David McKnight, a Texas native was born in Houston, TX and soon after relocated to Austin, TX where he went to elementary school, it was then that he mastered the piano and keyboard and began playing his sister's saxophone. By the time he completed high school, it was easy to see that his love of music was more than just a passing hobby. David's first taste of playing with talented musicians was as a member of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church musicians. He played in several bands in the Austin area, making quite a name for himself and was a well-known musician in the central Texas area.
David joined Audic Empire in late 2013 and played many live shows, he is also featured on the album Sativa Sunrise and on the "Parish Live" recording found at Soundcloud.com. He brought a sound to the shows and album that filled the hearts of many and gave Audic Empire a unique and full sound.
Unfortunately, David passed away on June 27th 2015. He is missed dearly by the band, his fans, friends and family. His absence is felt very much, yet the hope and music he left behind lives on.