Songwriter + Producer
As a songwriter Dave enjoys telling stories filled with imagery. As a producer he transposes emotions into musical landscapes. As an artist his goal is to entertain the listeners by creating and sharing beauty.
Dave is inspired by the craftsmanship of artists such as: Bonobo, Nils Frahm, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, and M83. His minimalist approach enhances the core emotion of the song and stimulates personal interpretation, as well as the collective imagination.
Dave’s artistic journey began when he received his first guitar at the age of five, as a birthday present. Then, to get through high school, he used drawing to keep his hyperactive mind busy. It allowed him to step away from boredom, and create his own imaginary world. This world was located somewhere between vinyl album artwork and Bugs Bunny’s fantasies.
In college, he studied Fine Arts and Communication Arts. At night and on weekends, he played bass with various local punk rock, emocore and post-rock bands. He was then exploring every possible creative avenue. Music was becoming the central point of his life. During this period, he recorded and toured with bands such as: Unsafe, June, Equilibrium, MyDay, Sound of Freedom, and Land of Nubia. Since then, he has been using music as his main creative outlet.
After many years of touring and somewhat intense living, he decided to slow down and do something gracefully important. He founded a family. Taking a break from the road and the bands, he refocused his career on songwriting. To help him improve his work, he recently completed a Master Certificate in Production and Songwriting, at Berklee Online.
Dave is currently living and working in Vancouver, BC (Canada). He is a proud father of two with whom he enjoys the West Coast lifestyle.