Born in Los Angeles, Garibaldi later moved to South Sacramento, where he became exposed to the art of graffiti painting. Garibaldi’s synergy of music and art is what makes him unique as a painter and a performer. Featured shows also include the beats of Garibaldi’s exclusive DJ, Joseph One.
Garibaldi paints live through his “Rhythm and Hue” shows. He has performed for companies such as AT&T, Intel and Disney. He has also been featured at charity events for Playboy, NBA, and celebrities Snoop Dog, Santana, Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro and Blue Man Group. Garibaldi’s studio serves as his stage for these paintings of vibrant colors and fluid lines.
Garibaldi’s art is now an international brand and reproduced into posters, clothing apparel and iPhone cases. He is a featured Disney Fine Artist and has secured licensing rights for Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Elvis Presley. He also works closely with charities such as the Special Olympics, Echoes of Hope, Sacramento Children’s Home and World Vision. 1
David Garibaldi and His CYMK's' audition in Episode 702 consisted of painting a portrait of Beethoven while dancing to a techno version of "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony." Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the act to the Vegas Round.
David Garibaldi and His CMYK's was one of the Standby Acts in the Vegas Round. It was sorted into the "Novelty Acts" category. Its performance in Episode 713 consisted of painting a portrait of Elvis Presley while dancing to Presley's "Rubberneckin'." Its audition was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals along with Michael Nejad and Rock Star Juggler Mike Price.
David Garibaldi and His CMYK's' Quarterfinals performance in Episode 714 consisted of painting a portrait of Mick Jagger while dancing to "Paint It Black." They received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 715 instead of American BMX Stunt Team and Jarrett & Raja.
David Garibaldi and His CMYK's' Semifinals performance in Episode 728 consisted of the group painting on four different panels and then assembling them at the end of the performance to reveal a painting of the Statue of Liberty with a face resembling that of New York native Lenny Kravitz. The group received enough votes to be revealed as one of the Top 4 of the second Semifinal round instead of Jacob Williams and Sebastien "El Charro de Oro". The group was later revealed to have finished in either third or fourth place in America's Vote. In the Judges' Choice, although Sharon Osbourne did not vote for it, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel did, sending the group to the Finals in Episode 729 instead of Lightwire Theater.
For the finale in Episode 731, David Garibaldi and His CMYK's painted a portrait of Flo Rida while Flo Rida sang "I Cry" in a duet. They were revealed to have finished in fourth place in the competition that night, in front of Joe Castillo and The Untouchables, but behind Olate Dogs, Tom Cotter, and William Close.
David Garibaldi and his Cmyk's are the only finalist that were in the standby's in Vegas round