Dave Cashin has been entertaining and writing songs since he received his first keyboard in the 7th grade. Early musical influences include Todd Rundgren, George Duke, Beatles, etc. Dave brings his heart and soul into every song he writes and lists Dave Grusin as his favorite composer. Originally from NJ...home is now Redmond, Washington where he performs from LA to Europe. Dave has been honored to work with Keb Mo, Paul Rogers, Dusty Springfield, Percy Sledge, Frankie Lee and John Lee Hooker, Jr. Opened shows with Tower of Power, BB King, Jimmie Vaughan, Doobie Brothers, John Hiatt, Little Feat, Starship, Firefall and Barenaked Ladies. Voted Best Keyboardist 1994 by the Washington Blues Society. His song 'Sweet Dreamer' was on rotation at KISM 92.9 with the Fat James Band. Performed at the 1984 USA Olympics with his original band 'Flack'. Won the West Coast Regionals YAMAHA/Ticketmaster Showcase in L.A. with the Fat James Band. You can also hear his songwriting on the 'Northwest Passage.' compilation CD called 'Starstuff' on Olympic Jazz Records. He has put his fingers to work for Capitol, A&M, Mowtown, Warner Bros Films and as a studio musician/arranger for Chappel Publishing. Upon graduating the Dick Grove Workshop he wrote and conducted for a 45-piece orchestra. His first solo effort 'Serenity' is a collection of 'easy listening' piano-based melodies. The CD also has 2 vocal tunes...one a bonus track entitled 'Everyday Should be Christmas.'