David “The Bruce” Bruce: Drums

David grew up in Orlando, Florida, where he attended Florida State University to obtain a music education degree. Unable to find a high school position in the area after graduating, he began playing in event bands throughout central Florida, including a short stint at Walt Disney World. David also performed on stage with two-time GRAMMY winner Diane Schuur and country star Louise Mandrell. In 1994, David relocated to Asheville. He co-founded local event band Orange Krush and performed with them until 2018. He has been teaching private lessons for the past 20 years, and is currently teaching at the Academy for the Arts located at Asheville First Baptist Church. Prior to the Academy, David was the percussion teacher at Montreat College in Black Mountain for three years. He has performed in over 100 musicals in venues across Western North Carolina, and currently plays with the Blue Ridge Big Band, based in Waynesville. He is excited to continue his musical adventure with Pinkish Floyd.