Hailing from the Seattle suburb of Covington, David Wu maintains an existential music career that has spanned four decades. Starting as a classical pianist, David later moved into music production and explored other genres ranging from hip-hop to rock to gospel.
From ages 4-18, David studied at the West Seattle Piano and Organ Studio under the guidance of John Van Lierop, Jr. From 1993-2007, he served as the primary pianist for Seattle’s Beacon United Methodist Church, and at one point served as a wedding pianist throughout the Seattle region. In 2003, David won a regional songwriting contest for his song, “If I Can Move the Mountains”.
David founded this website in 2008 to gain a wider audience. He created what would become one of the website’s franchise draws, The Fringemunks – a filk group that creates song parodies for every episode of the science-fiction TV series Fringe. The project briefly trended nationally on Twitter, thanks to Alyssa Milano who had tweeted how the group’s “iPad song” made her laugh.
During the day, David is an aerospace engineer. In 2021, he earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.