Dave is a bassist and producer originally from Singapore. He is a triple graduate of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and an alumni of The Bass Collective in NYC. He has toured the world as a musician and played a wide array of styles – from Broadway (2022) to the gritty punk of CBGB (2006) and everything in between. In 2008, he appeared on Groove Workshop – an instructional DVD by five-time Grammy award-winning bassist Victor Wooten. Dave was the founder of Interrobang Records, a jazz & world music record label that specialized in supporting the music of recent Berklee graduates. He’s also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and a voting member of The Recording Academy – having attended Grammy Awards ceremonies in 2014, 2017, and 2018.
Dave’s Broadway debut was on November 6, 2022 for Hamilton: An American Musical at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where he continues to periodically sub on electric, upright, and synth bass.
His Off-Broadway debut was in November 2020 at New World Stages NYC for an online streaming concert of the original musical The Perfect Fit by 13-year-old phenom Joshua Turchin. Dave was credited as Bassist and Assistant Music Director, and was instrumental in many aspects of contracting, helping with the band arrangements, and originating the bass book.
Dave’s Off-Off Broadway debut was in January 2017, when he was honored to play bass for the 50th Anniversary celebration of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the historic LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City (“Coffeehouse Chronicles #139”). This show featured many members of the original Hair Tribe – including André De Shields and Annie Golden – as well as writer Jim Rado and composer Galt MacDermot.
Dave has also had the pleasure to play bass for countless cabarets and regional theater productions of musicals such as: In the Heights, Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, AIDA, The Wiz, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Fancy Nancy, The Last Five Years, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Songs for a New World, Dreamgirls, Pippin, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Godspell, d’ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical, Bring It On, Medusa, and many more.
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Here are some fun Easter Eggs from my old website!
– A MacQuarium I built in 2008 in Singapore.
– Mushroom Alley: weird sketches from a guy’s trip to Bali in 2006.
– Darangolinni’s Bistro: my first Geocities site circa 2001.