Whose ever had to write a life story about themselves knows its one of the hardest things, its easy if you get someone to write it for you but its such BS..so what do you want ? BS or truth..and we all shit from the same place..cmon..so I’m going to take the same direction that my new brother Bumblefoot, guitar player for Guns N Roses since 2006. I’m jumping so its going to be this kind of a story.
My name is, David De Giuli, actually Davide Ricardo De Giuli if you can pronounce that great then you are probably a Paisano ….
Lots of music in the house always, we were given some instruments to play except the Drums which I wanted to, my bro Tony played Guitar, they wanted me to play the accordion…Imagine…Instead when my brother got his amp a mic appeared, we would connect to it…well I found my calling…couldn’t let it down. My mom would have to say “stop Hogging the Microphone” …Although the passion was there it was diffused by typical over caring, scared, loving, immigrant parents. … “ you cant pursue music for a career..are you crazy….go to school…or this wooden spoon is going to be imprinted on your forehead!”
So shelved that idea, through those years having Led Zeppelin, Rush, AcDc, Black Sabbath embroidered on everything and listening to this music was intoxicating. The odd Acapulco Gold, or Sensei didn’t hurt maan.
Graduating with a Chemical Technology Diploma and Material Physics Engineering Degree went into the corporate world. Sold Industrial Water Treatment ( Drugs) Chemicals for a number of years, met a hairstylist she was beautiful and got married. Her brother tenacious young man named Marco, Aka Marc Anthony, we ended up building a Global Shampoo company together in Canada mostly seen in Shoppers Drug Mart.
2006 Wake up call, left it all, looking to make it in the music world….. back to kids…my bro Tony said, “you better drop the Elvis tunes” I would sing Elvis songs on Vacation, weddings party’s etc..in the 90’s although growing up with Kiss, Rush,Zep,Priest,Acdc,Def Leop…the greats, wanted to sing like them. My cuz J.P. big wedding guy dude phenomenal Key Board player and in the business for 100 years or more. Had a studio in his basement. we attempted to record a Bon Jovi Song me singing and it was ridiculous. I couldn’t get through the whole song in pitch, key..worst Karaoke ever. I thought “how the fuck does Tyler do it on stage all night?”
2007 Well I guess you do the best with what you have and you learn along the way with more practice teachings from many instructors like one of the best, Diana Yampolski, Vocal Science.
Through many bands, the first pro band was named Fridazeonly. The name came from me trying to recruit my brother, (him too ending a few year marriage) I said “listen, we will only play on Fridays, I swear, Fridays only you can keep your Saturday nights”…I repeated that so many times until we both gave in and said, “ lets call it Fridazeonly!!” So my Brother Tony Guitar/Lead, Rocky Bass and Terminator Drums. Quartet set out. There were early year dependencies, fights, who has more roadies, like we were already on Tour and had our own Bitch Managers!
2010 Fridazeonly playing various venues this year after firing Terminator and rehiring him 100 times and Rocky had to pursue his Hairstyling gig..god bless him.
2013 After the hiatus, I rebuilt, under a new name Mercy’n’Sin. Rehired Terminator after 150 times, my bro was in and I brought in in new Bass player, Johnny Five (J5) and Raw as Lead Guitar player. We specialized in Ultimate Rock covering, GnR, Zep, AcDc, Def Leop, Priest, Scorpions, Kiss, Van Halen, Maiden, Foreigner, Jovi…etc. Some more changes, people moving on.. we took a hiatus from playing together., whipped or bitch syndrome.
2014 During this time I realized that doing covers has to end. Cant be doing this forever. So indy Producer Mark Zubek saw some videos contacted me and said “Dude why aren’t you doing your own shit?” So from then made a commitment to write an album. I sing, write the lyrics and melody lines, Z does everything else from A – Z. 3 songs, Got it Bad, Other Side (V1), Outta Control, the album will be completed by end of 2015.
With the writing of the new material under guidance of my Board of Directors; My Mom, I decided to invest in the band and create “Davey D” , New entity, all the way no stopping…big commitments, My Bro had to back out due to his Financial Planning business and Raw was happy getting married to his new Polish Wife and teaching guitar..god bless them both always. J5 was in, was excited that we were doing originals and took to Got it Bad, I made J5 in charge of the rhythm section. I hired new guitar players, Tony Digs ( aka, Casciano, another Cuz but on my mom’s side) lead guitar/Vocals and found a crazy rookie Gypsy; Teo the Kid rhythm/vocals …and rehired Terminator for the 200th time I think?
2015 my main song writing influences would be…lyrically Bon Scott/Johnson when I’m laying down words for a rhyme in verses. But I normally start with a good Chorus line which is typically the name of the song and work backward. My Chorus I tend to be inspired by Axl more I think. The Bridge is always a funny place.. “Where is that confounded bridge?” classic Plant. My ultimate bridge would always be inspired by Wholelotta love: Live, Song Remains the Same.
2015 Working with the new team, as Davey D, playing venues like the Rockpile or the Mod Club, has been even more inspiration, as it seemed like yesterday listening to Q107 with my Bro 100 years ago hearing whose hot playing the Mod Club and dreaming of playing there one day.
“workn hard playn hard Rockn Harder”
Next update: 2016