Dave Schulz is an established artist I discovered about two weeks ago with his cover version of, “You Get What You Give“, released on September 18, 2021. In case you haven’t heard of the artist before, Dave Schulz is an American keyboardist, vocalist, producer, composer and recording artist well known for his live and studio work with a wide range of notable artists and musicans including Andrew Cole, Andy Vargas, Angelo Moore, Berlin, Bernard Fowler, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Pointer, Bran Van 3000, Brooke Moriber, Carmen and Camille, Carmine Rojas, Chambers Brothers, Cherie Currie, Daniel Lanois, Danny Saber, Durga McBroom, English Beat/General Public, Eric Sardinas, Esthero, Fabienne Shine, Fastball, Fuel, Garry Shider/Andre Foxxe (P-Funk), Glenn Hughes, Goo Goo Dolls, Hensley, Jay-J, Jazz All-Stars w/ Phil Upchurch, Jean-Michel Byron, John Blackwell, Katja Rieckermann, Kristine W., Kristinia Debarge, Lee Sklar, Little Dove, Louis Conte, Maceo Parker, Macy Gray, Maxayne Lewis, Mike/Steve Porcaro, Mitch Perry Group, Nik West, Nikka Costa, One Tribe Nation / Michael Sanders, Pink, Randy Cooke, Rick Springfield, Rusty Young, Ryan Cabrera, Sleepy Brown, Sonny Cool, Stacy Michelle, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dayne, The Fizzies, The Rembrandts, Tony Levin, Wang Chung, Warrant, When In Rome, and XYZ. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
This was the first time I heard of Dave Schulz, and it was enough for me to see the amazing Bumblefoot in the music video to make up my mind about this song. First of all, I truly enjoyed the song even though it wasn’t meant for any metalheads. The uplifting effect of this song is truly irresistible, reminded me of some Christmas times with its beautiful energy.
The song is very well handled, flows beautifully from the beginning to the end. The instrumentation is rich, yet everyone’s very humble and only contributing to the overall vibe. Dave Schulz has done a wonderful job by giving life to such a timeless song with his friends, where you can easily tell how experienced artist he is.