Interview: Dave B


Dave B is a local Seattle artist who has been rising to fame since winning Sound Off! in 2013. He has been making his mark in the industry working with local giants such as Macklemore and Sango. Last November, Dave B dropped an album of nothing but pure fire with flames of stardust named Pearl. Sampling his mother's vocals and local Seattle sounds such as the light rail, Dave B has embedded his life, location, and love in his music. Recently, I got an opportunity to interview Dave B about his album and his up and coming show on January 27th at Neptune Theatre. Asking questions such as his inspirations and talents he blessed me with the responses below.

What/who inspired you to start making music?

I love sound, I’ve been around music my entire life so once I figured I could make my own, it was easy to explore that.

What was the influence behind the titles of your songs on Pearl?

The title typically comes last for me once the song is done.

Why did you choose the name Pearl for your album?

It’s value doesn’t diminish, its created from the most simple ingredient then blossoms into

this rare jewel.

Do you have any favorite songs to perform live?

Excited to perform all the songs on this project I haven’t got a chance to yet.

Are you working on any new projects?

Definitely.

What is your favorite song you have collaborated with Sango for?

It switches a lot, right now it’s probably “Do Not Disturb.”

Where do you find the most inspiration in Seattle?

Seattle definitely has a beat to it, I find most my inspiration through the people I work with and my friends.

If you could work with any artist living or dead who would it be and why?

Been listening to a lot of Wes Montgomery lately, that guitar.

Do you have any other hidden talents?

I can juggle kind of.

Top 5 favorite albums?

Too hard.

Anything you want to say to your fans?

See y’all on the 27th at The Neptune it’s gonna be a party!

Make sure to listen to Dave B's newest album Pearl below and catch him at the Neptune later this month!

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