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. In 1991, David financed, wrote, recorded and produced his first commercial release PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT.
David put together the original rock act VELOCITY in 1996 and recorded and produced the debut album IMPACT in 1997 which included 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. through 2001. As a result of touring as well as U.S. and Canadian commercial rock radio airplay, IMPACT and the follow-up album ACTIVATOR went on to sell briskly in the U.S. and over 5000 copies in Utah alone, where the album received regular airplay on rebellious rock station K-ROCK. IMPACT sold 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, Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and Pat Torpey on drums.
In 2010, a YouTube video featuring David performing with SMOKIN’ caught the attention of BOSTON founder Tom Scholz, who quickly tapped David to join BOSTON for their 2012 and 2014 North American tours. David also appeared at BOSTON’s first show in over 20 years in the city of Boston, as the band opened the “Boston Strong” benefit for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. David was also featured as lead vocalist on BOSTON’s #1 classic rock charting single “Heaven on Earth” from their 2014 album “Life, Love & Hope”. During BOSTON shows, David sang BOSTON hits including “Peace Of Mind”, “More Than A Feeling” and BOSTON’s other #1 single from 1986, “Amanda”.
David regularly performs as lead vocalist and guitarist with acts he co-founded including PLATINUM ROCKSTARS (a multi-artist classic rock show band) and BOSTYX performing the music of BOSTON and STYX, as well as 2016’s all-new theatrical rock show ROCK STARS & STRIPES: The American Rock Experience.
David is also active as a performer at wineries, clubs and private functions in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, including the noted Bohemian Grove.
David currently resides in San Ramon, CA in the east San Francisco Bay Area.
More information about David’s current bands can be found on the DAVID VICTOR PRESENTS website.