David Gamson began producing and songwriting in New York in the early 1980′s releasing 12” dance records through the indie labels Rough Trade and ZE Records. This led to his becoming a member of the band Scritti Politti in the mid 1980’s (then signed to Rough Trade Records). Gamson co-wrote, produced, and played on the albums “Cupid and Psyche ’85″ and “Provision” which had a number of US and UK top 10 hits as well as a Grammy nomination for “Provision”. He spent 5 years as a staff producer/A&R at Warner Bros. Records under Mo Ostin and Lenny Waronker.
Gamson has worked with, amongst others, Miles Davis, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Roger Troutman, Sheila E., Michael McDonald, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Hornsby, Maxwell, Green Gartside, Mos Def, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, and Kelly Clarkson. The first 2 Meshell Ndegeocello albums “Plantation Lullabies” and “Peace Beyond Passion” were both nominated for Grammy awards. The Chaka Khan album “The Woman I Am” for which Gamson produced the hit single “Love You All My Lifetime” won a Grammy. The Kelly Clarkson song “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which Gamson co-wrote topped 16 Billboard charts and was nominated for the Song of the Year Grammy award in 2013. He has also worked in film, as part of Hans Zimmer’s team on the score of Mission Impossible 2 as well as composing music for television shows and commercials.