London based trumpet player/multi-instrumentalist active across a wide range of music.
Since graduating from the Leeds College of Music jazz course in 1985, Dave has been primarily known for his work on trumpet and flugelhorn, but he also works professionally on drums/percussion, guitar, electric bass, backing vocals, and as a composer and arranger, and also has some experience in record production.
He has performed and recorded across a diverse spectrum of musical styles. For instance :-
Modern/contemporary/mainstream jazz with Mark Lockheart Scratch Band & Quintet, Hans Koller Magic Mountain & New Memories Big Band (including recording with Steve Lacy), Richard Fairhurst, Keith Tippett Tapestry Orchestra, Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band, London Jazz Orchestra, Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra, Karen Sharp Quintet, Disassembler.
Swing/traditional jazz big bands Back To Basie, John Wilson Orchestra, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Keith Nichols’ Blue Devils Orchestra, Cotton Club Orchestra, Charleston Chasers, The Grahamophones.
Jive/R n B/Blues with Ray Gelato, The Sentinels Of Rhythm, Blue Harlem, Mike Sanchez, Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, James Hunter, Paul Ansell’s No. 9, Laverne Baker, Frankie Ford, The Spaniels, Joe Houston, Otis Grand, Colin John Band, Michael Roach Band.
Acid jazz/dance music with producer Chris Bangs (many albums under various names; i.e. Quiet Boys, Yada Yada, Soundscape Uk etc), Vibraphonic, Night Trains, Humble Souls, Busface, Keziah Jones, Plan B, Lee Curtis Connection, Flavornaughts (co wrote and produced 1997 Ninebar Records album “My Inbred Pedigree Chums”).
Singers Imelda May, Joan Viskant, Victoria Newton, Nina Ferro, Mari Wilson, Claire Martin, Natasha Atlas, Kim Criswell, Lizzie Scott, Esther Miller.
Pop with Neil Innes (the Rutles), Ben and Jason, Bap Kennedy, Grand Drive, Ronnie & the Rex.
Punk with Steve Ignorant (formerly of Crass).
Dave has also worked in musical theatre (on and off the West End), burlesque, and recording for film, TV, radio, commercial adverts, and video games.