Dave Swaintek, Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin
Dave is the world’s only Rock and Roll Jedi. He started life with twelve years of intense Suzuki classical piano training and a Catholic education. Having hippie parents, he was also trained in mind-expanding musical techniques pioneered by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Grateful Dead. He then graduated from the world’s most challenging military leadership academy, received tactical explosives and demolitions training, and conducted multiple deployments to the cradle of civilization as a highly decorated combat platoon leader. Along the way Dave learned to play over a dozen instruments, including but not limited too… piano, synth, guitar, bass, drums, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, ukulele, banjo, theremin… and a MEAN cowbell. He conducts a regular Tibetan demon hunting meditation practice, along with tantric and nada yoga, and studies shamanism, alchemy, and hypnosis. He is also a computer programmer and electronic music producer. Still don’t believe us? Go see him play at 88 Keys, where his regular four hour set includes every song ever written and he frequently uses mind control techniques to charm customers into ACTUALLY PAYING FOR MUSIC!! And before you ask, he’s still working on the lightsaber thing… but assures us he’ll have it figured out in time to defeat whoever becomes the next Sith Lord.