David Winans II
David Winans II is an instrumentalist; first as bassist for "The Winanaires," the earliest version of the Winans as a gospel quartet, before they became "The Testimonial Singers." While they were the "Testimonial Singers," David switched to guitars. After the change to "The Winans," David continued to play guitar under the production of Bill Maxwell, and then Quincy Jones' label Qwest Records for the Grammy award-winning "Let My People Go" album. David also has solo Christian rock projects, Xairia, DWP, and more recently, David Winans' pi. With the group pi in existence, David has won 10 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Songwriter, Outstanding Instrumentalist, and Outstanding Performance. He also won Outstanding Instrumentalist with his premiere recording with Righteous Through God. And most recently 3 Detroit Music Awards for the song, 'Will You Bring Me There Again,' which he collaborated with Joya Koch, on lyrics.