About Lucky Devil Sound
Founder, Owner, President, Boss: David Pellicciaro
Shingle hung: 1999
Lucky Devil Sound specializes in the full range of music composition, production, post-production and licensing services for the film and TV industries, agencies, corporate clients, bands—and yes, the mighty individual.
Owned and operated by keyboardist, composer, synthesist, producer, arranger, engineer, and title hog David Pellicciaro (aka Mighty Dave), the Lucky Devil studio comfortably facilitates the entire production process in-house.
Between Dave’s broad, seasoned expertise, the studio’s cutting-edge gear, and access to world-class voice talent and musicians of all instruments, styles, and specialties, Lucky Devil is uniquely suited to see your vision through, perfect your project, and give you peace of mind. It’s crucial to us that the directors, businesses, agencies, and artists we get to work with — like BMW Motorcycles, ESPN, NPR, Bayer, Africa Channel, Cisco, PBS, Reebok, The American Red Cross, and Roche — walk away happy every time. And they do.
Lucky Devil Sound is credited with multiple production awards, including the Northwest Film Festival 1st Place Award, the Halo Award, the Golden Gate Film Institute 1st Place Award, and the 1st Place Seattle International Film Festival award for the music composed/produced for the short film "Fortune Hunters."
Mighty Dave Facts and Highlights
Dave has a BFA in Music (Jazz Piano Major) from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he studied under jazz greats Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Granelli. He is well-known for pushing his modified Hammond organ to its limits, and creating gigantic electronic sounds and beats with his drums/keys duo Materialized.
Dave holds a Grammy as pianist on Beausoleil’s “Amour Ou La Folie.”
He wrote and produced the solo disc "Short Goodbyes - The Permanent Collection," featuring such fine guests as Mic Gillette (trumpet / Tower of Power), Karl Perazzo (percussion / Santana), Reggie Watts (Singer), and Jon Evans (Bass/Tori Amos).
As a keyboardist, he auditioned for the Grateful Dead and has been similarly summoned by Black Crowes, Chris Isaak, Gov’t Mule, and Col. Bruce Hampton.
Dave has played, jammed, and/or sat-in with a long list of friends, including: Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Taj Mahal, Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Critters Buggin’, Mike Clark, Leftover Salmon, Particle, Will Bernard, George Porter, and a whole lotta others.
His mix of “Icons Among Us - Jazz in the Present Tense,” a two-hour feature film and four-hour TV series, is permanently ensconced in the Smithsonian. “Icons” premiered at Lincoln Center, and became an AFI opening-night selection touring the world with AFI selections.
Dave produced, mixed (including the final mix at Skywalker) and arranged the score for the sci-fi anime film “Strange Frame,” starring George Takai, Tim Curry, Tara Strong, and Claudia Black — which garnered Best Feature Film at the 2012 Dragon Con.
In 1996, he formed one of hardest-working rock bands of the modern era, The Jackmormons, with Jerry Joseph. He played and produced the band’s first two CDs: "Butte Mont, 1879" and "Cotton."
At High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California, Dave hosted five years of “Mighty Dave’s Pandora’s Box” as well as the hugely popular Keyboard Playshop, featuring among others Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, Melvin Seals, Joe Russo, Dan Lebowitz, Will Bernard, and Reggie Watts.
He co-created and is Musical Director of the Bay Area's annual Cosmic Love Ball party and showcase, hosting featured guest artists such as Dave Schools (WSP), EOTO, Derek Trucks, Paolo Baldi ( Les Claypool), and Brian Jordan (Lauren Hill, Snoop Dogg).
Dave’s currently the keyboard player and producer of the high-energy live electronica band Materialized, with Dale Fanning (Living Daylights) on drums and guest Carlitos del Puerto (Springsteen, Max Weinberg, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder) on bass. He’s co-written, produced and tracked/mixed three records for Materialized at Lucky Devil Sound: "Songs About Music," "Magneto Delicti," and "Space Junk."