My Short Bio
I was born in Philadelphia, PA. the oldest of seven children, 3-boys and 4-girls. At the early age of five I began to show interest in music.. At age 9, I was given a guitar by an older cousin who taught me how to play an old country honky tonk riff. Thus the torch was lit, and the creative Juices began to flow. I was Introduced to church at an early age and loved to sing even though some thought that I should stick to playing instruments instead.
At age 11, I learned to play many songs by ear, which landed me in my first neighborhood band. I attended Stoddard Fleisher Junior High School where I also learned to play the clarinet and alto saxophone. Not knowing how to read sheet music, I would learn by ear and memorize all the songs. Often times I would play the piano during school assembly. As time went on I joined several other bands that traveled and played on the local circuit. 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.
Growing up in the inner city, trouble was always at arms length. While dealing with the struggles, trials and tribulations of life, I began to make bad decisions which landed me homeless so I started hanging out with the wrong crowds. At this point in my life my I became unmanageable and I became caught up and found myself entangled in the clutches and snares of the enemy.
April of 1990 was an very important turning point in my life. I reached out and called on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who answered and delivered me from the gates of hell. Returning to my church roots, I began again, to rebuild my foundation and faith in God. I joined the Hebron Tabernacle Church, where I filled in and played the piano behind the Pastor's wife during praise and worship services. As I began to be strengthened and grow in grace more and more as I acknowledged the gift Giver. As the years went by, I was blessed and honored to have been the praise and worship leader for several churches, realizing that the gift of music is not just for self but to minister to others as well.
Number of Dates
Music Clout Average is : 125 - %2.4
Music Clout Average is : 567 - %82.01
CAREER UNITS PUSHED
Number of Physical Albums Sold
Music Clout Average is : 5670 - %6.61
Number of Digital Albums Sold
Music Clout Average is : 4852 - %6.18
Number of Singles Sold/Downloaded
Music Clout Average is : 3250 - %23.02
"David E. Maxwell is one the most anointed psalmist of our time. His musical genius sets the atmosphere for one of true praise and worship. Once you've experienced it, your life will never be the same. "
- Wan, Prophetess to the Nations (Jan 26, 2011)
Jul 11, 2011 @ 1:39 AM
GLORY TO GOD FOR THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE HAS DONE, IS DOING AND WILL YET FULFILL! HALLELUJAH! MINISTER,YOU ARE SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT TO THE BODY OF CHRIST, YOUR SERVICE, GENEROSITY, COMPASSION AND LOVE ARE UNPARALLELED. SERVANT OF GOD IT IS AN HONOR TO CALL YOU FRIEND, AND A PRIVILEGE TO CALL YOU MY BIG BROTHER IN THE GOSPEL. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE MAN OF INTEGRITY THAT YOU ARE. CONTINUE TO WALK IN THE KINGDOM OVERFLOW ALWAYS! TO GOD BE THE GLORY
~ RASHEEN E. JOHNSON PHILA, PA. (Jul 11, 2011)
David Maxwell’s music is fresh and reachable to many. The goal is to be able to get the message of Christ to the masses. It is important to have a sound that does not suit just one type of audience. My prayer is for the message to reach young and old, rich and poor, saved and unsaved.. Jesus said he did not come for the well but for the sick.. David has planted the seeds in his music. Someone else will water and surely God will get the increase! David may you continue to bless us with the message in the music! God bless you Brother!
~ Jacqueline Jones (August 14, 2011)
"Knowing where you've been makes this project that more phenomenal. The message in your music is great, I love it! May God continue to bless you and all that you do. Always keeping you in my prayers. Much love and respects always".
- Shumeka Flythe , To God Be The glory (Oct 03, 2010)
"Just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you. I listened to the cuts you have posted and was just blown away. God has truly given you a wonder gift. May God continue to bless and keep you"
- Theresa Smith, T. Smith (Oct 25, 2010)
"Your time is here now, Let GOD's Gift (of your Music and GOD Awareness) be heared by the masses, for it is truely needed in this troublesome time. May Peace And Blessings Be Upon You And Your Family Brother. "
- Semaj Shakoor, Majualwun (Dec 13, 2010)