The Gift Of Free Music From David Martinez Band
During this holiday season, twitter musicians have united to bring you free music. No strings attached. So enjoy a short interview with these great indie musicians, and then download to your heart’s content!
Meet The David Martinez Band!
David Martinez, singer/songwriter, born and bred in Corpus Christi, Texas, will release his independent debut record this Summer. Music started at a young age for David, who was influenced by his father, a multi-instrumentalist. Influences at 4 years old, included Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, Steve Miller Band, Led Zeppelin, and countless others.
At 15 years old, David’s father purchased his first guitar and David immediately started learning chords and how to play to the likes of Zeppelin and Hendrix. Dave hooked up with friends from school and immediately started to song write. This is where a foundation was built and now results are starting to be seen.
In the summer of 2006, David hit the road with Jimmy Willden and Hope Cassity and toured the Western and Northern part of the US. This was an experience that was priceless and led to a meeting with one of David’s main influences, Leroy. Leroy came out with his debut album in 2000 and was one of the few signed to Hollywood Records. Before that, Leroy fronted a band called HOG, which was part of the Geffen family.
After the tour ended, David returned and began working on songs he wanted to record and asked Leroy if he would produce. To his surprise, Leroy was ecstatic and excited to be working with someone he could mentor and take to the next level. Leroy has worked with the likes of Bob Cavallo Sr., Jack Joseph Puig, John Mayer, Steve Jordan, and Pino Palladino. In March of 2007, David flew to Los Angeles and recorded two songs at Leroy’s Place in Hollywood, CA. One of the songs was “Can’t Find You”, which served as the catalyst to work on a record with Leroy and his great musician friends.
At the end of May, David jumped in his car, drove from Corpus Christi, Texas to Los Angeles, California, and made it in time to start recording June 1st. Leroy enlisted drummer Kane McGee of The Northstar Session, Cha Chi who is a percussionist in the L.A area, Adam MacDougall, keyboardist, who is a current member of The Black Crowe’s and has played with Leroy, Nikka Costa, Macy Gray, and The Jayhawks. This was an experience beyond belief and Leroy pushed David to the limit and summoned the untapped talent within himself. Leroy also played lead guitar, percussion, slide guitar, mandolin, harmonica, backing vocals, and acoustic guitar.
David’s family and friends, which include his mother, three brothers, niece, nephew and countless other friends and family are a major influence in David’s life which reflect his body of work. The love and devotion of all these people make it possible for David to be in the position he is in. Without them, he would be nothing.
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The David Martinez Band Twitter Account @davidmartinezmu
Holiday Gift To Our Fans –
I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. For those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah for those who celebrate Hanukkah. Thank you for all the support and I look forward to seeing everyone in 2011.
FREE music downloads: www.reverbnation.com/davidmartinezmusic has free downloads. PLUS If you email me at email@example.com , I will send you my entire debut CD plus a bonus track.
Things you did not know about David Martinez Band!
1. Name your favorite reindeer and why?
2. What is you favorite Christmas Song?
“Deck The Halls”
3. Name the top 5 things on your Christmas wish list?
Apple Ipad, Iphone 4, Baby Taylor Guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Snow
4. Where can we find your tour dates?
Just visit www.davidmartinezmusic.com, Facebook
5. Where can we buy more of your music?
6. What artist are you compared to?
Counting Crows, Ryan Adams, The Eagles, The Black Crowes, Los Lonely Boys, Shawn Mullins, Steve Miller Band
7. What genre does your music fall into?
8. Who inspired you to be a musician?
My dad and Ace Frehley
9. Name your best moments in 2010.
Playing at The Viper Room in LA and the rest of my Southern California shows in San Diego and Santa Barbara.
10. What do you look forward to the most in 2011?
Going on tour and playing SXSW
11. What do you want us to know about you?
I have been teaching Math for 10 years and I hold an BS and MS degree. I plan to do music full time in 2011.
12. Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list?
That’s up for debate… I do some nice things for charity especially when children are involved. The naughty part is sealed but email me for details.