Dave started playing guitar at the age of 16, but didn’t find it to be the instrument he was destined to play.
His brother Russell was teaching him to play acoustic guitar and as they were both into led zeppelin at the time, Dave started to listen closer to what was going on in the music.
Dave discovered the unique sound and style of John Paul Jones. It was the song “the crunge” from the “houses of the holy” album which inspired Dave to change to bass. John Paul Jones is still one of Dave’s major influences.
In 1985 Dave moved to the NSW high country from Sydney where he played with a couple of local bands and raised his family. In 1992 Dave moved to the central coast of NSW where he got a gig playing in blues rock band “Black Label” (the original).
After black label split in 1997, Dave went on to play in other central coast bands and formed many close friendships one of which was student of Dai’s and gave him Dave’s name as a prospective bass player for the “Dai Pritchard Band”.