Beyond Roots with Friends
Dave Holden,has been a professional musician and singer all of his life - this album cover was chosen by him because he said '..it reminds me of the house I grew up in. We had music coming in the house, playing throughout the whole house and busting out through the chimney! As far back as I can remember, Mom and Dad played music. It was the rhythm of our house. You see, my parents were musicians - so, it was in our makeup. It is our life breath. Needless to say, I, too, am proud to say I am a musician. It is a wonderful thing to have a career that brings you pleasure to do and also gives pleasure to others!' Dave Holden,MR. MUSIC MAN, plays all types of keyboards from the Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers and other electric instruments and, the grand piano. His style ranges from swinging jazz songs to funky R&B. He has been compared to a 'now' Nat King Cole with a 'matinee idol' attractiveness and demeanor and can also funk it up to a James Brown style. (He has worked with both entertainers) DAVE has worked all types of rooms and can perform to a 'listening' audience wanting to hear grand piano, to an audience wanting to dance to his 'one-man show' where he plays all kinds of keyboards. Dave was one of the original keyboard players to set up a rack of keyboards so he could stand to play and sing to his audiences. His repertoire of 'oldies' to 'newies' displays his uniqueness in being able to have a following of people from 10 to 70 years old. As a composer, songwriter and arranger, his original songs reflect his extensive background of jazz, blues, pop and funk. Some well known personalities that have come to hear MR MUSIC MAN perform are: the King of Sweden, Mohammad Ali, Steve Allen, Henry Mancini, James Brown, Sam Cook, O.C. Smith, The Spinners, Gregg Morris, Sammy Davis Jr., Della Reese, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, Prince and Paul Anka. DAVE was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and comes from a family of entertainers (his parents both played professionally in the Pacific Northwest area). DAVE even updated a song his dad wrote many years ago about their beloved city of Seattle called 'Seattle on the Puget Sound' which can be found on 'Roots to Roots and Beyond' album. He has appeared on such T.V programs as: Don Rob's Afternoon Variety Show and Libby Espendes Variety Show in Hawaii and Seattle Tonight Tonight in Seattle, Washington. Dave has performed in: Los Angeles, California at: The Name of the Game, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Palladium and the Ambassador (The Grove). Also, Strattons in the Valley Orange County, California at: Newport Beach Marriott Resort, Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, Cano's, Ritz Carlton, Tony Roma's chain of restaurants, Westin Hotel at South Coast Plaza Las Vegas, Nevada at: The Flamingo, and Sahara London, England at: Ronnie Scotts Vancouver, B.C. Canada at: Sheraton chain throughout Canada Honolulu, Hawaii at: Hale Makai, HIC Stadium Maui, Hawaii at: Tony Roma Tokyo, Japan at: Century Court in Roppongi Seattle, Washington at: Mardi Gras Grill, Pink Pussy Cat, Embers, Washington Plaza Hotel, Jonah & the Whale, Hyatt House at Sea-Tac, El Gaucho Restaurant, the Playboy Club (in Tacoma) Vail, Colorado at: Sheika Gasthof Gramshammer Anchorage, Alaska at: Hilton Westward Hotel And is still at it!! Check out this CD and his others, give him an email and he will respond!! Enjoy!