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“ Home About Issues Gallery Advertisers DropSpots Arts & Life Dining Music Dave Kardas Band’s eclectic success by Millie Westport Last year, when musicians Dave Kardas, Brian Buster, and Tony Filyaw decided to form Dave Kardas Band, it was not the first time the trio had played together. They have been performing off an on for over five years under multiple names. “We have always really liked playing together” says Kardas. The trio formed DKB, and after adding Shane Coverdales into the mix for vocals, they have avidly and actively been playing around the New Haven and New York City area ever since. “Most of our shows have been in NYC, but of course we love playing around the New Haven area,” Kardas tells us. Kardas notes the ever smooth Brand New Heavies and other similar groups as one of the inspiration sources for their original work, as most of DKB went to school for jazz. “We are mostly R&B and jazz, that type of deal, but w”
“Kardas bubbles with ideas--six memory cards full of ideas. He derives structure from his ideas while playing, developing the tune organically. He tries not to rush it and "waits out" the song.”
“Are you OK, with the direction the band is going actually? I like our direction of the band, I think we have a great line up, need to keep getting the word out though playing out, festivals, more radio and on line presence. My CD "Fire and Ice" available on CD Baby has gotten some good reviews and I think we have something really good to work with. ”
“Larry Carlton NewsNews about Larry Carlton continually updated from thousands Tue Oct 28, 2008 New Haven Advocate Stuck in a Corner With...Dave Kardas Audio Extra: Listen to "Paradox," by Dave Kardas. Age: 41. Band: Dave Kardas Band . Related Topix: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pop/Rock, Progressive-Rock, Yes, Jazz ”
“DAVE KARDAS BAND, “Fire and Ice” While the larger lot of instrumental jazz is a nice enough background complement to conversation or Sunday brunch, the classical guitar work commandeered by Connecticut-based Dave Kardas is intricately conceived—with obvious consideration to sharing the microphone with his accompanists: Steve Clarke on bass, Dean Yalanis on drums and Pat Marafiote on keyboards. Kardas obviously knows his instrument as well as any vocalist knows their chops. In tracks like “Blues Tonight,” he teases and dares with playful precision; on “Paradox,” his guitar chatters away like a caffeine jolt (alongside some awfully groovy keyboards); and on “Lady Honey,” Kardas gets downright randy with the sensual bluesy arrangement. A nice collection for aficionados, and a must-have for fans of the Dave Kardas Band’s regional live shows. Jeffrey Henckels Billboard Discoveries ”
“DAVE KARDAS BAND, “Fire and Ice” The classical guitar work commandeered by Connecticut-based Dave Kardas is intricately conceived—with obvious consideration to sharing the microphone with his accompanists: Kardas obviously knows his instrument as well as any vocalist knows their chops. A nice collection for aficionados, and a must-have for fans of the Dave Kardas Band’s regional live shows. Jeffrey Henckels Billboard Discoveries February”