Dave prides himself on being a well-rounded drummer.On one end of the spectrum he has played with Chick Corea, Nat Adderley, and bassist Jeff Berlin.On the other end of the spectrum -Slash, Rick Derringer, jingles, countless recording sessions, country gigs, and even Elvis shows.In the 'middle', the list of artists Dave performs with (previously and currently) include Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Jackiem Joyner, Paul Taylor, and dozens and dozens more top artists.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceRehearsing and performing with Chick Corea (performed a 17 minute version of his tune 'Spain'-- in front of thousands of people, with members of Earth Wind And Fire on the side of the stage digging it) is when I kinda felt like 'I did it!!'...one of my ultimate goals was to reach a certain level of proficiency through hours and hours of practice....etc...to achieve this goal.
What Drives Your Creativity?I try to find positive aspects out of just about everyone's playing, and learn from it.When I perform, my theory and goal is- to learn, transcribe, soak up as much music as you can, and then just play (forget it) and let it just come out of you (hopefully...lol)
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I can't imagine using any other brand than my trusty Vic Firth 5B extremes !