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Get intimate with David Hernandez at Martinis Above Fourth

David Hernandez in San Diego for intimate performance at Martinis Above Fourth.
Photo credit:
Adam Bouska

Martinis Above Fourth is giving you a special treat this week as American Idol Season 7 contestant makes his way back to the stage for an intimate concert on Thursday May, 11.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News spoke with Hernandez last year about his upcoming release of the song “Beautiful.”  

That song and accompanying video, directed by Printz Board of the Black Eyed Peas was a YouTube hit with over 39,000 views in less than two days.

This up-tempo love song is dance floor worthy, a genre Hernandez is familiar with especially since he wrote the underrated club anthem “WTF.”

But his appearance at Martinis above Fourth will showcase a more relaxed version of himself and his talents.

This performance will include some of his personal favorites that will appear on his forthcoming studio album and few covers from artists who have touched his life.

David’s journey as an out gay singer/songwriter became one of the focuses of his popularity on American Idol.

At first he says he didn’t want to audition for the hit reality show but then changed his mind.

Good thing he did because he went all the way to the final 12.

“It was a total game-changer,” he told SDGLN back in August. “It literally put me on the map and also helped me in the last nine years to consistently work, and release music on my own terms, you know, and just be authentic to myself.”

For Thursday night performance he will forgo the thousands of fans in the auditorium, keeping it simple and intimate with only a piano and his voice.

Hernandez talks freely about his life coming from a broken home and has dealt with issues of self-worth and confidence, but his music seems to carry him through all of that and he hopes its message transcends throughout the community.

“I’m just like this is who I am,” he said, “and you’re always evolving, defining yourself in different ways and stuff, I am just so annoyed with all this shaming that goes on.”

You can catch this star's performance on Thursday May, 11 at 8 pm at Martinis Above Fourth

For tickets and show times click HERE.