Dave Katz

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Dave Katz
Birth name David Katz
Born (1961-03-08) March 8, 1961 (age 57)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop, hip pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Guitar,piano programming, vocals
Years active 1992-present
Associated acts S*A*M and Sluggo

Dave Katz (Sluggo) is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced for artists including Train, Boys Like Girls, Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Mandy Moore, Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Coheed and Cambria,[1] All Time Low, Metro Station,[2] We The Kings, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Tom Jones,[3][4] Hot Chelle Rae, David Cook, Big Time Rush, Chiddy Bang, Kelly Rowland, Arrested Development, and Hollywood Undead, among others.

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Katz graduated from New Lincoln High School in Manhattan. His first records as a songwriter were for Roger Daltrey's Rocks in the Head album in the early 1990s. In 1999 Katz wrote "Candy" for Mandy Moore, which was a top 40 hit and went to #1 on MTV's TRL.


Katz has written and/or produced 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits, and in 2008 was named the 2008 Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside partner Sam Hollander.[5]

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