None But This Time
David Serotkin (pronounced Sur-AHT-kin) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. An adventurer, teacher, and mystic, David is passionate about exploring the mystery and wonder of life - something that comes through in his music. David's recently released second album, Not Alone (2010), features 12 new songs to 'soothe the soul and move the body.' Not Alone echoes a call to find our own unique paths and live and love fully. The album is filled with catchy melodies, rich harmonies, insightful lyrics and groovin' rhythms. David's first album, None But This Time (2005), features 11 original songs, ranging from thoughtful ballads to poppy love tunes. Described as 'Lyrical, poetic, soul-connecting...,' the title track of None But This Time won a 2005 songwriting competition held by California-based Indie Artists Alliance, who chose the song out of over 200 international entries. In Fall 2006, David was honored as Musical Artist of the Quarter by IntegrativeSpirituality.org. The non-profit organization recognized David's music as being 'beautiful, inspiring and coming from and bringing others to a deeper spiritual connection...and that such music has a unique ability to uplift the human spirit and inspire wisdom and healing from within...' David also volunteers performances for non-profit organizations, for which he was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in Nov. 2005. In addition, for two years, he hosted and performed a monthly songwriter showcase benefit concert in Oakland called Music That Cooks, with proceeds going to feed the homeless. For those interested in raw biographical data: David was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on May 14th, 1979 at 7:20 am. He grew up in Lansing, started the piano at age 6 and guitar at 15. He got a BA in English from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, and then a Masters in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. David's musical influences include: The Police, Sting, Ben Harper, Neil Young, Genesis, Phil Collins, The Verve Pipe, Steely Dan, Stone Temple Pilots, Cake, Pat Metheny Group, Hall & Oates, and classical masters like Debussy, Poulenc and Vaughan-Williams. David lives in Richmond, CA with his wife and many cacti.