Paiste Artist Since
Charlie and Chocolate Factory West End Show
Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
„Paiste cymbals provide me with the confidence and character that inspire my creativity. For any playing style I know there is a Paiste cymbal that best represents my sonic identity“
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David Elliott Johnson is a Multi-Platinum award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, drummer, and record producer. His song writing has landed him a hand full of Billboard charted #1's and Top 10 hits around the globe reaching an audience of over 1.3 billion. As a 3rd generation drummer his talent has commanded the stage with musical legends Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Betty Wright, Bruce Hornsby, Sam Moore, Expose, Loverboy, 10,000 Maniacs, and Tito Puente to name a few of the 100's in his past. While being recognized as a “first call - A list” session drummer, synth programmer, and studio vocalist, he took his career to the next level as a Gold and Multi Platinum award winning record producer. His productions continue to create a solid foundation for established recording artists and the development of new artists for Domestic and International markets.David has also made a name for himself with some of the biggest names in film and television based on his compositions and orchestral arrangements. The majority of his music is composed, performed, and produced by himself in his own home production facility located in Asheville, NC. David has recently released his first co-directed full length modular synth documentary, Patch CV:Controlling Voltage, on Amazon Prime.