David is an active performing musician, and has been playing the electric and upright bass and singing professionally since 1976. For many years, he led a house band in the Pocono Mountains, and has backed many name entertainers. He has also played in many other groups as a freelance commercial and jazz bassist, performing with many top notch musicians, including his own son, David IV, a gifted young jazz pianist with whom he made appearances in both the Delaware Water Gap COTA (celebration of the arts) jazz festival as well as the Scranton jazz festival.

David has also done frequent studio bass work for several major publishers.