David K. Smith's musical life began at an early age. His parents both sang and played piano and his mom also played violin. The house was always filled with music: primarily classical, hymns and cantatas. Musical interests and influences quickly expanded into Contemporary Christian, R&B, swing, bebop and jazz-fusion.

David began singing and playing clarinet in fifth grade. As he progressed through school and college he added more instruments to his arsenal: saxophone, hand percussion, flute, synthesizer, and wind controller.

Through the years, David has been a member of Gospel Sounds, Gospel Truth, Spirit Song, Apostolic Clefs, Power, Fresh Wind, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Community Gospel Choir.