David grew up in the Mason City, Iowa and living on the family farm.With his family encouragement and started playing piano and singing at the age of 4. David began to perform at various school events. At the age 14, he was nutured by his teachers to learn to play the guitar and has never put it down. During his days at Newmen Catholic School he involved in the drama program. He was featured in the schools performance of Oklahoma. Bye, Bye. Bidie, Once Upon a Mattress and Mary Sunshine.
After graduation David decided to hitch his way from Iowa to California, he landed a full scholarship to a United States International University (USIU)- School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, California. He Performed as a singer and an actor at the Old Globe Theatre ( working with actors like Richard Chamberlain). David sang the lead in a national tour of West Side Story which was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC . David move to the Los Angeles area.
We Only Just Begun
In Los Angeles, David has been in over50 commercial ad spots which he sang songs for many brands including Ford, Michalob Light, Tonka Toys and McDonalds. During a meeting at Quincy Jones studio he was able to be apart of the Tom Bahler Chorale.David sang backup vocals both live and on recordings of The Carpenters “Christmas Portrait ” album (1977)
In 1978, David again a part of the Tom Bahler Chorale sang on The Carpenters album Sweet, Sweet Smile He toured with The Carpenters for several years. David also has performed with Doc Severinsen and the NBC Orchestra.
David was also in many Television shows such as Love Boat, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and many others
David was quickly one of the top studio singers throughout the country, singing on many national jingles recorded in Los Angels, New York, Minneapolis and Chicago.
Moving to Perth Australia in 1987 with his wife and two daughters, David sang with an Acappella group called Naughty Fish. One memorable gig was singing at a party for Alan Bond, the Australian hero who was defending the America’s Cup, he won in 1983.
Since 1988 David has lived in Clearwater Florida raising his two daughters, performing on the beach, and watching his girls dance in the sand, while writing his songs and dreaming of recording his original music, something he has put on hold his entire life.
In 2007, David decided to get back in the studio. David’s first album “Flavours of Life” with 10 original songs and 2 tribute songs. Track 11 “I Don’t Hafta Worry About It”, was selected for a Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor movie. David’s band performed this song for the movie in the Florida Keys.
His second album titled “Dedicated”, a tribute of truly great songs that were sung by Karen Carpenter. “Dedicated” is an album that all Carpenters’ fans will surely appreciate. This album was awarded RadioIndy- Grindie Award for the CD “Dedicated.”
David’s 3rd album titled “Positive Energy”. This album is a solo acoustic performance by David, containing 9 original songs that will surely capture your heart. David performed “Come in from the rain” from his 3rd CD “Positive energy” at a Command Showcase Performance Sponsored by The Yamaha Piano Corporation
David is currently is working on his 4th album, which will be featuring Classic Christmas Songs. David Cahalan is a featured performer at Tampa’s Seasons 52.
If you have never seen David live, then you haven’t seen his true gift of live performance.