I first heard David Driver sing when we were on a shared bill at Joe’s Pub several years ago. It was a benefit put together by David Clement with a great group of performers – everyone had one song. David sang a song by The Carpenters…was it Superstar? Maybe…which is really a song by Leon Russell, but I digress. For those who don’t know me, The Carpenters are a really big part of my personal history – to hear one of their signature tunes by a fantastic male singer was HEAVEN. Instant fan. I’ve been eager to have him sing for us at The Secret City and this month, it’s happening. This Sunday, April 26th – the theme is TRUTH AND LIES. I can’t wait.
Here’s David’s bio:
DAVID DRIVER has been a fixture on the downtown NYC music scene for more than a decade. As a musician, he’s toured the US, Europe and the Middle East with luminaries like Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Richard Butler, and Roy Nathanson & The Jazz Passengers, and was in the original Broadway cast of the musical RENT. In 2010, under the aegis of The US State Department, he toured Iraq, Turkey and Jordan with fellow musician Mary McBride, performing for both civilians and troops and conducting immersive workshops on American Musical Idioms for teenagers and college students. He’s been featured on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and has been the voice of commercial brands including Dunkin Donuts, Bridgestone Tires, and USA Network. His recorded work includes ‘Goalie For The Other Team’ (Meow), ‘Night Time’ (Driver Quartet), ‘Fire At Keaton’s Bar & Grill’ (Roy Nathanson & The Jazz Passengers), and ‘Togetherness’ (Phillips&Driver).