Why hire David Webb?
I provide piano performances for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and ambient/background for private parties and corporate functions. Performances may range from solo to jazz quintet with vocalist. With 35 years experience as a working musician,top flight references and performing and recording experience with internationally known artists, I have the talent, knowledge and flexibility to help make your event a memorable one.
Keyboardist David Webb received his B.M. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in 1982. Over a 25 year career in music he has recorded and performed across nearly the entire spectrum of American popular music styles: country with CMA nominees Mason Dixon and Beth Williams as well as outlaw country icon Jerry Jeff Walker, blues with harmonica virtuosi Pat Ramsey and Rob Roy Parnell and guitarist Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges; Americana/rock with Marcia Ball and Jimmy Lafave, folk with critically acclaimed songwriters Pierce Pettis, Bill Staines, Iain Matthews, Eliza Gilkyson and Eric Taylor, and jazz with his own solo and piano trio projects, The Austin Jazz Workshop and multi reed wizard/Stan Kenton Band alumnus, Tony Campise. He has appeared as a guest artist with Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie, Odetta, Marcia Ball, Kevin Welch, Strings Attached, Slaid Cleves, James Mc Murtry and The Allman Brothers Band, and has shared bills with The Zawinul Syndicate, Buddy Guy, Tim Weissberg, Tuck and Patti, and Spyrogyra. TV and radio appearances include Mountain Stage, Nashville Now, and Gulf Coast Radio/Live. Recent projects include a live CD with bluesman Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges. "Live In San Antonio",,nominated for a 2011 W.C. Handy Award from The Blues Foundation and CD’s with 12-string guitar virtuoso Richard Gilewitz ,saxophonist Paul Klemperer,guitarist Matt Smith, and singer/songwriters Bradley Kopp and Lorrie Singer. David currently lives in beautiful South Austin TX.
Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Randy Newman, Chick Corea. all the Windham Hill Records pianists, including George Winston. Liz Story, Philip Aaburg. I was music director and pianist for a Windham Hill artist for some years.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
My task is to provide a pleasant and aethstically pleasing experience. Often, my job is to simply be ambient/background music for parties or gatherings. I play a wide repetoire of styles and my goal is to make the audience awrae that I am present and offering a little something extre while at the same time allowing for conversation. I enjoy spontenaity, take requests and will have as much or as little interaction as audience members desire. I've turned piano bar gigs into full blown weekly concert series by playing my heart out and interacting with audience members.
For wedding ceremonies, I meet with clients and determine their desires. I've had brides march down the aisle to a tango, and had couples exiting to Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy",as well as an all Duke Ellington ceremony. I encourage couples to be creative in their choice of ceremony music, as it is their very special day and want the music to be a memorable part of it. I have a wide range of potential ceremony repetoire and gladly entertain all suggestions.
I provide my own PA (Bose L2- very compact, inobtrusive and powerful) where required for most standard house/wedding/private functions which will cover a medium ballroom sized area.
Tech requirements for large halls where PA is provided:
2 direct boxes when digital piano is used
and 3 open input channels into house system:2 for keyboard, one for voice.
A monitor speaker, preferably 2 way with a 12/15inch speaker and horn
A Shure SM-57/58/Beta or similar quality microphone for announcements
2010: 40 gigs
2011: 5 gigs