“For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the soul’s own speech.” That’s the simple, yet foreshadowing quote that hung on the wall of the Midwestern farm house of David’s piano teacher when he was seven years old.
David has partnered with Musik Radio Promotions and now his songs have inspired thousands all over the world. Musik and Film’s affiliate, Tabitha Records, has also signed David to a publishing deal.
What has been your greatest opportunity in your career so far?
Almost 5 years ago I had the incredible opportunity to become a member of the multi-platinum band ‘Blessid Union of Souls’. It’s been a tremendous ride, and literally taken me all over the world. I’ve performed music on every inhabitable continent, except Austrailia. So Aussies, let’s make this happen! Being with BUOS has really caused me to hone my abilities and see how a successful band conducts themselves.
What do you think distinguishes a true music artist from an entertainer?
I feel like there’s a drastic difference between an artist and an entertainer. If you have enough things to hold people’s attention; lights, camera and action, everyone will walk away feeling entertained. But a true artist, in my opinion, is able to portray a message and connect with the people’s hearts and they walk away feeling changed.
What do you want to always be remembered for?
As much as music is a huge part of my life I hope to remembered as so much more than that. Of course I hope my music carries on but I also want to be known as someone that made others feel loved and that I was able to be a positive influence.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes I do. My main instrument is piano but I also play guitar, bass, drums and toy around on a few other stringed instruments just for fun. I played all the piano, synth, keyboard string arrangements and acoustic guitar on my most recent EP.
What advice would you give a music artist who is just starting out?
Don’t box yourself into one specific style or genre and always write through whatever is happening in your life. Become a student of music and learn how it all works together to create exactly what you hear inside your head and feel inside your heart.
How would you describe your music
I get asked this question a lot. I try not compare myself to other artists so a few years ago I came up with a simple phrase that describes what I do. Faith, Hope, Love, Rock!