Award-winning keyboardist and vocalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, and original member of Country Music’s Restless Heart, and member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
Waco's Back Porch Club Member Appreciation Party 7-9PM
Dave Innis is a well-respected keyboardist, accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. In addition to being a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame , Dave is an original member of the critically acclaimed vocal group Restless Heart, a band that heralds six Grammy nominations, five CMA nominations, as well as winners of Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year Award; the group also has five Gold Records on RCA.
A natural performer, Dave began playing at the age of six, with classical training alongside older brother, Steve. Taught by their mother, Betty, the boys grew up practicing piano daily, listening to Betty’s lessons with her other piano students, and playing records from their favorite artists ranging from Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Eagles.
A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Dave studied classical piano performance and theory at Tulsa University. His early love of the piano led to his study of jazz piano performance and theory at the Berklee College of Music in Boston with renowned Boston Pops’ jazz pianist, Ray Santisi. Dave later went on to pursue Music Business studies at Belmont University in Nashville, where he met Larry Stewart and soon formed Restless Heart.
In addition to playing with Restless Heart, Dave has lent his musical talents to a number of established artists, recording with Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, the legendary Conway Twitty and many others. He has traveled the world to play in such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall, LA’s Greek Ampitheater, and various concert halls in Asia, Africa and Mexico. He most recently toured with Steve Wariner and is currently producing original music in his Waco studio.
Creative life is what you make it, and gratitude plays a big part in the process. Remaining thankful for the gift of music has been instrumental in my success. I’m always looking around for inspiration to take into the studio, and find it in nature, humanity, spirituality…the mind is really the only limit! If you have always wanted to explore your musicality, it is my privilege to provide a safe space for your creativity to grow.