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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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Dave Diamond @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Feb
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Dave Diamond @ KJ Farrells

Bellmore, New York, USA

Bellmore, New York, USA

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Dave Diamond @ LIC Bar

Long Island City, New York, USA

Long Island City, New York, USA

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CD REVIEW OF REVENGE OF THE SLOWPOKE / SPOTLIGHT ON LI

Posted by: dave on September 29, 2009
September 24, 2009

Dave Diamond CD Review- Revenge of the Slowpoke

By Christine Gerani

Singer, songwriter Dave Diamond comes at us with a new independent release of his latest CD Revenge of the Slowpoke. With solid hit tracks like “Eastern Sky”, Dave pulls us into another place with his ethereal lyrics “With daydreams of days gone by is where you’ll find me.” One doesn’t need to really figure out what musical style Dave embodies; it’s a style all his own, rich with flares of bluegrass, pop, rock and soul. This album is one of those surprises like Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand where you might not hear a track on Top 40 Radio stations, but for the true music lover it belongs in your collection.

Dave’s vocals are spot on in “Just a Memory”, hitting higher notes taking him out of his comfort zone, while bringing depth and substance to an already well written song. Taking a page from Dave Matthews (which is a good thing) the beautiful Fiddle arrangements by Jason Crosby add incredible warmth to included songs. Dave Diamond, who started his career off as a drummer, is now a multifaceted artist playing guitars, drums, bass and keyboards. He also of course sings and writes. During “I Got a Song” Diamond works his backup singers into an R&B frenzy reminiscent of the old radio show The Quiet Storm. Drop dead sexy groove along with soulful vocals by Dave and his ladies.

Grateful Dead member and rock and roll hall of fame inductee Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay lends her voice to “Closer to You” which is no doubt one of the catchiest and rockin’ tunes on his album. Besides Jason Crosby and Donna Jean, Diamond surrounds himself with world class musicians, Mookie Seigal, Teddy Kumpel, Mark Newnan, Billy Titus, Jessica Wagner, Wendy Lanter, Peter Levin and of course the incomparable Victoria Faiella. Each one of these musical geniuses adds a level of excellence, freshness and pace to the masterpiece that is Revenge of the Slowpoke. - Spotlight on LI


Discography

Dave Diamond drums - Assembly of Dust - Sun Shot 2013

Dave Diamond drums - Blow Up Hollywood - Blue Sky Blonde 2014

Dave Diamond drums - Alan Semerdjian - Quiet songs for Loud Times 2013

Dave Diamond RELEASES

Revenge of the Slowpoke -2009
Return of the Ghuru - 2005
Dave Diamond - 2003
Pozzy Ghuru - 1998


BLOW UP HOLLYWOOD

Blow Up Hollywood 2002 debut release
Fake 2004 follow up release
Diaries of Henry Hill 2006
Dave plays drums/percussion/piano
ARUSHA

Look Up 2004 debut release
Special guests include Robben Ford, Bob Mintzer and Russell Farrante. Cool ska versions of two of Daves tunes.
Dave plays gtr and sings on this Jimmy Haslip produced Ska Jazz R&B recording.
DONNA JEAN THE TRICKSTERS

Self titled 2007 debut release
Featuring Donna Jean Godchaux-Mckay teaming up the Zen Tricksters, Mookie Siegal and Wendy Lanter. Check out Daves tunes; So Hard and Weight of the World
Dave plays drums & percussion
ALAN SEMERDJIAN

The Big Beauty 2009
Dave plays drums and percussion on this indie singer/songwriter gem.
JASON CROSBY

Out of the Box 2000 debut release
Featuring: Oteil Burbridge, Derek Trucks, Harvey S
Four Chords and Seven Notes Ago
Featuring: Oteil Burbridge, Derek Trucks, Shannon McNally, Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Sipe, and Marc Broussard. Check out Marc Broussard singing Daves Spirit Set Free
Words in Glass 2007
Dave plays drums & gtr.
LO FABER

Friday Night Freak Show 2003
Lo Faber presents this concept/musical via this 2 cd set. Check out Funk Alert Level Orange
Dave plays drums on five tracks of this epic recording
RAINBOW TROUT

Self titled 2002 debut release
Dave plays drums
ZEN TRICKSTERS

Holy Fool 1995 debut release
Dave plays drums & sings
COMMON ROTATION

Isalie 2005
Dave plays percussion
COUNDD

Total Anonomy 2004 debut release
Dave plays drums
LIZ PISCO

Gravity 2002 release
Dave plays drums
SCOTT E MOORE

Mr. Misunderstood 2003
Dave plays drums
MJ12

Pink 1997
Big Stars 1998
Pop Songs Vol.1 1999
Spin Sessions 2000
Dave plays gtr and drums
CORBY THOMAS

Self titled 2005
Dave plays drums
ENVY

Self titled 2007 debut release
Featuring Jessica Wagner (Kid Rock/Chic)
Dave plays drums
SOUNDTRACKS

Palmetto Pointe i Independent Television
August of 2005 saw the series premiere of Palmetto Pointe airing on i Independent Television (formerly PAX-TV) in which Dave and Victoria Faiellas composition and performance of Wild Butterfly made its television debut.

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Bio

Dave Diamonds career in music spans more than twenty years. A prolific singer/songwriter and session musician, Dave has recorded and performed as a solo artist and with his own band as well as with an array of other talented and acclaimed musicians (Assembly of Dust, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bob Weir, Zen Tricksters etc.) A drummer first, Dave is a creative multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, bass and keyboards. With a wide palette of tastes for different music, each of his four releases reflect his many different influences. To date, Dave is currently touring with Assembly of Dust and performing with a wide range of artists while playing shows of his own either solo or with his little big band.

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