Davit Souders began his music career in the early 1980’s as lead vocalist for the Tulsa rock band Lynx selling out venues such as Cain’s Ballroom. From 1986 to 1990 he managed and booked the well-known Tulsa nightclub S.R.O. (Standing Room Only).
In 1990 he started his company Diabolical Productions and opened the nationally famous music venue IKON which ran from 1990-1997 and included hundreds of concerts from local and national acts including The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Rev. Horton Heat, KMFDM, Cake and many others .
Throughout the 1990’s Davit helped introduce a whole new generation of concertgoers to the world famous Cain’s Ballroom as production manager and talent buyer with acts ranging from The Foo Fighters, Beck, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and Nine Inch Nails. He also returned the historic ballroom to it’s original purpose as a place to dance every Thursday night hosting Retro 80’s Dance Music from 1997 through 1999.
As a radio personality, in 8th grade, Davit was the voice of Tulsa Public Schools lunch menus on AM radio five days a week. Later in life, he hosted the electronic/industrial show Technopolis from 1990-1994 which aired on three area stations.
From 1996 to 2004 he was the host of Home Groan on Z-104.5 The Edge. He also hosted the shows Local Flavors and This 70’s Show both on local college radio from 2006 through 2012 . He has also hosted podcasts for Independent RadioOklahoma and his own Hometown Heroes.
As vocalist in the band DDS, they won two Tulsa World Spot Music Awards and were nominated four times. DDS is also featured on the Yawn Records cd “Blizzard Blue”. His other bands have included Rideshy Ritual and I Am Jet Fuel. He is also a founding member of the holiday season super group, Team Galaxy which released their first CD “The Sled Chronicles” in 2006 and the follow up “The Acoustic Chronicles in 2011.
In 2007, 2008 and again for 2013, he was on Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Hot 100 Movers and Shakers and People To Watch list. In 2008 he was featured as a “Local Hero” in Spin Magazine’s article on Tulsa.
He has served as Associate Director for Billboard Magazine’s World Song Contest and as Entertainment Director on the Oklahoma Scottish Festival’s board of Directors from 2002-2010.
Davit was a continuing education instructor at Tulsa Community College 2000-2001 and 2007-2009 at The Jim Halsey School of Music and Entertainment Business. His courses included classes on Touring & Promotion, Nightclub and Music Venue Management, Artists Development and The History of Modern Radio and It’s Personalities. Davit is a guest lecturer annually at OSU-Tulsa on local music.
As a talent buyer and production manager, he has contributed to the success of Tulsa festivals including Edgefest, The Edge Birthday Bash, Bluesfest, D Fest and one of Oklahoma’s largest 4th of July celebrations, FreedomFest.
Souders has co-produced Oklahoma’s largest Halloween event, Freakers Ball since 1992. Freakers Ball has been held annually at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom since 1974.
He produced Rhythm On The River, the successful weekly Concert Series for Tulsa River Parks in 2009 and 2010.
He was a 2009 nominee for the Mayor’s Tulsey Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Entrepreneur of the Year.
For over 20 years, various aspects of Davit’s career have been featured in several local and national publications and he has made several appearances on local television stations.
In 2012 Davit rejoined The Edge air staff to once again host Home Groan and could not be happier.