid Rock House Band and members of REO Speedwagon, A-ha, Tower of Power, King Crimson, Sly and the Family Stone, The Phoenix Symphony, The Schubert Kirche Orchester (Vienna) and has served as  Music Director, Bassist and featured soloist on tour with The Drifters.

David's past performances include an international tour of the Pacific Rim and Indian Ocean (USO), various national tours, regional tours throughout Arizona, Montana and Texas and numerous clubs, coffee shops, schools, churches, concert halls, performing arts centers and even a stadium or two around the country. Wherever it may be,  David brings a wealth of experience, energy and encouragement to every stage, school or project he encounters. 

The David Simmons Band, LIVE:

The David Simmons Band plays an upbeat, energetic, original mix of classic rock, blues, Afro-Cuban jazz, world-beat, funk, folk and country. 

(specific line-ups vary per show and location):

David Simmons, Guitars, Lead Vocals

Keith R. Wells, Keyboards

Thomas Murphy, Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Samantha Isely, Backing Vocals

Mario Robert Yniguez, Bass & Backing Vocals

Greg Wright, Acoustic Guitar

Monica Shriver, Sax & Backing Vocals

Ed Stalling, Drums

Pete Hand, Bass

Kurt Skrivseth, Bass

Mack Gilcrest, Percussion & Vocals

(Live solo performances by David Simmons are available as well)

For Solo or Band Bookings, Please Contact Us: info@ubuproject.org 



David Simmons new CD: HOPE

Studio Credits for "HOPE":

David Simmons: Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Music, Lyrics

Gardner Cole: Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Backing Vocals

JK Simmons: Executive Producer and Backing Vocals

Walt Versen: Executive Producer and Backing Vocals

Niko Simmons, Backing Vocals

with special appearances by:

Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel): Bass

Neal Doughty (Founding member of REO Speedwagon): Keyboards and Backing Vocals

Emilio Castillo (Founding member of Tower of Power): Tenor Sax and Backing Vocals

Tom Politzer (Tower of Power): Tenor Sax and Backing Vocals

Produced and Mixed by Gardner Cole at Avalon Sounds and Dream Board Studios - Scottsdale, AZ

Mastered by: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - Los Angeles, CA 

Art Direction and Photography by: Cristiana Cole

ORDER "HOPE" By David Simmons

New products are coming soon!

David Simmons: HOPE (CD Promo Clips)

Hope: Behind the Scenes



September 14, 2018, 7pm

David Simmons & Friends feat: Students from Willard Alternative High School

Missoula Montana 

  • The Public House, Missoula, MT
  • 130 West Broadway

Saturday, September 15, 2018, Noon-1pm

David Simmons Solo Appearance

  • Silver Park, Missoula MT
  • Kick-off Festivities for Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk
  • (Sponsored by Out of the Darkness and The United Way)

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 5:30 pm

David Simmons & Friends feat:  Kurt Skrivseth: Bass and  Mack Gilcrest : Percussion/Vocals

  • A.A. Recovery "Facing Sobriety" Sobriety Celebration/Festival
  • Caras Park, Missoula, MT

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7pm-9pm

David Simmons & Friends feat: Monica Shriver (Sax/Vocals), Thomas Murphy (Percussion/Vocals), special appearances by Phoebe Marlowe and Richard Williams

  • The Listening Room Phoenix

TIX: http://thelisteningroomphoenix.com/events-home/david-simmons-friends/