Dave Gash / 45RPM

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"Best classic rock show in town!"
"Amazing -- this guy is the real deal!"
"Way better than most full bands!"
 ♪ What is it? 
 ♪ How does it sound? 
 ♪ Where are you playing?  
 ♪ What's on the song list?  
 ♪ How does it work? 
 ♪ Contact us 

What is it?

Lifelong musician and entertainer Dave Gash presents a solo act unlike anything you've ever heard. 45RPM covers over three decades of popular hits. You'll hear songs you know and love, played just the way you remember them.

We're talking real classics here: Beatles, Eagles, Stones, Doors, Hollies, Kinks, Doobies, Creedence, Crosby Stills & Nash, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Bad Company, Tom Petty, Queen, ZZ Top, Neil Diamond, and many more, with a focus on great vocals.

Dave is also a musical trivia buff, and sprinkles the show with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the artists and songs, as well as the occasional bad joke. His Fender Strat has a built-in synthesizer for instrument parts like sax, harmonica, and organ, and he plays multiple guitars in the show to get just the right sound in each song.

As The Eagles sang, "Are ya with me so far?"

How does it sound?

In a word, freakin' amazing! (Okay, that's two words.) This ain't no canned band, and it sure as hell ain't karaoke! This is real live music, performed by a real live musician. Every note and every voice is played real-time by Dave and his high-tech backup band. There's no sampling, no "borrowing", and no mp3s — just a crisp, rich, full band sound you have to hear to believe. The songs don't just sound good — they sound right!

Here are some audio samples of Dave in action. Bear in mind that these are not studio-sweetened tracks — this is really how the show sounds live! Just choose a clip from the drop-down and press Play.

Plain old audio not doing it for you? No problem — check out our YouTube channel for plenty of live videos!

Where are you playing?

As you might expect, I'm not playing any shows during the corona virus quarantine. But I'll be back when it is safe and prudent to open up restaurants and bars again. Until then, stay home, stay safe, and take care of each other!

What's on the song list?

Great tunes and plenty of 'em! Dave plays songs that he — and probably you — grew up with. And he'll never annoy you with original, "Here's one we wrote" music. In fact, if Dave ever plays a song that makes you go "What the hell was that?", he'll buy you a drink! Tip: Click the Song, Artist, or Year headers to sort the list by that column. How cool is that?!?

• Song •• Artist •• Year •
Peaceful Easy FeelingEagles1972
ShambalaThree Dog Night1973
BrandyLooking Glass1972
Love the One You're WithCrosby Stills & Nash1970
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen1979
Baby Hold On to MeEddie Money1977
Back In The USSRBeatles1968
Secret Agent ManJohnny Rivers1966
Take the Money and RunSteve Miller Band1976
LodiCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzie1976
Green Eyed LadySugarloaf1970
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond 1969
American BandGrand Funk Railroad1973
Cherry CherryNeil Diamond1966
Pretty WomanRoy Orbison1964
Night OwlsLittle River Band1981
Walk of LifeDire Straits1985
VehicleIdes Of March1970
AmiePure Prairie League1975
China GroveDoobie Brothers1973
The LetterBox Tops1967
My GirlTemptations1965
This BoyBeatles1963
Take It EasyEagles1972
All Right NowFree1970
Travelin' ManRicky Nelson1961
California Dreamin'Mamas & Papas1966
Baby I'm-a Want YouDavid Gates & Bread1971
Walk AwayJames Gang1971
I'm A BelieverMonkees1966
Ramblin' ManAllman Brothers1973
Come MondayJimmy Buffett1974
Summer of '69Bryan Adams1984
Jump Jive & WailBrian Setzer Orchestra1999
MemphisJohnny Rivers1964
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones1968
Long Train Runnin'Doobie Brothers1973
Honky Tonk WomenRolling Stones1969
Runnin' On EmptyJackson Browne1977
Ventura HighwayAmerica1972
Day TripperBeatles1965
Who'll Stop the Rain?Creedence Clearwater Revival1970
Shooting StarBad Company1975
Poor Side of TownJohnny Rivers1966
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison1967
Already GoneEagles1974
Surfin' USABeach Boys1963
Hurt So GoodJohn Mellencamp1982
Norwegian WoodBeatles1965
Sister Golden HairAmerica1975
Jet AirlinerSteve Miller Band1977
Get BackBeatles1969
Witchy WomanEagles1972
You Really Got MeKinks1964
Love Her MadlyDoors1971
Never Been To SpainThree Dog Night1971
Nowhere ManBeatles1966
Down On The CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Crystal Blue PersuasionTommy James & The Shondells1969
Long Cool Woman in a Black DressHollies1972
Baker StreetGerry Rafferty1978
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?Bee Gees1971
The Long and Winding RoadBeatles1970
Free RideEdgar Winter Group1973
Bad Case of Lovin' YouRobert Palmer1979
Good Lovin'Young Rascals1966
Listen to the MusicDoobie Brothers1972
She's Not ThereZombies1964
American GirlTom Petty & The Heartbreakers1977
Jenny Jenny (867-5309)Tommy Tutone1982
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top1983
Wild NightVan Morrison1971
You May Be RightBilly Joel1980
Money for NothingDire Straits1985
Black Magic WomanSantana1970
She's GoneHall & Oates1973
We Can Work It OutBeatles1965
Love Potion #9Clovers1959
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1977
WildfireMichael Martin Murphey1975
Daydream BelieverMonkees1967
Ride Captain RideBlues Image1970
If I FellBeatles1964
Travelin' BandCreedence Clearwater Revival1970
Band on the RunPaul McCartney & Wings1973
Can't Buy Me LoveBeatles1964
Heart of Rock & RollHuey Lewis and the News1984
Last Train to ClarksvilleMonkees1966
Hollywood NightsBob Seger1978
No TimeGuess Who1970
How LongAce1974
RefugeeTom Petty & The Heartbreakers1980
Tequila SunriseEagles1973
Lonesome LoserLittle River Band1979
Pink CadillacBruce Springsteen1984
Last Dance with Mary JaneTom Petty & The Heartbreakers1993
Power of LoveHuey Lewis and the News1985
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?Chicago1969
Behind Blue EyesWho1965
Take It Easy On MeLittle River Band1981
Green RiverCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Cinnamon GirlNeil Young1969
Rocket ManElton John1972
Saturday Night's Alright For FightingElton John1973
Stuck in the Middle with YouStealers Wheel1973
Maggie MayRod Stewart1971
Born To Be WildSteppenwolf1969
Mama Told Me Not To ComeThree Dog Night1970
Under the BoardwalkDrifters1964
Love Me Two TimesDoors1967
Addicted to LoveRobert Palmer1986
I'll Have To Say I Love You In A SongJim Croce1973
I Got A NameJim Croce1973
Teach Your ChildrenCrosby Stills & Nash1970
I'm Still StandingElton John1983

How does it work?

For those interested in the technology, the computerized backup system is not a bunch of overproduced mp3 files recorded by anonymous studio musicians. Dave personally creates every instrument track and sings every vocal part of every song. He never uses pre-recorded tracks, ripped-off samples, or outside musicians or singers. Every song is all Dave, all the time.

To make the magic happen, Dave plays and programs the various instruments — bass, drums, keyboards, horns, strings, etc. — into a laptop computer using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) software, leaving out the parts he'll play live. Next, he sings all the backup harmonies, one part at a time, and synchronizes them to the instruments. So, when he plays and sings live with the completed MIDI and audio tracks... well, it's a one-man band that really sounds like a band — because it is!

Contact us

Get in touch via email at 45rpm@davegash.com, call or text 760-214-0698, or hit us up on social media, and let 45RPM be your one-man band!

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