NYC native David Pollack combines influences such as Weezer, James Taylor and Jenny Lewis to create a smooth hooky indie pop sound pleasant to the ear.
David is touring this fall in support of his new EP When The Light Turns Blue.
Great songwriting and performances have lit up the skyline of New York City singer songwriter David Pollack’s life and career. From an early age, he was turned on to the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor, and The Beatles. He spent his summers in such institutions as Bucks Rock Creative Arts Camp and the Berklee School of Music summer program, as well as working in internships with Rough Magic Studios and music promotions firm Creative Entertainment Group in New York. After a high school of performing in the New York City rock club scene, Pollack enrolled at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the UVM Top Cats A Capella group. A year later Pollack moved back to New York City, where he would record and release an EP of lo-fi tracks entitled Out the Other Side. He spent several months touring in support of the album until he transferred to Fordham University. While studying media and communications, Pollack began working at Public Radio station WFUV alongside Dennis Elsas and Rita Houston. In 2010 Pollack formed a band called Bridges with drummer Steele Kratt and bassist Sasha Korolkoff. Bridges would later be joined by new members actress Julia Barrett Mitchell, Nick Jenkins (Talent Buyer for New Island Entertainment), and guitarist Daisy Spencer (who would later go on to form The Skins.) While together, Bridges released a self-titled EP followed by another titled Groundwork, both in 2011, and played shows for audiences throughout greater New York.
After Bridges disbanded in 2012 Pollack went back into the studio to record a full-length solo record. He worked with Producer and Engineer Oliver Ignatius at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen and released two singles (What Do I Do?, Hot Love). In addition to releasing tracks from the Mama Coco’s sessions, Pollack worked with producers Gian Stone at Stone Studios, Rick Torres at Buskerville Studios in Queens and Gordon Grody (Lady GaGa, Alicia Keys) to create his debut full length “Put It Into Words.” The record was mixed and mastered by Grammy-winner Jon D’Uva (Louis CK, Breaking Benjamin, Paramore) and released in January of 2014. Pollack is releasing a new EP titled When The Light Turns Blue on September 1st.