Suga Bear


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Soprano.


Starting from the age of 5 I have been using my gift of song for 36 years. A native of Baltimore, Maryland with a Jehovah Witness upbringing I pay homage to my dad, David Sr. and his side of the family for all their talented voices they shared and also exposing me to musical talent such as Sam Cooke, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and a host of other artists from that era. I have fond memories of family gatherings singing. That experience enabled me to develop and control my pitch, tone and range at such a young age. Once I started high school I began to appreciate the talent I have which made my love for music grow even more. My singing career took off during my early adult years singing for various different groups. However, the development of my voice took a turn when I was introduced to Raymond Parker a classically trained singer of Peabody Institute in Baltimore Maryland. I respected my craft even more and also started song writing as a result of training with him. People often ask how did I come to call myself “Suga Bear”. It was a nickname given to me by a friend. “Suga Bear” from the Sugar Crisp cereal box cover, which also translate in Spanish as “Oso De Azucar” adopted by me from some of my Latino kids I used to mentor. My career consists of performing at numerous events such as weddings, plays, talent and fashion shows, open mic and spoken word events along with being the opening act for several main events. When anyone ask what is my first love, the answer is simple my 4 children Taylor, Cubby, David and Raven……my love for music would not be the same without them…….

Screen name:
Suga Bear
Member since:
Jun 11 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Sam Cooke, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Dave Hollister, Jahiem, Tyrese, etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Bass:
Background Singer:


Vocals 2nd Tenor, 2nd Bass