David Glover made his singing debut at an early age of 5 at his aunt’s church in Philadelphia. The young Glover broadened his stage while in 5th grade in Buffalo, New York, where he performed in a school production of the Broadway musical hit “Oklahoma,” not realizing at the time that years later he would become an award-winning playwright, as well as play producer for musical shows. Glover continued his performance interest singing in churches, schools, and on street-corners and recording studios around Chicago, crooning doo wop tunes. Some of the tunes were frequently played on local late night radio stations.
At age 19, Glover moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college to study music. While attending college, Glover performed at various night clubs around the Bay Area, e.g., North Beach, Fillmore, and Oakland area, to name a few locations. During the Golden 60s, Glover performed bills with such luminaries as Al Jarreau, Larry Graham and Sly Stone 1965-1969. Glover had partnership in an Independent Records Label (Togetherness Records) though out the 1970’s.
Not overlooking his vital interest in theatre arts, Glover has appeared in several local plays at college and community theater houses from City College SF to UC Santa Cruz. He wrote his first play “Doo Wop” in 1981. “Doo Wop”, a 50’s Rhythm & Blues Musical was a popular and critical success, earning him the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for best original score, and best choreography as awarded to Mari Winsor (founder of Winsor Pilate, Inc.).Glover continued exercising his talent as composer of musicals at local theater groups such as Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Danny Duncan Productions etc.
Glover continued school with a major in music and minor in dramatic arts, hence earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music from Antioch University, San Francisco Branch , in 1990; and two semesters of Graduate Studies in music at Cal State University, Hayward; and SF State University in San Francisco, in 1991. In the late nineties, from 1997 to 2000, Glover passed along his musical and theatrical skills as teacher to Bay Area youths at public schools, private schools, and community centers throughout the Bay Area. First at Havenscourt Middle School of Oakland Unified School District, and five different school sites at West Contra Costa Unified School District.
In 2000, Glover kicked off the new millennium with “Relationships,” a one-man show about one man’s journey through a series of romantic relationships. Through the years, Glover has restlessly continued his vocal performances from store front churches to Carnegie Hall in 2001; from the Bay Area and throughout the nation and various parts of the world. In 2003, Glover continued his theatrical journey as he began to develop a community consciousness regarding the need to up lift the spirit of the community through a movement he hoped to develop called transformational entertainment. “A Game You’ll Never Win”--an R&B Hip Hop musical about transforming from the mean streets to become well respected in community--was the work he felt could do it. Six years later with his endless determinations, Glover performed one of the character (Ted Jenkins) from “A Game You’ll Never Win,” in 2008 and 2009, at the 5th and 6th Annual San Francisco Theater Festival.
Glover’s most recent work is a one person show he wrote and stars in entitled “Old Happens” — a story about growing old and finding total acceptance in the aging process. This product was inspired by Glover’s personal bout with acceptance of reaching age 65 and reflecting on his life’s accomplishment. Through the experience he gained a renewal of himself and his worth and hope to inspire others through his work.