*Buffalo, New York native Dave Schmeidler got his first guitar on his tenth birthday; dazzled by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, obsessed with the idea of playing music himself. After two years of formal lessons he branched out on his own, learning, practicing and listening incessantly. At age fourteen Dave began playing in various bands, developing his writing and improvisational skills. Soon he began to hone his formidable guitar chops at numerous local venues including schools, churches and nightclubs.
In 1986 Dave attended the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California, studying with numerous world-renowned musicians including Jennifer Batten, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale and Paul Gilbert, graduating with honors. Returning home in 1987, he began working with a local music retailer as a highly respected teacher, sales representative and technician, building an international reputation.
Dave was also busy writing, recording and performing with various bands like Maya, Blue Steel, Electroman, Pipe Creek Blues Band, The Kate Engler Band and many more. For four years Dave ran an open mike and performed with Groovitate, playing jazz standards. Dave has performed with the Stringed Edition Guitar Ensemble in local schools as part of the Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival in educational programs, as well as greeting festival arrivals musically at the local airport! No style of music is safe from him, though his mark is distinctive. The urge to complete a project of solo material drew Dave headfirst into the world of computers. Dave learned hardware and software basically by himself to a level of working technical support, and now computer restoration and repair. This skill enabled Dave to complete his first solo release “Skyrats-Scraps” in 2001, receiving international acclaim. Dave is completing the follow up in his home studio, “hadasound”. As result of countless live performances and cutting edge recordings Dave was awarded "Best Original Guitarist" at the 2001 Buffalo Music Awards, and in the 2011 and 2012 Nightlife Music and Club Awards. He was nominated 3 consecutive years for "Best Blues Guitarist "; in 2005-2009 nominated for "Best Rock Guitarist"; as well as being listed in The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame for a stint with jazz-rock legends Gamalon. He continues to maintain a steady performing schedule with groups such as Stone Row, Infinity Machine, Hoagy and the Blues Bombers and more.. Dave’s continually evolving style constantly promises more new and exciting adventures in sound. .