There is something sexy about how humanly rhythmic the piano that starts of “Monday Nights” by Dave Yaden is. A combination of lofty and tense chord choices that play through dark and light hearted moods in an arrangement that builds through both dynamics and instrumentation. “Monday Nights” to me sounds a lot more like a Friday or Saturday night because of how hype and lit the jam is. Skillful songwriting and musicianship all around with how stuck in my head the horn lines are and how the piano rhythms are a bit unsettling in a way that seems unforgettable. Dave Yaden might as well have been the pianist out of La La Land or have written the accompanying music to the party scene of the Great Gatsby. “Monday Nights” has class and swagger the likes of which is too often overlooked in modern songwriting.
Check out the Spotify stream, a quote from Hollywood Blvd Magazine about his live performance, an artist biography, and a Soundcloud link to stream his catalogs work!
“Dave Yaden is an intense and exciting performer and his hour and a half set of original music captivated through the entire show. Yaden mixes genres while on stage allowing the audience to hear Jazz, Funk, Modern Pop in his high energy instrumental set” -Hollywood Blvd Magazine
Dave Yaden is a Grammy nominated songwriter and artist. He is currently releasing a record produced by Grammy winning producer, Tom Malkiewicz and mixed by Jaakko Manninen (Pitbull & Backstreet Boys). His work with 2 time Grammy nominated jazz saxophone player Mindi Abair on the record Wild Heart earned him a Grammy nomination and a single that debuted at number one on jazz radio. Showing his impressive range of ability Dave is a songwriter and keyboard player for post-core heavy weights, Pierce The Veil, earning him several rock awards including a gold record. Dave has also worked as a songwriter and musical director for many singers from American Idol, X Factor and The Voice including Irina Dedyuk, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Vonzell Solomon, India Carney, Jacinta Gulisano and Elliot Yamin.