Dave Katz

David Katz (born March 8, 1961) is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced for artists including Train, Boys Like Girls, Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Mandy Moore, Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Coheed and Cambria,[1] All Time Low, Metro Station,[2] We The Kings, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Tom Jones,[3][4] Hot Chelle Rae, David Cook, Big Time Rush, Chiddy Bang, Kelly Rowland, Arrested Development, and Hollywood Undead, among others.

Dave Katz
Birth nameDavid Katz
Also known asSluggo
Born (1961-03-08) March 8, 1961 (age 60)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresPop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop, hip pop
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, piano programming, vocals
Years active1992-present
Associated actsS*A*M and Sluggo

Early yearsEdit

Katz graduated from New Lincoln High School in Manhattan. His first records as a songwriter were for Roger Daltrey's Rocks in the Head album in the early 1990s. In 1999 Katz wrote "Candy" for Mandy Moore, which was a top 40 hit and went to #1 on MTV's TRL.


Katz has written and/or produced 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits, and in 2008 was named the 2008 Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside partner Sam Hollander.[5]

Selected discographyEdit


  1. ^ Monster Island Recording notes & photo with Coheed And Cambria: http://www.monsterisland.com/news/ Archived January 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ MyPlay SonyBMG Metro Station article: http://myplay.com/artists/metro-station/bio Archived February 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Singer Tom Jones: http://www.sugarcainentertainment.com/?p=929 Archived January 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Bumps on the Humps, Tom Jones: http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2008/10/bumps_on_the_hu_10.html Archived February 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24604682/page/8
  6. ^ United Press International Release: http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Entertainment/2008/02/29/lewis_to_debut_new_single_on_idol/6407/

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