Dave began performing in the Pittsburgh local music scene with a 3-piece late-70’s cover rock band called ‘Frenzy’. Continuing to expand his musical endeavors, Dave joined an all original recording rock band known as ‘X-15’ and played extensively throughout the Pittsburgh area.
The next venture for Dave was the progressive 4-piece 70’s and 80’s rock band ‘Vendetta’. Vendetta performed throughout the Southwestern PA and Tri-state region. Their powerful repertoire and delivery soon developed a large audience and fan base.
After moving to Grafton, WV, Dave formed the classic rock band ‘Incognito’. Incognito performed throughout the North-Central WV area. It was here that Dave built a strong network of musicians and connections within the music scene.
Dave’s passion for recording in the studio brought him in contact with several original bands and projects. The first recording project was a 4-piece original rock band called ‘Gray Matter’, who released the self-titled CD Gray Matter. The band performed throughout the local area.
Dave’s notoriety as a strong and contributing bass player brought him to another original recording project of an eclectic rock genre with Kevin Ford. It was these recording sessions that would unite Dave with two members of the rhythm section for future bands.
Known for his ability to play across multiple genres, Dave joined the ‘Dennis McClung Blues Band’, performing Blues originals and standards in the North-Central WV area. Dave recorded on the Dennis McClung Blues Band CD called ‘Prisoner of the Blues’.
Staying in the Blues genre, Dave began playing bass and providing background vocals for ‘Six Kinds Of Crazy’, a 6-piece original Blues band based out of Philippi, WV. ‘Six Kinds Of Crazy’ has performed in concert at Blues festivals throughout the WV regional area.
Dave’s connection with two former band mates led him to form a power trio known as ‘Vision’, whose repertoire is a unique selection of rock material spanning several decades.
Currently, Dave is a member of the performing and recording group ‘Shadrach’. Formed in Grafton, WV, Shadrach is an original rock band with a distinct style and commanding delivery that performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast areas. The culmination of Dave’s experience and drive in his bass style and backup vocals are realized on the Shadrach CD ‘Captured’.
Concert venues include the Johnny Johnson Blues Festival, Charlie West Blues Festival and Rumble in the Valley to name a few. Dave has opened for Brownsville Station, Rare Earth, Black Oak Arkansas and Ann Rabson. He has shared the bill with great artists such as Hubert Sumlin, Cary Bell, Pinetop Perkins, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, GE Smith, Shemekia Copeland, Shirley King and John Raitt (Bonnie Raitt’s Father). He has also had the opportunity to sit-in with Johnny Johnson (Chuck Berry’s piano player).
Personal Interests: Computers, Archery, Reading, Movies, Camping.
“I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to make music with the musicians in Shadrach, finally.”