To listen to the music of Dave Martone is like experiencing a simultaneous explosion of sound, color and flavour. Sometimes over the top, sometimes minimalistic and sometimes a mixture of both, Martone never ceases to amaze with his talents on the instrument and is one of Canada’s finest guitarists to date!
Dave is performer, touring musician, recording engineer, music producer and educator.
Dave’s discography is large with 7 studio albums out and 3 live concert DVD’s as well as countless compilation albums to his credit.
Recent release in 3rd quarter of 2020 with Nickelback featuring Dave Martone of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
Recent 4th quarter release with Joe Satriani of “Premonition”
Professor of Music Technology and Contemporary Guitar at Douglas College.
Release from Magnatude/Magna Carta Records is “Nacimiento” This release finds Dave returning to his roots revisiting Flamenco guitar.
Release through Alfred Publishing of two books, “Shredding the Blues” and “Serious Shred, Advanced Scales”
Dave has recently credited with a guitar track on the latest Nickelback song “Get Em Up” from NFA
Toured and produced music with Juno Award Winning band Bif Naked in Canada. Wrote and produced “Hot Box Girls” Single from 2018
Dave has been on the cover of many Canadian Music Magazines as well as having major features in Guitar Player, Guitar World and Guitar One Magazine where Dave was voted one of the top 4 underground shredders in North America!
Dave has toured with the largest Rock Guitarist in the planet, Joe Satriani for his Wormhole tour in support with his group Martone. Dave has also performed throughout Europe at sold-out concerts as well as toured and played in 3 Doors Down alongside of Nickelback and Puddle of Mud. His latest rock record “Clean“ has been signed to New York record company Magna Carta and finds some of the most talented guitarists of our time on it as special guests with non other than Joe Satriani playing alongside of Martone as well as Jennifer Batten who has performed with Michael Jackson for over a decade.
Dave’s work goes far also a a session guitarist for major record companies such as Island Def Jam as well as owning his own production facility in Vancouver Canada “Brainworks“.
Dave has also authored 2 books to date from Alfred Publications. “Shredding the Blues” and “Serious Shred Advanced Scales”.
Dave also has another group called Kadabra which is a Neuvo Flamenco band that performs throughout Vancouver. Bookings for Kadabra can be made through:
Bookings for Martone in Europe are through Victoria Strommer Management. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dave is also an educator and clinician for such companies as the prestigious Berklee College of Music, The National Guitar Workshop, Workshop Live, Guitar Workshop Plus, Parker Guitars, Digitech Processing, Vox Amplification, Radial Engineering, and Cakewalk Recording Software.
Dave has worked with the top in his field alongside of Joe Satriani, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Tosin Abasi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Jennifer Batten, Chad Kroeger, Lee Aaron, Bif Naked – and the list goes on and on.