"David Usher" (born on April 24, 1966) is an British-born rock singer-songwriter, and renowned humanist, who lived for a number of years in Montreal, but recently moved to East Side Village, Manhattan, New York City. Formerly the frontman of the Canadian band Moist, he more recently embarked on a solo career.
He was born in Oxford to a Thai Buddhist, artist Samphan Usher and a Jewish Montrealer, Dan Usher, who is an economist at Queen's University. He has relocated to Malaysia, New York, California and Thailand since early childhood before his family settled in Kingston, Ontario. He attended high school at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
Attending university in Burnaby, British Columbia at Simon Fraser University, Usher joined Moist in 1993 and their 1994 debut release, ''Silver'', went quadruple platinum in Canada. As the lead singer of the band, he shot to stardom with his soulful voice and vaguely exotic good looks.
After releasing their multi-platinum follow-up, ''Creature'', in 1996, he took some time during the band's hiatus to record his debut solo album, ''Little Songs'', released in 1998. That same year he married photographer and actress ...