David Babich

David Babich


David Bowie Meets Nick Drake, Slick and Sexy, Deep and Introspective. Jazz-Pop meets Folk-Rock.


Bay Area

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music, Babich moved to the Bay Area where he worked as an actor, singer, composer, music director and teacher. He was an integral member of the groundbreaking Jazz Vocal ensemble, Mirabai where he had the opportunity to perform with composer/arranger Michael Smolens, world class drummer Russ Gold, New York based guitarist Joel Harrision, and singer-songwriter Tamsen Fynn. He has also been a key collaborator with San Francisco Cabaret singer and actress Beth Wilmurt. Through his solo work as a singer-songwriter, he has worked with Cellist Alisha Bauer (India Arie, Stevie Wonder) and Keyboardist Joshua Paxton (Afghan Wigs, Wild Magnolias). He performed in dozens of Bay Area music venues, including The Owl and Monkey, Artists’ Café, Accordion Art and Music Space, Annie’s Hall, SF City College, SF Unity Church, and Coffee Katz.

As a theatrical composer, David wrote the score for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s 2001 production of Romeo and Juliet. In 2005, he was commissioned to write a musical score for American Conservatory Theatre’s M.F.A. production of Bertolt Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. David’s music is also heard in the independent film, IPO. As a musical director, he has worked for the following professional companies: American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Pacific Playback Theatre, The Magic Theatre and Art Street Theatre. While in the Bay Area, David performed as an actor in 18 stage productions and 10 films.

Los Angeles

Since his return to L.A. in 2005, David has turned all of his attention to his songwriting, resulting in the 2007 release of Mind Aside. He is now playing with a 4-piece band in clubs in the area. Recent venues include Tangier Lounge, The Mint, Synergy Lounge, Grande Vista Hotel, Club Fais Do Do and Genghis Cohen.

Radio Play

"Suicide Game", from his new EP has recently been aired on the weekly radio show, Somewhere Between, which airs on web radio “Golden Flash”, out of Belgium. After playing the title role in the musical Woody Guthrie's American Song, David was asked to do an encore performance on KPFA radio (1998).


If I Had You

Written By: David Babich

If I Had You

If I had you
These muddled thoughts would disappear,
They’d become a vision that would be so clear –
With you my dear, your hand so gently guiding me,
That’s how you’d be.

If I had you
I’d have a reason to a emerge
From my solitude to see the open world,
I’d hear your words and know that things are safe for me,
That’s what you’d be.

If I had you
My life would have meaning,
I’d feel some new feelings that I’ve never felt.

If I had you
There’d be no need to play guitar -
Busy writing songs that wonder where you are;
Cause you won’t be far in my ideal fantasy,
Here’s where you’d be if I had you.

Copyright 2009 David Babich


2007 Mind Aside EP

Track 2 "Suicide Game" has received streaming play on "Radio Goldenflash" in Belgium.