David Hughes - Male Singer | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Based In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Professional Singer/Performer who does Motown, Jazz, Blues, Soulful Music, One Man Show, Lead Vocals (With Band), Originals or covers. David Hughes has Sang it all!
David Hughes Biography
David Hughes Was a Music Director for and Performed on Carnival Cruise Lines, he is also noted for sharing the stage with The Temptations (joining them to sing their chart topping hit song “My Girl”), The Four Tops, Mary Wilson (formerly of the Supremes), Martha Reeves, Sister Sledge, Bobby Rydell, John P. Kee, Trinitee 5:7, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Blue Gates of Harmony, The Metropolitan Male Ensemble of Philadelphia, (The late) Nicholas Brothers, (The late) Grover Washington Jr., Bill Jolly, Gerald Veasley, Warren Cooper, (Jazz Drummer/Percussionist) Webb T ... homas, Barbra Walker, Veronica Underwood, (Jazz Violinist) John Blake, Jr., and (The late Jazz Legend) Betty Carter, to name a few.
David Hughes landed the leading role in several Musical stage plays. He stared as “Tashi” in Hop Scotch, Frogs, Dogs, and Bobby Brown portraying the love interest of “Latonya” portrayed by Reagan Gomez-Preston (of theParent Hood aired on WB network) along side Robbie Pardlo (of the group City High ) at Freedom Theater. He starred as the lead role Alfred in the Main Stage Production of “Bobos”(Plays and Players Theater), He appeared as Mannes in Lysistrata with Broadway’s own Emmy and Tony award winning actress Cherry Jones (Prince Music Theater). David was musical director for the Musical “Summertime Cinema”, a musical stage play performed at the Franklin Elementary School for The Prince Music Theater. David was one of the original members of the Rainbow Company, which was founded by (The late) Ricardo Martin.
In Television, He appeared several times on the Al Albert’s Show Case which aired on (ABC Channel 6 ), “Fast Forward” with Lisa Thomas-Laury ( ABC Channel 6), Philadelphia Tribune with Trudy Haynes (Channel 6), Good News (sitcom UPN) where he had the opportunity to connect and collaborate with (The late) Ali Woodson (former lead singer of the Temptations) and (The late) Billy Preston (who collaborated with artist ranging from the Bruce Willis, B.B. King, the Beatles to the Red Hot Chili Peppers). David Hughes has been featured numerous times on the Jeffrey Hart Radio broadcast (WURD). He has recorded several original CD’s under his Record Label Power Records. His producer credits include, writing, directing, and producing “Indians and Africans” (an original Stage play Musical chronicling the interaction between Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere and Africans from Antiquity to present day times) which debuted at the “View” and “Transfiguration” in Philadelphia. “Give It One More Try” (an original Stage Play collaboration with his Mother Delores Hughes) Performed in Philadelphia at Pentecostal Bridegroom Temple, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Also, he staged and produced the pre-show entertainment for the show “Spirit” ( A Native American production which aired on PBS and later performed on Lemmon Hill in Philadelphia, PA). In addition to that, he produced/recorded a collection of 5 original CD’s. His most recent CD’s were “Urban Indians Volume I & II”. David is an accomplished vocalist, actor, dancer, activist, pianist, organist, arranger, flutist, and percussionist playing over 30 different instruments.
David Hughes uses his various Creative gifts for the benefit of educating both young and old. He is currently teaching Music and Acting in various schools throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Presently, he is working on another CD to be added to his successful series of “Urban Indian” CD Collections, entitled “Losing My Balance: An Urban Indian Legend”. In addition to that, he travels the country giving lectures on past and current issues affecting Native American People. Also, he is working on a Cherokee/English Children’s CD, to be spoken and sung in his Native Cherokee Language. David Hughes attended Freedom Theater where he majored in acting. He graduated from the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) of Philadelphia in 1997 and was awarded the “Outstanding Male Vocal Award.”His work has been has been featured in numerous local, national, and international News Papers and journals throughout the world. In 2001 he earned an Associates Degree in Education from the Community College of Philadelphia. Afterwards, he attended Temple University.
Music Director/Vocalist Carnival Cruise Line. Training, coaching, and managing onboard Musicians and Performers 2014-2017
Sharing the Stage with Motown Legendary Recording Artists The Temptations, Four Tops, Mary Wilson (of The Supremes), and Martha Reeves. Joining the Temptations as a guest performer to sing their Hit “My Girl” 1996-2006 various National venues
Lead Singer for International Recording Act “Change”, (Luther Vandross was an original member of the Band before going solo). 2012-2014
Opening Act for Bobby ... Rydell. Cape May County Court Theater 1996
Performed for the Mrs. New Jersey & Mrs. Pennsylvania Pageants. Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall & Lancaster PA. Holiday Inn.
Featured Opening Act Performer for (Smooth Jazz Pioneer) Grover Washington Jr. Marriam Theater, Philadelphia PA.
Opening Act for R&B Legends The Ojays Singer (Eric Nolan Grant , Christopher Williams, Sister Sledge. 1996, 2012.
Portrayed Woods Singer in Musical Indians & Africans. Performed at the View. Philadelphia, PA 2004
Portrayed Mannes in Lysistrata Staring Broadway & Film Star Cherry Jones. Prince Music Theater Philadelphia, PA 2002
Portrayed Cab Colloway in Stage Play Movie Madness. West Chester University. West Chester Pennsylvania 1997
Portrayed Tashi in Hopscotch, Frogs, Dogs, and Bobby Brown. Freedom Theater Philadelphia PA 1993
Alfred (Lead Role) Bobos Mainstage Production. Plays and Players Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Played myself Good News (Sit Com) aired on the United Paramount Network. 1997
Appearance in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Welcome America parade, and the National Memorial Day Parade. 6 ABC Philadelphia PA 2010-2012 Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Appearance with Sam Champion on Good Morning America. 6 ABC Philadelphia PA 2012
Regular Performer on Al Albert’s Showcase. 6 ABC. 1992-1994 Philadelphia
Philadelphia Tribune with Trudy Haynes. 6 ABC
Featured Guest Actor/Singer Fast Forward with Lisa Thomas Laury. 6 ABC. 1993 Philadelphia
Native American Leader, Lecturer, and Historian 2004-present
Recording Artist featuring original compositions 1995-present
Director of the Sharon Rose Petals School. Early Childhood Learning Center, Philadelphia, PA 2012-2014, still active…
Earned and Associates Degree in Education. AA Community College of Philadelphia, PA 2001
Attended Temple University. 2002
First Level Carpentry Certificate. Philadelphia Job Corps. 2001
Top Male Vocalist and Graduated of Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. 1997
Entertainment: Corporate CD RELEASE Opening ACT Cruise Ship (Fly On) Galleries Malls Concert Venues Hotels and Resorts.
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