David Keith

Band: Rainbow, Blackmore's Night, Mission Zero

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David Keith is a drummer, singer, composer, and producer living in Hartford, CT. He currently
plays with rock legend Ritchie Blackmore in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and Blackmore’s
Night (
blackmoresnight.com). Says the famously particular Blackmore, self-described as
“fussy about drummers playing in the groove”, “Dave plays in the pocket like a metronome,
without losing the finesse.” In November 2016, Rainbow released the live DVD “Memories In
Rock- Live In Germany”, featuring footage from that summer’s two Monsters of Rock shows;
the double CD “Live In Birmingham 2016” is scheduled to be released June 9, 2017.
David also writes, records and performs as one half of the sibling indie pop duo Mission Zero
mission0.net). The duo has released three albums and is currently finishing their fourth. They tour regularly on both US coasts. Over the course of his decades-long career, David has toured the United States and Europe with numerous acts including Connecticut swing and R&B icons Eight to the Bar, the dynamic progressive rock group Mighty Purple, and singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin. He also enjoys working as a session and touring drummer, most recently with indie acts Wall of Ears and Omega Vague. David has designed and built custom drum hardware platform systems made entirely of reclaimed and recycled materials for his Mission Zero and Rainbow/Blackmore’s Night drum
kits. In addition to Aquarian Drumheads, he also endorses Dream Cymbals.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Deep Vintage II

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Deep Vintage II

Tom Resonant

Modern Vintage Thin

Kick Drum Batter

Deep Vintage II

Kick Drum Resonant

Modern Vintage Thin



– Memories In Rock- Live In Germany (2016)

Blackmore’s Night

–  All Our Yesterdays (2015)

–  Dancer And The Moon (2013)

Mission Zero

–  People in Glass Yachts (2015)

–  Sky Candy (2013)

–  Bruises on the Map (2011)

Daphne Lee Martin

–  Fall on Your Sword (2015)

–  Frost (2014)

Wall Of Ears

–  Hello Beautiful Nothing (2015)

My Brightest Diamond

– Tear It Down (2007)

Eight To The Bar

–  You Call This Swing? (2005)

–  Super Hero Swinger Undercover (2003)

–  Hey, Sailor! (2001)

Mighty Purple                                                                                                                                                                 – How To Make A Living (2000)                                                                                                                                 –  – Para Mejor O Peor (1998)                                                                                                                                           – – Live- Eli Whitney Barn (1997)

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