David is a delight! Talented and personable, he played throughout the evening and added enormously to the success of our party. His instrumentals were perfect background for conversation and mingling and his vocals were beautiful. David was attentive at all times to the mood of the room and to the musical tastes of the guests. He arrived an hour before the start of the party to make certain that he would be set up and ready to play when the event began. It was a pleasure working with this very professional musician and kind man; I hope to have the good fortune to book his services again!
On the surface, David Raleigh exudes a romantic youthfulness with his impeccable piano/vocal prowess. Look a little deeper and it's clear that this New York City local, lauded by Time Out Magazine as the 'Nat King Cole' for a new generation, has the 'old soul' songwriting sensibilities of some of the greatest performers of our time.
Originally born in Rochester, New York, David Raleigh grew up in Seattle, Washington on a stable diet of pop/rock and gospel music. Discovered as a teen, David's first record 'Totally Psyched' sent him on the road touring the country at an early age. Later basing himself in New York City, David released his highly acclaimed second album, 'Never Alone.' His music has been featured numerous times on the big screen. His sophomore album,'Beginning Again,' (2010) boasted a lead single that joined VH1's general playlist and spent 10 consecutive weeks in Logo (MTV)'s top ten.
While many artists would dream of a successful career in any one genre, David Raleigh is a bon vivant that combines the best of both worlds, and his heartfelt music continues to cross musical boundaries and transport the listener to a timeless era of music and passion.