Dave Dederer

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Dave Dederer
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Dederer in 2005
Background information
Born (1964-10-05) October 5, 1964 (age 51)
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Punk rock, Grunge, Pop punk
Instruments vocals,guitar, Guitbass
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts The Presidents of the United States of America, Loaded, The Gentlemen, Subset
Notable instruments
Guitbass guitar

Dave Dederer (born October 5, 1964) is an American guitarist and singer best known as a member of The Presidents of the United States of America,.[1] An alumnus of Seattle, Washington's The Bush School and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, he founded The Presidents with fellow Bush School alumnus Christopher Ballew. He has also been a member of The Gentlemen and Loaded with current Velvet Revolver and former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, also a Seattle native, and Subset, a collaboration between The Presidents and Sir Mix-a-lot.

Prior to The Presidents' success, Dederer taught high school English at Kent Denver School and The Bush School, did public relations work on environmental issues, and attended graduate school in urban planning at the University of Washington.

Dederer no longer tours with The Presidents but is still involved in the band's business. In this capacity, Dederer is actively engaged in exploring new modes of music distribution on the Internet and on mobile phones; he has presented on this topic at a number of events, including Digital Music Forum East & West and Gnomedex.

Since January 2007 Dederer has worked for Seattle web/mobile media company Melodeo, where he is Vice President, Business Development. Melodeo was acquired by Hewlett Packard in June, 2010. He previously worked for three years as a public affairs consultant at Seattle firm Pyramid Communications.

Dederer's sister, Claire Dederer, is well known as a writer of essays and reviews for the New York Times, Salon.com, and other major publications.

On October 22, 2009, Dederer responded to questions made by users of the website reddit.[2]

Currently, Dederer heads programming at Amazon Music.[3] and plays rhythm guitar with The Underhills, a Seattle-based cover tune party band made up of business executives playing for fun.[4]


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