Welcome to DaveSalwitz.com!


If you need a bass player for live performance or recording, please feel free to contact me by clicking on this link!

I'm playing a concert with Invisible Touch: A Tribute to Phil Collins & Genesis at the Auburn Avenue Theater in Auburn, WA on Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 P.M. Click here to get tickets! 

Please note that the Phil/Genesis concert on March 24 will be our last show for the next few months. (One of our band members will be convalescing.)

Then on Saturday, April 21, Second Hand Newz - Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is playing a 7:00 P.M. show at the Cle Elum Eagles Hall in Cle Elum, WA. $5 cover charge at the door.

On the recording front, I'm nearly done laying down bass tracks for the upcoming Christoper Todd Davis album. Every song has a hook that will stick in your head after 1-2 listenings. I'll post the album release details asap!



Please check out my audio and video pages (menu at top) for examples of music I've played live and recorded. If you like what you hear and need a bassist, please feel free to contact me at the link above.

I've been playing bass since 1974. I started out playing rock and progressive rock, and in 1977 I co-founded the progressive rock cover band, Mantis. Like my previous couple of bands, we played venues such as Lake Hills Roller Rink in Belleveue, WA and numerous colleges and high schools in Washington. In 1978, Mantis morphed into an original progressive rock album. One of our biggest shows was at the Seattle Concert Theater that used to be across the street from 13 Coins in Seattle. All of Mantis' original music was written by Roger Halvorson, Dave Bartley, and Janet Johnson (RIP). Other bands I've played in include Stubborn Puppet, Indigo Soul, The Grand Delusion, and FireMonkey.

As a player, I'm collaborative with an eye on what's the best bass part for the song. I feel that the right bassist and bass part will always elevate everyone else's performance. I don't play a lot of notes, unless actually necessary for the music (e.g., progressive rock). As such, I love to be melodic but am equally at home playing simple grooves with just a few notes. I also lock in quickly with drummers, which is a big time saver. When I arrive, I'm always prepared to play the music start to finish. I do this for my sake as well as for others'. I don't like to waste anyone's time.

In terms of genre, I can play pop bass with the fewest notes necessary, classic rock with just the right riffs, or I can work with you to craft just the right bass part for your song. I can also play in the blues, funk, and country styles.

It all depends on what you want.

I regularly play live in the Seattle area and am also interested touring and traveling to recording studios or live shows wherever they may be.