Dave learned to play in the Salvation Army at the age of 9, being promoted to the BBb Bass at the tender age of 15. He left the SA but continued to play in various bands, most notably sousaphone in a local jazz band. He learned double bass and played in dance bands, jazz combos and orchestras. He had a 35 year sabbatical and came back to banding in retirement. From a brass band perspective, Dave has contested at every level, Championship to 4th and has enjoyed every minute.
"Music is a way of life it's not just for Christmas."
Dave's favourite animal is the Moose.