David Hughes began singing at the age of three with his mother’s family gospel singing group “The Little Starlights of Heaven & Mom." He began playing the piano at the age of eleven. 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.” David earned his Associated Degree in Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2001, and soon after attended Temple University.
David also has a background in Inspirational/Spiritual Music and Spoken Word in a variety of settings as a workshop facilitator, lecturer, consultant, public speaker and teacher. He’s shared 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, (Drummer) Webb Thomas, Barbra Walker, Veronica Underwood, (Jazz Violinist) John Blake, Jr., and (The late Jazz Legend) Betty Carter, to name a few.
David Hughes has landed the leading role in several musicals. He starred as Alfred in the off Broadway main stage musical Bobos (Plays and Players Theater) which lead to a condensed tour. Mannes (a spear carrying soldier) in Lysisrata (Prince Music Theater), Tashi in Hopscoth, Frogs, Dogs, and Bobby Brown, (Freedom Theater), Darryl in Give It One Mo’ Try (an original musical performed at Pentecostal Bridegroom Temple). He’s appeared on Good News (UPN 57), Al Albert Showcase (ABC 6), and a host of commercials and television programs. His awards include: 1st place winner for the 1993 Police Athletic League (PAL) in vocal music, Certificate of Achievement presented by State Senator Vincent Hughes, and a host of other awards and certificates.
David Hughes is Principal Chief of the Eagle Medicine Band of Cherokees (former Chief of The Cherokee Nation of New Jersey). He’s also performed with and traveled throughout the country with Native Nations Dance Theater. David Hughes is a first place champion Men’s Grass dancer. He’s also President and CEO of his own production company, Power Records Production Company, and founder of a non- profit organization Joshua Generation Free Inc. (a community based out-reach program promoting and distributing inspiring original works in the performing and fine arts throughout the Delaware Valley and surrounding areas). David has completed two CD's: "Creator" and "Urban Indian." These projects were geared to bridging the gap, and establishing unity between Indigenous people on reservations and in Inner cities of urban America. Most recently, David has completed a new CD project featuring all new original flute music and singing, which will be released in September 2010 so stay tuned...