David Sancious

David Sancious

 West Hurley, New York, USA

David Sancious is one of the most sought after keyboard players in the music industry. He's played with several world renowned musicians and just came off a recent tour with Sting for Sting's 60th Birthday Bash in NYC. David is now back in the studio completing his 9th album "The Treehouse Sessions"


Described by many as the “Musician’s Musician”, David Sancious was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in the early 50’s to Jimmie and Stelma Sancious. David’s father was an electronics engineer and his mother a schoolteacher. His parents have supported David’s passion for music from the beginning.
At only four years old David was able to pick out a few notes on a small plastic guitar his parents had given him, and play along to a calypso record his father played frequently. Two years later when the family relocated to Belmar, N.J., a piano was included along with the purchase of the new house. After moving in the boxes and furniture, his mother sat at the piano and began to play beautiful classical piano selections. The effect was instantaneous. David fell in love with music. David’s mother began to teach him how to play.
His earliest musical influences ranged from the piano preludes of Chopin and Beethoven to the music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Folk music, R&B, and Rock were equally influential. The folk music of Odetta and the blues styling of B.B. King inspired him to take up the guitar at 9 years old. “I played acoustic guitar for a few years and made some progress. Then one day my brother came home with the first Jimi Hendrix album “Are You Experienced” and instantly I became very serious about the guitar”, says David.
After several years of playing keyboards and guitar in Jazz, R&B, and Rock Bands on the Jersey shore area, David met Bruce Springsteen at the entrance to a club where Bruce was organizing a jam session. The result was an invitation to join a new band that Bruce was putting together. The band became “Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band”. After recording three albums and touring the country with Bruce, he left to form the group "Tone" and recorded several albums with them.
His recordings with “Tone” from 1975 to 1978 showed David’s skills as a composer for the first time, and led to him being considered one of the most talented and sought after keyboard players in the music industry. David has produced and worked on a large range and number of albums since 1973, which has made him a diverse, sensational and notable artist.


With Bruce Springsteen
• Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
• The Wild, The Innocent & The E-Street Shuffle (1973)
• Born to Run (1975)
• Human Touch (1992)
• Greatest Hits (1995)
• Tracks (1998)
• 18 Tracks (1998)
• The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003)
David Sancious & Tone
• Forest of Feelings (1975)
• Transformation (The Speed of Love) (1976)
• Dance of the Age of Enlightenment (1977)
• True Stories (1978)
David Sancious
• David Sancious - The Chelsea Demos (1977)
• Just As I Thought (1979)
• The Bridge (1981)
• Nine Piano Improvisations (2000)
• Cinema (2005)
• LIVE in the now (2006)
With Jack Bruce & Friends
• I've always wanted to do this (1980)
David Sancious / Zucchero
• Snackbar Budapest (soundtrack)(1988)
With Eric Clapton
• 2001 Reptile Tour
• One More Car. One More Rider (2002)
With Stanley Clarke
• Journey To Love (1975)
• Schooldays (1976)
• Live 1975-76 (1976)
• Hideaway (1988)
• The Bass-ic Collection (1997)
• Guitar & Bass (2004)
• Trios (2004)
With France Gall
• Live At The Olympia In Paris (1996)
• Concert Privé M6 (1997)
With Zucchero Fornaciari
• Rispetto (1986)
• Blue's (1987)
• Oro Incenso & Birra (1989)
• Zucchero (1990)
• Live At The Kremlin (1991)
• Miserere (1992)
• Diamante (1994)
• Spirto DiVino (1995)
• The Best Of Zucchero (1996)
• Shake (2001)
• Zucchero & Co (2004)
With Peter Gabriel
• Passion (1989)
• Us (1992)
• Up (2002)
• Long Walk Home (2002)
• Hit (2003)
With Sting
• The Soul Cages (1991)
• Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
• Demolition Man live EP (1993)
With Jon Anderson
• Animation (1982)
With Francis Dunnery
• The Gulley Flats Boys (2006)
With Robbie Dupree
• Carried Away
• Month of Sundays
• Walls Come Down
• This is Life
• Return to Her
• Wings
• Desperation
• In Real Life
• Sunny Day