David Uosikkinen plays drums on both of my new releases: MAN IN BLACK and POWER.
Most know David from his 40+ years of playing with THE HOOTERS. Many also know David’s band IN THE POCKET. (You can order the new ITP album “THE PHILLY SPECIAL” at http://songsinthepocket.org/merch/ ... Dave will even sign your album). You can catch ITP at Ardmore Music Hall on September 25.
Some know he also plays regularly with SMASH PALACE. Some also-also know he plays periodically with other local acts (ex: yours truly) & national acts (ex: Linda Gail Lewis), as his schedule allows. And that he still teaches drums to youngsters … and that he can remotely record your drum tracks at his home recording studio.
But one thing that EVERYONE knows when they meet Dave is what a great dude he is! Although I met Dave a few times in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we didn’t truly connect until the first time he played on a track of mine (MYSTIC) a few years ago. It’s when I got to know just how great a person he is. Dave didn’t hesitate to become a friend, provide counsel, and jump on board my solo band & recording projects.
It turns out Dave & I have a great number of influences / favorite artists in common: Little Feat, Bowie, Nine Inch Nails (he taught drummer Ilan Rubin as a youngster), and Todd Rundgren, etc.. He’s got as many great music biz stories as anyone I’ve ever known. And most important … Dave is one of those guys who remembers the little stuff about you & your interactions … it makes it so easy to root for this guy!