Dave began playing Euphonium at the Sailors Chapel Band in Dingle, Liverpool in 1994 under the tutelage of Bob Dean. Moving to become a member of the Formby Band in 2000, he joined on second Baritone and progressed to solo Euphonium under the direction of Louise Hough MBE. In the same year he also joined the (as was) Liverpool Music Support Service senior brass ensemble and enjoyed successful tours of Europe and North America over the following six years.
In 2004 Dave Joined the Parr Band in St. Helens playing EEb Tuba before moving on to Greenall’s Brewery Band. It was during his time at Greenall’s that Dave made the switch to BBb tuba. In September 2005 he joined the Pemberton Old Band, Wigan. There followed a tremendously happy and successful period for him including podium finishes at the Grand Shield and two qualifications for the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2012 Dave was delighted to accept the invitation to join Foden’s Band, Sandbach and was part of the ‘Double Champion’ band of the same year. After five happy years at Foden’s, Dave was thrilled to be invited to Join Black Dyke Band, where he remains an enthusiastic player.
Dave is a Funeral Director by profession and currently works for one of the country’s biggest independent funeral companies, based in his home city of Liverpool. In 2017 he commenced study at the University of Salford and was awarded a first-class honours degree in July 2020.
In his spare time, Dave is a classic car enthusiast, which he enjoys restoring – in particular cars from the British Leyland/Austin Rover stable.