About Chris Dave:
“Chris Dave is probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.” – ?uestlove
Chris Dave has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists including: Adele, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Beyoncé , Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Donald Brown, MF Doom, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Sonny Rollins, the Robert Glasper Trio/Experiment, Pharoahe Monche, TLC, Toni Braxton, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, A Tribe Called Quest, Mint Condition (Janet Jackson World Tour), Michelle Williams, Dianne Reeves, Geri Allen, and more.
Born in Houston, Texas, drummer Chris Dave, also known as Chris “Daddy” Dave, began his music career in the late 1980s. Dave is one of the most revered and in-demand musicians of his generation. His eccentric approach to the drum set and his ability to adapt to any musical setting, whether jazz, hip-hop, or R&B, has put him in a category of his own.
About Chris Dave & The Drumhedz:
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz consists of world-renowned musicians that always alternate. The band may include a combination of any of the following: saxophonist, key player, bassist, guitarist and drummer (Chris Dave).
The show takes the audience on a musical journey by playing a variety of genres. Sometimes the band performs covers that are inspired by themes from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, D’Angelo, Fela Kuti, Radiohead, J Dilla and many more. With special surprise guests showing up during performances such as Beyoncé, Mos Def, and Bilal to name a few, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz always adds to the energetic movement of the show.
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz has featured great musicians such as Tenor Saxophonist Gary Thomas, bassist Joseph McCreary professionally known as Foley who played with Miles Davis from 1987-1991, Derrick Hodge and Pino Palladino, guitarists Isaiah Sharkey and Tim Stewart, and Cleo “Pookie” Sample on keys.