David Cross (born April 23, 1948) is an electric violinist born in Plymouth, England, best known for playing with progressive rock band King Crimson during the 1970s (particularly on Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Starless And Bible Black and Red). He also plays keyboards and Mellotron.
Since the 1990s he has led his own band, often writing with drummer Dan Maurer. Former and current King Crimson members John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Richard Palmer-James and Peter Sinfield have all guested on his solo projects. Albums include The Big Picture, Exiles, Testing to Destruction, and Closer Than Skin.
Cross is currently a senior lecturer in Music Education at London Metropolitan University.
- Memos From Purgatory (1989)
- The Big Picture (1992)
- Testing To Destruction (1994)
- Exiles (1997)
- Navigator (2005)
- Closer Than Skin (2005)
with Naomi Maki Edit
- Unbounded (2006)
- Low Flying Aircraft (1987)