David Kitay grew up surrounded by music. The son of a professional opera singer, David was encouraged to study music, and by age seven had selected guitar as his favorite instrument. By age nineteen, David was a respected session guitarist, recording with bands Darwin (Polygram) and Lott (Casablanca). Soon David caught the eye of Motown records and songwriter/producer Barry Mann. he was playing on records for Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, James Ingram, and The Pointer Sisters.