Performing from the mountains of Colorado to the pubs of England to the beaches of Florida to a dive in Cincinnati, Dave Landeo's acoustic/electric rock act has provided the ultimate in live entertainment whether as a solo or with his band.   Incorporating his ability to interact with the audience, as well as perform a wide variety of music (original and covers), Dave's chameleon approach is nothing but entertaining!


 (photo by Kate McKinley)

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 paying gigs as a drummer in a rock band during high school, he has performed professionally as a bassist, lead guitarist, drummer and lead vocalist with several bands over the years.  He graduated 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.  He is married to Christy Landeo (who also is a vocalist/performer) and have 3 children.  During his tenure as a professional musician, he has developed working relationships with national booking agents East Coast Entertainment, Crescent Moon Talent and A.C. Entertainment (among others).

Landeo has been voted in reader's polls as:

* "Best Male Vocalist"
       Metro Pulse Magazine's "Best Of Knoxville 2003, 2002 & 2000"
 * Runner-Up for "Best Singer"
       Knoxville News-Sentinel's "East Tennessee's Best"
       Reader's Poll 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 & 2001
 * "Best Bass Player in Knoxville"
       1992 WIMZ Rock and Blues Awards.           

 The wide spectrum of his performances range from diverse club  venues to sports bars to amphitheaters to fraternity/sorority parties to arenas to wedding receptions to birthdays to benefits to lake parties to holiday parties, to whatever!   He currently has an endorsement with RIK's MUSIC &  JOHN PEARSE STRINGS (whose roster includes songwriter James Taylor)........

 

Dave has developed into an accomplished entertainer as well as singer/songwriter.  From his independent record label, Dante Music Entertainment, he has released sevenCD's of original music!

"Kool Water" (released 2012)
"On An Island With Nothin' But A Boom Box" (released Summer 2011)
"Sol Juice" (released Fall 2007)
"The Canine Way" (released Summer 2002)
"She Likes To Shake The Banana" (released Summer 2000)
"Lemonade"  (released Spring 1998)
"Bang Time" (released Summer 1996)

Other recording projects have included a contribution to the Adrenaline Records (Milan, Itlay) releases "Attack of the Dragons - A Queen Tribute" and "Pride - A U2 Tribute".  Studio recordings with regional artists, bands and projects including one with Jimmy Buffett's harpist Greg "Fingers" Taylor & Nashville recording artist Tall Paul.  Landeo 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 hitmakers The Turtles, comedian Frank Caliendo, beach group Jan & Dean, country act Doug Stone, Drivin' N Cryin's Kevin Kinney, Comedian Pauly Shore, and alternative rockers the Spin Doctors.

Dave has been the Music Director for the Knoxville Marathon 2005, 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.


 He has participated in several radio and television projects...locally with WVLT television (CBS affiliate) and WBIR television (NBC affiliate) ...and nationally on ESPN (during a "Sports Center" segment on tailgate parties), The Fox Sports Network (during broadcast of the 2002 Music Marathon in Nashville), and the Food Network ("College Football Cafe") in 2004.

         

Here is a Public Service Announcement commercial for the Red Cross Dave scored and appeared in
on WBIR television in 2004.  Crazy dance moves, but lots of fun!


 
Dave made contributions to this publication:



Other projects include composing music for his performance:  "Parris Island - The Rock Opera"

  
                                                A song from the rock opera "3,2,1 Zero!"

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!

For promo and booking information contact:
Call or Text: 865-414-8315
E-mail: ddlandeo@msn.com

 
(photo by Mellisa Roszel)