Dave Polemeni grew up in the entertainment industry. His father Anthony worked at the Copacabana Night Club in NYC.
Dave began his musical career as a songwriter for Famous Music, and then as lead singer and main songwriter for the New Jersey band Boystown.
Boystown was extremely popular in New Jersey and NYC and eventually were signed to AIR/EMI Records in 1988. Boystown’s CD Angels With Dirty Faces produced the U.K. single “Way of the World” where the band toured and built a UK following. Songs from the same album, “I Need Shelter” and “Get Up” were placed in a series of films and television shows, including Fox Network’s “21 Jump Street.”
From the artist/songwriting platform David learned Music Publishing & Artist Management and began making deals for songwriters, filmmakers, and song catalogues. His first major deal was securing the Foghat Catalogue for Bicycle Music. The deal appeared in Forbes Magazine and soon David was working for Dimensional Music formerly DreamWorks Publishing. Dimensional became S1 Songs America. There he was a senior executive representing the catalogues of Sheryl Crow, Evanescence, Lifehouse, Leon Russell and John Denver.
One of Dave’s recent projects is Warehouse Records recording artist Risa Binder. Risa’s first single “Gotta Have You” on Warehouse Records, shot to #24 on Sirius “The Highway” in July 2014 with articles in Billboard, USA Today and Country Music Weekly and a tour with country legend Ronnie Milsap. Risa has a new record ramping up for 2017. In April 2016 Risa has signed to Buddy Lee Attractions for personal appearances and touring! Her new single “U-Haul” will be released to radio June 2017.
David continues to develop and manage talent through his company – Polemeni Entertainment, LLC.