After graduating from the University of North Texas, David began performing across the country, first as the “Toyologist” – a character he developed for Toys “R” Us – and soon thereafter as David Chicken. He saw firsthand how music could bring smiles and laughter to kids and parents alike, through positive messages inspiring creativity, exercise and learning.
Since then David has performed around the world, including a world tour for the U.S. Navy in November of 2012, with shows in Italy, Spain, Japan and Guam. Three CDs and two DVDs are under his belt, filled with super-catchy original music and characters that kids and parents love. He has also won three Emmy® Awards through the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). In addition to these accomplishments, David’s song & video “Book a Trip”, which promotes reading, recently won a first place award in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
The signs were all there. Growing up, David was a fan of the TV show Green Acres. While in college, David had a chicken named Henrietta (and a pig named Arnold, but that’s another story). He ended up with the nickname “David McChicken.” That name eventually became David Chicken when it was time for a fun and memorable moniker.
Having traveled around the world performing his music, David is focused on family (he and wife Sarah have a baby girl named Amaya Jane), while still making time for plenty of live shows. David will continue traveling around the country, and internationally when opportunities arise, helping to bring smiles to the faces of happy families. David is also hard at work on his fourth CD, creating a total of more than 60 original songs and 30 videos. Each David Chicken product is jam packed with totally upbeat and fun-filled music for the whole family to enjoy.
A few thoughts from David …
“This is what I truly love doing. It is an honor to have families enjoy my music so much. I am thankful for each and every child who has ever danced or sang along to one of my songs. To share a laugh or a smile with them makes my whole life shine.
I vividly remember being a kid and wondering how adults could know how to make music and cartoons that kids would enjoy. What did they know? They were adults! Thankfully I found out years later; some adults don’t forget what’s it’s like to be a kid. And those are the ones who end up singing and dancing with a chicken on their head!”
grandmotherly demeanor and instantly becomes a friend to all. Mama Chicken sings backing vocals – and occasional lead rap – on David’s songs and videos.
As a working mom for many years, she knows the importance of making time, as a family, to enjoy quality entertainment together.
Also an ace in the kitchen, some of her delicious recipes are featured on David’s site. Her culinary skills were immortalized in the song “Mama Chicken’s Kitchen” and are featured in David’s latest Emmy-Winning DVD, Book a Trip with David Chicken.
Jane’s mother, Marie Ruth, traveled with the Chautauqua – a touring vaudeville company featuring such greats as Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy. Marie passed the love of entertaining on to her daughter and grandson. David and Jane are happy to carry on the family tradition.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to perform with David on stage. To see all the joy it brings children warms my heart. I know that David’s grandmother Marie is watching and she’s very proud of him.”
superhero Chihuahuas! Their amazing tricks and adventures are featured in all of David’s CDs and DVDs. Super Chachie also performs at many of David’s concerts, to the delight of parents and awe-struck kids. See some of their superstar tricks here!