from Pittsburgh, PA
- mccartneyman was last seen:
- Nov 26, 2022
- Home Page:
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Current Setup:
- Lakland 55-94; Hofner Icon Club; Stagg EUB; Epiphone Thunderbird; Sadowsky RV4; Phil Jones Bass amplification
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- Bassist at Shady Mugs, a Southern/Classic rock band from Pittsburgh
- Previously Owned Gear:
- Lakland 5501 & DPLEII; Hofner Violin Bass; Steinberger XL2; Gibson Ripper; 1972 Rickenbacker 4001; Music Man SR 4 body wi/P bass neck; Music Man SR5; Fender P; Fender Jazz; Genz-Benz NEOX 400; NS WAV
- Influences and Teachers:
- McCartney, Jamerson, Tony Levin, Tim Bogert, Sting
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Writing, recording, reading
An accomplished veteran of the Pittsburgh, Midwest and East Coast music scenes since 1965, Dave Molter counts The Beatles as his primary influence.
"Approaching End of Usable Life" is Dave's second full-length CD. The title track debuted at #1 on Radio Candy Radio in Los Angeles in December 2021. "All the Answers," the second single from "Usable Life" — a duet with Annemarie Picerno — debuted at #1 in March on Banks Radio Australia.
Like Dave's previous work, "Usable Life" is a mix of styles and influences, from the Who-like hard rock title track to Beatlesque ballads. It was recorded at Albey Road Studio in Pittsburgh with Al Snyder as producer as well as co-writer and keyboards player (www.alsnydermusic.com). It features guest appearances by many Pittsburgh area friends, including Danny Gochnour, Joey Waslousky, John DeCola, Lisa Klein Bleil, Ron Orrico, Naomi Jarvis and Dave Flodine. Nashville singer/songwriter Annemarie Picerno makes a guest appearance on the funky, bluesy rocker "All the Answers," which also features Pittsburgh's best horn section, The Soulville Horns.
Dave is a finalist in the USA Male Vocalist of the Year category for the 2022 International Singer Songwriter Association (ISSA) Awards, to be presented in August in Atlanta.
"It Was You," Dave's previous CD, was a finalist for Album of the Year at the 2021 ISSA Awards, and the title track was also nominated as Pop/Contemporary Male Song of the Year at the 7th Annual Josie Music Awards in Nashville. The CD is a compendium of styles, from Sixties power pop to country and contemporary rock. The album has produced 4 #1 indie radio hits.
"Foolish Heart," Dave's debut EP, produced four No. 1 singles since its release in September 2019. Dave's followup, "Oh Woman, Don't You Cry," also debuted at #1 in the UK three days after its release in December 2019. The title track was nominated for Single of the Year for the 6th Annual Josie Music Awards.
Says Dave: “I’m still blown away by the response from listeners to my music! I’ve heard from fans and deejays all over the world, and it’s gratifying to know that we share a common belief in the power of love expressed through music.
“John Lennon said it best in 1967: ‘All you need is love!” I still believe it!”
SignatureLakland 55-94D; D. Lakin Bob Glaub Custom; Sadowsky MV 4; Hofner Icon Club; Epiphone Thunderbird IV; EBMM Sterling Ray HH 5; Squier Affinity P
Phil Jones Bass BP800, C8 Cabs