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LAST Classical Blast shows (for me,) a hint at the future of David Kav music.... - April 13, 2018

Holy Lateness, Batman!!  YIKES!

So, umm, a LOT of changes are happening.  But, more on that later...

TONIGHT (Friday, April 13th:)

CLASSICAL BLAST (TRIO/QUARTET...if you will:)
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E Main St.
St. Charles, IL. 60174
Tickets:  www.pheasantrun.com

TIME: 9:30pm to 12:30am

The quartet consists of:  Petar Kecenovici on Cello, Jimmy Chaos on Violin, their brand-new frontwoman Sophie Monroy on guitar and vocals and...yours truly as their Special Guest.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14th:
MY FINAL SHOW WITH CLASSICAL BLAST AT
Blue Chip Casino (in the ROCKS Lounge)
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, IN. 46360
FREE ADMISSION
Showtime: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
FULL BAND with me as Special Guest

For everyone saying that Classical Blast is not the same without me...it is NOT supposed to be the same.  In fact (and I'm saying this with every fiber of my being,) Classical Blast 4.0 (Sophie Monroy is the fourth Lead Vocalist in the history of the group) will flourish and SURPASS where they have gone.  Don't get me wrong:  Classical Blast was one of the BEST MUSICAL RIDES OF MY LIFE!  They have helped me grow so much...and I will always be indebted to them.  Always.

For the future of my music?  Well, let's just say that I have recently acquired some new recording equipment since my laptop died.  Almost together there...  AND - I will announce a new project very soon.  Can't say too much now since it is very much in its infancy.  But, it is cropping to the surface.  STAY TUNED HERE, at my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/davidkavmusic) on Twitter (well, not so much there...but if you want:  www.twitter.com/davidkavmusic) and on Instagram (@davidkavmusic) for the latest news.  When it is ready, I WILL let you know.  (Oh, and definitely a brand-new original to be released in 2018!)

One last thing, I will be back in Des Moines for some shows, radio dates, Farmers Markets, etc.  I will be all over the Midwest this year (in a way.)  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your neverending support.  Now and always!

See you at the show!

Peace, love, music, laughter, life, art now and forever...
David Kav

Heading to WEST ILLINOIS with Classical Blast this weekend! - March 21, 2018

What's up, beautiful?  

Yeah, you!

Don't look around!

Just dropping another line to let you know of the times of the shows that I'm bringing to Western Illinois via Classical Blast.  Yep - the St. Patrick's Day shows went over so well that Classical Blast is bringing their Celtic flavor and Irish tunes to Polo,IL. and to Savanna, IL. as well!  The FULL BAND will be there (save their new vocalist Sophie Monroy.  She WILL be back very soon... which is a good thing...since she won over A LOT of their fans...and rightly so!)  BUT - they are bringing back Special Guest Katy Gillan on the violin.  This weekend will, once again, be a LOT of fun!

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th
Chesty P's Pub
104 E. Mason St.
Polo, IL. 61064
Showtime: 3pm to 7pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 25th
Iron Horse Social Club
314 Main St.
Savanna, IL. 61074
Showtime:  3pm to 7pm

In addition, I am preparing for my radio interview at Energy 106.7FM NEXT WEEK (Wed. Mar. 28th) at 7am for an interview and for a couple of songs to prepare for the show at Hy-Vee Market & Grille on Thurs. Mar. 29th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  I will let you know IF the link that I am about to leave is incorrect.  However, you can stream it here:

https://www.iheart.com/live/energy-1067-fm-7646/

Thank you thank you thank you for your neverending support of my music.  Still jamming - still writing - still playing (now and always.)  I truly appreciate you.

Make it a great day (whenever you receive it.)  Really - it is up to you!

Peace, love, music, laughter, life, art forever!

David Kav

MANY shows (FINAL ones with Classical Blast PLUS Radio News!) - March 14, 2018

Oh, hello again!

A little while since we last spoke.  Hope 2018 is bringing you glad tidings and news (despite all of the ickiness happening in the news.  Seriously - the younger generation gives me SO MUCH HOPE!  IF you're young and you're reading this, thank you for making a stand for what's right!  I'm with you!)

As I've stated before, my time with Classical Blast was (and is) short-lived!  I am happy to announce that Classical Blast has a new lead singer and guitarist:  Sophie Monroy!  I have heard her through videos.  She is extremely talented and will be an excellent fit for the band!  Congratulations, Sophie!

You can hear both of us this coming weekend for some Irish shows in the Chicagoland area!

FRIDAY, MARCH 16th
Ballydoyle - Downers Grove
5157 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL. 60515
Showtime: 9pm to 1am
www.ballydoylepub.com/dgevents

SATURDAY, MARCH 17th
DURTY NELLIE'S
180 N Smith St
Palatine, IL 60067
Showtime: 4pm to 5:15pm
www.durtynellies.com

2nd SHOW!
Ballydoyle - Aurora
28 W New York St
Aurora, IL. 60506
Showtime: 7pm to 9:30pm
www.ballydoylepub.com

A few more shows are happening later this month as well.  I will announce those soon.  As always, I will email those who are in the area (to get in the "know," you can always sign up for my email list.)

OH - I WILL be on the air in IOWA on Wednesday, March 27th on ENERGY 106.7FM at 7AM!  I will get you the info (website, etc) once I get it from my contact

Another show (SOLO:)
Thursday, March 28th:
Hy-Vee Market and Grill
1501 1st Ave E.
Newton, IA 50208
Showtime: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hoping to see you soon!  THANK YOU for your continued support.

Peace, love, music, laughter, life,
David Kav

p.s. My current single, "What I Feel Inside," is STILL #1 thanks to you!  Here's a link to hear it again:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3z7M1eugCCZsQXBaOTLzcm

"What I Feel Inside" is now #1 on my Spotify page - January 28, 2018

Good morning/afternoon/evening to you sir or madam (as the case may be.)

Just a very quick note to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  Because of YOU, my newest single "What I Feel Inside" has now made it to NUMBER ONE in my Popular list on my Spotify page in FIVE DAYS of its release!!!  I can not take any credit on this one at all (I can't click that many times by myself.  Haha.)  

In addition, I am up to 26 monthly listeners.  It may not be that big of a number.  However, it's the biggest number I have ever had on my page.  Great average to have (and a kick-ass way to start the new year.)  Again, many many many thanks to you!

If you have not heard the single yet, what are you waiting for?  Click on the link below and share it with your friends.  Also, send me an email and let me know what you think:  kavster1@gmail.com

Link to "What I Feel Inside" on Spotify:
http://spoti.fi/2DlkY31

IF you want to see me live (especially those in the NW Indiana/Michigan area,) I'll be appearing once again with my musical brothers, Classical Blast at Blue Chip Casino (777 Blue Chip Drive - Michigan City, Indiana) in the ROCKS LOUNGE on Saturday, February 10th.  Showtime: 1:30pm to 5:30pm.  Old tunes, a couple of possible new tunes and just ALL AROUND FUN!

I am brimming with gratitude, humility and joy about this music news!  Thank you again!  Hope to see you again soon.  2018 is off to a great start in this arena.  I wish you all of the love, joy, magic, laughter and life.  Let's make this the best year yet!

With MANY THANKS!
David Kav

Newest Single "What I Feel Inside" is out NOW plus...New LIVE SHOW with CLASSICAL BLAST! - January 23, 2018

Hello again!

(We gotta stop meeting like this.  People are going to talk...)  :p

Aaaaaaaaaaaaw...LET 'EM!  :p

Sooooo...2018 is off to a good start in the music sense.  Yes yes yes.  

Proverbial drum roll, please...

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"What I Feel Inside" - my newest single is out NOW on SPOTIFY!  (Should be on iTunes in a few days.  But .... YAY!)  Check it out check it out check it out:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NkmK9bbUKevs5nW5lnnXn

In addition... I told you as to when I would be playing a live show again.  It turns out that I have been asked to join my musical brothers, CLASSICAL BLAST, on stage with them once more.  This time...in Michigan City, INDIANA!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2018
BLUE CHIP CASINO
in ROCKS LOUNGE
777 BLUE CHIP DRIVE
MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360
Showtime: 1pm to 5pm
FREE ADMISSION

We'll be playing all of the old favorites (and I may just throw a new song or two at the guys.  You never know...)

Don't get used to this!  Seriously!  Yes, lightning never strikes twice in the same place.  So, if you were not able to come and join us at Q-BAR on January 6th, THIS GIG would be the perfect opportunity to check this very line-up out!  (Don't let me be the one that says 'I told you so!'"  Really...)

Thank you ALWAYS for being in my corner and on my side.  OH, and SIGN UP for the email list!  I WILL get better about sending out updates.  Really.

Peace, love, music, laughter, life, art!

David Kav

 

Happy New Year 2018! Classical Blast shows and New Single "What I Feel Inside" out January 23, 2018! - January 18, 2018

Hello!

Happy New Year, everyone!  So much to catch up on since my last blog entry.  First of all, my current single "This Is My Surrender" hit the Number 1 song on my Spotify page.  (Still under 1000 listens but...I'll take ALL of the love that I can get.)  So grateful for your support.  Thank you.

A lot of changes are coming in the new year.  For instance, I had a chance to share the stage again with my long-time musical brothers from Classical Blast on January 6th at Q-Bar in Glendale Heights, IL!  It's amazing how things happen when you have great chemistry.  It feels like I never left.  Great times were had by all and we had an incredible crowd that night (Anybody who might have videos - PLEASE post them on YouTube or your Facebook pages....or feel free to email them to me:  kavster1@gmail.com.  I'd love to see them.)  As I told people that night, they missed out because I don't know if I will take the stage with them again.

Or will I?  Or won't I?

Well, stay tuned and I will let you know about any upcoming shows (whether solo or with CB.)  

In addition, I have a brand-new song and single coming out in merely DAYS from now!  "What I Feel Inside" is set to be released on Spotify on Tuesday, January 23rd!  Please - tell your friends about it and check it out when it happens.  The forthcoming song has quite the groove that (I think) is infectious.  I hope you enjoy it. 

In the meantime, check out my other singles and albums on Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NkmK9bbUKevs5nW5lnnXn

As always, thank you thank you THANK YOU for your support!  See you on the stage (very soon, I'm sure!)

Peace, love, music, laughter, life, light and art!

David Kav

Story behind NEW SINGLE "This Is My Surrender" (scheduled to be released Tues. October 17th, 2017!!) - October 5, 2017

Hello, you beautiful soul!

In case you happen to run across this website before I make the official announcement, here is the story behind my forthcoming NEWEST single "This Is My Surrender:"

"This version of 'This Is My Surrender' is what I heard in my head when I first wrote the song. It was this energy as to where I saw the music video (which has yet to be done,) the energy, the soul, the essence of this story and the pain therein.

"I was recently listening to a shuffle on my iTunes mix while driving one day. This recording of the aforementioned song came into the mix. The drums were pulsating. The bass line was grooving. I thought 'why, in God's name, have I never released this?!? This is too good!! And, it's perfect as to where I am at in my life (yet again.) THIS has got to be the next single - the next release!!!'

"I had always wanted to release this mix of 'This Is My Surrender.' However, when I was putting together the tracks for 'Look Into My Eyes,' the vocal line was completely buried. It was so quiet to the point as to where you could barely hear what I was singing. However, I always knew that the song needed to be heard. The original engineer, Bryan Price, had moved and I could not get another mix down to my satisfaction. Hence why I re-recorded a simpler yet concise version of this song on my sophomore solo release 'Better You Here Than Alone.' The acoustic version with Jen Porter on backing vocals captured another feel that I had not intended. Therefore, I released it with the faith of the unknown and let it go at that.

"Many years later, I hear a version that is mixed to perfection. This mix captures the spirit and energy that I had always liked in the song. Of course, it features Nik Wielgus on the drums. The drum set that he used for this recording had some incredible dynamics. The bass drum and the toms are reverberating and full. (Many thanks to Bryan Price for letting us use his kick-ass drum set - for this song and for ALL of the drum tracks on LIME.)

"While mixing and layering all of the other instruments for this song, I saw that Bryan had a cool-looking bass guitar sitting there amongst the mixing board. He stated that it was a piccolo bass. I asked him if I could play around with it and lay down a track with it for the song. What I came up with made me sound like I could actually play bass guitar. I mean - I'm no Bill Syniar of Classical Blast and formerly of Survivor by ANY means. However, the bass line is not boring, it moves and it actually complements all of the other instruments and sounds that you hear in this very mix of the song. I play acoustic guitars, piccolo bass and vox for the track.

"After all of this time, I present to you a song with a message of coming to a crossroads, making a decision, surrendering and seeing hope after going through the dark valleys which we all go through from time to time. I hear the difference in this mix. I hope you do as well. In addition, I hope that you enjoy this tune and that you get something positive out of this jam. "As always, thank you so much for listening and for your support."

If you follow me on Facebook, I'll be doing a live video chatting about this song, playing music, talking about life at this time AND talking to YOU! Time/date of video TBA. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidkav for more info!

See you very soon!  So excited!!!

Peace, love, music, light,

David Kav

Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market THIS SATURDAY (Aug. 19th, 2017) - August 18, 2017

Hello again!

Just a quick note: I'll be playing at the Farmers Market TOMORROW (Saturday, August 19th, 2017) from 7am to noon!  I'll be at the corner of Court Ave and 3rd St (right across the street from Legends!)  It'd be great to see you there!  

The weather should be perfect.  Sunny skies (a few clouds) and in the upper 80s.  New songs?  Maybe.  Won't know unless you stop by, right?  :p

See you there!

Peace, love, music, light, art,

David Kav

THANK YOU Best Buddies Iowa and to Mickey's Irish Pub!!! - August 14, 2017

Hello again, you!

I'd be remiss if I did not mention as to how much fun I had playing for a great cause and for wonderful people at Mickey's Irish Pub this past Sunday!  Thank you ALL so much to those who came out to support a great organization (for those who were not there, you truly missed out!)  I have to give huge shout-outs to Blake Campbell (President of Best Buddies Iowa and a fantastic gentleman,) and to Mollie McCollum.  Without Mollie's grace and help, I would never have been introduced to and have had the opportunity to meet these great people and to play for them.  Blake and Mollie, thank you SO MUCH for a wonderful time!

Best Buddies Iowa was also recently featured on KCCI news for their "Bikes For Buddies" event.  They also raised $13,000 for this event alone!  I am SO PROUD of them!  Yes, this is a great amount that has been raised.  However, Best Buddies Iowa has a LONG way to go before they become a household name.  

Want more information and/or would like to help them out?  Please visit www.bestbuddies.org/iowa in order to gain access to their page.  They are also on Facebook as well:

https://www.facebook.com/bestbuddiesia/

Really looking forward to (hopefully) doing more events for this group in the future.  Thanks again, to Best Buddies Iowa, for the opportunity.  And, as always, thank you for YOUR support!

Peace, love, music, light, art

David Kav

Playing for Best Buddies Iowa at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee, IA on Sunday, August 13th! - July 11, 2017

Hello, all you musical brothers and sisters (old and new!)

Yes, yes, I know.  LONG time!  However, you know it's not like me to post just "anything" here.  (Some say that I should.  Nonetheless...)

I met with Blake Campbell yesterday about this gig.  He is the State Director for Best Buddies Iowa.  Really great guy who is running a really cool organization.  Best Buddies Iowa partners up youth volunteers with other children of the same age group with learning disabilities which  includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.  

I am honored to be the musical guest to help fundraise such a noble cause as stated up above.  I'll be playing at the "home stretch" of the 26-mile Bike Ride (if you will) from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee, IA!  Tickets for the Bike Ride are $35 if you would like to participate.  There will also be a raffle and prizes that can be won.  

More details can be found at their site.  I'm including the link to the Bike for Buddies page:

https://www.bestbuddies.org/blog/2017/05/10/2017-biking-buddies/

Check out more about their mission statement, all of the wonderful help that they have given thus far.  If you're intrigued (just like I am,) you can also hook up with them on Facebook as well:

www.facebook.com/bestbuddies.ia

As more details unfold about this event, I will be sure to update this page along with my FB page and Twitter account (which I need to blow the virtual dust bunnies off of.  HA!)  There may be radio and TV appearances about this wonderful cause.  Please stay tuned (as always!)

Good to see you again!  Take care and I will see you at the show!

All my best,

David Kav

THANK YOU Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market!!! - May 30, 2017

HEY THERE!

Yes, I know I'm Yelling!  I can't help it!  Last weekend's Downtown Farmers Market show was such a success!!!  Honestly, I did NOT pick Memorial Day weekend.  They picked me for it and I couldn't have been more grateful for that opportunity.

Friends - I hadn't had that much fun playing music in a long time (if ever!)  Really.

The people of Des Moines are so friendly and so GENEROUS.  I asked for a bottle of water at one point.  I received 6 of them on the spot...for free...without a bat of an eye.  Couldn't have asked for more.  Granted - the sky did split open with that downpour during the last half-hour of the Market.  But, I was grinning ear-to-ear like a drowned rat.  Thank you thank you thank you!

I'm playing it again on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 7am to noon.  If you're game, please come and join me and all of us at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market on that date.  I can assure you, a LOT of fun will be had.

See you at the show - and again, THANK YOU!

All my best,

David Kav

Happy Holidays from David Kav - December 20, 2016

Seasons greetings, music lover and tribal member!

A LOT of changes have happened for me this past year.  (That's stating the obvious - I know.)  I have had people reach out to me about my music.  I can assure you - even though my path may have changed, my music is just beginning with the next chapter set to unfold in (hopefully) early 2017.  As I told a former band member last night via Facebook:  "It's cooking."  

Honestly, I can not tell you how grateful, thankful and hopeful I am for you.  Yes, you!  You - the one who is reading this right now.  You - the one who has listened to my music no matter what medium I may be playing it in.  I wish and hope for you, your family, your friends and your loved ones a joyous, gratuitous and Happy Holiday season.  I hope that the love and joy of this season lasts for you and me throughout 2017 and beyond.

Happy Holidays!

With love and thanks,
David Kav 

 

With two solo albums, one album with KAVUS and 2.25 albums with Classical Blast, David Kav is no stranger to the music world.  He has been playing acoustic guitar and singing for nearly two decades.  David has collaborated with other artists and is featured as a guest musician on other recordings as well to include Dawn Xiana Moon, Ian Narcisi.  David has been featured on WGN Channel 9 Morning News as well as featured on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio Chicago.  David has opened for many national acts with his last band Classical Blast to include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Michael McDonald, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Don Felder of the Eagles, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO II.) As a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan (and David would like to point out that he has always been a Cubs fan - EVEN when they were the "butt-end of MANY a joke,")David had the utmost pleasure and privilege to play the National Anthem at Wrigley Field three times with his aforementioned former band.  David's next step is new music to (HOPEFULLY) be released in (early) 2017.  David's musical path may have changed.  However, it is just beginning with the next chapter that will unfold in the coming year.  David is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.
With eternal gratitude and many thanks,
David KavDavid is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.With eternal gratitude and many thanks,David Kav

 

New single, "Reason," is out now! - September 15, 2016

Hello, again!

As I stated in my last message, my very first single and first release in over 8 years - "Reason" - is coming out soon.  Well, change that...because it's out NOW!  For a limited time, you can hear the song in its entirety BEFORE you buy it.  And it's RIGHT HERE:

https://davidkav.hearnow.com/

Check it out and let me know what you think.  Lo-fi, home recorded, no B.S.  Just straight up, good old-fashioned rock with attitude and a message.  Leave me a comment in my comment section OR...leave one on my FB page:

www.facebook.com/davidkavmusic

See you in a little while!  Hopefully over the radio waves on Monday, September 19th!  Again, we'll be featured on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez for her Music Mondays segment between 11pm and 2am.

www.wgnradio.com


In Chicago, 720AM.  You can also download the WGN Radio app onto your smartphone and hear us "on the go."  

In addition, you can sign up for her show page on FB:  (https://www.facebook.com/PattiVShow/)

She WILL take LIVE video of our band while we are playing.  This is good...because...you know...we'll be too busy rocking out to see how we look.  So, we need YOU to tell us.  :) 

The band that I have cooked up for this show is geared up and ready to go.  I would have taken pictures and placed them on my Instagram page (@davidkavmusic) and/or on Facebook.  However, we were busy working hard to make sure that we rock out to our best ability.  This show will be epic.  I guarantee it!

Thanks for your support!  Hope you enjoy the music!

Peace, love, music, laughter, life forever,

David Kav 

David Kav returns to SOLO MUSIC (no...really...he's serious this time!) - September 8, 2016

Hello, you beautiful person, you!

It's good to see you again. It's been way too long (again.) So much to tell...so let's get right to it!

You may or may not have heard the news. However, due to life, family and personal circumstances, the time has come for me to leave Chicago (and Illinois.) In short, I am leaving Classical Blast. This is, by no means, done with any malice in my heart or in my soul. CB, as a whole, has had some of the best and most talented musicians that I've ever had the joy, privilege and honor to work with, to create with, to share the stage with, and to know. Classical Blast has definitely helped me to be a better musician, a much more patient person and a better human being all around. I will definitely miss each and every one on that team. My last gig with them (tentatively) will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 (show still TBA.)

And yes - I have been stating that I will officially release some new solo material for years and years now. In fact (after counting and not to include any works with KAVUS or Classical Blast,) it has been over 8 years since I have released ANY albums or solo work...

...until NOW!

My first and newest single, "Reason," is currently being processed! It is set to be released (fingers crossed) on Tuesday, September 13, 2016! It features my good friend and talented drummer, Nik Wielgus! "Reason" will be available for digital download on iTunes, Spotify and other streaming outlets very soon!

To celebrate (and to "kill two birds with one stone," per se,) I am excited to announce that I will be making my return to solo music in as well as making my debut appearance on WGN Radio 720AM! WAHOO! I'll be appearing on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez for her Music Mondays segment on Monday, September 19, 2016! In addition, I'm bringing a full band - to include Thomas Rocha on electric guitar AND Nik Wielgus on drums (FULL kit, thank you!) :p Be sure to spread the word and to tune in! In Chicago, 720AM radio. You can also download the WGN Radio (Chicago) app on your smartphone and listen live. You can also hear us on the web at: www.wgnradio.com. Wanna call in that day? Call us at 312-981-7200! Again, I'll be on WGN Radio via Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez from 11pm to 2am on Monday, September 19, 2016. Tell everybody!

So, see? LOTS going on! I'm planning on releasing other singles this year before the end of 2016 as well. As always, if you want to keep updated with my whereabouts, upcoming shows, etc, just sign up for the email list (which I'll get better at updating and sending, btw...) You can also sign up at my musician page on FB: www.facebook.com/davidkavmusic. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidkav Vine: @davidkav.

Hope to see you at a show (or over the radio waves soon!)

Peace, Love, Music, Laughter Forever!
David Kav

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