Smooth rock / reggae / funk for the thinking and dancing aficionado. Think of Peter Gabriel jamming and partying with Robbie Robertson, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson in Bob Marley's Hope Road studio.
Dave is a New York City-based singer/songwriter known for his great stage show in addition to his immaculately-produced studio recordings.
- Quiet Mind
Dave's music, such as the popular '(When) She's In Love With Me' and the youtube video hit, 'Jon Stewart Is God', is characterized by island-tinged rock rhythms underpinning consistently mesmerizing pop/rock tunes. Dave is joined in the studio and onstage by a roving group of musicians that go by the name the "Mojo Conga Jam". Regular members of the "MCJ" include David Patterson on guitar (alumnus of Atlanta Singer/songwriter Shaun Mullins and the Indigo Girls), David Gomez on percussion (internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz percussionist and Hiram Bullock/Omar Hakim collaborator), and various other luminaries of the NYC music scene.
Dave incorporates varied rhythms into his writing, including reggae, rock and salsa, to name a few. The end results are sometimes playful, sometimes soulful, sometimes down-right rockiní, but always evocative tunes that the NYC crowd has begun to call "rhythmic rock". Dave grew up in Puerto Rico and incorporates Spanish into many of his songs along with the random Hebrew rap (courtesy of Israeli percussion/vocal star Sharon Hawk) and snippets of Yoruba chanting (thanks to David Gomez and the endless depth of his knowledge of Afro-Caribbean grooves).
Dave's songs have appeared on television shows, feature films and international DVD releases and have been played on the radio all around the world. He has also worked with such stars at Richie Havens and has pitched songs to internationally acclaimed artists including Norah Jones and Carlos Santana.
Some press for Jon Stewart Is God, the first single from his latest release, Quiet Mind:
Rolling Stone: "Hilariously genius"
Symphony Space: "Epitomizes the alternative voice of rock"
New York Daily News: "Engaging and mesmerizing music with
alternatively poignant, direct and funny lyrics"
Dave Sasscer - Ella (Live)
Roomful of Sky Records is proud to help Dave continue to make waves on radio, video and the web, all around the civilized world!