Dave Hamilton’s musical roots were planted by his family in central Illinois. Even back then he was into capes. Many memories involved rocking out with his siblings. From a very young age, David shined in all things musical.
He fondly recalls being used as a puppet in home shows orchestrated by his sisters. Today they are still known to perform for a crowd.
At 20, Dave met his best friend “Gui-tar.” Together they have been performing and creating magical lyrics for the past 15 years. You never meet one without the other.
Teaching Wiggleworms class in Chicago opened Mr. Dave’s world to the love and joy that is created when kids and parents get involved in music. After five years working with wee ones, he released his first kids’ album, Mr. Dave, in 2003. A crowd favorite, with traditional songs and simple interactive movements for toddlers.
David has an organic way of connecting with children and adults alike. His simplistic approach to writing and performing introduces them to the world of music in an uninhibited way. It is pure magic.
In 2009, Dave teamed up with Annie Dwyer, an early childhood advocate and founder of Loolatopia, a children’s company committed to keeping it real for kids 0-99. By joining forces, they were able to create a mix of whimsical, upbeat originals that have lots to teach. Overnight, Dave was transformed into a music hero with a positive message.
With “Gui-tar” in hand, David has just completed It’s Mr. Dave, his second album for children. It is a collection of new classics that are sure to delight. Some even claim they are downright super. Y'all are invited to come sing along.