On December 19, 1985, David Tolley was just another guy in the "Tonight Show" studio audience when Johnny Carson explained that the musical guest for that night, classical pianist Horatio Gutierrez, had accidently shut his hand in the car door and would be unable to play. What came next was a question that would forever change the trajectory of David's music career. "Is there anybody in the audience that can play the piano?" asked Johnny. David's hand shot up. The audience applauded as he bounded down the stairs to meet Johnny and Ed on stage. Straight from the beach in his Nike t-shirt, jeans and flip-flops, David sat down at the grand piano. He played "Memory" from "Cats" in his signature flowing style - to roaring cheers from the audience and a grinning and speechless Johnny Carson.
What followed was a musical career spanning nearly 30 years taking David around the world playing for foreign dignitaries, four separate US Presidents (Ford, Reagan, Bush and Clinton) and composing original scores for Steven Spielberg, Disneyland Paris, Sony, and all the major networks. David's written seven musicals, released over two dozen albums, and has been nominated for two Grammys. And of course, David was asked back by Johnny Carson to be a special guest on "The Tonight Show".
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