Composer and Guitarist Dave Preston has performed with some of the biggest pop acts in the world: Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Charlie Sexton, Kelly Clarkson, Ingrid Michaelson, Emerson Hart, Keaton Simons, Tony Lucca, One Eskimo, Trace Bundy, Tab Benoit, Gregory Alan Isakov. He has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS Morning Show, Lopez Tonight, as well as a live performance/recording on “HOPE FOR HAITI NOW” with Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris. Currently the musical director for Folk/Rock/Country band DEARLING and 90s rock band THE FREDDY JONES BAND. He has also been recognized internationally for his ambient guitar work through radio and other media outlets.
Preston’s first ambient music release, “BE” gained national radio play through NPR and international radio syndication through Radio Despi (Spain) and Echoes (USA), “BE” debuted in September 2008 at 91 on the New Age Reporter Charts. The following month, after continued heavy rotation on an increasing amount of radio stations and syndicated shows, “BE” shot up the charts to 66. In 2010, Preston’s second full length ambient record “Soundtrack For Motion” was released and debuted on the Zone Reporter Top 100 at #64 in September after being critically acclaimed. Preston's music has been used in multiple Indie feature films and trailers.
In 2015 Preston released "In These Storms" as his third ambient record. It debuted at #27 on the Zone Music Reporter and stayed on the Top 100 chart for 5 months. "In These Storms" also was nominated for "Best Groove/Chill" record of the year for 2015 at the Zone Music Reporter Award show.
Preston's experience reaches beyond the stage. For over a decade he has recorded, engineered, and produced a wide range of diverse musical styles. From Pop with Justin Timberlake to Christian Rock with Brad Corrigan, production of Indie folk to Country, and advertising cues and song creation for short films, Preston has enough experience to bring a fresh, catchy, undeniable sound to any project.
Dave Preston's musical depth and capabilities are assets from both nature and the wide musical path he has traversed. Memorable and yet distinguishable, original but familiar. His creations remind the listener that music can, not only shock you with a momentary mood change, but that the right artist, song, and message can weave it’s way into the fabric of a person, a culture, and a generation to become a legacy.