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David began making music as a teenager with his brothers in his parents' basement in Jersey City, New Jersey. Having played all over the United States, with a band and solo , David has been writing songs that capture the essence of 'every man', singing songs that people from all backgrounds can identify with, With a voice that draws from Freddie Mercury and Elton John, melodies straight out of 60s AM pop/70 FM hits, and hard strummed acoustic guitars with distorted power chords, think 'Foo Fighters meet Queen, and start a pop rock cover band, and you have an idea of David's signature sound.
"From the moment alternative rock ruled the airwaves, I knew I had to become a musician. I loved the music my parents listened to, from The Beatles to Elvis, 60s and 70s pop rock left an indelible mark on me. Alternative rock was the final straw-infectious melodies, big choruses, raw, honest lyrics with quiet verses and loud, booming choruses. I was hooked, and always will be." This is the sentiment that David always gives, when asked, "Why do you make music?"
Over the past decade, David's played as a solo artist and with Snowball 37, his band where as singer/songwriter/guitarist, he plays with a constantly rotating crew of musicians. 2013 will see the release of Snowball 37's "De Classe", an album with pop sensibilities, and distorted guitar built on a foundation of stories that relate to all, as well as a stripped down solo album entitled "Saturday Night Man". "I don't like to explain my lyrics, I'd rather have the listener develop their own relationship, their own love for the song, based on a connection with whatever meaning they derive from it. If I'm playing a 'breakup' song like 'Tear Me Apart From You', and it helps you get over a failed relationship, it might not be the kind of relationship that I was writing about, and that's fine, because it's your song, too."
David's been given critically acclaimed reviews in local publications such as 'The East Coast Rocker', 'The Aquarian', 'Asbury Park Press', 'This Week In Jersey City', and on the web at musicxray.com, dailyunsigned.com, and independentmusicscene.com. His songs have been played on a number of college and underground stations across the country, but he's determined to break into the mainstream in 2013. "For years, I loved playing shows, and going home and hanging out with my friends, but music's never been just a hobby. Now, I want more stability in music, I'm letting my guard down a little more to try and become a full time musician, instead of a full time musician working odd jobs to pay the bills. I just realized that I need more time to write, record and play more.'
He's also opened for various famous entertainers as eclectic as Fred Norris from the Howard Stern Show, 'The Greatest All Female Band In The World- Lez Zeppelin, comedienne Margaret Cho, British punk legends The Vibrators, and the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. "After having Bruce Springsteen tell me that we sounded good, well, it put a lot into perspective. He'd never remember us, but just being there, walking backstage into the dressing room after playing a fierce set, and literally walking right into Bruce, I had come to a point in my life where there was no turning back and becoming a car salesman or 9 to 5 desk jobber."
David's songs like 'Half Past Midnight' (a catchy "sing along chorus" song that touches on our everyday problems, and how we deal with them in a group setting) "Baby You're A Star" is a sarcastic, cynical homage to the stars, and the self importance that comes with being famous. 'Long Dead and Gone' and 'Zero Road' deal with the first hand trial and tribulations of a working musician, "And you can dance to them!! No matter what, your song has to move people, or make them want to move. My songs will either stop you in your tracks, or make you want to get up and dance."
After playing with troubled musicians, dealing with know it all producers, and even turning down a publishing deal with a major label "Long story short, I was really wary of the contract, so rather than sign my life away right then and there, I decided to regroup and do as much independently as possible. With the new album getting a lot of attention, 2014 is going to be a lot of fun."
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