David Seering — the man and his music

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David Seering performs at Tuscany Italian Bistro at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Special to The Log
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 14:44 PM.

Easy listening, a melody, and words that can be understood — That’s David Seering's kind of music.

"My music is simple," Seering told The Log. "I'm not much of a rap person or songs that don't seem to have much music behind them. I like music that I think people want to listen or dance to."

Whether behind the piano or in front of an orchestra, Seering performs the big band sounds of Johnny Mercer to Frank Sinatra to Elton John.

“The big band music is timeless, and it seems that as years go by, that style never seems to go away," he said. "Of course, I can never get away from doing my rendition from Phantom of the Opera at any given performance. It's like Billy Joel not doing Piano Man in his concerts.”

For Seering, born one of 10 children in Green Bay, Wis., music came as easy as breathing. His father was a music teacher and founder of the Allouez Village Band in Wisconsin, and his mother was a band singer in the 1940s.

“I taught myself how to play the piano at age 3 and started performing with my dad's dance band at age 6, doing weddings and parties,” he said. “As far as singing, it just came natural to me, so you can say I never had any lessons — just taught myself.”

Seering went on to learn the trumpet, French horn and violin and played in bands in elementary school, junior high and high school. His first professional gig at the age of 16 was on New Year's Eve 1976 playing piano at Eve's Supper Club in Green Bay for $50.



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