Dave Abbruzzese was born on May 17, 1968.
Dave grew up in Texas banging on his dad's tackle boxes in the early days. He dropped out of high school at an early age and began to focus on playing more than ever. Along the way he formed a band with his buddies called Dr. Tongue. In 1991 Dave got a call from drummer friend Matt Chamberlain, whom Dave knew through the Texas music scene, in regards to filling in for him in the band Pearl Jam when he left. Chamberlain had his eyes set on G.E. Smith's band on Saturday Night Live. Dave left for Seattle to meet and become acquainted with Pearl Jam. Although his musical tastes were far diverse from Pearl Jam, Dave chose to fill the hot seat behind a DW drum kit on August 23, 1991.
Dave played with Pearl Jam through April 17, 1994, playing on both the Vs. and Vitalogy albums, as well as performing on MTV's Unplugged, two Saturday Night Live's, the 'Even Flow' video, as well as extensive touring for both the "Ten" and "Vs." albums.
Although Dave performed on the album "Vitalogy," he was fired before it was released.
On September 30, 1997 Dave's newly formed band, the Green Romance Orchestra, released "Play Parts I & V." The album saw Dave bringing his own songs to the drawing board, as well as playing the role of a producer. "Play Parts I & V," is a release of Free Association Records, which was formed by Dave in 1996. To read more about Free Association Records, please go to the Free Associations Records Official Site.
Afterward, Abbruzzese worked with HairyApesBMX. He mixed, produced, and engineered the band's 2000 album, Out Demons. Abbruzzese also lent the band a hand behind his drum kit on its Midwestern tour.
Then Dave Abbruzzese was on the IMF tour. With Jara Harris, Stevie Salas, Bernard Fowler.