Dave Uosikkinen, Biography

Professional drummer, Dave Uosikkinen, is one of the founding members of the Hooters, along with band mates Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman. The band's first CD Nervous Night introduced music fans to his signature drum tracks on “All You Zombies”, “And We Danced” and “Day by Day” . He's also recorded on many of the band members solo and side projects. During his career with the Hooters he's been part of some of the most culturally significant concerts of our time, including The Live-Aid Concert, Philadelphia in 1985, Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium in 1986, and Roger Waters' extravaganza at The Wall in Berlin in 1990. The Hooters recorded and released their first CD in 10 years and toured Europe in 2007.

In addition to his work with The Hooters, Dave has recorded and performed with artists such as Patty Smyth, Taj Mahal, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart and countless others. Dave believes that a great drum sound is often as important as the drum part itself. His longtime friend and business partner Steve Churchyard records and engineers exclusively all Dave's work in San Diego.

Dave created DaveUDrums.com in 2008 in order to easily record custom drum tracks for not only The Hooters and professional singers and songwriters, but for everyone.

Dave has performed Music Videos, Recordings and Live shows with following incredible artists:

  • The Hooters
  • Patty Smyth
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Rod Stewart
  • Alice Cooper
  • Largo (Taj Mahal, Joan Osborn, David Forman, Garth Hudson, Bill Wittman)
  • The Soul Kitchen
  • Tahir Wilson
  • Pretty Posion
  • Damian Hagger
  • Happy Hatters
  • 7A3
  • Black Male
  • La Maison Tellier
  • Smash Palace
  • Dar Williams
  • Robert Gordon
  • Charlie Gracie

Dave's Bands:

  • The Hooters
  • Smash Palace
  • The Kooks
  • The Torpedoes
  • Hot Property
  • Youth Camp
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