San Francisco Bay Area native vocalist/guitarist David Victor first picked up a guitar at the age of 16 after seeing his sister’s boyfriend strum a few chords. At age 18, David began performing with several original hard rock and cover bands in northern California. After graduating with a degree in Computer Science from California State University in 1989, David financed, wrote, recorded and produced his first commercial release PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT in 1991. The album was initially released on cassette only and featured primarily uptempo pop-rock originals.
David put together his first original band VELOCITY in 1996 and recorded and produced Velocity’s debut album IMPACT in 1997 which included veteran drummer Pat Torpey (Mr. Big, Robert Plant, The Knack) on drums.
VELOCITY was a dynamic live act that would go on to play numerous shows throughout the western U.S. from 1996 until 2000. As a result of touring as well as U.S. and Canadian commercial rock radio airplay, VELOCITY’s IMPACT and the followup album ACTIVATOR went on to sell well in the U.S., with over 5000 sold in the state of Utah where the album received regular airplay on one rebellious rock station K-ROCK. IMPACT sold over 12,000 units worldwide with deals on Europe’s MTM Records and Japan’s AVEX records and continues to sell to this day.
In 1999, David decided to move to Los Angeles to explore new live musical opportunities. LA bands included BOSTON tribute band SMOKIN’, a high-level rock jam band EXILE SOCIAL CLUB (featuring Chuck Wright of QUIET RIOT on bass and Pat Torpey of MR. BIG and ROBERT PLANT on drums) and several corporate party bands.
In 2012, career lightning struck as David was invited to join the legendary platinum band BOSTON. David toured with the band as guitarist and co-lead vocalist, performing the smash hits including “Amanda”, “More Than A Feeling” and “Peace Of Mind”. In addition, David recorded vocals for the upcoming BOSTON album which is being produced by the iconic hit songwriter, producer and BOSTON founder TOM SCHOLZ. The album is slated to be finished by mid-year 2013 and another BOSTON tour is planned to follow upon the release of the new album. There is also a live BOSTON DVD in the works!
David regularly performs with the acts he co-founded PLATINUM ROCKSTARS™ (a multi-artist classic rock show band) and BOSTYX, a tribute to the music of BOSTON and STYX.
More information about these bands and others can be found on the Platinum Rockstars Productions website.