David was born in 1952 into a family of drummers. He grew up with two older brothers as well as uncles that were drummers and tap dancers. With at least one set of drums around the house always, it was only natural for David to start playing at an early age. David’s brothers Irvene and Tommy played with such notable groups as the Swigging Medallions, the Original Pieces of Eight, the Tassels and Gene Barbour and the Cavaliers. After high school David played weekends as he attended NC State. In 1976 he joined the Band of Oz and has been with the group ever since. He currently handles booking the group through Different Drummer Inc. The agency was started by David’s brother Irvene in the late 60s and serves as agent and management for the Band of Oz.