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David Chiverton


About the Artist

The beat of a drummer’s soul could not have been placed in a more incomparable musician than David Chiverton. The Miami native was groomed and nurtured by his loving parents with a passion for music at a young age and frequently surrounded by the sound of gospel music during his childhood. Through life’s challenges and distinct adversities, David’s desire to leave his footprint in the hearts of many became the driving force through life.

Despite his age, he was well respected by his peers as a professional drummer and his journey in the industry began with Stellar Award Winning Miami Mass Choir under the leadership of Pastor Marc Cooper of Cooper Temple COGIC. At the age of 16, many recording artists became desperate for the pure sound of his classic gift and David embraced the open door to embark on this musical escapade.

Upon graduating from high school, David was offered a full academic scholarship to Florida International University and served as an intricate player in the university’s BigBand generating opportunity to perform with prominent international artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Ingred Jensen, and Nicole Henry to name a few. “Dave is the kind of drummer who reminds you that all music is…is rhythm. In understanding this, he powerfully and humbly leads music down its path while inviting the whole band to dance along. Dave’s music is fun, sensitive, exciting and soulfully expressive; his time is impeccable; his creativity is inspiring; his intuition is perfect; and his heart is golden” says International Jazz Vocalist, Nicole Henry.

While focusing on his college career, David felt the desire to venture into other genres of music, from Hip-Hop to R&B creating a more diverse repertoire. David linked up with a well-connected producer in Miami, Florida where he was the featured drummer every Wednesday night at Miami L.I.V.E at Santos Miami. With this weekly club gig, David has shared the stage with artists ranging from "John Legend" to "Lil Wayne." The visibility of his skills began to broaden, allowing for David to explore other avenues in his performance career. Watching him as he made his mark, his peers could not help but to appreciate his artistry and awe at his continuous humility. “Seriously versatile and virtuosic, but with a deep groove and flare that is just so exciting to watch” proclaimed Downbeat Award Winner, Troy Roberts of Nu Jive. David did not have a full understanding of the distance his talent reached, until attending the NAAM Winter Conference in Anaheim, CA and was approached by many that recognized him from various YouTube clips and by word of mouth. A spontaneous live shed awakened the guests on the showroom floor and they became captivated by the passion and talent of the David, who had taken center stage with an intensified look as he played. A prominent industry professional drummer, Gerald Hayward said “Good drummer, good person.”

Triumphantly receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Music, his time is currently exuded touring internationally with various major talents such as Lauryn Hill, Jon Secada, Donnie McClurkin and has been highlighted as one of South Florida’s greatest musicians. “The best kept homegrown secret goldmine of talent in Miami. I am fortunate to have found him!” excitedly says Three-time Grammy Winner, Jon Secada. His range of musical versatility includes Jazz, Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, and the ability to freestyle on cue. David continuously remains humble and passionate and has vowed to dedicate his life to music. Prepare yourself…because this drummer’s beat will captivate your ears and hearts for many years to come..

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Gretsch has been among the elite in the drum industry for as long as I can remember. It would be an honor to represent the company in everything I do.

Influences

Too many to mention but a few of my favorites are Prince, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan and many more.

Advice

Cultivate your craft and never be afraid of the challenges that will propel you to the next level.

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