Dave has performed in the piano bar circuit for nearly 10 years. He got his break in Little Rock, Arkansas, at a dueling piano bar called Willy D's where he honed his chops for 2 years. From there, he went on to perform internationally, on cruise ships, and in many piano bar venues across the United States. In addition to the bar scene, he has performed many private shows, from small house concerts to large corporate events. Among some of his favorite places to perform are St. Maarten at The Red Piano, and Uptown Funk in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his maternal Grandparents live who are both in their 90's! He performs regularly in and around Austin, at Rockey's Piano Bar in Round Rock and Houston, Darwin's Piano Bar on 6th Street in Downtown Austin, and Moonshine & Ale in New Braunfels. To check out his piano bar reel, click here.
Dave is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, music producer, and music teacher who can teach various instruments, including recording and music production, to all ages and abilities. Whether you're someone who loves to sing but is not a professional singer and just want a recording of yourself, an aspiring musician breaking into the scene, or a professional musician who wants to work with someone who understands what you want, Dave can help. Dave is currently producing several different artists, including working on his own projects. He works out of two studios in South Austin - one being his home studio, and also at MR Studios owned by long-time friend and co-producer, Micah Wagner. In addition, he produces and has produced everything from jingles for commercials to songs for children. To schedule a free consultation, or to schedule your first free 30 minute music lesson, click here.
Dave has been a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist for over 20 years, playing bass, guitar, drums, and keys. He toured most of the United States as well as many countries in Europe with several different bands as well as solo. His latest project, Billy Drake, is a collaboration with Austin musician and co-producer Micah Wagner. The duo have been friends since kindergarten. Dave provides vocals, production, and various instruments to the project. Dave also works continuously on a solo project called KUMU - which leans towards a more electronic production. To experience this music, click here.