nicholas david

Nicholas David brings his alternative soul music to Jaeb Theater May 20.

TAMPA — Nicholas David will take the stage Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater, at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Tickets start at $30.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit

A vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer-songwriter from St. Paul, Minnesota, David has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level for more than a decade. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s “The Voice,” David had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of “The Voice” were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.

During his 2012 appearance on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice,” the season finalist wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility — taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate third-place finish. However, what resonated most with the audience was his undeniable old-school and old-fashioned soul, which has been a common thread throughout his career and is showcased to perfection on his latest EP, “Make Hope.”

This project — which marks the Minnesotan singer-songwriter’s seventh overall — is a smooth and deep study of emotion backed by David’s confident command of soul, R&B, and rock and roll. Its six tracks offer a glimpse into the journey, both personally and professionally, that David has been taking over the past couple of years.

David’s music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart. His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. When it comes to his iconic live shows, he is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. As if channeling inspiration from an outside source, the instant he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music.

David and his own label — Wake the World — are among an emerging group of conscious-capitalists and eco-entrepreneurs focused on utilizing recycled materials and FSC-certified products to lessen our environmental impact. All CD packaging and mailings feature recycled materials and FSC-certified products.

David completes the lineup for the 2018-19 Club Jaeb series, sponsored in part by Big Storm Brewing Co.

Club Jaeb transforms the Straz Center’s Jaeb Theater into an intimate music space featuring folk, Americana, alternative, country and other “hand-picked music that matters.” From American roots across the routes of America, these artists push the evolution of traditions that define American music.