CARS 3 - GLORY DAYS
In March 2017 Pixar asked us to recreate Bruce Springsteens ‘Glory Days’ for Cars 3. They took us on a tour of the incredible Pixar campus and let us preview a rough version of our scene. Finding the vibe they were looking for lead us to Robert Randolph who absolutely floored all of us with his talent. Produced/recorded at The Woods Studios.
Lucan Rocco Wood
Oscars - HYATT Commercial
Andra’s team was given the task to remake Burt Bacharach’s classic song ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’ for Hyatt Hotels ‘World of Understanding’ campaign. The commercials began airing during the 2017 Oscar telecast. Produced/recorded/mixed at The Woods Studios.
BEN HUR - 'The Only Way Out'
Andra and I wrote and produced 'The Only Way Out' for MGM's remake of 'Ben Hur'. It airs in its entirety at the end of the film and over end credits.
Oscars - Diet Coke Commercial
Andra, Charles and I were given the challenge of coming up with a 30 second arrangment of Queen's 'I Want It All', synced to rough video provided by Coca-Cola and CAA. With incredibly short prep time we nailed the song on the first take! The commercial is the last 30 seconds of the song, the full song will be available soon!
The 'making of'' video
So happy to attend supporting Andra! Had a great time rehearsing her and Elliie Goulding a few days before in preparation for the show. Their Grammy performance was amazing but nothing comes close to the energy in the room while it was happening.
Playing the White House!
After the most intense security you’ve ever seen, we made it into the White House. Performing for Michele Obama's 'Better Make Room" campaign, we performed ‘Rise Up’ for roughly 200 people including the first lady. Andra has since been back for her fifth visit performing for the televised Ray Charles tribute on PBS.
Dave and Mike Bennett aka 'The Structure' team up with Mar Vista Entertainment
February 2015 to current
Along side my studio partner Mike Bennett we’ve been composing original content as well as library placements for 10+ feature Mar Vista films.
The Sayers Club House Band
April 2009 - current
Starting in 2009 at Bardot in Hollywood. Honored to be apart of the original incarnation of Jason Scoppa’s ‘The Sessions’. Music director Nick Rosen assembles talent to put on a one hour show every Thursday. Beginning with artist like LP, Macy Gray and Gavin Degraw it soon attracted Stevie Wonder, Slash, Common and multiple appearances by Prince.
Winery Dogs Camp - Performing with Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Alex Skolnick
July 2014 - 2015
Spent a week in consecutive July’s teaching guitar and giving performances at the Winery Dogs music camp in the Catskills, NY. Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy. Other faculty include Dave Ellefson, Mike Bennett and Dylan Wilson.
Jonathan Butler - George Duke - Marcus Miller
2012 - 2013
Several tours, multiple trips to Africa with legendary guitarist Jonathan Butler. Such an honor to play with one of my idols . Had the extreme pleasure of recording with Jonathan on his album ‘Livin the Dream’ with guest artist George Duke and Marcus Miller
George Lucas Ranch - Skywalkwer Sound Session - Guillermo del Toro
Visited George Lucas’ house/Skywalker Ranch to record director Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy). Full day of living out every childhood fantasy being near the original lightsabers, AT-AT's, Indiana Jones’ hat/whip and Charlie Chaplins original hat & cane. Many thanks to my good friend and insanely talented producer/writer/animator Raul Garcia for making it possible!