The David Martinez Band
David Martinez and The David Martinez Band has taken the Classic Texas Rock sound that dominates the music scene of their hometown of Corpus Christi and has given it a soul.
David, along with Johnny Ramos, Joseph Flores and Johnny Mitchell have come together with a style that not only attracted a sponsorship from AXE, but has taken them to the stage of KLRU Studios of Austin, Texas for the Land Shark Lager's Battle of the Bands 2009, which they hold the honor of being the only small market band to play the finals.
David's debut album, simply called David Martinez, was produced by the legendary Leroy (Miller)of Smashmouth and Hollywood Records, whom David cannot say enough about. "Leroy is a wonderful guy and I learned so much from him. One thing he taught me is how to trim the fat off of my songs, he would tell me, 'get to the point David, and sometimes it is best not to give them every detail.'" David tells of going out to California to record under Leroy's supervision " I went there to record a few songs and make a Demo. After we cut a couple of songs, I asked Leroy if they would make a good demo and he said 'I don’t do demos, I do records.' That gave me a whole new outlook on my music."
David returned to Texas, not only armed with his debut CD, but with a new determination to follow Leroy’s advice to "go above" where he was musically.
David has a band now that is solid talent, and all have the same drive to push the envelope with every performance.
"As a drummer, Johnny Ramos is awesome. People are always awed by his performances. He and I are writing a few new songs together too. Joseph Flores is a pure pro. The guy started playing out at concerts when he was about 14. And Johnny Mitchell on Bass, well, you can't beat him. It is like he knows what I have in mind. I don't have to do anything but show him what I am working on and he adds in the bass perfectly."
The David Martinez Band is gearing up for 2010, with shows throughout Texas, looking to tour some of the USA, and working towards the next CD. " Of course we want to work again with Leroy" says David.
David Martinez Band shows are 90% original material, with a few covers sprinkled in, so to hear them live is sure to be an evening one will enjoy. "Most bands play a lot of covers and sneak in an original song, we do it the other way around so that our music gets heard and people can discover what we are all about" says David.
And Just what is David Martinez Band about? They are about music that has a soul. Songs that tell you about having ‘Visions’ ,about ‘What you need’ , and about ’ The Other side’ . Music that you find yourself humming for days, songs that take you along for the ride. And it is all performed by an group of guys that , while are all great musicians in their own right, are pure magic together.
So what are you ‘Waiting’ for?
David Martinez Band is enjoying radio play at over 25 stations across North America and Australia, and you can also find their music all over the web.