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IV Lab / Studio Chicago

Strobe Studios

Electrical Audio


Uptown Recording

Gravity Studios

Rax Trax

Ridgeway Recording

Leesta Vall

Stonecutter Studios

Victorian Recording

Zenergy Studios

Dave Brandwein is a drummer, originally from Chicago, who spent 4 years in Los Angeles, CA and has now relocated to Nashville, TN. With 25 years of experience behind the kit, both live and in the studio, he approaches every gig with a love for playing great songs. Dave's current main gig is with pop artist Forest Blakk (drums/playback) with whom he played a 2022 theater run supporting Dean Lewis, various fly dates/festivals throughout the same year, and headlining US/Canadian tours in 2023. In 2024, Forest will head out on tour to support James Arthur throughout the US and Canada. Dave has also spent the last 12 years playing drums, running playback, and doing session work for various other artists. In 2024 and beyond, Dave is looking to continue touring the world and diving into the studio with as many great artists/bands as possible!

Dave is also an educator, teaching private lessons to students of all ages, and a studio drummer, tracking remotely from his studio in Nashville or in-person at studios around the country.

Proudly using instruments and equipment from:

Gretsch Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Porter & Davies, Roland, DW Hardware, Big Fat Snare Drum, Snare Weight, Alclair Audio, Sugar Percussion, LP Percussion, iConnectivity, Oaktone, Woodshed Stage Art, Humes & Berg, and SKB.


Forest Blakk
Drums & Playback (Live)

The Shades

The Shades

Drums, Playback, Production

(Live & Studio)


Disco Shrine
Drums, Playback (Live)

Meagan Hickman

Meagan Hickman

Drums, Playback, Production

(Live & Studio)


Sean Stemaly
Drums & Playback 

Chnnll, Chris Davidson

Drums & Playback (Live & Studio)


Noelle Chiodo

Western Automatic

Western Automatic
Drums, Production (Live & Studio)


Van Loon
Drums, Production (Live & Studio)

and more!! Check out this PLAYLIST for more artists/bands Dave has worked with.

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