David Wilde is a composer, songwriter and producer.
Dave majored in Jazz Studies at William Patterson College with mentors Rufus Reid, Dave Samuels and Barry Harris, graduating with a BM degree in Jazz Studies Cum Laude (Piano) and was awarded most valuable Jazz Musician by his class. Immediately after graduating Dave landed major touring gigs with Blood, Sweat & Tears, CS&N, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks and latin star Louis Perico Ortiz. After a few years touring the world Dave decided what he really wanted to do was to write, record and produce his own music, so with the help of his father he built Marion Recording Studio. While starting work on his jazz record a young hip- hop band asked Dave if he would work with them on their debut record for Tommy Boy Records. Dave wrote, played, programmed and produced the record with the band that would become an anthem of the hip hop generation. Naughty By Nature's self-titled debut with their hit song "OPP" would go on to sell over 3 million copies. The second NBN hit soon followed with "Hip Hop Hooray".
Many hits after from Zhane's "Hey Mr. DJ", Queen Latifah's "Nature of a Sista", Kool & The Gang's "Never Give Up", Michael & Janet Jackson's "Scream" re-mix, Theory Of A Deadman's "Bad Girlfriend" re-mix, records by Coolio, Hall & Oates, Taylor Dayne, Patty Smyth & Scandal would transition Dave and his music into the film world with the "Juice" soundtrack for Paramount Pictures as well as rock and hip- hop underscores for TV shows Life of Ryan, Run's House, Daddy's Girls, Life In The Fab Lane, Candy's Girls, TV song placements in NCIS, Justified, Lie To Me, Charmed and the award winning trailer song "Change The World" for the Disney/ Dreamworks hit film "The Help". Then Disney came calling with their new show I'm In The Band leading Dave to make the move to Los Angeles to compose the underscore as well as write, play, record and produce all the songs and theme song for the show. Dave interviewed with LA composer agencies and decided to sign with Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell of Evolution Music Partners who now represent Dave as a composer and administrate his vast song and cue catalog.
Now living and working in Los Angeles, immersed in the tv and film world, it's history and community and with his love of film and tv music, like John Williams, JerryGoldsmith and Bernard Herman before him, David's roots in jazz and classical composition have taken him full circle, from rock 'n roll to hip-hop, back to the instrumental music that was always his passion and his destiny.