Dave Martone

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Dave Martone
Born (1970-01-16) January 16, 1970 (age 49)[citation needed]
Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician and record producer

Dave Martone (born January 16, 1970)[citation needed] is a Canadian fusion guitarist and record producer, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]

Over his career, Dave Martone has performed alongside artists including:

Early life and education[edit]

Martone was born in Beamsville, Ontario.[3]

Dave began learning guitar at the age of 6. His father, who is also a guitarist, taught him Classical guitar and then had a teacher from Spain (Gary Santucci) teach him Classical and Flamenco. After taking lessons with Santucci, and discovering heavy metal music, he learned in his parent's basement with cassette tapes, guitar magazines, and self-instructions books.[4] The first rock song he had learned by ear was "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath from their greatest hits record.[5]

He obtained a recording engineering diploma from Fanshawe College in Ontario in 1990, and graduated from the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied with Jon Finn, Joe Stump, Jim Kelly and Bruce Bartlett, with a performance major in 1995.[1][5]

Popular guitar players who have inspired and influenced him to play guitar are Angus Young, Gary Moore, Tony MacAlpine,[4] Tony Iommi and Edward Van Halen.[5]


Martone conducts clinics at Berklee, which he has been doing since his graduation.[6]

His solo project, Martone, which is composed of him, Daniel Adair and Dave Spidel, is signed to Magna Carta Records.[7]

Martone has worked for Tom Lee Music and the National Guitar Workshop as an instructor, and continues to instruct through clinics worldwide. He has been directing the Tom Lee Music School of Rock program in Vancouver since 2003,[8] and has hosted the Satch Zone guitar instructional online lessons alongside Joe Satriani through Workshop Live.[9]

From 2001 to 2011, he was a bi-monthly columnist for guitar9.com, writing about production, recording, equipment, and playing techniques.[10]

In 2006, Martone contributed a guitar solo to the album project Artists for Charity - Guitarists 4 the Kids, produced by Slang Productions, to assist World Vision Canada in helping underprivileged kids in need.[11]

Martone is endorsed by Cakewalk, Digitech, Electro-Voice, GHS, Parker Guitars and Vox.[12]

On most albums he plays with longtime best friend Daniel Adair, who plays for the band Nickelback and is extremely talented. He also owns and operates Brainworks Studio, located in Vancouver.[13]


Solo albums[edit]

  • Feel the Silence EP (1993)[14]
  • Shut Up n' Listen (1995)[15]
  • Zone (1999)[16]
  • A Demon's Dream (2002)[17]
  • When the Aliens Come (2007)[18]
  • Clean (2008)[19]
  • Nacimiento (2015)[20]

With Synesthesia[edit]

With Glen Drover[edit]

  • Live At Metalworks (2013) (Including DVD)
  • Martone (2004)[22]
  • Live in Your Face (2007)[23]
  • Live At Metalworks (2013)
Guest appearance[edit]
  • (2001) Various Artists, "Crushing Days - A Tribute To Joe Satriani", Crush Of Love (track 6)
  • (2003) Various Artists, "Rewired: A Tribute To Jeff Beck", Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (track 5)
  • (2004) Various Artists, "The Spirit Lives On - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix Revisited" (Vol. 2), Angel (track 3)
  • (2009) Various Artists, "Guitars That Ate My Brain", Hybrid Angels (track 3)
  • (2010) Various Artists, "New World Man, A Tribute To Rush", New World Man (track 1), Fly By Night (track 3), Force Ten (track 8)
  • (2013) Omnisight, "Heavy Weather", guest solo
  • (2014) Andy Martongelli - "Spiral Motion", guest appearance on Bite the Bullet (track 10)
  • (2015) Ingrid Mapson - "Rhythms Of Your Heart", guest appearance on Regresa A Mi (track 5)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Chopik, Ivan (July 18, 2009). "Dave Martone Interview". Guitarmessenger.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Staff (n.d.). "Bio". Dave Martone. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Blackburn, Mike (June 3, 2007). "Dave Martone Interview - Aliens and Stuff". All Out Guitar. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Dave Martone on Composition". MusicTheoryForGuitar.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Dave Martone Interview". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. November 22, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dave Martone YouTube Channel". Dave Martone (via YouTube). Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  7. ^ "Magna Carta Records website". Magna Carta Records. October 7, 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  8. ^ "Tom Lee School of Rock Program". Tom Lee Music. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "Satch Zone Online Lessons from". Workshop Live. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  10. ^ "Guitar9 Columns - Dave Martone". Guitar9.com. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  11. ^ "Slang Productions - Guitarists 4 the Kids". Slang Productions. September 11, 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Dave Martone Endorsements". Dave Martone. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  13. ^ "Brainworks Studio". Myspace. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  14. ^ a b "One of Canada's Finest Guitarists :: Performer, Instructor, Recording Engineer, Teacher and Clinician » Discography". Dave Martone. Archived from the original on November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  15. ^ "Guitar Nine Records - Martone "Shut Up 'N Listen"". Guitar9.com. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Zone by Martone". iTunes. July 27, 2000. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - A Demon's Dream by Dave Martone". iTunes. November 26, 2002. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  18. ^ "Guitar Nine Records - Martone "When The Aliens Come"". Guitar9.com. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  19. ^ "iTunes - Music - Clean by Martone". iTunes. October 1, 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  20. ^ "Background Magazine. Pedro Bekkers, "Nacimiento" CD review". Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  21. ^ http://www.guitar9.com/synesthesia.html
  22. ^ "Guitar Nine Records - Martone "Martone"". Guitar9.com. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  23. ^ "Guitar Nine Records - Martone "Live In Your Face"". Guitar9.com. Retrieved November 18, 2011.

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