and his band
A rock and roll love letter
from Austin, Texas.
David Diers and his band are a love letter scrawled in lipstick on a Stratocaster: "I want to dance, I need to rock". Listen and hear the crunch of guitar from the 1970s as it gets baked into the world and funk drenched beats of 80s alt-pop and then is iced on top with hooks right out of electronic dance. David is hard at work on his follow up to his genre bending chamber rock debut E.P. Heart of Steele and 2016's single, The Dead.
Though his first love is rock, it never prevented him from diving headfirst into many different genres of music. From playing punk rock in firehouses, bass in jazz quintets, premiering modern classical pieces in concert halls, and playing sitar with world class North Indian musicians, he has sought to bring all of these influences back to his first love, rock, where the goal remains the same: to find truth through words and music and to give that to others with love and energy. David is delighted to be joined in this pursuit by the talented members of his band: Riley Sklar (drums) and Jon Galvez (bass, vocals).
David has played across Texas and California and was a pop up artist at Austin Music Foundation and Google’s 2nd Street Soundcheck. As a writer, David has won numerous awards for his poetry and stories. As a technologist he was on the Emmy award-winning team who built the Tonight Show website. Along the way, David has worked with some of the best. As a sideman he joined Sarah Pierce and husband, Merel Bregante (Loggins and Messina, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) during the launch of her Barbed Wire record. In college, where he earned a MFA in Composition, David studied with Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts and sitar and tabla for 10 years with master sitarist Stephen Slawek, a disciple of Ravi Shankar. In his early years he played with future members of Multi-platinum artist Breaking Benjamin, and Vermont’s Waylon Speed.
David and his band are laying down tracks for their upcoming release and looking forward to sharing their sound with fans and new friends by playing their hearts out on stage. Join our mailing list below for show updates, exclusive offers, and free downloads:
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