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Dave Caruso is a melodic pop songwriter, indie recording artist and music educator from Detroit, Michigan, USA.

As the primary songwriter and front man fueling the power pop band, CARUSO, Dave and his three brothers, Mike, Joe and Rob performed for thousands of audiences in the U.S. and Canada, earning them a national corporate sponsorship with the prestigious Miller Rock Network and tracks on two RCA Records albums.  CARUSO's single, London, appeared on college radio playlists across the Midwest.

Dave's distinctive songwriting on his debut solo album, Elizabeth Parker Revisited, received glowing reviews from the pop music community.  His 2014 album, Cardboard Vegas Roundabout, is a self-produced tour de force of sparkling sunshine pop, jangly power pop and soulful ballads.  

Caruso created a series of affordable, eight-week songwriting courses which are offered in person and remotely via livestream.  These courses represent more than 130 hours of inspiring content.  He's also the creator and host of Songwriter Stories, a songwriting and music discovery podcast, featuring fascinating interviews with songwriters like Marshall Crenshaw, Vicki Peterson and Tony Macaulay.

Dave's 2017 album, Buddha Pesto Manifesto, climbed to the #1 album spot on WHFR's Theme Attic.  His self-produced album, Radiophonic Supersonic, was mixed by Brad Jones, and was the #8 Power Pop Album of 2020, according to Power Pop News.  Its lead-off song, Little Miss Sunshine, was named one of the Top 10 Songs of 2020 by Hop On Power Pop.