"CenterPeace" is the creation of music producer & songwriter Dave Haddad, also a professional drummer and studio owner in the Los Angeles area.
Deep grooves, simple melodies and layers of dynamic textures are all hallmarks of the "CenterPeace" sound. A sound influenced by Dave's immersion into multi-cultural music further enriched by his extensive travels abroad. The songs posted on this site are his musical illustrations often enhanced by contributions from other fine musicians and singers.
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Global Chilling CD and downloads AVAILABLE on itunes, Amazon & CD Baby
CenterPeace songs on BJ Top 10 lists:
Moroccan Star: Rock - Progressive #3
Moroccan Star: Production/Instrumental #10
Children of the World: World - Middle Eastern #1
Children of the World: World #2
Destined to Fly: Electronic - Downbeat #2
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"Fantastic production, killer tunes, brilliant performances!"
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One Sheet Bio
Professional Drummer, Producer, Composer
Dave was taught the basics by his stepfather Cliff Swesey who was a noted jazz drummer performing with the likes of Billy May and Jimmy Dorsey and recorded one song with Frank Sinatra. This influence in his formative years has afforded Dave a rich foundation in music which is apparent in the styles he is capable of performing today.
As owner of The Womb Recording Studio, Dave is more than just an outstanding drummer; he is a producer, engineer, arranger and composer. Dave Haddad has a solid reputation as a reliable professional able to deliver on many levels with over 25 years of experience in the music industry.
Toured throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Played concerts in most major cities in the U.S. and Canada.
*Royal Albert Hall: London, England
*Wembley Arena: London, England
*Nokia Theater: Los Angeles, CA.
*Globen Arena: Stockholm, Sweden
*LanXess Arena: Cologne, Germany
*O2 Arena: Hamburg, Germany
*Air Canada Center: Toronto, Canada
*Queen Elisabeth Hall: Vancouver, Canada
*Dolby Theater: Los Angeles, CA.
*Hammersmith Theater: London, England
*Kodak Theater: Hollywood, CA. (DVD)
*Gibson Amphitheater: Los Angeles, CA. (DVD)
*Bill Graham Civic Auditorium: San Francisco, CA.
*American Airlines Arena: Miami, FL.
*Thomas & Mack Arena: Las Vegas, NV.
*Played on soundtrack for the Movie "300"
*Eight years as "house drummer" for the Adult Video News Awards Show
*Department of Defense Pacific Tour of Korea, Japan and Philippines
Dave has played with such noted artists as Richie Gajate Garcia, Bruce Conti, Roger Smith, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Z, Tyler Bates, Charlie Bisharat, Dean Parks, Vince Neil, Bobby Vinton, Alex Wurman and Ronnie Montrose. Dave has opened for Herbie Hancock, Robben Ford, Dave Mason, Pete Escovido and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Television appearances include MTV, VH1, E!, Manoto, Tapesh & The Playboy Channel.
The bands first CD "Songs from the Womb" a double CD dropped in 2010 followed up by two EP releases "Earthbound" 2011 and "Evolution" 2012 on a European Record Company. As opposed to "Songs from the Womb" where Dave collaborated with various different writers and used a host of musicians and singers, Dave did all of the songwriting and tracked most of the instruments himself on the two EP's. Guest performaces by vocalist Neeyah Lynn Rose on "Beautiful Sound" and "Tame my Tiger" and guitar work throughout from Orbel Babayan.
Fast forward to 2017 and CenterPeace drops their second full length CD entitled "Global Chilling". This 12 song (all instrumental) offering features action packed arrangements full of positive introspection guaranteed to take you places! Featuring incredible saxophone solos from Albert Q. Wing and phenomenal guitar work by Orbel Babayan, this CD has many fine guest musicians include the impeccable Leah Zeger on Violin.
Dave Haddad is rapidly gaining high acclaim as a songwriter & producer with more than just a fleeting knack for producing high quality original music. This is definitely music for the headphone (ear bud) enthusiast with each song taking the listener on a journey far away to a deep, personal place.... and then, takes them back home again.