At the age of four Dave was given his first guitar. He remembers it, as of yesterday. He clearly describes the feeling of standing in the kitchen, a foot on the table the other on the chair, holding the guitar real tight. He was entertaining the infinite crowd in front of me. A new passion was born!
Drawing helped him survive high school. It allowed him to step away from the boredom, into his own imaginary world. This world was located somewhere between vinyl album artwork and Bugs Bunny’s fantasies.
In college he learned to turn his dreams into reality. He studied fine arts and communication arts. At night and on weekends, he played bass with various local bands. He was then, exploring every possible creative avenue. After a few years of touring and somewhat intense living, he decided to do something gracefully important, he founded a family.
Dave is currently living and working in Vancouver, BC (Canada). His peaceful and laid back personality is embedded at the core of his work. He is a proud father of two with whom, he enjoys the West Coast lifestyle.
He writes most of his music at home, right in the middle of the room where the family gathers. He enjoys exposing his kids to the process of working as a creative individual. This physical environment brings a balance to his life. Mixing work and family time forces him to focus on precise elements of the writing process, and provides him with great inspiration. Once an idea reaches its full potential, Dave takes it to the recording studio. A space he shares with two other local producers. Collaborations are important and necessary in this industry. Dave values the personal relationships.
The busy modern life fuels his songs with ideas and keeps his passion well alive. As a songwriter he is inspired by the craftsmanship of the classic songwriters. As a producer, he is influenced by the sound palette of the modern artists and the infinite possibilities of technology. His songs are about the dualities of the daily life, relationships, magical weekend getaways, and personal dreams.
Dave is currently pursuing a Master Certificate in Production and Songwriting, as a part-time student, at Berklee Online. As a bass player, he recorded and toured with bands such as: Unsafe, June, Equilibrium, Land Of Nubia. He continues releasing instrumental music under the stage name of Tecosha. Dave’s goal has always been to make a difference by creating and sharing beauty.
Dave’s music is tinted with the emotions of its producer, a humble man with big dreams.