Yesterday Was Just a Dream
Dave Puzak is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who, besides making music of his own, has established himself as a diverse, eclectic, collaborative, first-call side player. Puzak has quickly proved himself as one of the community's preeminent musical artists. He is well-known for his consistently outstanding gigs with acts Funk Eh!, Adam Miner, Josh Seller (Canadian Idol), and Driving Lester. Much of Puzak's off-stage time is spent producing and recording in his personal basement studio, which he affectionately dubs The Jamnasium -- the place where his first effort, Yesterday Was Just a Dream was recorded. Aside from composing his own diverse work, he has engineered, co-produced, and performed on Canadian Idol finalist, Joshua Sellers' debut album 'Starving for Attention'. Puzak was a co-founding member and songwriter of the Sarnia jazz/fusion band St. Helen's Alumni; their two EPs, True High Fidelity and Code Red, highlight Puzak's formidable musical aptitude. It is no surprise, then, that Juno Award winners Miranda and Latoya Walsh sought his talents for their song, 'Beautiful Stranger.' Furthermore, Puzak has worked closely with Slakah b. Byram Joseph (Phase One Studios, Beatchild Productions) and has also written music, on more than one occasion, for TV Ontario and Green Party. Most Recently, Puzak has joined forces with students at Sheridan College in Toronto, Ontario in an effort to expand his repertoire into the world of film scoring and plans on furthering his pursuit in composing and orchestrating contemporary film music. Rather than limiting himself to a single genre, Puzak skillfully manipulates a wide range of the modern musical spectrum. For instance, his most recent project - a full length album entitled 'Yesterday Was Just a Dream' - deftly blends ear cathing harmonies with rock sounds to create a playfully quirky power pop formula. The album can be ordered online at cdbaby.com or purchased locally at Sam The Record Man.