Simply put, a life in music.
Dave is a versatile and schooled musician with an easy, people-pleasing style.
Born in Lexington Kentucky as a descendent of the famous jazz clarinetist Leon Roppolo, he has since early childhood been drawn to and molded by music of all types. He is a multi-instrumentalist playing drums, piano/keyboards, electric/acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo, flute, harmonica and cello. His vocal style is reminiscent of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, or Dan Fogelberg, even Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney or Billy Currington ... all of which is a perfect fit with the genre of music he offers ranging from seventies acoustic classic rock through nostalgic oldies to classic and contemporary country.
Dave has been a working musician since the age of ten when he was a young drummer. From the beginning he developed the skills and musicality to move in many directions and has enjoyed a rich and rewarding musical career. He has served as keyboardist and musical director to Ednita Nazario, piano and keyboards with Jose Luis Rodriguez (el Puma), and keyboardist and musical director for Jimmy Bo Horne. He was at Coconuts in Fort Lauderdale with LaGaylia Frazier and Josh Grau for 11 years so many of you locals may know him.
He is completely at home in the recording studio as a studio musician, arranger, composer, producer and engineer. He has spent many years, from the age of 16, producing, writing and recording radio and television advertising jingles as well as his own original music projects. He has written songs and symphonic scores for several independent films including "Hiding Victoria".
He has been producing onboard music shows for Royal Caribbean International for the past 15 years from his own recording studio.
He is the creator of a whole series of personalized children's music CD's which have been marketed by companies such as Huggies, Mennen (Baby Magic) and Gerber Baby foods to babies and young children since 1987.
He graduated as a cellist from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and briefly performed with a Wisconsin symphony. His background and experience ranges from rock to pop to folk to country to classical. Dave's musical sensitivity and maturity is evident to all who hear and see him play.