Dave was raised in CT but currently lives in Astoria NY. Dave started playing the organ at the age of six. At his first recital, the organ he was supposed to play broke, forcing him to play the song on the piano...it was easier and had less pedals, so he figured " I better learn to play this thing in case the organ breaks again next year". He started recording with friends and made his first demo at age fourteen. Dave and his band have cultivated a unique piano-based Pop/Rock sound which has been featured across the country on ABC radio, College Radio, Internet radio stations including Pandora and his songs have been heard in Independent film. Dave has developed a strong niche in the N.Y.C underground rock scene and continues to captivate audiences around the U.S.
In 2010, Dave and his wife Christie had their son Aidan, and 21 months later, their Daughter Dylan Rose. One day while hanging with the family around the house, Dave decided to play the old keyboard that had been stored away for almost a decade. His kids loved it and he found that was a nice change for him. After going with Aidan to a kids sing a long, Aidan turned to him and asked "Daddy do that too?". Dave took that as a sign and came up with "Mr. Dave" and "MRD".
MRD started playing at local coffee shops in Astoria and soon developed a large following. In October 2014, Mr.Dave released "Mr. Dave and the Farm of Rock". The album has upbeat chorus driven songs like "Farm of Rock" as well as sweet lullabies like "Tomorrow", a song to sing your child to sleep.
"Starting my new project as MRD has been one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling projects I have ever been apart of".
MRD's show is a fast paced sing AND DANCE along! With laser lights, percussion instruments, and two bubble machines! His show will have your little one dancing around, singing songs we all know and love, and maybe even ready for a NAP!!
1918 21st Drive Apt 2nd Floor Astoria NY 11105 us