Multi Platinum Award-winning Recording Artist,
Songwriter and Concert Performer
Described by Billboard Magazine as "...one of our finer voices", David Pomeranz's recording and songwriting projects have earned him 22 platinum and 18 gold albums - selling over 40 million records internationally and his concert performances have delighted and inspired audiences all over the world.
As a Recording Artist, David has released nine solo albums including the classics, "IT'S IN EVERY ONE OF US" (Arista), "THE TRUTH OF US" (Atlantic) (co-produced by David with legendary Paul Simon producer, Roy Halee) and his groundbreaking, "BORN FOR YOU – HIS BEST AND MORE" (MCA/Universal) which reached over 10 times Platinum status in the Philippines alone, making it the largest selling International Pop album in the history of that country. David’s other solo efforts include, “TIME TO FLY” (Decca) - (featuring jazz greats Chick Corea and Billy Cobham), ‘NEW BLUES” (Decca) “ON THIS DAY” (MCA/Universal), “THE EYES OF CHRISTMAS” (MCA/Universal) and “DAVID POMERANZ’ GREATEST HITS” (PolyEast/Universal).
David's songs have been recorded and performed by a wide range of major artists including Freddie Mercury, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), Barry Manilow (who's renditions of David's "TRYIN' TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN" and "THE OLD SONGS" were both Number One International hits), Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins, Ann Wilson (of Heart), Cliff Richard (who recorded three Pomeranz songs including the Top Ten hit, “I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU”), The Hollies, John Denver and The Muppets, Phoebe Snow, Clay Aiken, Mel Brooks, Billy Dean, Kenny Rogers, The Carpenters, Anna Nalik, Lea Salonga, Glen Campbell, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Hubert Laws, Donna Summer and Missy Elliott who sampled David's album for her hit single, "ONE MINUTE MAN" (featuring Ludacris), which went to the top of the Billboard Charts.
Of his concert performances, critic Philip Elwood of The San Francisco Examiner said it best: "It is difficult to open up one's creative heart and soul before an audience and to project the honesty and emotional sensitivity that Pomeranz possesses." He has performed sold out concerts in such distinguished international venues as THE KENNEDY CENTER, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, THE LONDON HIPPODROME, THE UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATER, THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL (Washington D.C.), New York's CITY CENTER, SYMPHONY HALL (Philadelphia), NASSAU COLISEUM, THE SEATTLE KINGDOME, THE ARANETA COLISEUM (Manila), Tokyo's BUDDOKAN HALL (where he won the award for Outstanding Song" at the YAMAHA WORLD SONG FESTIVAL), THE MOSCOW SPORTS ARENA, OLYMPIC STADIUM (Munich), CHATHAM SQUARE (Hong Kong), HARRAH’S (Las Vegas) …and hundreds more.
Always breaking new musical ground, back in the early days of “Glostnost”, David and Russian Superstar Alexander Malinin made musical history with their impassioned American/Soviet duet recording of David’s, “FARAWAY LANDS” (Cypress/A&M). The song, recorded in both Los Angeles and Moscow in Russian and English, was broadcast internationally live from Russia’s Gorky Park and the duo was featured widely throughout American and Russian Radio, Newspapers and Television for several months - becoming the number one most requested song on Los Angeles Radio that Holiday season. David and co-writer, Oscar Winner, David Shire, were then approached by the United Nations to write a Song for the UNITED NATIONS WORLD SUMMIT FOR CHILDREN and they performed their creation, “IN OUR HANDS”, in The General Assembly Hall with the “Peace Child Children’s Choir” (featuring the very young future writer/star of “HAMILTON’”, Lin Manuel Miranda).
Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, David showed signs of "things to come" by conducting to his parent's records on the playroom table and putting on shows for neighbors in the backyard. His first experiences singing in public were performing duets with his father in Synagogue and, before long, David learned to play the piano, taught himself to play guitar and drums and, by age 14, began writing his first songs. His teen years were spent playing in rock bands (including a stint as lead singer in a Cincinnati band that was to become Pure Prairie League) until at the tender age of 19, he got his first professional break when Decca records signed him to a multi-album solo contract.
Aside from his accomplishments in the Pop Music field, David has written music and lyrics for numerous major Motion Pictures including, Twentieth Century Fox's "BIG", starring Tom Hanks, “KING KONG" (penning the lyrics to John Barry's haunting theme), Warner Bros.' "FIRE DOWN BELOW", The award-winning, Sundance Documentary “AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES” Narrated by Maya Anjelou and, most recently, performing a duet with Heart’s Ann Wilson of his end-title composition, for the upcoming animated Feature, "MAX AND ME”, scheduled for release in early 2020. In collaboration with composer, Alan Willams, David wrote lyrics for the song-score of the animated feature, "PRINCESS AND THE PEA" and "THE VELVETEEN RABBIT" starring Ellen Burstyn and Tom Skerritt.
An EMMY AWARD Nominee for his song work on Television, David's music and songs have been featured on "WILL AND GRACE”, “THE LEFTOVERS”, , THE SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES”, "BOSTON LEGAL", ”AMERICAN IDOL", the classic PBS Peabody Award-winning Children's series, "ZOOBILEE ZOO" and Showtime’s “ELVIS PRESLEY’S GRACELAND”, for which he also composed the score. As a vocalist, his was the voice heard each week singing the theme to the classic hit ABC series, "PERFECT STRANGERS".
In 2018, David composed the music for and Produced an inspiring new Children’s Album called, “KATHIE LEE GIFFORD PRESENTS THE LITTLE GIANT” , a modern telling of the David and Goliath story. The album stars Kathie Lee Gifford, Tony-winner Gregg Edelman, Regis Philbin and David himself. “THE LITTLE GIANT” was nominated for a DOVE AWARD for Best Children’s album of 2018 and is available on New Haven/Sony Records.
Inspired at an early age by the songwriting Masters of Musical Theater, David’s first theatrical assignment came when he was asked by Producer, Dave Clark (yes, THAT Dave Clark) to contribute songs for the hit London Musical, “TIME” which starred Cliff Richard and Sir Laurence Olivier and ran for two years at the Dominion Theatre on the West End. A celebrity album of the songs from, “TIME”, was released on EMI Records featuring Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Julian Lennon, Leo Sayer and others. David's next Theater project was as Composer, Lyricist (and co-Book Writer with Emmy-Winner, Steven David Horwich) for a Musical based on the life of Charlie Chaplin entitled, "LITTLE TRAMP". “LITTLE TRAMP’s” U.K. premiere in the 1992 was the inspiration for a studio recording on Warner Records of the featured songs from the show which starred Richard Harris, Mel Brooks, Petula Clark, Tim Curry, Treat Williams, Peter Duncan, Lea Salonga and David, himself.
Among David’s most recent Theater projects is the writing the music for two New York Stage Musicals in collaboration with Lyricist/ Book Writer, Kathie Lee Gifford - “UNDER THE BRIDGE” (which premiered Off-Broadway in 2005) and (along with David Friedman) the Tony-nominated, “SCANDALOUS" which opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater in November of 2012 (Cast album on Sony/Shout! Records). That same year, David's musical adaptation of the Dickens classic, “A TALE OF TWO CITIES”, premiered at the Charing Cross Theatre in London produced and directed by, Paul Nicholas.
Once again, pushing the boundaries and breaking new musical ground, David is presently performing his critically-acclaimed One-Man stage version of “LITTLE TRAMP” (in which he portrays more than 40 characters in Chaplin’s life ) throughout Theaters and Performing Arts Centers across the United States and Australia.