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Name: Chris “Daddy” Dave
Origin: Houston, TX
Height: 5’5″
Weapon of Choice: Drumsticks
Group: The Drumhedz
Credits: D’Angelo, Adele, Justin Bieber, John Legend

ORIGINS

Chris Dave was born in Houston, Texas and began his music career in the late 1980s. He started out by playing in church and credits jazz music as his strongest influence. He states that although his father plays drums, he has never actually seen him play. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

He studied at Howard University in Washington D.C. where he met acclaimed producers and former Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Through this relationship, Chris Dave’s professional career began as he started working with R&B band Mint Condition

ROLLING STONE 100 GREATEST DRUMMERS OF ALL TIME

“My worst nightmare Chris Dave is his drummer,” Questlove told an interviewer in advance of D’Angelo’s 2012 live comeback. “You need the most dangerous drummer alive on that tour.” While not a household name, the unassuming 42-year-old R&B specialist known as Daddy is legendary among those in the know. Much like a Cadillac hood ornament or a Tiffany logo, a Chris Dave credit on a session is a mark of pure class; he appears on some of contemporary pop’s most high-profile albums, including Adele’s 21 and D’Angelo’s Black MessiahView Article

WORKS

Purpose 2014

PURPOSE 2015

Black Messiah 2014

BLACK MESSIAH 2014

X 2014

2014

Chris Dave and The Drumhedz Mixtape 2013

CHRIS DAVE AND THE DRUMHEDZ MIXTAPE 2013

New Orleans 2013

NEW ORLEANS 2013

Black Radio 2012

BLACK RADIO 2012

Generation Love Revival 2012

BACK TO WONDERLAND 2012

Generation Love Revival 2012

GENERATION LOVE REVIVAL 2012

Adele 21 2011

21 2011

Golden Age of Apocalypse 2011

GOLDEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE 2011

Mister Nice Guy 2011

MISTER NICE GUY 2011

3rd 1st Impression 2011

3RD 1ST IMPRESSION 2011

The Adventures of Mr. Las Vegas 2010

THE ADVENTURES OF MR. LAS VEGAS 2010

The Weakend 2010

THE WEAKEND 2010

Unrehurst Volume 2 2010

THE REHURST VOLUME 2 2010

BLACKsummers'night 2009

BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT 2009

Double Booked 2009

DOUBLE BOOKED 2009

Round 2 2009

ROUND 2 2009

Shafiq En’ A-Freek-A 2009

SHAFIQ EN’ A-FREEK-A 2009

Chasing Shadows 2009

CHASING SHADOWS 2008

Unexpected 2008

UNEXPECTED 2008

Live From Bannoroo 2007

LIVE FROM BONNAROO 2007

Songs With Radio Heads 2006

SONGS WITH RADIO HEADS 2006

Another Days Journey (2005)

ANOTHER DAYS JOURNEY 2005

Livin' The Luxery Brown (2005)

LIVIN’ THE LUXERY BROWN 2005

The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel (2005)

THE SPIRIT MUSIC JAMIA: DANCE OF THE INFIDEL 2005

Sonic Tonic (2005)

SONIC TONIC 2005

Shaheedullah And Stereotypes (2004)

SHAHEEDULLAH AND STEREOTYPES 2004

Comfort Woman (2003)

COMFORT WOMAN 2003

Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton (2003)

JUST BECAUSE I’M A WOMAN: SONGS OF DOLLY PARTON 2003

Standard of Language (2003)

STANDARD OF LANGUAGE 2003

Happy People (2002)

HAPPY PEOPLE 2002

More Than A Woman (2002)

MORE THAN A WOMAN 2002

Life's Aquarium (1999)

LIFE’S AQUARIUM 1999

Mary (1999)

MARY 1999

Simply Said (1999)

SIMPLY SAID 1999

Secada (1997)

SECADA 1997

Definition of a Band (1996)

DEFINITION OF A BAND 1996

Louder Than Words (1996)

LOUDER THAN WORDS 1996

Try Me Again (1995)

TRY ME AGAIN 1995

I'm Just Corey (1994)

I’M JUST COREY 1994

From The Mint Factory (1993)

FROM THE MINT FACTORY 1993

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