Although more known latterly for his skills as a vocalist, with his role in Ten Centurions leading him to audition for Spandau Ballet in 2017 as a replacement for Tony Hadley, it is David Vaughan's experience as a pianist and keyboard-player, spanning from his teenage years right through to the present day, that has defined his credentials as an instrumentalist. He is comfortable in numerous genres and has a particular affection for the Rhodes piano and for the jazzier acoustic pianos such as a Kawai or a Yamaha. In the 1990's he was keyboard-player for the innovative jazz-rock fusion band, Meander, led by Luxembourg guitarist Matt Börgmann. He has since performed at the piano in his own trios and ensembles performing original songs in renowned London jazz and cabaret clubs such as Pizza Express The Pheasantry and The Bull's Head in Barnes. He has also been keyboard-player for Hit Men UK and for 80's pop, funk and soul band, Bogart's Cat.