Dave Tolliver

Dave Tolliver

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandR&BGospel

The Blaq Pavarotti

Biography

Dave made a name for himself as a member of
the platinum R&B group Men At Large. The first
chapter of a promising career began at age 5. Dave
became a member and served as the director of the
Buds of Promise Choir at St. Paul AM.E. Zion Church
in Cleveland, Ohio until age 15. Young Tolliver was
encouraged immensely to sing from his heart by his
choir directors Mrs. Mary Hampton, and Terrence
Jones.

Inspired by his uncle Lynn Tolliver (radio legend),
Dave began his career as a disc jockey at age 15.
For years he rocked Cleveland's WZAK from side to
side and back and forth, consistently holding down
the #1 ranking in his time slot. He also served as
co-host of the #1 morning show at WJKC Isle 95 in
the Virgin Islands where listeners would bow down to
the roaring sounds of "King Tollie". Listeners would also enjoy the quiet riot when they tuned into Mongoose 104.9 Classic Rock radio station. Presently he rocks Full Belly Radio every Wednesday from 8p-10p highlighting some of today’s hottest independent artists. With celebrity guests and witty banter it’s a definite can’t miss!

Dave began singing at local talent shows and it wasn't long before R&B singer, songwriter, producer, Gerald Levert discovered his hidden talent. The chemistry between Dave and his partner was awesome. Together they created a combustion that transformed these Cleveland boys into Men At Large. The smash hit "So Alone” put them on the map. Dave toured the world earning platinum and gold albums, song of the year in 1993 and an Indie Music Award nomination for best video, from a project released in 1999. The Cleveland native is a powerhouse singer, songwriter, and producer having worked with some of music's greatest. Most notably The Levert Family, R. Kelly and many more.

Dave is also making his mark on the stage as an actor in 13 major productions. Dave has shared the stage with: Bernadette Stanis, Hawthorne James Cuba Gooding sr., Clifton Powell, Fantasia, Darnell Williams, Tommy Ford, Melba Moore, Alyson Williams, Mikki Howard, Cherelle, Johnny Gill, Erica Campbell(Mary Mary) , Shar Jackson, Christopher “Play” Martin, Cheryl “Salt” James, Donald
Grey and many more to come. Dave is primarily cast in leading roles and captivates his audience by giving riveting performances that leaves the audience mesmerized. Recently appearing in Down Bottom Films indi production Love’s Triangle portraying Attorney John Billamore, a
recent part in the upcoming straight to DVD release “Five Days In The A”, the thrilling “Soul Kittens Cabaret” portraying dual roles to perfection providing the comic relief and the stability throughout a crazy situation, and just being fat in his latest appearance in “What to Expect While
Expecting” which stars Cameron Diaz, and Chris Rock!
Over the past few years Dave has managed to keep himself busy in and out of the studio, and cultivating the new kids on the block. With his new company Fullbelly Media Group (www.fbmgonline.com) Tolliver and his co-horts plan on taking these new acts signed and unsigned
to a level of perfection, in hopes of taking today’s talent pool to the level of their predecessors. Right now catch him on tour with the” Hennessey Black Reminisce Tour” with his
group Men at Large, Rude Boys, Shai, H-Town, Kut Klose, and Levert II. Already booked through February 2012!

The Blaq Pavarotti the latest moniker which he has dubbed himself has been in or around the entertainment BUISINESS for over thirty years still going strong with no plans of stopping! Dave Tolliver The “Last Of A Dying Breed”. Singer, songwriter, actor, producer, C.E.O. what else is left he probably can do that too!

Discography

MEN AT LARGE 1992
ONE SIZE FITS ALL 1994
RIAA CERTIFIED PLATINUM
RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD
LOVE STRUGGLE AND PROGRESS 1994
SECOND WIND 2006
BACK ON TOP 2007
BLAQ PAVAROTTI 2009