The UBU Project: Because All Students Need The Arts to Learn, Create & Thrive
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Tom Politzer, David Simmons, Emilio Castillo
David Simmons & Court Sumpf