Who is David Piltch?

David Piltch is the bassist in the Holly Cole Trio. He originally recorded and toured with Holly, but for the last few years, has only recorded with her, preferring to spend time with his family over the hectic schedule of touring. Early in the trio years, he also played some percussion on a few pieces that required it.

David was born in Toronto, and currently keeps residences in both his home town, and in Santa Barbara, CA. Like Holly, David grew up surrounded by music: his brother Robert is one of Canada's premier guitarists; Susan, the eldest sibling, plays flute and piano. Father Bernie was also a musician, and during their teens, David and Robert could be heard performing with their father, among others, in the Jazz scene in Toronto.

David has played with the likes of Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Mose Allison, George Coleman, and Chuck Mangione. In 1979, he performed for a while with Blood, Sweat and Tears, and in 1983, formed Strangeness Beauty, an intrumental trio. Then, he began playing with vocalists such as Mary Margaret O'Hara and k.d. lang and, of course, in 1986, he helped form the Holly Cole Trio.