David Wells

 

 

A Glimpse Into David Wells' Life and Career

David was born into a large, musical family in Vienna, West Virginia, a small town on the banks of the Ohio River. Early in life, David moved to Dallas, Texas, where he grew up with his four sisters and two brothers. Their father, an ordained minister, encouraged all of them to pursue their musical talents. At the age of 9, David was drawn to the smooth, soulful sounds of the flugelhorn, and began learning the instrument.
While growing up, David received private lessons from some of the most well-known trumpet instructors in the nation. His first professional performing experience came at the age of 13, when he played on a record for Miss West Virginia, Debbie Davis, who went on to compete for the 1980 Miss America title. By the age of 14, he began to dream of a career in music. With his family's encouragement, David began to diligently prepare and pursue excellence with his instrument and majored in music at a university in Texas.
Among David's musical influences were artists such as Louie Armstrong, Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, Jim Brickman, John Tesh, and Yanni. These musicians and the way they could connect with people inspired him to practice constantly during his college years. His dream was to become an instrumental soloist who could share his gift with the rest of the world.
After several years of gigging on the east coast, David released his indie debut record, "The Day Of...", a collection of original instrumental pieces and covers of existing works from other artists. 
In the wake of 9-11, David made arrangements to distribute copies of "The Day Of..." to rescue and cleanup workers at Ground Zero. His motivation was to provide some measure of comfort to those left with the monumental task of clearing the site. United States Senator John D, Rockefeller (D-WV), like many in West Virginia, were touched by the gesture. 
Since that time, David has released five additional CDs, and one compilation disc. For more information about these, please visit the discography section of the website.
In addition to his vigorous traveling schedule, David has also performed at many sporting and governmental events, including appearances on ESPN2 and many local and regional television networks. His release in 2006 of More Love More Power brought national acclaim on smooth jazz radio and reached #13 on the R & R indicators. David Munoz, Music Director for KQXT in San Antonio, Texas declared, "David Wellís new album, 'More Love More Power,' gives the indication that we may be hearing the next Rick Braun or Chris Bott. Itís that good!"
"My musical influences have been artists like Louie Armstrong, Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass, Jim Brickman, John Tesh and Yanni. The music of these musicians connects with the audience on an intimate level. It is my desire to reach out and touch the listener's heart and soul. Ultimately, it is that connection with the listener that defines a great artist," said Wells.
"David's cover of 'More Love, More Power' has really captured the essence of the smooth jazz format. It's a perfect fit." -- The Wave (KYSJ), Dave DeAndrea, Operations Manager.
"Sweet, simple and straight to the heart, that is "More Love More Power by David Wells". -- Smooth Jazz 92.1 FM Robert Dees, Reno Nevada.
For interviews and reviews, please contact Cheryl Hughey Promotions at 314-660-1755 or cherylhughey@charter.net
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2001 The Day Of
This Is My Father's World
America's Christmas
2002 Ephesians
2004 David Wells with Anthony Burger
2006 More Love More Power

 

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