About David Lieder

David Lieder

David Lieder

Writer, Producer, Music Composer

David Lieder is known mostly for his work as a composer and pianist, having performed thousands of concerts, hundreds of television appearances, and having recorded several well-respected piano albums over the years. His work as a keyboard artist began with his extensive classical piano training as a child, and progressed to rock and jazz piano stylings as a teenager.

He recorded and produced his first pop music album at age 15 in the Christian Contemporary market. As a teenager, David performed as the keyboardist for the popular teen band “8-Ball” which was funded by Randy Meisner from “The Eagles” (Hotel California). “8-Ball” was fronted by guitarist Chris Eicher, with bassist Joel Kuxhausen, and drums by Randy’s son Dana Meisner.

At age 16, David became active in the Evangelical Christian movement, and focused on working in radio and the Nashville-based Christian music industry.

David recorded and performed for one year with the well-known Southern Gospel group “The Rock City Boys”, touring all the time throughout the Eastern United States from Texas to Illinois, Florida to North Carolina.

In 1996 after working full time for several years in churches, he publicly broke off his ties with the Christian world and left the Evangelical movement completely. This was a reaction to abusive actions that local churches were taking against the local communities in Florida. David personally witnessed Christian Southern Baptists violently beat up LGBTQ people in Gainesville, Florida, with baseball bats which left the victims so hurt they had to spend weeks in the hospital to recover. He had already seen terrible hypocrisy and lies in the churches for over 10 years, and decided to cut his ties and explore other philosophical ideas such as Buddhism, Wicca and Rosicrucianism (Esoteric Philosophy).

David would later record six solo albums with lyrics focusing on politics, neo-pagan spirituality and love. His early alternative music has been described by many people as being psychedelic rock.

He also was a member of the band Seraphim with Jemal-Wade Hines (of HuDost). 

Throughout his life, David also started many business ventures. He has had many successful small business startups, including a press release company from 2009 to 2012 that worked with hundreds of the most famous internet marketers in the world.

Currently one of his biggest projects has been to be the co-founder of the Game Gang company in collaboration with Agromancy Entertainment, and he is directing the game design of the ‘Karma Guardians’ video game project on Xbox and PC-Steam. He says of the project: “I coded and designed my first original video game when I was 12 years old, and my second when I was 13. So the Karma Guardians project is from a long interest I’ve had in designing games. The KG project is also the natural progression of the last five years when I studied hard-core modern video game design, as well as music composition and audio.” 

His work as a writer of science fiction novels began at age 13 when he co-wrote a novel with a classmate for a school project. The teacher said: “I didn’t really think you would write a whole book!”

David’s science fiction franchise “The Golden Shield” is birthed in his books about Orenlone, which is also the focus of the theater-style audio show now being distributed worldwide on podcast.