Dave Mochilero

Band: Dave Mochilero y Su Candela

Dave is a colombian spanish-speaking songwriter based in the Netherlands,  who has written over 200 songs throughout his artistic career. Dave is a natural composer, with a passion for melodies, stories and lyrics that resonate in the listeners minds. Dave is also a great team player and partner for co-writting sessions and has worked with various latin-american based bands, solo artists and DJs.

Since Dave became father for the first time (2018), he has been inspired to start writting in a new musical world of children's songs too.

Dave Mochilero has written songs for bands and audiovisual productions in Mexico/Colombia and dreams with continuing taking his music to the entire world, whether as an author or artist.

From a couple of years ago, Dave Mochilero has performed with his own music productions in Europe. Dave's passion for Latin American music, dance and folklore brought him accidentally closer to the Dutch-Cuban music impassioned Jack, Eric and Ferdi during the summer of 2016.


What they all had in common was the desire to transport the audience to the party streets of Latin America with their music. In this way, Dave Mochilero y Su Candela started in 2017, their live performance a mix of cumbia, rumba, son, cuban and colombian classics.


Inspired by artists like Compay Segundo, Manu Chao, Buena Vista Social Club and Rafael Escalona,  Dave Mochilero y Su Candela will touch you with their Spanish stories and get you on the dance floor with their powerful performance.


Dance like nobody is watching!

Current band setting:

Dave Mochilero - Guitar, lead vocals.

Eric Olij - Double bass, chorus.

Ferdi Schukking - Soprano sax.

Gerardo Rosales - Latin percussion, chorus.

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