Dave contributes guitar and vocals to various music projects under the
pseudonym davey rocks, and also plays occasional solo acoustic gigs around the
UK. At 15 he was asked to join his guitar teacher's band One O' Many, and
performed on their 2005 Charity single Educate Every Man for the Make
Poverty History Campaign. The single gained airplay on BBC Radio worldwide and
gained extensive press locally. One O' Many recorded a self-titled EP which
Dave has been performing live since 2007, and his live highlight so far came
in 2011 when he shared a stage with Ryan Roxie of Alice Cooper on his UK tour.
In 2013 he released an acoustic covers CD, Strum it to Death,
featuring covers of songs from The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and
Dave plays for unsigned artist Natters on her 2014 single Take Him From
Me and also contributed to Rob "Laney74" Lane's (bassist for
Teenage Casket Company/People on Vacation) second solo album, Straight to
Video 2. Future plans include further session work.
Dave ran the Tuesday Night Music Club Open Mic at Bunkers Hill, Nottingham
from 2013 - 2014 and ran the Pheasant Open Mic Sessions and later The Pheasant
Presents at The Pheasant, Worcester from 2014 – 2015.
EVENTS & CREATIVE
Dave has also worked on live music and other events as technical and event
crew including music festivals, film and television conventions, and instore
appearances. He has also written for magazines on the subject of horror films
and rock music, his last article being a piece on The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
for Shock Horror Magazine.
Behind the scenes Dave has directed and produced music videos for the bands In
Isolation and Last July. The video for In Isolation's Film Noir Scandal
has received critical acclaim from indie web radio, and was nominated for Best
Video at the Sunset Island awards in Las Vegas. His second video, Glamorous
Parasite was released on October 31st 2012 and stars Last July.