Dave Schulz (musician)
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|Origin||Buffalo, New York|
|Genres||Rock, Funk, Pop, Classical|
|Occupation(s)||Keyboardist, Vocalist, Producer, Composer|
|Associated acts||Goo Goo Dolls, Berlin, English Beat, Glenn Hughes|
|Website||Official Web Site|
Dave Schulz is an American keyboardist, songwriter, producer and recording artist well known for his world tours in the late 90s with his fellow Buffalonians The Goo Goo Dolls.
In the late 90s, when he was one of Buffalo's most popular young keyboardists, Schulz got a call from his old friend, bassist Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls, who asked him to join them on their famed "Dizzy Up The Girl" tour.
Schulz later immersed himself into many diverse musical circles in Los Angeles. He hosted all-star jams at numerous clubs, including Ian Copeland's Backstage Cafe. He soon became one of the city's most in demand behind the scenes forces, adding constantly to a mile long touring, performing and recording resume of artists from across the spectrum: Bo Diddley, Fuel, Dave Wakeling/English Beat, General Public, Berlin, Ryan Cabrera, Phil Upchurch, The Rembrandts, Eric Sardinas, Fastball, Glenn Hughes, The Fizzies, Jay-J, Bran Van 3000 and One Tribe Nation. In 1999 he was secretly interviewed in the back of a Las Vegas cab as part of Taxicab Confessions.
Branching out as a solo performer, Schulz was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2005 Los Angeles Music Awards, and received a batch of accolades from the 2006 All Access Awards: a win for Best Keyboardist of the Year and nominations for Song of the Year (“Planet 39”) and Album of the Year (for his work with One Tribe Nation). In 2009 Schulz released Connect, his debut as a singer/songwriter The 10 track collection features musicians that Schulz admired. Three tracks were produced by another longtime Schulz associate Matt Gruber.