In a career spanning a decade and a half, David Rice has established a reputation for adventurous, soulful music with four critically acclaimed solo albums and an ever-expanding range of works in artist production and original score for film, television, branded content, and commercials. Tastemaker Boston Phoenix called his 1998 Columbia Records release greenelectric the “smart-pop album of the year,” Billboard praised his “poignancy,” Variety singled out his music in its review of the 2008 feature documentary CRAWFORD, and All Music has characterized him as a “smart, witty, sensitive urban poet.”
David’s haunting guitar work was the signature of the five-years-running Wachovia Bank Uncommon Wisdom campaign and he has composed, produced, and/or performed music in dozens of national ads for Ford, Southwest Airlines, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Folgers, Honda, Southwest Airlines, US Air Force, and BMW. He co-wrote the themes to ABC’s hit sitcom Hope and Faith and PBS’ Endless Feast, and he has created original music for TV shows and films including Matchstick Men, Party of Five, and Roswell. He composed the score to David Modigliani’s feature documentary CRAWFORD, and for three years running has scored the annual Students of the World See Change documentary series for the Clinton Global Initiative. His collaborations with Mandy Moore have earned him two platinum records as writer/producer plus a commission to write and perform with her a 9/11 memorial piece at TNT’s Christmas In Washington. David lives and works in Austin with his wife Lisa and their son Judah.