David Jiménez Pinteño (known as David DeMaria) was born in the Spanish town Jerez de la Frontera on 20 January 1976. He was a big fan of music since childhood. When David turned 14, he joined a music band Kelliam 71, which he worked with for almost 6 years. The band copied the songs of their favorite artists, such as The Last of the Row, The Beatles, etc. The group even recorded an album, but it was never published. While working with Kelliam 71, David honed his guitar-playing skills and learned how to perform onstage.When DeMaria was a teenager, he liked such bands as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Clash, and The Rolling Stones. However, he also enjoyed Spanish musicians, such as El Último de la Fila, Mecano, Nacha Pop, and Alejandro Sanz.
When he turned 21, David recorded his first solo album David DeMaría (1997), which included such songs as “Amor multipicado por dos”, “Nuestra historia,” and “Aprendiendo vivir.” Even though the LP didn’t make it into the Spanish charts, it jump started DeMaria’s career.
In 1998, DeMaria signed a contract with a different label and released Soñar Despierto. The LP reached the 87th spot on the Spanish Albums Chart. Among the famous songs from the album were “Perdidamente enamorao” and “Sed de ti.”