Who Is David E. Maxwell?
I was born in Philadelphia, PA. the oldest of seven children, 3-boys and 4-girls. Around the age of five, I found out that I had a gift for music. At age nine, I was given a guitar by an older cousin. Thus the torch was lit and the creative juices began to flow. I was Introduced to church as a young child and loved to sing. By age eleven, I’d learned to play many songs by ear, which landed me in my first neighborhood band. I’ve been a member of several groups such as, The Persuasions, The North Wall Band, The Temporarily Unknown Band, Sure Fire, The Break of Dawn, Positive Vibes, The Back In Action Band, and The Friends Group, just to name a few. Not knowing how to read sheet music, I’d memorize all the songs.
I attended Stoddard Fleisher Jr. High School where I learned to play the clarinet and the alto saxophone. Sometimes I would often play the piano in the schools auditorium during assembly. As time went on I joined several other bands that traveled and played on the local circuits. Growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, trouble was always at arms length. I learned to adapt quickly and because of the choices I had to make in order to survive, there were times I found myself on the wrong side of the law.
April of 1990 was an important turning point in my life. Returning to my church roots, I began again to rebuild my foundation and faith in God. From then on I played keyboards and lead praise & worship for several churches.
In Jan. 2011, I released my solo debut CD entitled “The Praise Up Project”, in which I wrote, performed, composed and produced, as well as mixed and mastered. About a year after completing this project, I decided to produce and collaborate with other indie artists, something that I greatly enjoy.
My goal is to help others and providing quality instrumental tracks and background music for singers, rappers, film, television, commercial advertisement, video games, etc… etc… I am constantly expanding my library to provide services for you. Contact me for your needs and allow me to meet the needs of your productions………….”Music Is What Feelings Sound Like!”
– “God’s Gift To Us Is Life, And What We Do With Our Life, Is Our Gift Back To Him!”
David E. Maxwell