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Biography

Born And Raised In Nashville, Tennessee, Lived In The Smoky Mountain Area Of Knoxville, Dave Now Resides In The Lowcountry Of Charleston, South Carolina. Since His First Paid Gigs As A Drummer In A Rock Band In High School, He Has Performed Professionally As A Lead Vocalist, Bassist, Rhythm/Lead Guitarist, And Drummer…With Several Bands Over The Years. He Graduated College From The University Of Tennessee With A Bachelor Of Arts Degree, Where He Was An Officer In Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity And Also Served In The United States Marine Corps Reserve. His Wife Christy Landeo Is Also A Vocalist & Performer. They Have 3 Children…Who Play Violin, Piano And Sing In Their School Choir. Throughout His Tenure As A Professional Musician, He Has Developed Working Relationships With Several National Talent Agencies. His Band Is Exclusive With EastCoast Entertainment.

Landeo Has Been Voted In Reader’s Polls Awards As:

– “Best Male Vocalist” In Knoxville, TN’s Metro Pulse Magazine’s “Best Of Knoxville” (3 Years)
–  Runner-Up For “Best Singer” In Knoxville News-Sentinel’s “East Tennessee’s Best” Reader’s Poll (5 Years).
– “Best Bass Player In Knoxville” WIMZ Radio – Rock And Blues Awards

The Wide Spectrum Of His Performances Range From Festivals…To Club Venues…To Corporate Parties…To Amphitheaters…To Fraternity/Sorority Parties…To Arenas…To Wedding Receptions…To Birthdays…To Benefits….To Lake Or Beach Parties…To Holiday Parties, To Whatever! He Currently Has An Endorsement With John Pearse Strings (Whose Roster Includes Singer/Songwriter James Taylor).

Landeo Has Developed Into An Accomplished Entertainer As Well As Singer/Songwriter. Besides Having A Repertoire Of Over 500 Cover Songs, He Has Released 6 CD’s And Several Digital Singles Of All Original Music:

“Parris Island – The Rock Opera” (2017)
“Kool Water” (2012)
“On An Island With Nothin’ But A Boom Box” (2011)
“Sol Juice” (2007)
“The Canine Way” (2002)
“She Likes To Shake The Banana” (2000)

Other Recording Projects Have Included: The Sherlock Homeboys “My Brotha” (1993) And Contributions To The Adrenaline Records (Milan, Itlay) Releases “Attack Of The Dragons / A Queen Tribute” And “Pride / A U2 Tribute”.. (2000).

Dave Has Performed In Concert Together With/Or Opened For Artists Such As Pop Star Redfoo (Of LMFAO), 80’S Rocker Rick Springfield, Pop Hop Act Uncle Kracker, 60’S Favorites The Turtles, Comedian Frank Caliendo (ESPN, Fox Sports), Beach Group Jan & Dean, Country Act Doug Stone, Drivin’ N Cryin’s Kevin Kinney, Comedian Pauly Shore, 90’s Funk Rockers The Spin Doctors, and Led Zep pedigree Jason Bohnam.


Redfoo (“Party Rock Anthem”) from LMFAO


Rick Springfield (“Jessie’s Girl”)


“Happy Together” with Turtle Mark Volman


DAVE LANDEO & THE SOL BEATS Is An Exclusive Artist With ECE (EastCoast Entertainment).  And Dave Is An Affiliate With B.M.I. (Performance Rights Organization).

                       

 

The Charleston, South Carolina Chapter Of GUITARS FOR VETS Is A Philanthropy Dave Has Volunteered As A Guitar Instructor Since 2015. Read More About It On The “Community” Page.

And Every Year His Band, Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats, Hosts the “TAILGATE FOR ALZHEIMER’S” benefit philanthropy…..and Holds A Christmas Benefit Party For A Cause In Charleston. The Most Recent Beneficiary Is The CAROLINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Formerly Known As The Orphanage) Where Dave Is Also A Volunteer Music Instructor During The Summer.

 

Dave Has Been Music Director For The Knoxville Marathon From 2005 To 2017 (Even As A Charleston Resident Since ’08). He Is In Charge Of The Logistics, Booking, Flow Of 24 Musical Acts Throughout The City Of Knoxville, TN During The Event.

The Inaugural Knoxville Marathon In ’05 Was Quite The Experience. The Local NBC TV Affiliate Broadcasted A Weekly Training Of The ‘Marathon Minute’ Team (Which Included A Former Olympian, The Governor Of Tennessee/Mayor At The Time, A Winner Of The Tv Show “Survivor”, A Television News Anchor, An Iron Man Competitor And A Musician). Dave Was Invited To Be Part Of The Team, Completed The 26.2 Mile Run, Organized The Live Entertainment And Sang The National Anthem For The Race.

    


Endorsements & Gear

Besides An Endorsement With John Pearse Strings, Dave Performs With: TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC GUITARS, FENDER ELECTRIC GUITARS, PEAVEY AMPLIFIERS, LEE OSCAR HARMONICAS, MACKIE MIXER AND SPEAKERS (DLM SERIES), FULLTONE GUITAR PEDALS, And T.C. ELECTRONIC GUITAR PEDALS.

DAVE MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS PUBLICATION:
“Cumberland Avenue Revisited, The First And Only 40-Year Anthology Of The Knoxville, Tennessee Music Scene. Over 100 Of The Best Writers, Artists, Musicians And Scenesters Contributed Memoirs, Essays, Anecdotes And Good Natured Mythologizing About The Knoxville Music Scene.

Concept Album Projects:

Dave Has Recently Completed His First Concept Album Project Titled “Parris Island – The Rock Opera” Which Is A Story That Follows The Journey Of A Marine Recruit Through Boot Camp Training. The Pic Below Is From The First Stage Production Of Parris Island (Performed By The Band)….And The Youtube Is A Song Selection From The Album. Read About The Project More In The “Studio” Section Of The Website.

Performing 280 Plus Gigs Every Year, Landeo Takes Pride In Doing 3 To 4 Hour Power Shows….Usually With No Breaks! Not Just An Ordinary Performer, Dave’s Approach Is Anything But Orthodox. Every Show Is An Adventure And…..You Never Know What Will Happen… .Just Expect A Great Time!