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Catch my trio at The Coffee Gallery Backstage - December 28, 2010

Come hear my trio with Joe Bagg on piano and Zac Matthews on bass at The Coffee GAllery Backstage in Alta Dena, January 12 (Wednesday) at 8:00pm. Details are on the Calendar page of this web site! Hope to see you there!

Heading for Texas! - November 5, 2010

Ok, I have gotten reckless and have arranged for two gigs doing my songs in Texas this month! Friday, Nov 26 I'll be a guest at The Elephant Room in Ausin. Monday night Nov 29 I will be leading a quintet at The Blue Star Brewery in San Antonio with sax man, John Magaldi! If you are in one of these cities, please come out and catch the gigs! If you know someone down that way, please let them know about this mini-tour! I will be selling my CD, of course, and would be pleased to sign a copy for you!

Hope to see you there! Check the calendar page of this web site for details about each of these shows!

Email "The Airplane Song" today! - December 22, 2009

If you like The Airplane Song from my CD, "I Just Want To Get Paid" and would like to share it with someone, email me at and I will reply and attach a short version of The Airplane Song, edited for emailing, that you can easily forward to anyone. Send it to someone who travels by air who might like a laugh, or to your whole mailing list!

Add your own message when forwarding, like "You have to hear this! LOL! It's the funniest thing I've ever heard!" or some such thing! :-)

"I Just Want To Get Paid" now available at Canterbury Records - December 8, 2009

For those of you in the Pasadena, CA area, "I Just Want To Get Paid" is now available at Canterbury Records, 805 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91101.
(626) 792-7184

Call or stop by today and pick up your jazz stocking stuffer!

Buy "I Just Want To Get Paid", now at - November 12, 2009 is now carrying my CD, "I Just Want To Get Paid". Go to It remains available at, itunes and

What better gift at Xmas than this fun jazz CD!

"Minutes Pass Like Hours" generates heated blog posting! - October 30, 2009
The above link leads to a blog where The Minutes Pass Like Hours... was posted and the comments flowed. Check it out and add your comment if you like!

Internet Radio Interview 10/13/09 - October 10, 2009

I will be the In-Person
Guest on the weekly "Outstanding Music" show on on
Tuesday 10-13-09 from 7 to 9 a.m. and repeat broadcast on Saturday
10-17-09 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show originates from the campus of California State University
Long Beach (CSULB) and goes world-wide on the internet on one of the
20 largest college stations in the United States.

Hope you'll tune in!

"I Just Want To Get Paid" Lyric - October 3, 2009

I Just Want To Get Paid
Words and Music by Dave Tull


Well I’m a side man musician
I’ve played with every kind of band
But after all these years there’s still some things
That I can never understand.

Like, why do people bother clappin’
When they’ve been talkin’ all night long?
Why do they have to ask their questions
In the middle of a song?

But of all these things, the one I truly dread
Is when band leaders make me haggle
Just to get my bread.......


I Just Want To Get Paid!
You can’t forget about the deal that we made.
I get my money when the gig is complete
But now it’s time to write checks
And you’re dragging your feet.
It’s late and I’m starting to fade
And I Just Want To Get Paid!

I Just Want To Get Paid!
I took the gig despite how badly you play.
Then you made it your business to keep turning around
To give me gems of advice
How to work on my sound.
I almost walked, but I stayed
Because I Just Want To Get Paid!

Well I packed my things at the end of the bash
And I’ve been waiting to hit the street.
But when I tracked you down to get my cash you said,
“Just put your address on this sheet”.
No, no!

I Just Want To Get Paid!
Your little story just don’t make the grade.
Your check book’s at home
And there’s no cash here
But you’ve got plenty of dough
To pay for all of that beer
You’ve been suckin’ down like, lemonade
And I Just Want To Get Paid!

Well the gig was so long and the breaks were all short
But now we’ve played the last song so the ball’s in your court.

I’m standing here jingling the keys to my car
While you rap with some chick at the end of the bar.

The club owner hands a stack of 20’s to you
But now you need a whole week for his check to go through.

And what about that tip we made?
I Just Want To Get Paid!


You know I love to play my music
Even if it has to be with you.
I’ll give you everything I’ve got each night
And my demands are very few.
Just don’t treat your side musicians
Like some possession that you own.
Say the same thing when we’re working
That you told me on the phone.
But still sometimes before the gig I’ve prayed.
And I’ve said, “Lord! Lord! Please just let me get paid!”

CAFE 322 THURSDAY 10/8 - October 1, 2009

Hear the Dave Tull trio live at Cafe 322, Thursday October 8, 8-11 pm/ Corey Allen on piano and Ken Wild on bass. Hear the tunes from "I Just Want ToGet Paid" as well as choice standards! I'll have the CD for sale at the gig as well!
Cafe 322 is at: 322 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD

See you there!

Call your radio station! - August 3, 2009

I have spent the last week sending out 100 CD's to radio stations and reviewers all over the place. Now the trick is to get them to open the packaging and actually listen to the CD! If stations get calls from people inquiring about a CD, they will notice that they have a copy sitting on their desk that just arrived the other day! So if you have a local jazz station, reveiwer or, better yet, a favorite DJ near you, call them and ask about "I Just Want To Get Paid"! I'm a one-man promotion house, so a moment of your time making a call or sending an email is much appreciated!

If you get "The Minutes Pass Like Hours..." email, forward it! - August 3, 2009

How the internet has changed things! Someone sent an email around with "The Minutes Pass Like Hours When You Sing" attached and it has spread like wildfire! I have heard from people all over the US and Europe who have heard it and are inquiring about the CD! It's the new age of marketing! If you get such an email, please forward it to everyone on your list too! Just add a note telling that this song is from Dave Tull's CD, "I Just Want To Get Paid" and it is available at cdbaby and itunes and my website address. Then interested people can track it down. Thanks so much, and thanks to whoever sent out the original email!

To Hawaii with Kevin Mahogany! - June 20, 2009

Looking forward to playing the Red Clay Festival in Hawaii Saturday, June 27 with singer Kevin Mahogany, bassist Kevin Axt and pianist Corey Allen. One of those nice calls that comes along once in a while!

Thanks for coming out! - June 5, 2009

Just a thank you to all the folks who turned out for my gigs last week in South Pasadena and at Cafe 322. I will be on the phone and booking more dates in the coming weeks! Check back here for updates!

I will be at the West Coast Jazz Party on Friday, September 4, 1-2 pm with my trio. Hope to see you there, if not sooner!

Cafe 322 this Wed June 3! - May 31, 2009

First of all, thanks to the great crowd that came out for my South Pasadena CD release event at the South Pasadena Music Center! How great to have 70 people show up and listen to my music!

For those of you who couldn't make that gig, please come out to Cafe 322 on Wed, June 3. Info about the show is in the calendar page on this site!

Hope to see you there!

Dave Tull Live! - May 3, 2009

Please come out and see me live in May and June! Check the website calendar section for detailed info. Upcoming gigs include May 7 at The Mercantile in Temecula, May 29 at South Pasadena Music Center, and June 3 at Cafe 322 in Sierra Madre! I'll have CD's for sale, of course! Hope to see you there!

Video of Dave singing "I Just Want To Get Paid" with the Clare Fischer Big Band! - April 9, 2009

Check out the video of Dave singing "I Just Want To Get Paid" live with the Clare Fischer Big Band, February 9, 2009 at Tyohoon restaurant in Santa Monica, CA!

Go to:

April update - April 1, 2009

As April begins I must say I am thankful for the response I have had to my CD! KKJZ in Long Beach has been playing it regularly for several weeks now and the CD was featured by Rob Fogle on his radio show in Toronto recently! I continue to promote the CD and work to get airplay so people can enjoy the music! If you haven't already, please check out the clips in the music section of this site, or simply go to or itunes.

My CD "I Just Want To Get Paid" is available on and itunes! - February 4, 2009

My CD, "I Just Want To Get Paid" is available at, and also itunes! Pick your source, but pick one up today! Also, the CD began getting airplay on KKJZ 88.1 FM this week!

Hope you dig it!
DAVE TULL: I Just Want To Get Paid

Recent CD releases that I play on - November 22, 2008

In addition to getting my own CD ready for release, I am excited to be playing on several CD's that were released this year.

1) Phil Norman Tentet "Totally Live at Catalina Jazz Club" has been climbing the jazz charts since it's release a few months ago. Recorded live at Catalina Bar and Grill in LA it features LA's finest horn players and I am honored to be part of a killer rhythm section with Kevin Axt (bass), Larry Koonse (guitar), Christian Jacob (piano) and Brad Dutz (percussion).

2) Jacques Voyemont - "Arrival" This CD was recorded a couple of years back and finally released summer of 2008. Terrific original writing by Jacques provides the framework for solos from the whole band (including drums on "Ephesus"!). The band is Jacques (trombone), Alan Pasqua (piano), Dave Carpenter (bass) Brian Kilgore (percussion), Billy Hulting (vibes) and Bob Sheppard (saxes/flute).

Cheryl Bentyne - "Songs Of Our Times" This CD on Japan's King Records is the sixth CD for Cheryl with this great trio (me, Kevin Axt, Corey Allen).

The LA Jazz Trio - "The Sunny Side of the Street" Also on King Records, this is the debut CD for The LA Jazz Trio - me, Kevin Axt and Corey Allen.

The LA Jazz Trio - "Piano Trio Christmas" The first CD did so well they followed it right away with a holiday CD! It's the same trio as above.

There are other recordings done in 2008 but still unreleased. I'll post here when things come out!

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