David Merriam

David Merriam

Independent Insurance Agency Owner / Actor; Vocalist at ITM (China) Ltd. / ITM (US) Ltd. The First Dragon™

United States

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David Merriam's Overview

  • CEO at Suncoast Insurance Agency / The Merriam Insurance Agency LLC
  • Vocalist / Music Production Advisor - First Dragon Music Suite™ / Recording Artist at ITM (China) Ltd. / ITM (US) Ltd.
  • Studio Vocalist / Recording Artist / Songwriter - BMI at Studio Vocalist
  • Studio Vocalist / Voice Over - BMI at David Merriam

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David Merriam's Experience


Suncoast Insurance Agency / The Merriam Insurance Agency LLC

October 1999Present (15 years 1 month) Mobile, Alabama Area

Sun Coast Insurance is an independent insurance agency established in 2003.
We are able to quote your insurance needs through a number of carriers.
Sales / marketing insurance products / www.suncoastinsuranceagency.com

Vocalist / Music Production Advisor - First Dragon Music Suite™ / Recording Artist

ITM (China) Ltd. / ITM (US) Ltd.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

December 2012Present (1 year 11 months) United States

In 2012, David’s growing popularity, signature vocal sound and overwhelming musical talent attracted the Executives at the ITM Group in Cleveland and China.

It was John Stevens, the world renowned music composer, producer and musician, XM Satellite Radio’s, Production Director / In House Composer, and ITM and The First Dragon™ Ltd., Music Composer, Director, and Entertainment/Broadcasting Advisor, who brought Mr. Merriam to the attention of ITM Chairman, entertainment industry veteran, Jack Craciun III and Darren Anthony, ITM and The First Dragon™ Ltd., Entertaiment Producer, Lyricist, Artist, and Production Director.

A mutual relationship of integrity and Rock and Roll Spirit immediately develop between the four at the moment Merriam recognized the global significance of The First Dragon™ “Cross Cultural Exchange” avenues & enterprise identified by Stevens, Anthony, and Craciun and the opportunity to join forces musically to enhance the human condition around the world in real terms.

In December of 2012, David accepted the engagement to join ITM and sing for the coveted, “The First Dragon Suite Music Suite.” He brings more than 20 years of experience in songwriting, vocal orchestration and harmony composition, as well as his unparalleled voice talent to The First Dragon™ Cross Cultural Exchange Phantasmagoria of Literature, Fine Art (Calligraphy) and Music.

Studio Vocalist / Recording Artist / Songwriter - BMI

Studio Vocalist

August 2012Present (2 years 3 months) Worldwide

Studio Vocalist / Voice Over - BMI

David Merriam

January 2000Present (14 years 10 months) Worldwide

Vocal tracking for various songwriters and commercial voice-over work

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David Merriam's Summary

Originally from Houston, TX, David is an American Rock singer and songwriter with over 15+ yrs experience rocking clubs, festivals and arenas... David has done tons of interviews on radio and television over the years and have gained quite a bit of notoriety for himself. Recently, David had the pleasure of being Featured on the widely popular radio show, "The Big Rock Show with Tina Peek" and released two video games on Rockband 3 for XBox360 and PS2. David also had the honor of being chosen by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS, to open for their show in Houston with his group, Before Nine. David has also done Stand-In work on Tokarev, starring Nicolas Cage, Danny Glover, Max Ryan and Peter Stormare. He continues to pursue his music and acting.

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David Merriam's Publications

David Merriam's Projects

  • Before Nine

    • May 2008 to Present
    Team Members: David Merriam, Mark Merriam, Chris Barker, Dwayne Barker

    Modern Rock

David Merriam's Skills & Expertise

  1. Songwriting
  2. Rock
  3. Bands
  4. Singing
  5. Music
  6. Band
  7. Music Industry
  8. Songs
  9. Music Production
  10. Recording
  11. Studio Recording
  12. Sound
  13. Vocal
  14. Musical Theatre
  15. Drums
  16. Bass
  17. Festivals
  18. Musicians
  19. Guitar
  20. Voice Over
  21. Record Labels
  22. Vocalist
  23. Film Sound
  24. Composition
  25. Music Publishing
  26. Audio Engineering
  27. Sales&Marketing
  28. Marketing
  29. Insurance Brokerage
  30. Agency Mgmt
  31. Operations Management
  32. Management
  33. Retail Branding
  34. Professional Audio
  35. Music Licensing
  36. POP
  37. Film Scoring
  38. Lyrics
  39. A&R
  40. Original Music
  41. Booking Systems
  42. Music Supervision
  43. R&B
  44. Music Management
  45. Blues
  46. Remixing
  47. Soundtrack
  48. Keyboards
  49. Percussion
  50. Guitarist

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Opened for Kiss on September 17, 2010 in Houston, TX at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. Check out some pics of Before Nine opening for KISS! http://lnk.ms/DcDm9
Before Nine now available on Rock Band 3 for XBox360!

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