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David has been a guitarist, singer- songwriter for almost 20 years. He has had the opportunity to share his songs all across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Arizona, California, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He's played internationally in Paris and his band has played at and headlined venues ranging from coffee shops to the House of Blues (www.houseofblues.com) & the legendary "Trees" in Dallas. (treesdallas.com)
Early in his career, his writing, composition and performance style were recognized and well received. His original songs "Take All of Me" and "Your Mercy" were nominated for and placed in national song writing competitions.
Over the next several years, David focused on writing and recording his own music. His songs are derived from life experiences dealing with love, betrayal, and are simply expressed through raw, unedited passion. His songs identify with the true-to-life experiences we all feel and encounter, yet are written in a way that brings resolve and closure to unanswered questions. His songs invite you to feel the pain of the past and then move on with a new excitement about what life has to offer. His song, “I’ll Be Ok,” has received 7,800 plays and thousands of download. David has also received hundreds of messages from fans that identify with the story.
In early 2010, David was joined by Heath Dimsdle on congas/alt percussion, Jackson Caldwell on bass, and Jared Lewis on drums to release his first EP "One More Day" (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-more-day-ep/id363640378).
The overwhelming response led to the production and release of the full-length album "Ten Till..." on 10/10/10. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ten-till.../id407718375)
David is currently perfecting his solo show which includes him performing on guitar, bass and drums with a compliment of loops. His solo show includes his versions of pop tunes of John Mayer & Ben Harper to the full sonic and emotional assault of his original "Before The Dawn." (From the Album "Ten Till...") He has often turned his show into the "David Cote' Duo" with dynamic artists like Andonia Layr (www.andonialayr.com) & Becky Middleton. (www.beckymiddleton.com)
His dramatic and uplifting songs, "Before The Dawn" & "One More Day" have become a theme songs for many and have evolved into a solo performance that must be seen live!
David Coté’s passion is to touch the world through his life and music...it remains his singular direction and focus. He is currently learning to master an new custom made 8-string classical guitar which he expects to lead him in some new creative directions. ("This thing has more range than a harpsichord! Almost as much as a piano!") He's beginning work on a new album and is releasing a live Christmas Album in December 2012.
David is a accomplished musician who has spent time studying at the Berklee College of Music and dedicated 20 years of hard work perfecting his craft. With the guitar chops and composition talent of a John Mayer and the vocal richness and style of that of Brandon Boyd (Incubus), David produces music that is honest, powerful and engaging.