Dave Schoepke (Drums) Based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Dave has been holding down the drum throne in the Willy Porter Band since 2002, recording all the drums on his “Available Light”(2006)”How to Rob a Bank”(2009) and “Human Kindness”(2015) albums as well as touring North America with Willy numerous times. Dave also writes/records with his own original music acts and has been active touring the US and Europe with them.
He is also a busy session musician with over 50 albums to his credit in all genres, and numerous instruction cds for the Hal Leonard Corporation, one of the world’s largest music publishers. Dave also heads up the improvisational recording project, Blank Radio and is the chief recording engineer and producer, curating of upwards of 30 sessions held per year since 2008, recording improvisations in all styles from ambient soundscapes to classical, jazz and progressive rock.
Dave has been a private lesson instructor at Cascio Interstate Music since 1996 and he has done dozens of clinics and been billed with legendary drummers Ed Thigpen, Paul Wertico, Dom Famularo,Greg Bissonette,and Carmine Appice.
He maintains a busy schedule of teaching, touring, clinics and sessions both locally and around the country, and is always striving to evolve in every facet of music making.