David Hentschel is a recording engineer, writer and music producer who worked on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. He has also assisted artists like Genesis, Ringo Starr, Queen, and Andy Summers.
Hentschel’s career began at Trident Studios in London where he was initially an assistant before rising to become one of the in-house producers. In addition to engineering and production credits, Hentschel also played synthesizer on several high profile recordings, including Rocket Man and Funeral for a Friend.
In 1982, David collaborated with lyricist Don Black on a song cycle album for Marti Webb to follow her success with Tell Me on a Sunday. I’m Not That Kind of Girl was released in 1983 and despite including the talent of Phil Collins on drums and Elton’s old duet partner, Kiki Dee, on backing vocals, it failed to chart and was Webb’s last album for Polydor.
Hentschel also wrote or produced theme music for a number of films, including Educating Rita.
In addition, he established one of the first dedicated MIDI studios and worked with Ensoniq on developing instruments and custom sounds.
In later years, Hentschel worked as an engineer, musician and arranger for several Contemporary Christian music acts including Out of Eden and Jennifer Knapp.