David and Goliath Music is a production company and record label established by me, David Simmons.
I am a BMI affiliated music producer, musician and composer.
My primary songwriting partner Ray “Goliath” McCrory is also a BMI affiliate, my best friend and longtime business associate.
Our first publishing company was established in 1985 when we signed a major recording contract with Atlantic Records.
David and Goliath Music is always selectively looking to expand our client and artist roster.
We must be selective because the level of talent we compete with in today's music industry is higher than ever before.
Do you have a song, composition or musical message to get across?
Are you a songwriter that wants to record or expand on their demos?
Do you have a great band that wants help producing or writing that hit single?
Or ... are you a solo artist looking for experienced professional musicians to quickly bring your musical dreams into reality?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions,
Are You ready to take the next step with your
David and Goliath Music is based in Baltimore Maryland. We are affiliated with Secret Sound, where we work with Grammy nominated musician and producer John Grant.
Our Partner Eric Dalton owns EDP Studio in NY and is also a producer, writer, musician and accredited audio engineer.
Together we offer co-writing, recording, mixing, mastering, and CD Design services.
Producers Eric Dalton, David Simmons and John Grant
The son of a Navy Chaplain, David lived on both US coasts and in Italy, moving a dozen times by age 16. David loved music early on and took up playing the clarinet, piano, and ultimately guitar.
In 1976, he co-founded popular rock group “D.C. Star”. He penned the band’s material with musician/lyricists Jefferson Antel and Ray “Goliath” McCrory with whom he co-wrote the group’s most popular song “Is It You”.
The band released their first record on Secant Records in 1977 followed by a picture disc on Escape Records in 1982 and full length album “Livin’ in a Rock and Roll Whirl” in 1984.
Under the watchful eye of manager David A. Sherbow and promoter Kevin Brenner of New York’s Creative Talent Agency, D.C. Star joined a stable of New York performers that included Bon Jovi, The Ramones, Twisted Sister, White Lion, Zebra and Pat Travers. The band proved to be a popular show opener for stadium acts Journey, Judas Priest, The Guess Who, Quiet Riot, Blackfoot and more before graduating to the headliner at many of the same concert venues.
The band got a development deal with MediaMax and over a 5 year span their sessions were produced by the renowned Michael Brauer and assisted by the Media staffs that were producing Kiss, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, UFO, Luther Van Dross & Diana Ross. They were signed to Mirage/Atlantic Records in 1985 and released the album “Rockin’ the Classroom” featuring the hit “I Wanna’ Rock Tonight”.
After the band’s breakup in 1987 David found success in real estate and residential construction. Over the next 20 years he built several profitable enterprises while continuing to write music both independently and with long-time co-writer Ray McCrory. Once again David is pouring all of his energy and experience into producing music full time – recording new music in several genres and offering no-nonsense, real-world advice and mentoring to the next generation of upcoming artists.
Ray “Goliath” McCrory was a young boy when his father taught him to play guitar and sing old country standards and Elvis tunes. While serving in the military he was stationed in Alaska and became serious about writing music and studying martial arts.
In 1978, while working security at Baltimore’s largest night club, Ray met David when D.C. Star came to town. Instantly they formed a bond both writing music and in friendship. David and Ray have penned and copyrighted hundreds of compositions and adopted the business name David and Goliath Music in 1988 to symbolize their partnership.
In addition to the work he has done with David, Ray was chief lyricist on projects with writer/producer John Sady and Motown composer Sharon Nock. Ray is active in Christian music ministries and he and his wife Connie have 2 children.
John Grant the owner of Secret Sound Studio is an accomplished guitarist that also plays mandolin, bass guitar and keyboards. John and David Simmons produce dynamic songs that utilize real and programmed drumming and percussion, piano, organ, keyboards, strings, and synthesizers with libraries of sounds.
John is always available to help in creative and musical ways, effortlessly performing and using technology to make the music happen. He is a certified ProTools educator and he and David have the techniques and experience to make each song and arrangement special.
Check out the equipment and the long list of clients that record at Secret Sound by connecting with John.
John Grant and David Simmons
In 2016 artist, writer, guitarist and audio engineer Eric Dalton joined the David and Goliath Music team. Eric graduated from highly accredited Mercy College in NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Production and Technology.
The combination of David Simmons musicianship and production experience, Ray “Goliath” McCrory’s co-writing and lyrics and Eric’s writing, performing and state of the art audio engineering skills promise to yield a powerful synergy to new D&G Music creations.
David Simmons and Eric Dalton
Susan has been working with David and Goliath in its digital space since 2015 through her company Reach Digital Management. And in 2017 she became a full time advisor for web development and social networking.
Susan has been instrumental in bringing D&G into the new decade through her experience and vision with social media and websites and provided much needed inspiration with her general enthusiasm for the project.
Communications has always been a part of her life. She's worked for NASA in the communication division and been a dispatcher, artist, actress and writer. Her artistic eye has been invaluable to the team. She has refreshed D&G Music's web presence and was the designer and driving force behind the new website which launched in 2020.
Many may say, “You are a fool to follow your dreams" But we follow our hearts and press on because it is the war we fight every day. Regardless of whether battles are lost or won, let us fight on with bravery and perseverance.
Every day, in some way; “God is doing a new thing!*” in every one of us. Thus we are granted new gifts, talents and identities to use serving others for His glory.
As well stated by the lyrics of Argent s' classic a1973 hit:
"God gave rock and roll to us, gave rock and roll to us ...
He put it in the soul of everyone."
So … in the glorious name of Music:
David and Goliath Music