David Glen Eisley
David Glen Eisley
|Born||September 5, 1952|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, AOR, glam metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, drums, guitar, harmonica|
|Associated acts||Giuffria, Dirty White Boy, Craig Goldy, Murderer's Row, Sorcery|
David Glen Eisley (born September 5, 1952) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.
Eisley was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the son of actor Anthony Eisley and Judith Tubbs Eisley. While in high school, he played drums for the band Mammoth, an Iron Butterfly cover band. Before settling into music, Eisley spent much of his early days playing baseball. He eventually reached Double-A for the San Francisco Giants, commuting back and forth between games and club gigs.
He is most well known for being the lead singer for the AOR bands Sorcery (1980–1983), Giuffria (1983–1988), Dirty White Boy (1988–1991), and Stream (1998). His biggest success came with the band Giuffria, when their hit single "Call to the Heart" reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1985. Eisley has also appeared in the television shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and 7th Heaven, the movie Action Jackson and has acted in various commercials. In 1997, Eisley co-wrote the rock ballad "Sweet Victory" with Bob Kulick, and in the following year, APM Music released the track on their Bruton Music Library album American Games. The song was featured in the 2001 SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Band Geeks" which sharply increased its popularity, with it reaching number 23 on the Hot Rock Songs chart in February 2019 after Super Bowl LIII.
He has released four solo albums, War Dogs in 1999, Stranger from the Past in 2000, a compilation album of previously unreleased songs, The Lost Tapes, in 2003, and Tattered Torn & Worn... in 2019.
In 2017, Eisley was featured as lead vocalist on three songs on Bob Kulick's album, Skeletons in the Closet. On December 1, 2017 he released an album with Craig Goldy, under the band name Eisley/Goldy, titled Blood, Guts And Games.
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- "APM Music's "Sweet Victory" Receives Super Bowl LIII Buzz; Donates Song Revenues to ALS Foundation". Sports Video Group. January 15, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
- "Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
- Maron, John; Brady, Bradford (22 October 2015). "ON THE RECORD: What '80s rock ballad was SpongeBob jamming out to?". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- Buczek, Ben (25 September 2015). "Why 'Sweet Victory' is the greatest song of all time". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "BOB KULICK Unleashes His 'Skeletons In The Closet'". MelodicRock.com. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
- "David Glen Eisley And Craig Goldy To Release Eisley/Goldy Debut". Blabbermouth.net. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2018-01-04.