Meet Our Band from Upstate SC

David Edwards

I started playing guitar in 2011 off an ole’ hand-me-down acoustic my dad gave me. It quickly became a passion for me! I’ve been blessed in being able to develop my own playing style.

I’m a big Eric Church fan as you can probably tell from watching my videos, as I do a lot of covers of his songs. His big influence on me is his song writing. I take that from him, he taught me how to write my own songs.

 I have a 4 piece band and we tour around my state (South Carolina) and neighboring states. All I’ve ever wanted to do is play as much music as I can for as long as God will let me. I hope I can bring the same happiness to everyone of you like it does to me. 

God bless you guys, David

Benjamin Edwards - Keyboardist

My interest in music production began when I was about 8-years-old messing around with audio processing software on my 486 PC, all while having a strong fascination with electronic music. 

I started teaching myself how to play keyboards on my parents Steinway Grand Piano in 2010, and bought my first synthesizer in 2011. I learned how to program electronic instruments and create new sounds from scratch. 

David took up guitar around the same time, and we formed our studio duo, The Cover-Up Operation, once we learned our way around our instruments.

 I took up bass guitar in 2012, and we became better at writing our own material, often venturing into the areas of progressive rock. My main passion is production, and I love spending time in the studio crafting and perfecting an album. 

The interaction between members of the band and the whole process of putting an album together is super enjoyable. The main people who have influenced my production style are Alan Parsons, David Hentschel, and Hugh Padgham.

Chevis Haynie - Bass Player

What’d going on, y’all? This is Chevis Haynie from the David Edwards Band. My love of music started at an early age. My family exposed me to a diverse range of genres that left a lasting impact on myself as a musician. My grandfather, Donnie Williamson, played bass guitar in the Anderson, SC based band, The Onyx, which first sparked my interest in becoming a bassist. Some of my earliest memories are of him playing in the local Honky Tonks. Now, I’m the one in the Honky Tonks. I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree after all.

I was born in raised in Belton, SC. I am an Army Veteran, lover of Miller Lite, the Atlanta Braves, cheap whiskey, redneck women, and fishing. My favorite part about being in the David Edwards Band is the camaraderie that we are forming. Every member pushes me to become a better musician, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with these guys. I hope to see y’all at a show soon!

Austin Tucker - Drummer

Hey everybody! I’m Austin Tucker, the drummer for The David Edwards Band. Growing up music was all around me. Coming from a music background family, my parents and relatives were always showing me music and when I was 8 years old my parents bought me a drum set for christmas. As I got older my dad persuaded me into trying out for percussion in middle school, which is where I spent 6th through 8th grade learning how to read and play percussion music. Once I got to 8th grade my music teacher asked me if I would like to be apart of the Dorman High School Marching Cavaliers. And that’s where it all began for me, spending my 9th through 12th grade years playing snare drum for the Dorman Marching Cavaliers. Throughout that journey I just kept getting more and more closer to music and I didn’t stop there once I graduated high school. While attending Lander University I got asked to be a percussion instructor for Ninety Six High School where I taught the drumline for two years. After that I moved back home from Greenwood to Spartanburg and attended USC Upstate and while going to school there I started teaching drums at my alma mater, Dorman High School. I taught there for two years and then once I graduated college I didn’t know what to do in terms of music. I had a couple of friends that wanted to started a band but it didn’t turn out the way we thought it would. I started playing drums at church for a little while and still do to this day. Back in the summer of 2020 I met David and we started jamming together at all kinds of shows around South Carolina. Getting to know David, Chevis and Ben has been an incredible experience because they are such talented musicians and I couldn’t ask to be playing with anyone better than these guys. I appreciate David for giving the opportunity to love music again. I can’t wait to see guys at our shows and we hope to put on a great show for you🤙🏻