David Keith (drummer)
For other people named David Keith see David Keith (disambiguation).
|Birth name||David M. Keith|
October 18, 1973|
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, pop, indie pop|
|Associated acts||Rainbow, Blackmore's Night, Mission Zero|
David Keith was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He began playing drums at age four, and went on to play with the Concert Jazz Band at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. In 1996 he joined the popular progressive rock band Mighty Purple and toured with them throughout the United States. In 2000 he joined the rhythm and blues, and swing band Eight to the Bar, touring the US and Europe through 2006. In 2010 he created Mission Zero with his sister Chenot Keith (born Megan Keith). In 2012 he joined Blackmore's Night, led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple; Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow). In 2015, Ritchie Blackmore re-formed Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow selecting David to play drums.
David endorses Dream Cymbals and Gongs, Aquarian Drumheads, and Vater Drumsticks. He plays Ayotte Drums with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Blackmore's Night.
Styles and influencesEdit
David enjoys playing various styles of music, including, but not limited to pop, rock, swing, R&B, soul, electronica, funk, industrial, and medieval folk rock.
Drumming influences include John Bonham, Neil Peart, Cozy Powell, Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich, Peter Erskine, Bernard Purdie, Stewart Copeland, Gene Krupa, Billy Cobham, as well as traditional African, Afro-Cuban, and American tribal drumming.
- Rainbow: Memories in Rock II (2018)
- Rainbow: Memories in Rock, Live in Germany (2016)
- Live in Birmingham 2016 (2017)
Boyan & Boyer feat. Mission Zero - Dj SS & Influx UK presents: DEEPSOUND VOL.2 / Formation Records, "Be Right Here" (2015)
.dbk. - .dbk. (2012)
My Brightest Diamond - Tear It Down (2007)
- Wallner, Will. "Bent Out Of Shape Show Review: Blackmore's Night Live in Berlin" Guitar World, September 1, 2014
- Cihak, Izzy. "Mission Zero: My Favorite Lounge Act" Philthy Mag, July 15, 2014
- Yung, Ben. "Mission Zero: People In Glass Yachts EP" The Revue, May 11, 2015
- Dauphinais, Jennifer. "Mission Zero: People In Glass Yachts" Local Band Review, April 22, 2015
- Mims, Dan. "Making Tracks" Daily Nutmeg, July 9, 2014
- Budnik, Dean. "Jam Bands: America's Hottest Live Groups" 1999
- New York Times. "" June 27, 1999
- O'Connell, Joshua. "Required Listening" 2015