David Pack

David Pack's Biography

Founding member of the legendary rock group Ambrosia, Grammy Award winning artist, and music director of global events, David Pack's collected works have sold more than 40 million units worldwide. His two principal musical mentors for the past 25 years are friends Quincy Jones and the late Leonard Bernstein.

David's voice and songwriting skills have graced worldwide radio for more than 25 years through his classic No. 1 hit songs such as "Biggest Part of Me," "How Much I Feel," "You're The Only Woman," and all of his BMI 3 Million Airplay/Grammy-nominated songs. He's also known for the #1 hit he wrote at Quincy Jones' request for General Hospital TV star Jack Wagner back in the late '80s, "All I Need" and Ambrosia's Grammy-nominated first hit "Holdin' On To Yesterday."

As a music producer, he has produced platinum and gold, Grammy-nominated records for artists such as Wynonna, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, Brian McKnight, CeCe Winans, Patti Austin, Andraé Crouch and others.

In 1996 he produced and conceived The Songs of West Side Story a brilliant tribute to his late friend and godfather to his daughter, Leonard Bernstein, re-arranging all of the West Side Story songs for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Selena, Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Little Richard, Chick Corea, Phil Collins, TLC. That project was certified gold and raised money for Grammy in the Schools and Leonard Bernstein's Education Foundation.

In August 2005, David released a new solo CD on Concord Records titled The Secret of Movin On featuring special guests such as Ann Wilson (Heart), Steve Perry (Journey) the Eagles' Timothy B. Schmidt, and good friend jazz legend David Benoit. The CD has yielded two top 10 national hits, rave reviews from pop and jazz critics—including Jazziz top 5 best CDs of 2005. In addition, 2007 found David nominated for "Best International Vocalist 2006" by Canadian Jazz Awards.

David continues to tour across America with a top-notch live band. Recent highlights include co-headlining the annual WaveFest at L.A.'s Greek theatre with Earth Wind & Fire and headlining concerts including Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley Meadowood, Temecula Jazz Festival and Florida's Clearwater JazzFest 2007.

Today, David's most meaningful work is for his church, Saddleback in Orange County, with Pastor Rick Warren, author of the Purpose Driven Life book. He is involved with several ministry efforts including global PEACE, World Aids initiatives, and weekly walk and worship ministries. David also sings frequently at weekend services for the congregation of over 20,000. Warren and Pack are currently producing a CD together called The Purpose of Christmas. David also speaks and performs at churches and special events around the world, sharing his testimony, performing songs, and sharing Warren's PEACE plan and "Purpose Driven Life" message wherever possible.

Film, television and radio highlights include: 2007 summer blockbuster comedy film: Judd Apatow's Knocked Up starring Katherine Heigl, which features David's classic song "Biggest Part of Me"; "Prove Me Wrong" for Taylor Hackford's White Nights film (1987); a duet with Bette Midler in Beaches (#1 double platinum soundtrack); five songs for Goldie Hawn's Wildcats; and the end title song, "Our Love," for Richard Gere and Kim Basinger's No Mercy.

David wrote and produced theme music, cues and IDs for friend, legendary DJ Rick Dees current Movin' 93.9 top rated radio morning show in Los Angeles. He also wrote all the theme music for NBC's "Roseanne" talk show in the late '90s. Another major highlight was co-starring in Chet Atkins & Friends HBO special in the mid-'80s, performing a guitar duet with Chet.

Though David lives in Orange County, California, he is a member of Nashville Songwriters Association and in October 2007 became board member of the newly established California Songwriter Association. He is part of the only songwriter caucus in America that regularly lobbies Capital Hill regarding digital rights and other key issues for songwriters.

He is passionate about charity work including: American Bible Society, Autism Rocks, Cystic Fibrosis, American Cancer Society, Grammy In The Schools, Rally Cancer Foundation for Children, Aids Project L.A. and recently Cedars Sinai "Pamper Me Pink" for children with Chron's disease.

David wrote and produced a tribute song to Rev. Billy Graham titled "Thank You Billy Graham," co-written with Pat Boone and country star Billy Dean. The song was also made into a DVD tribute to Rev. Graham's life, featuring highlights of his ministry along with film from the recording sessions featuring Bono, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Michael McDonald, CNN's Larry King, Andraé Crouch, Tim McGraw, DC Talk, Pack, and others. The sales of the DVD are in support of BGEA related charities, including Samaritan's Purse and Mercy Corps. It was shown during Rev. Graham's last appearance on CNN's Larry King Live.

David will be publishing his first book in the near future with the working title From Success in Music to Significance in God, along with a series of resource CDs.