DAVE has been playing music since the age of eight, starting out on classical violin and later picking up folk guitar. As it turned out, this background was the perfect launch pad for his budding interests in rock music, usually with a classical or folk flare. Dave’s first rock interests were The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and Led Zeppelin. In high school, he was turned on to the likes of Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer and other progressive rock bands. It was after hearing Chris Squire’s performance on the 1971 Yes hit, Roundabout, that Dave decided that the bass was his musical calling. In 1976, he started incorporating the revolutionary Moog Taurus bass pedal synthesizer made famous by the likes of Chris Squire, Mike Rutherford, Getty Lee and Sting. The Taurus provided swirling and core-shaking low notes that among other things allowed Dave to also play guitar on many songs. Since then, Dave has performed in numerous original, cover and tribute bands; including Mantis, Stubborn Puppet, Indigo Soul, The Grand Delusion (Tribute to Styx), Highway Run (Tribute to Journey), and now Invisible Touch: A Tribute to Phil Collins.