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David East

Award-Winning Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Teacher, and Evangelist

David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.

David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair. When you listen you can hear the influences of Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Lee Lewis, Floyd Cramer, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, and others.

Awards Include:

2015 Artist Music Guild Nominee Male Vocalist of the Year
2015 Artist Music Guild Nominee Instrumentalist of the Year

2014 Artist Music Guild Nominee Best Song “I Need To Feel Your Spirit Once Again”
2014 Artist Music Guild Nominee Instrumentalist of the Year

2013 TCGMA/GCGMA New Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year
2013 TCGMA/GCGMA CD of the Year: "He Kept His Promise"

2013 Artist Music Guild Nominee Male Vocalist of the Year
2013 Artist Music Guild Nominee Best Song “Morning After the Rapture”
2013 Artist Music Guild Nominee New Artist of the Year
2013 Artist Music Guild Nominee Instrumentalist of the Year

2013 CGMA International Comedian of the Year
2013/2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Manager of the Year
2013/2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)
2013 CGMA Eastern Division Vocal Group of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)
2013/2012 CGMA Eastern Division Comedian of the Year
2013/2012 CGMA Eastern Division Promoter of the Year
2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Favorite Artist of the Year
2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Songwriter of the Year
2011 CGMA Eastern Division Instrumentalist of the Year
2011 CGMA Eastern Division Producer of the Year

2012 CGMA International Favorite Artist of the Year
2012 CGMA International Promoter of the Year
2012 CGMA International Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)
2011 CGMA International Songwriter of the Year
2011 CGMA International Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)