Dave Adler is a musician based in Madison, Wisconsin.


After cutting his teeth playing with Clyde Stubblefield and ComedySportz, Dave worked for Second City, The Annoyance Theater, and ImprovOlympic in Chicago. He also performed at the Dublin Theater Festival, wrote the music for the indie feature Fatty Drives The Bus (Troma), and toured Iceland with Sugar Cubes drummer Siggi Baldursson. Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin/Madison with a BA in English, he completed the University of Southern California's graduate certificate program specializing in composition for motion pictures and television. From there he scored the first season of Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. 

Next he joined lounge savant Richard Cheese as music director and arranger, appearing on MTV, NBC, CNN, and headlining regularly in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He wrote music for Discovery Channel and released a self-produced Jewish dance music CD entitled Let My People Go-Go. His original score was showcased in Chicago Boricua, an independent feature which received national distribution from Screen Media/Universal. He wrote a book, The Total Keyboard Player (Hal Leonard), and composed the music for a few hundred commercials. He also played keys and was music director for The Gomers, whose popular live-band karaoke show, Rock Star Gomeroke, ran weekly in Madison for 12 years and was featured on NPR. 

Dave's clients include Apple, Google, HBO, and Mattel.  He's co-founder of the locally acclaimed Steely Dan tribute band Steely Dane, and and plays frequently with Gabe Burdulis, The LoveMonkeys, Willy Porter, Keith Pulvermacher, and Joe Richter among many others.