David Prater is a Multi-Platinum, Award winning Music Producer/Recording Engineer, best known for his work with Dream Theater, Night Ranger, Firehouse, Stephen Pearcy’s Arcade, and the Texas Hippie Coalition. As a session drummer, David has played and toured the world with the likes of Santana, LaBelle, Nona Hendrix, Nektar, Sam & Dave and Brian Setzer. The driving force behind Prater Productions, David has been creating and producing music for over 40 years. His works have received many awards, most notably the 1987 Academy Award “Song of the Year” for “Time of My Life” and the successful release of "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. In 1991, with 4 Top Forty and Top Ten singles, Billboard Magazine named David Prater as one of the “Top 25 Pop Singles Producers” with 3 major chart singles, along with “Firehouse” winning the American Music Award’s “Best New Rock Artist."