|Birth name||David Pino|
August 8, 1977 |
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, metal|
|Associated acts||Andrew W.K.
Dave Pino (born August 8, 1977), is a Peruvian Italian guitarist, songwriter and producer, best known as the songwriter/guitarist and co-founder of the bands Damone and Waltham. Pino is known for his speedy guitar playing and catchy, pop music.
Life and career
Pino was born in 1977 to immigrant parents in Massachusetts. In 1999 his band Waltham was recognized by the Boston Music Awards as Best New Artist with their throwback early 80s sound. In 2002 Pino's side project band Damone signed a record deal with RCA Records and released the album "From The Attic".
He co-owns Pino Bros. Ink, a tattoo parlor in Cambridge, MA with his brother Frank Pino, Jr.
Pino has played in various other bands including:
- Jetfuel (Jet and Ben Crandell of Sam Black Church)
- Piggy D. And The Evacuation Plan (Piggy D. of Rob Zombie)
- Ankla (Ramón Ortíz of Puya)
- Seemless (Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage)
- Burn Your Wishes (Adam D. of Killswitch Engage and Ken Susi of Unearth)
- Robby Roadsteamer
- Pino produced the single "How To Be Human" with Spider One on the 2014 Powerman 5000 album, Builders of the Future
Movies that feature Dave Pino's music
- Freaky Friday (Walt Disney Pictures)
- Rug Rats Go Wild (Paramount Pictures)
- It Runs In the Family (MGM)
- Thunderbirds (Universal Studios)
- America Heart And Soul (Walt Disney Pictures)
Dave Pino has also worked on projects outside of his bands:
- Composer for VH1 "Stevie TV" Season 2
- Art Director for Alice Cooper's "Along Came A Spider"
- Stock Footage actor for the Samsung commercial for the SCH-U900
- Actor in the independent film God Of Vampires
- Art Direction for John 5's "The Devil Knows My Name" instructional DVD
- Stock Footage for American Idol's "America's Top Band" TV Commercial
- 2002 – Waltham - Permission To Build, Waltham (Rykodisc Records)
- 2003 – Damone - From the Attic (RCA Records)
- 2005 - Waltham - Waltham (Rykodisc Records)
- 2009 - Powerman 5000 - Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere (Mighty Loud!/ Fontana)
- 2011 - Powerman 5000 - Copies, Clones & Replicants - Cleopatra Records
- 2014 - Waltham - Wicked Waltham