Though known primarily as an opera singer, David continues to work in other musical genres as a performer, producer, and director. In Los Angeles David regularly plays guitar for Lamarr Lyons, has worked as the bassist/music director for Cor.ece (and plays guitar/piano when needed), and recorded bass for Christina Lyon (while also recording organ and piano for her most recent E.P.).
David regularly records his own music, as well as writes/produces music with others, much of which will be released in 2020. He still plays live regularly (fun fact: guitar was David's first instrument at 4 years old), though the performance schedule of classical music allows for only the occasional outing and no long-term commitments as an instrumentalist, though he is often busy as a session musician and teacher of guitar, bass, and piano.
Recording projects in 2018 included playing piano for a family gospel trio for a film and singing on commercial recording projects, most recently “The Killing Place”, a collection of murder ballads by the creators of “REPO: the genetic opera".
Below is a 5 minute clip of a live performance in Los Angles, CA on August 19th, 2018:
COR.ECE and the Gathered
COR.ECE - vocals, songwriter
CB - backup vocals // JQ - keys // Eric James - guitar
David Hobbs - bass, music director // Zeth Marra - drums