Dave has spent well over a decade devoting his life to music. After years of playing in all sorts of bands and session work with artists such as super bike champion James Toseland, Dave has found his place playing in alternative rock band, Dorje and progressive metal band, Toska. Both bands do extensive touring and have shared stages with many rock legends, including Black Peaks, InMe, Monuments, Arcane Roots and more. Between the two bands Dave has charted in over 44 countries, had a UK number one and broken the Billboard Top 20.
Outside of his playing, Dave keeps involved in the industry with many other artists, musicians and producers working as a studio producer and engineer. After receiving extensive training from top engineers such as John Gallen (Queen, Motorhead, etc) he has built up an accomplished list of chart hitting credits working with artists such as Nick Meier (Jeff Beck) and collaborating on records with other top producers such as Steve Harris (U2) and Forrester Savell (Karnivool).
Dave’s playing style has been described by many as being quite unique, well known for his aggressive tone, rhythmic patterns and groove. He prides himself on his application of a wide range of interesting playing techniques and loves the challenge of filling out the sound stage of a good tune.
“I love the attitude, ethos and openness of Chapman Guitars. Their modern take on how a 21st Century guitar company should be run is nothing short of genius and fortunately the quality and tone of their instruments is just as awesome!”