DTMG (Dave Tauler Music Group
Gig Seeker Pro

DTMG (Dave Tauler Music Group

Bowie, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Bowie, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Pop Funk




"Jammin Java's Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 10: And the winner is.."

First Runner-up: DTMG

As the night's host, Nathan Ihara (from local favorites We Were Kings) noted, the name DTMG sounds like some kind of designer drug, but it's really shorthand for the Dave Tauler Music Group. A true party band, DTMG filled both the stage and the room with a big, danceable sound made by six players and two female singers. Along with originals, the band mixed some funky cover tunes into its set, including Chuck Brown's "Bustin' Loose" and even Psy's "Gangnam Style."

Tauler is no stranger to success, having won an Amateur Night at Harlem, NY's Apollo Theater and a John Lennon Songwriting Contest award. Given the response of the crowd this night, DTMG will have other successes in future. - The Examiner


Still working on that hot first release.



David Tauler who leads the band plays 30 instruments, has a degree in music performance from the University of Maryland, and works as the music teacher for Montrose Christian School in the Washington, DC, area. Hes a three-time winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and competed for the title of Super Top Dog, Amateur of the Year, in 2012. In 2008 Tauler won the Grand Prize and Lennon Award of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for R&B. In 2009, Tauler was a winner of Washington FOX 5s DMV Idol.

The Dave Tauler Music Group or DTMG is the outcome of a life committed to teaching, performing and creating music. Inspired by great bandleaders like Sting and Stevie Wonder, Dave needed a dynamic outlet to exercise his collection of talents, which led to the creation of the Dave Tauler Music Group. Unlike most bands, DTMG is an ever-changing collective of musicians who work interchangeably to address a variety of musical styles.

In February 2012, DTMG, made history by becoming the first American Band to professionally cover, remix, and film live performances of Kpop hits (in Korean) on Youtube. The channel gained international attention immediately as it amassed hundreds of thousands of views. Articles began to populate the web about the band shortly thereafter. This momentum earned Dave a trip to Korea to perform on the top rated television show, Star King. On December 8th 2012, The DTMG (Dave Tauler Music Group) was the first band to introduce KPOP to the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York.

Having performed for major Korean American Festivals, Asian Beauty Pageants, Talent Competitions, and most recently, in February of 2014, DTMG was the runner-up in the Mid-Atlantic Band Battle held at the prestigious, Jammin Java in Northern Va. They also were a lead competitor in the Welcome to the Apollo Theme Song competition that happened earlier this year. 

Band Members