David Kenneth Eng’s formidable music business career spans over three decades and three continents. His experience includes being a musician, songwriter, producer, mixing engineer and label owner. He is responsible for selling over 20 million records worldwide and has earned 13 gold and platinum RIAA awards.
Eng, born on NYC's upper west side, first entered the music scene as a young guitarist and songwriter in New York City's late-1970s "No Wave" punk rock scene. Eng played in numerous bands, most notably Dorian Zero, and would often share cramped stages and dressing rooms with the likes of Blondie, The Ramones, Talking Heads and former NY Dolls David Johansen and Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, in such legendary rock clubs as CBGBs and Max's Kansas City.
In 1979, Eng, seeking to expand his musical base to also include producing and engineering, founded Bayside Sound Recording Studios in the borough of Queens in New York City. Over the next few years he formed Daven Records and produce his No Wave peers including Walter Lure (co-frontman of Thunders' Heartbreakers), Howie Pyro (D Generation, Danzig), Eric Carr (Kiss) and in his 1980s lounge lizard persona, David Johansen as Buster Poindexter. In addition to Eng's own forays as a producer and label owner, Bayside Sound also became one of the most sought after studios in NYC's then burgeoning hip-hop scene. During several periods in the 1980s, 10-percent of Billboard's r&b chart toppers (there were not yet rap or hip-hop charts) were recorded at Bayside Sound. These chart toppers Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, Full Force, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Eddie Palmieri, Najee, Whodini, Dana Dane, MC Shan, Marley Marl, MC Search, UTFO, Sweet Tee, Kwame, The Real Roxanne, The Weather Girls, Latoya Jackson, Chubb Rock, Todd Terry, Chaka Khan, Michael Peters (Michael Jackson’s choreographer), James Brown and even baseball great Daryl Strawberry. Concurrently, Bayside's rock clients also continued to grow and included such luminaries as Kiss, Anthrax, Marshall Crenshaw, Bobby ”Monster Mash” Pickett, Elliot “Simon Says” Chiprut and legendary producer Jimmy Miller (who has produced The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton’s Blind Faith, Plasmatics and Steve Winwood’s Traffic).