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Dave trained at Hull and Newcastle Colleges. Early experience was gained with Ray Chester Big Band and in the pit band at The Theatre Royal Newcastle.
After leaving College worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line based in Miami for 4 years eventually as band leader of a quartet.
On return to UK played with Don Smith Band on Summer Season before forming ‘Dash Duo’ with his wife . As Dash Dave toured extensively around the UK and Europe working in clubs / hotels and holiday center’s as well as Theatre support act to ‘The Drifters’ ‘Joe Pasquale and many others. Dash also worked on Cruise ships as resident duo around The Mediterranean and Carribbean.
Dave has played with local wedding band ‘Hip Operation’ for last 5 years, playing around some of the North East’s premier hospitality venue’s.
Musical influences are too many to mention but under ‘B’ would be Bach, Buddy Rich and Brecker (Michael).