Bass Guitar ability
Influences: The Beatles, The Commodores, The Temptations, Huey Lewis & The News, Rod Stewart, Exile, Alabama, Dave Weckl, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Rich
David Wolfgang (D.W.) Savage: A rare native of San Diego California who at an early age realized his passion and priority was performing MUSIC not surfing! D.W. had the good fortune to study drums & percussion with one of America’s best – “The Tonight Show’s own Drummer Ed Shaughnessy” which was instrumental in D.W.’s ability to develop both technically and stylistically, D.W. is well versed in Pop, Rock, Funk, Country, R&B, Soul and Motown genres and consistently exhibits animated charismatic charm and highly enthusiastic energy, D.W.’s stage presence is readily apparent…a natural showman and entertainer!.
Not only is D.W. a well versed drummer in virtually all styles of music, he is also a multitalented Keyboardist and uses a Pop/Slap technique, groove, and superb time when it comes to playing Bass Guitar. Among his many talents, D.W. has also been graced with possessing a wide vocal range singing lead and harmony parts. Among his early credits, D.W. toured at 15 with “The Intruders” whose big hit (Cowboys to Girls) topped the charts in the early sixties. D.W. has also appeared with a multitude of top recording artists including :Led Zeppelin”, “Jethro Tull”, “Kenny Rogers & the 1st Edition”, “Tommy James & the Shondells”, “Gary Puckett” and was a regular on “Paul Revere & the Raiders”…“The Happening Show” in Hollywood. D.W. has also toured with “Dobie Grey”, “Stephen Stills” and most notably, “Elvin Bishop”. In recent years D.W. has been keeping busy entertaining nightly in a lounge act in a nightclub style rock band. From the “Casino Circuit”, “Hotel Resorts Dates”, or traveling the world gigging aboard “Cruise Ships” in high-energy cover bands such as “PIZAZZ”, a Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance Band: REGENCY CRUISE LINE; “ PARIS PARKING LOT”, a Variety Cover Band: PRINCESS CRUISES; and “TENDER LOVIN COUNTRY" (TLC), a Top 40 Country Show Band: CELEBRITY CRUISES.
D.W‘s musical equipment includes: DRUMS: 25 pc. Cherry wood finish Premier (Top of the line) Signia Drum Set w/ Premier‘s new top-grade hardware, Paiste Signature Cymbals, Axis double-bass drum pedal & Roland AT-5 Acoustic Trigger System. KEYBOARDS: Yamaha P150 Digital high-performance keyboard w/88 weighted – action keys including excellent voicing selections, Hammond Mini B3 Model Midi Organ powered by 2 Roland 180 watt KC-500 stereo keyboard amps on Quik Loc Systems 2-tier adjustable heavy duty stand. BASS GUITAR: Music Man White SR HH Bass Guitar (5-String). MICROPHONES: Shure Wireless System Model THS-CV w/WH10 Headset and Shure SM58 Vocal mikes.