Virtuosic keyboardist, composer, and producer Dave Schulz – known for his work with a seemingly endless array of artists – has enlisted an ensemble of masterful musicians for a remake of New Radicals’ unforgettable 1998 pop smash, “You Get What You Give.” The track features featuring Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls), Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Prairie Prince (XTC, Todd Rundgren, The Tubes), and a host of others. Other artists on the song include Mitch Perry, Teddy ZigZag, Prairie Prince, Joe Sumner (son of Sting), Jennifer Cella, and Georgia Napolitano (of Trans-Siberian Orchestra).
Schulz produced the project with his friend and collaborator, Sammy Burke.
“It’s the perfect song for these uncertain times,” declares Schulz. “It’s a positive, uplifting song with a strong message.”
Make sure to check out Dave Schulz’s take on the 90s classic “You Get What You Give” down below and let me know what you think!
About the Artist: Dave Schulz
Dave Schulz is an American keyboardist, vocalist, producer, composer, and recording artist well known for his live and studio work with a wide range of notable artists and musicians including Andrew Cole, Andy Vargas, Angelo Moore, Berlin, Bernard Fowler, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Pointer, Bran Van 3000, Brooke Moriber, Carmen and Camille, Carmine Rojas, Chambers Brothers, Cherie Currie, Daniel Lanois, Danny Saber, Durga McBroom, English Beat/General Public, Eric Sardinas, Esthero, Fabienne Shine, Fastball, Fuel, Garry Shider/Andre Foxxe (P-Funk), Glenn Hughes, Goo Goo Dolls, Hensley, Jay-J, Jazz All-Stars w/ Phil Upchurch, Jean-Michel Byron, John Blackwell, Katja Rieckermann, Kristine W., Kristinia Debarge, Lee Sklar, Little Dove. Louis Conte, Maceo Parker, Macy Gray, Maxayn Lewis, Mike/Steve Porcaro, Mitch Perry Group, Nik West, Nikka Costa, One Tribe Nation / Michael Sanders, Pink, Randy Cooke, Rick Springfield, Rusty Young, Ryan Cabrera, Sleepy Brown, Sonny Cool, Stacy Michelle, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dayne, The Fizzies, The Rembrandts, Tony Levin, Wang Chung, Warrant, When In Rome, and XYZ.
Music was a part of Dave Schulz’s life from the beginning. Born in Buffalo NY, his father wore two hats as pianist and conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He would seat Dave in the orchestra pit during performances as early as seven years old. Dave’s brother Robert would soon become multiple Grammy-nominated classical percussionists, and his sister an accomplished rock/soul singer.
Shortly after his father’s passing when Dave was 10, he suddenly took an interest in the piano that was sitting idly in the living room. Osmosis? Within six months Dave had mastered the C Sonata by Mozart and began an obsession with XTC, Herbie Hancock, Yes, Todd Rundgren and of course, DEVO. Pretty diverse for an 11-year-old. He clearly made the right choice. By the age of 17, he was one of the top keyboardists in his hometown, winning multiple awards consistently for seven years.
Finally, the big break came when Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls called and left a simple message from sunny LA: “you wanna come out and tour with us for a year?” In a matter of one day, Dave went from playing in front of 300 in a local Buffalo bar to playing Woodstock in front of 65000. This led to a two-and-a-half-year relationship with the Goo Goo Dolls that took Dave around the world twice as touring keyboardist/vocalist for the “Dizzy Up The Girl” tour, the landmark album that spawned five top ten singles between 98 and 2000. That experience sealed his fate. Where else do you get to open up for the Rolling Stones?
Dave immediately made the move to Los Angeles in 2001, immersing himself in many diverse musical circles. He hosted all-star jams at numerous clubs, starting with Ian Copeland’s Backstage Cafe. This led to various residencies for 15 straight years at top venues in LA. He soon became one of the city’s most in-demand behind-the-scenes forces, adding constantly to a mile-long touring, performing, and recording resume of artists from across the musical spectrum, as indicated above.
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