The Diamond Dave Trio

The Diamond Dave Trio

 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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The specialty of The Diamond Dave Trio is interacting with their audiences while playing a huge variety of pop and rock from the past 50 years. Mike, Jimmy & Dave rock music from Elvis to The Beatles to The Stones to Marvin Gaye to Journey to AC/DC to Bon Jovi to The Black Eyed Peas to Train!

Biography

The Diamond Dave Trio was formed in 2007 when Dave Brandt called up Michael Steinkamp and Jimmy Strickland and suggested they get together to make music and have a great time.
Since then, thousands have been entertained and rocked by the group at clubs, private and public events.
A fixture on the St. Louis, MO club scene, the band is known for it's fun personality and obsession with good times. A Diamond Dave Trio fan is a person who loves to Dance, laugh and sing a long to their favorite rock anthems and dance tunes. The band's happiest moments are when people are up and dancing (which is pretty much all the time!)
Some of the bands influences include:
British Invasion Rock, 70s Classic Rock, 80s synth-Dance Pop, Hair-Band Rock, Roots Rock and cool music of today like Train, Matchbox 20 and The Black Eyed Peas.
Some of the local venues The Diamond Dave Trio have appeared at are:
The Tin Can, The Tribecca Bistro, The Lobby Lounge (Ritz Carlton), The Biele St. Pub, The Glass Olive, Jujin, The Ice Kitchen and more.

Lyrics

At Your Side

Written By: David Brandt

At Your Side
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
You’re the light in the darkness; You’re right here beside me
And before the world began You were!
And I see really clear now – it’s Your face in my window
You want me to get up and let you in

The buzz online is that we need to stay “tuned in”
But Reality TV is no substitution

CHORUS
At Your side – can’t describe it
I’m alone – We’re together
And to know – it’s forever makes me smile
When I walk close to you
I’m the best I ever am
Just lead and I will follow
Like a trusting and an innocent child

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At Your side – wanna be, wanna be, wanna be at Your side – Yeah

VERSE 2
If I grow in Your shadow – I’ll be glad ‘cause You’re faithful
And I know I can trust each word You say
So I’ll stay close to Your side – I’ll get up when I stumble
And live my life for You each day
The crowd that’s on the corner says to “just live free”
But at Your side I am free – and I’m free indeed!

CHORUS
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SOLO
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Open your Eyes

Written By: David Brandt

OPEN YOUR EYES
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
You live in a tower of steel - you believe that He’s not real (you want the here and now)
To all things your mind is open except the true Word that was spoken
PRECHORUS 1
Your relief is a man with a pad and pen in hand
But there’s One who wants to save you (“change you” 2nd time) – now won’t you understand?

CHORUS
Open your eyes and see who’s always been there
Who loves you even when you don’t care
But it’s a narrow road so there’s no time to be blind
Open up your eyes and see Him – seeing with your heart’s believin’
But it’s a narrow road so don’t waste time…
Open your eyes!

VERSE 2
You want everything that’s new - but sometimes oldest is what’s true (your stuff is not fulfilling you)
Yet you say you search for truth – well, baby I’ve got some good news…
PRECHORUS 2
You devise all your plans and you trust in your own hands
There’s One who wants to save you – now won’t you understand?
CHORUS
PRECHORUS 1
CHORUS to Fade

Open your Eyes

Written By: David Brandt

SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS
Music by Nathan Husky
Lyrics by Nathan Husky and Noah Brandt

VERSE 1
Down here it’s so lonely
I feel like You don’t know me anymore
I needed You
Where were You then?
Down here it’s so dark and cold
And I can’t see Your light to hold onto
I feel like I
Am drifting away
PRE-CHORUS
But then You showed me the wonder of Your great love!

CHORUS
So keep me as the apple of Your eye – hide me in shadow of Your wings
Surrounded by the troubles of this life
I will make it through
I will trust in You
The shadow of Your wings

VERSE 2
Now we are together
My life is so much better
I called for you
You came for me
I’m not scared
Cause I know
The strength You give is
The strength I show
With You now
I am free

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

BRIDGE
When I call You hear me
When in need You’re there
When I pray You answer
Lord I want to stay of the shadow of Your wings!

CHORUS
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Shadow of Your wings

Written By: Nathan Husky and Noah Brandt

SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS
Music by Nathan Husky
Lyrics by Nathan Husky and Noah Brandt

VERSE 1
Down here it’s so lonely
I feel like You don’t know me anymore
I needed You
Where were You then?
Down here it’s so dark and cold
And I can’t see Your light to hold onto
I feel like I
Am drifting away
PRE-CHORUS
But then You showed me the wonder of Your great love!

CHORUS
So keep me as the apple of Your eye – hide me in shadow of Your wings
Surrounded by the troubles of this life
I will make it through
I will trust in You
The shadow of Your wings

VERSE 2
Now we are together
My life is so much better
I called for you
You came for me
I’m not scared
Cause I know
The strength You give is
The strength I show
With You now
I am free

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

BRIDGE
When I call You hear me
When in need You’re there
When I pray You answer
Lord I want to stay of the shadow of Your wings!

CHORUS
CHORUS

After God's own heart

Written By: David Brandt

AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
Oh David was a man
And he may have been a king but his mind was far from clean
He went up on the roof
And saw what he should not have seen – it was like a bad dream
And it makes me wonder
Oh don’t you wonder?

CHORUS
How could this sinful man be chosen by our Father up above?
And still with all his crimes be spoken of by Him with only love?
To make a list of all the wrong he wrought – I wouldn’t even start
But he was a man after God’s own heart

VERSE 2
Oh David was a man
He may have been a king – but his mind was black with sin
The harvest bore it’s fruit
and his family got sucked in for generations after him
And it makes me wonder
Oh don’t you wonder?

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Oh David loved the Lord
He had pure faith in the Word – He had real faith in the Word
And even though he may have strayed
He could fall down to his knees and God forgave
It makes you wonder
What’s the wonder?

Just because You live

Written By: David Brandt

JUST BECAUSE YOU LIVE
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE
Master of all space and time
I raise my hands to You and cry
I can face tomorrow because You live
Grass will wither but You remain
Darkness cannot hide Your face
Life is worth the living just because You live!

CHORUS
Just because You live – I can face tomorrow
Just because You live – all fear is gone
You are the rock on which I stand
You hold the future - it’s in Your hand
And life is just worth the living
Just because You live!

VERSE
CHORUS
CHORUS

Hold On

Written By: David Brandt

Hold On
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
I ALWAYS KNEW THAT WE WOULD COME TO THIS MOMENT ONE DAY
AND NOW HERE WE ARE AND I CAN’T THINK OF ONE WORD TO SAY
BUT NOW AS I STAND HERE AMONGST ALL MY FRIENDS
I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT ONE DAY IT WILL END
AND ALL I CAN WISH IS THAT AS WE MOVE ON IN OUR LIVES

CHORUS
HOLD ON – I’LL HANG ON TO THE DREAM IF YOU WILL
BE STRONG – AND DON’T LET THE WORLD BRING YOU DOWN JUST
MOVE ON – LET’S REACH OUT AND FLY IF WE DARE TO
LET’S GIVE IT A TRY DON’T BE SCARED TO
AND ALWAYS HOLD ON TO THE DREAM
HOLD ON

VERSE 2
YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN LOYAL AND HONEST AND FAITHFL AND TRUE
AND GOOD FRIENDS ARE RARE BUT YOU’VE STOOD BY MY SIDE THROUGH AND THROUGH
AND AS WE ARE HERE IN THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
I AM FEELING SOMETHING THAT WORDS CAN’T DESCRIBE
LET’S NEVER GIVE UP ON OUR DREAMS
AND SEE HOW HIGH WE CLIMB

HOLD ON – I’LL HANG ON TO THE DREAM IF YOU WILL
BE STRONG – AND DON’T LET THE WORLD BRING YOU DOWN JUST
MOVE ON – LET’S REACH OUT AND FLY IF WE DARE TO
LET’S GIVE IT A TRY DON’T BE SCARED TO
AND ALWAYS HOLD ON TO THE DREAM
HOLD ON

HOLD ON – I’LL HANG ON TO THE DREAM IF YOU WILL
BE STRONG – AND DON’T LET THE WORLD BRING YOU DOWN JUST
MOVE ON – LET’S REACH OUT AND FLY IF WE DARE TO
LET’S GIVE IT A TRY DON’T BE SCARED TO
AND ALWAYS HOLD ON TO THE DREAM
HOLD ON

IF WE HOLD ON – WE CAN BE STRONG
IF WE HOLD ON – WE CAN BE STRONG
IF WE HOLD ON – WE CAN BE STRONG
IF WE HOLD - ON

Give you the World

Written By: David Brandt

Give you the World

Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
Another day without you
I find it’s easier to keep busy
But I’m thinking of you
In silence in my room
I sit and at you
It’s only a photograph but
Right now it’s all I have…

CHORUS
What I am trying to tell you
What I am trying to say
All of these words I will sing to you
You give me your heart
I’ll give you the world

VERSE 2
Long days and nights to get through
This crazy dream began when I met you
We fell in love
I never knew I’d find
A love to last for all time
And maybe we’re there,baby
You’ll have to believe in me

CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS

Give you the World

Written By: David Brandt

Give you the World

Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
Another day without you
I find it’s easier to keep busy
But I’m thinking of you
In silence in my room
I sit and at you
It’s only a photograph but
Right now it’s all I have…

CHORUS
What I am trying to tell you
What I am trying to say
All of these words I will sing to you
You give me your heart
I’ll give you the world

VERSE 2
Long days and nights to get through
This crazy dream began when I met you
We fell in love
I never knew I’d find
A love to last for all time
And maybe we’re there,baby
You’ll have to believe in me

CHORUS
SOLO

All of these words I will sing to you
You give me your heart
You give me your heart
You give me your heart –
I’ll give you the world

She's All That (and a bag of chips)

Written By: David Brandt

SHE’S ALL THAT! (and a bag of chips)
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE 1
She’s all that and a bag of chips – my toes start to tingle when she walks in
I turn in to a big scaredy cat
She’s all That!
I get goosebumps on my fingers – and I start to shake
If my knees knock any heart I think they’re gonna break
The girl’s a livin’ dream and I don’t wanna wake
She’s all that!

CHORUS
She’s all that and a bag of chips – her smile really makes my day
When she talks – it’s a precious gift, no matter what she says
She’s a dream that can walk upright – I wish I could just tell her now
Cause in my dreams she’s mine
She treats me sweet and kind
I gotta keep on tryin’
Cause She’s all that!

VERSE 2
Now we’ve been friends since we were just eight
Playing in the schoolyard – swimmin’ in the lake
But now she looks at me and I look at me and I look away
She’s all that!

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I gotta walk up to her and gaze into her eyes and tell her how I feel
She’s the one for me – we’ve got chemistry – it’s the real deal!

VERSE 3
I gotta get control – gotta be a man
I’ve got the words to say written on my hand
But could you really blame me if I up and ran?
(She’s just awesome, man!)

CHORUS

Who is God

Written By: David Brandt

WHO IS GOD
Music and Lyrics by David Brandt

VERSE
O Lord I come to You and I am so amazed
You are an awesome God and worthy of all praise!
You are my shelter and my rock, my hiding place
My cry came to Your ears and You will light my ways
You illuminate the darkness
With my God I can leap o’er any walls!

CHORUS
But who is God but the Lord
And who is a rock except our God?
Who gives me strength – makes my way blameless
And Who is God but the Lord

VERSE
CHORUS
CHORUS

Discography

David Brandt has 3 cds available at itunes and amazon.com.
"Completed"
"Rap da Word"
"Then and Now"

Set List

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Aint that a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
All of Me - Tony Bennett
Blister in the Sun - The Violent Femmes
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
Cuts like a Knife - Bryan Adams
Dancin in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Don’t Change - INXS
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Don't Worry About a Thing - Bob Marley
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Earth Angel - The Penguins
Fight For Your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Get What You Give - New Radicals
Gimme Three Steps - Lynryd Skynyrd
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Had a Bad Day - Daniel Powter
Happy Birthday - Beatles
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
I’ve got the world on a string - Frank Sinatra
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
Johnny