"JUST DROP ON BY" CD RELEASE PARTY
It's here ladies and gentlemen! David Luning's highly anticipated studio debut album Just Drop on By is being released! This show is gonna be epic! Featuring many special guests, pre-show entertainment, raffle, new merchandise, AND a debut screening of David Luning's official (Whiskey Bottle) Music Video!
In the last three years, David has won numerous songwriting competitions, been nominated for the (Best Americana Band) in the North Bay, opened for class acts such as Leon Russell, Dave Alvin, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Rodney Crowell, Matt the Electrician, Carolyn Wonderland, The Waymores and Albert Lee, headlined at major venues, and received song placements prominently featured in major films and commercials, and that was all before even RELEASING HIS DEBUT RECORD!
Now, David has been recording, engineering, and mixing his debut album in a generously donated professional studio. And it's ready to be released! He has also produced and directed, along with videographer Jared Wright, a hilarious new music video (Whiskey Bottle) which is being released the night of the CD Release Party for his new album (Just Drop On By!)
David Luning's easy laid-back personality masks the smart, talented, songwriter underneath. His quotable lyrics have been called witty, insightful, and honest and with his Berklee College of Music training he creates catchy melodies that are engaging and memorable. Audiences enjoy his rich gravel-tinged voice, charming personality, and award winning songs.
Every song David sings paints a unique scene which resonates with the past but then he carries the image clearly and cleverly right on into the present; from heartache and homesickness on the train, to sweet and humorous tales of love, and fun, foot-stomping sing-a-longs at the hootenanny. The themes are vintage. The songs are modern Americana at its best.
David plays guitar, piano, and harmonica, combining a variety of genres including Americana, Folk, Country, and Rock. He performs in house concerts and small venues as a captivating solo act, and also performs in bigger venues with top notch players collectively called the David Luning Band.
WEST COAST SONGWRITER'S COMPETITIONS- from March 2009 to June 2011
(You and Me and The Devil In Between) Voted Best Song and in a different competition, Best Performance
(A Little Bit Bad) - Voted Best Song
(Whiskey Bottle) - Voted Best Song and in a different competition, Best Performance
(Northern California) - Voted Best Song
(Whisper I Love You) - Voted Best Song
(New Love) Co-Written with Brodie Jenkins - Voted Best Song and Best Performance
(Always Gonna Be That Way) - Honorable Mention-WCS International Song Contest
(Whiskey Bottle) - Honorable Mention-WCS International Song Contest.
Leon Russell, Albert Lee, The Waymores, Tim and Nicky Bluhm, Truth and Salvage Company, Matt the Electrician, Poor Man's Whiskey, Junior Brown, Dave Alvin, Rodney Crowell, & Carolyn Wonderl and
VENUES and EVENTS.
David has played shows at- The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), McNears Mystic Theatre, HopMonk, The Last Day Saloon, Aubergine, The Hotel Utah, The Union Room at Biscuits and Blues, Yoshi's-Songwriter's Unplugged, The Phoenix Theater, KRSH Radio, KSRO, KRCB, The Stagecoach Festival, Levi's Gran Fondo, Handcar Regatta, Rivertown Revival Festival, EarleFest and many, many more...
(Whiskey Bottle) is in opening sequence in Arachnoquake, a Syfy-Active Entertainment T.V. movie - 2012
(Always Gonna Be That Way) is in Arachnoquake, directed by Griff Furst - 2012
(Whiskey Bottle) is in (Swamp Shark), a Syfy T.V. movie - 2011
(Waiting Room) is in a YWCA Promotional video - 2011
David, and his bandmates at the time, were interviewed for American Songwriter, a one-half-hour T.V. Internet show combining an interview and 5 songs: (Northern California), Whiskey Bottle, Always Gonna Be That Way, My Baby Blues and Humble Apologize n. The show may be viewed from the video page above.
Northern California, All songs written, performed, and produced by David Luning; recorded at Shack Records, April 2009.
So It Goes, All songs cowritten and performed by David Luning and Brodie Jenkins recorded and produced at Shack Records, August 2009.
Mother's On Fire EP, All songs written by Your Name in Lights (David Luning, Adam Rosenthal, Mike Godbe, Peter Lushington, Josh Renkow, & Wade Nielsen), recorded at Grizzly Studios, 2005.
Acting- David has performed in over 11 plays including the male lead in (Idiot's Delight). He had parts in two T.V. episodes of I Almost Got Away With It"and one Cuff Me If You Can. He acted and did a voice over in a Sonoma County YWCA Promotional video Picture a Better Future.
DANCING- David performed with a salsa troupe in San Francisco, Los Angeles, & New York City. David also performed and taught ballroom dancing as a junior instructor with Nordquist Dance, Santa Rosa, CA
-Berklee College of Music, Boston, Majored in Film Scoring, May 2007-December 2008
-University of California, Santa Cruz, Music Major, September 2005-April 2007