Dave was our rhythm guitarist back when we were still a cover band – ah the joys of being a five piece; a keyboardist and a couple of horn players and we could have been a pretty good revue band. He was a friend of Gary and had been in a band with him before.
Dave was a couple of years older than Ant, Gary, Gav & Tom and was the sober yin to Gary’s raging yang. When he moved to Nottingham it precipitated the slow decline of The Solution as a cover band.
As well as guitar, Dave also played bass at our first gig when Tom was unavailable. He also played the drum and would swap instruments with Ant during rehearsals. He was also the first person to bring an original composition, Crabby, to rehearsal.
A big fan of the Super Furry Animals and The Police, he once lent Gav The Police box-set. Gav claims that he never listened to it but those rumours remain unconfirmed.
After moving from Nottingham to Leicester (with the help of Gav driving a van) he came to a couple of Solution gigs at The Shed. Later, he moved to London, designing websites.
Ant and Gav met up with him again a few years ago at Tony Brewin’s wedding. After spending some time reminiscing, Dave voted Ant tp be the winner of his “Most Improved Hair Award”