Drums and Vocals
Dave started playing in the 1960’s….
… drumming influences on a local level in those early days were Belleville’s John Logue and Jim McGuire , both finesse drummers with great hands . As well I had a lot of respect for the double drummers of TYME AND A HALF ( later became NOAH )– Barry Vandersel and Pete Vandertogt , countless hours were spent in Pete’s basement studio on West Street in Trenton . We were lucky in those days that there were a lot more local clubs and bars – they all featured live music , not only the local players but touring , upcoming and established Toronto/Canadian acts … David Wilcox , Burton Cummings , Long John Baldry , Ian Thomas all played locally plus many more
All time favorite band is STEELY DAN , which has led me to listening to more jazz these days…. really impressed with the music of SNARKY PUPPY and some of the young jazz lions/lionesses…. Jamie Cullum , Jacob Collier , Candace Springs , Cory Henry , Larnell Lewis and Jazzmeia Horn to name a few .
Dave performed with the following groups:
Five piece top 40 band that played Eastern Ontario and Quebec , house band at the Presquile Pavilion , Brighton ( summers) , opening act for Bush , Mashmakan , performed at EXPO 67.
Eastern Ontario bookings plus performed at Rock Acres Peace Festival , Queensborough 1971
Four piece group based in Peterborough , house band at The Commoner ( Trent University Pub ) where we opened for Tim Hardin , Jerry Jeff Walker . Booked through the Bernie Dobbin Agency , Kingston.
Studio work with local legend Marinus Vandertogt which led to a variation of his well respected group…
this group played locally and gradually evolved into
The River City Band (also known on one occasion as The Electric Dildo Band)
which also played local gigs and did some studio work, band member Ken Harnden (Pinnacle Music) was running The Sound Chamber studio at the time
The Chatten Road Band
Danny Moon Trio
Suzy and the Knobs
Mary & The Notables
Contemporary with a country twist.
Sideman for various local artists:
Tequila Mockingbird (which became) The Fade Kings