Born in mid-summer on the Georgia coast, he’s the son of musical, artistic parents from the hippie generation. He began taking music lessons when he was 5 years old and would occasionally perform with his parents’ church folk group. He began learning about audio recording by the age of 14 using his father’s recording equipment. This led to building a recording studio in his parent’s basement where he would record local bands. In High School, he joined the theater tech department to learn more about live sound, then began working as a live sound engineer for a local sound company. He attended Ulster County Community college for a year focusing on theater tech and music before transferring to SUNY Purchase to focus on audio recording and production.
While studying studio production at SUNY Purchase he began working with Weerd Science who is the Hip Hop persona of Josh Eppard aka the drummer for Coheed and Cambria. Their album was released on Equal Vision Records in 2004 and the group toured with bands like Bane and Gym Class Heroes. Because of this connection, he was asked to perform as the keyboardist for Coheed and Cambria for the “Good Apollo…” album cycle. They toured the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The highlight of this was playing festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, The Reading and Leeds festival in the UK, and performing on MTV’s TRL.
Flash forward a few years and he found himself living in Albany working in live sound. He worked as a live sound engineer for just about every venue in Albany as well as Albany’s outdoor summertime events. He was also playing bass for Stellar Young and producing the band’s recordings. Stellar Young had the opportunity to perform at Overit studio in Oct 2015 for the “Sessions at Overit” web series. Little did he know, a few years later he’d be working right here in the studio! As a member of the Overit team, he brings a wide variety of experiences from many areas of the music industry.
Some of the many things that David does around the studio are working with artists both local and national, recording and mixing albums, sound design, and composing for tv, radio, and film.