Berklee Alum

Dave Demarco

Berklee Alum
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Baltimore
Member since 2002

About Me

(What follows is the 2011 “Twitter-ized” version of my bio)

Bassist. Composer. Performer. Session cat.

Need bass guitar for your upcoming recording project? I do a good bit of “remote” session work for clients all over the globe via my ProTools 9 studio. Top-knotch front end featuring API and Universal Audio preamps and Neumann, Royer, AKG and EV mics – all the “real deal” gear. Visit www.YourSessionBassist.com for more info.

In September 2010 I signed a solo deal with Prophase Music, the label I was on as a member of Oblivion Sun. I’m currently recording my debut CD as a bandleader for a 2011 release.

All about diversity when it comes to music. I love straight-up rock as much as I love prog metal. Hank Williams Sr and Frank Zappa are all good. Gary Numan and CSNY? Hell yeah. Latin jazz? Muy caliente!

I consider myself fortunate and blessed to be able to make a good living creating and performing music.

The past is in the past and while I respect that some folks dig reading about one’s accomplishments, I’m not going to use this space to yammer on about the big name guys I’ve recorded alongside (cough…Frank Gambale), (cough, cough…Brett Garsed). Rather, you can head over to “www.davedemarco.com” or “www.facebook.com/davedemarco” for all of that. Fun pix there, too!

So here we are, living in the now. There’s a small but cool group of Berklee alumni here in the Balto/DC area and sometimes we end up on the same gig/session. Would love to make some new friends, reconnect with old ones and add some more pages to that musical scrapbook.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Bassist for Crack The Sky
    March 2011 to Present (over 6 years)

    When Crack The Sky released their debut LP on Lifesong Records in 1975 and toured w/ King Crimson, Supertramp, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx, Journey, Return To Forever and Frank Zappa - I was 7 years old. The band has since released a steady stream of CDs and continues to headline sold-out shows.

  • Bassist/Singer for Dave DeMarco Band
    April 2006 to Present (over 11 years)

    A feisty, fearless trio with more guts than common sense. Currently playing 3-6x per month. New music coming soon!

  • Bassist/Engineer for Your Session Bassist
    January 2001 to Present (over 16 years)

    Pro, affordable bass guitar tracks for your song, CD, cue or bumper. You're no longer limited to your local talent pool. Berklee alumni get 10% off every song!

  • Freelance for Many Different Bands
    1998 to Present (over 19 years)

    I average 200+ shows a year with a variety of bands/artists. Styles range from all flavors of rock to funk, r&b and pop.

  • Owner/Instructor for Maryland Bass Lessons
    March 1994 to Present (over 23 years)

    Private Bass Guitar and Music Theory instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. Two locations: Baltimore and DC metro. www.marylandbasslessons.com

Past

  • Bassist for Cloudbreak
    January 2009 to January 2010 (about a year)

    Modern progressive band in the vein of Muse, Sevendust, 311. Cloudbreak ruled the circuit from 2000-05 and then reunited for a series of shows during 2009-10.

  • Bassist for Oblivion Sun
    October 2005 to March 2009 (over 3 years)

    Progressive rock band signed to Prophase Music label. Released debut CD October 2007. Features founding members of Arista recording artists Happy The Man.

Education

  • in Music Synthesis at Berklee College Of Music
    1985 to 1988 (3 years)
  • in Music Theory, Private Lessons: Piano, Drums, Tympani, Marimba, Vibes at The Peabody Institute
    1982 to 1985 (3 years)