David Denny (musician)

David Denny (born February 5, 1948, Berkeley, California) is an American rock guitar player who was a founding member of Frumious Bandersnatch, a seminal psychedelic rock band from 1960s San Francisco. Denny was a member of the Steve Miller Band, playing on 1977's Book of Dreams, Greatest Hits 1974-1978 (released in 1978, sold over 13 million copies), and 1993's Wide River. Denny wrote the hit song "The Stake," which was on the Book of Dreams and Greatest Hits 1974-1978 albums. While running a Mission District studio during the late 1980s, Denny contributed his guitar and vocal talents as a founding member of the Bombay Crawlers and played several Bay Area gigs with the swampy, powerful rock ensemble. He later released two solo albums, 1991's Diesel Harmonics and 1997's Louisiana Melody.[1] David Denny and his ex-wife Kathy Peck (Executive Director and Co-founder of H.E.A.R. and former bass player with The Contractions) are artists, songwriters, film score composers, and music publisher owners of Monima Music.[2][3]


With Frumious BandersnatchEdit

With the Steve Miller BandEdit


  • 1991 – Diesel Harmonics; Six Degrees of Freedom
  • 1997 – Louisiana Melody; Six Degrees of Freedom

Monima MusicEdit

  • 2000 – David Denny and Carlos Reyes Live at Hyde Street; (David Denny and Carlos Reyes)
  • 2014 – The Winds of Lyon; The Winds of Lyon (David Denny and Kathy Peck)
  • 2014 – Passing By; The Winds of Lyon (David Denny and Kathy Peck)
  • 2014 – Need A Lift; The Winds of Lyon (David Denny and Kathy Peck)


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/david-denny-mn0000537454
  2. ^ http://www.monimamusic.com
  3. ^ Neil Daniels Don't Stop Believin': The Untold Story Of Journey-0857128213 2012 "He was joined byguitarist David Denny, drummer Jack King and bassist Bobby Winkelman, all of whom would become members of the Steve Miller Band. In factit was Jim Nixon, the manager of Frumious Bandersnatch, who would introduce the ."
  • "David Denny". Allmusic.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-25.