OUR VERY OWN
DAVE TOLLIVER THE BLAQ PAVAROTTI
The first chapter of a promising career began at age 5. Dave became a member and served as the director of the Buds of Promise Choir at St. Paul AM.E. Zion Church in Cleveland, Ohio until age 15. Young Tolliver was encouraged immensely to sing from his heart by his choir directors Mrs. Mary Hampton, and Terrence Jones. Inspired by his uncle Lynn Tolliver (radio legend), Dave began his first career as a disc jockey at age 15. He rocked Cleveland's WZAK, consistently holding down the 1 ranking in his time slot, also was the swingman for the station filling in on all on-air time slots. He also served as co-host of the 1 morning show at WJKC Isle 95 in the Virgin Islands where listeners would bow down to the roaring sounds of "King Tollie". Listeners would also enjoy the quiet riot when they tuned into Mongoose 104.9 Classic Rock radio station. Now catch him on the internet Monday to Friday mornings from 6AM to 10Am on www.smttbroadcasting.com, then on Sunday nights for Group Therapy on www.blogtalkradio.com/grouptherapy from 10PM to 12AM. During his tenure, Dave has hosted shows featuring some of the biggest names to grace music ever. From Tupac to N.W.A., to the great Parliament/Funkadelic, and the list goes on, he has kept audiences entertained with his swagger and energy until the headliners were ready to take the stage. While still a young buck Dave began, singing at local talent shows in between radio shifts and it was not long before R&B singer, songwriter, producer, Gerald Levert discovered his hidden talent. The chemistry between Dave and his partner was awesome. Together they created a combustion that transformed these Cleveland boys into Men At Large. The smash hit "So Alone” put them on the map. Dave toured the world earning platinum and gold albums, song of the year in 1993, and an Indie Music Award nomination for best video, from a project released in 1999. The Cleveland native is a powerhouse singer, songwriter, and producer having worked with some of music's greatest. Most notably The Levert Family, R. Kelly, Silk, the Family, Keith Sweat, Kenny Whitehead, Alphonso Hunter and many more. Starring in 13 major productions, Dave has shared the stage with: Bernadette Stanis, Hawthorne James, Kene Holiday, Cuba Gooding SR., Clifton Powell, Dave Hollister, Sean and Gerald Levert, Darnell Williams, Tommy Ford, Melba Moore, Alyson Williams, Mikki Howard, Cherelle, Johnny Gill, Erica Campbell, Shar Jackson, Chocolate, Simply Marvelous, Christopher “Play” Martin, Cheryl “Salt” James, and many more to come. Primarily cast in leading roles he has given riveting performances that leaves the audience mesmerized. Recently appeared in Down Bottom Films indi movie Love’s Triangle portraying Attorney John Billamore, and in the straight to DVD release “Five Days in the A”, as the role of Chuck a laboring factory worker mourning the death of his wife and instantly becoming a single parent with the fear of being laid off daily. Over the past few years Dave has managed to keep himself busy in and out of the studio, writing, arranging, producing,, as well as starting his own artist development company(T.C.M.G.) cultivating the new kids on the block... D.T. has a stimulus plan for the music industry on his solo debut; "Blaq Pavarotti." The Blaq Pavarotti wrote and co-produced all of the songs alongside songwriter and producers 314, Six Eyes, J. Reese, James Macon, Simon Illa, Jamel Lee., .Jeff Tight, and Afro D Ziak. It is time to change the game, the art of real talent has been lost, and Dave is ready to set the bar where it should be. BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID. THE REAL IS BACK!!!!