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Dave has recorded over 170 albums and performed worldwide with most Pop and Motown artists over the last 35 years.

At the age of sixteen Dave auditioned on trumpet & cornet for a place with one of the most famous Military bands in the world - Band of HM Coldstream Guards . He then moved from Norwich to London to study trumpet and cornet (Prize - Winner) at Kneller Hall (Royal Military School of Music) with professor of trumpet & cornet Ian Mackintosh (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and his legendary cornet virtuoso father Jack Mackintosh, before taking his place with the Band of HM Coldstream Guards where he held the position of solo trumpet for seven years.

(Dave is a 3rd Generation Coldstream Guardsman - his Great uncle Served with the elite regiment doing the Boer War and his Grandfather served with the Coldstream Guards doing the Great War)

After ‘de mobbing' from the HM Forces in the early eighties, Dave began his freelance career in London with the BBC ‘Come Dancing' Orchestra directed by Andy Ross also playing for the Miss World competitions. From there he then began to play and deputise in the West End shows, various Palais (Mecca) bands in London including Hammersith Palais and Leicester Square, plus spending time in America (New York - Fort Lauderdale) and the Caribbean performing on the World famous cruise liner QEII.

London West End Shows including: (Main Chair - Plus Deps) Chess - Me & My Girl - On the Town - 42nd Street Five Guys Named ‘Mo - Annie - Kiss Me Kate (The Old Vic) Bless the Bride (Sadlers Wells -8 mths) - Annie get your Gun (1 year) The Official Tribute to the 'Blues Brothers' Show The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) - Blockheads Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum The Rat Pack - Movin' Out - London (Billy Joel) SeeSaw (UK Premiere- Helen Shapiro) Starlight Express - London (16 years) Get Ready (UK Tour) CHICAGO (UK WEST END Tour)

From there, Dave started on a ground breaking new show by Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Starlight Express'. Dave spent the next sixteen years working for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Usuful Company with ' Starlight Express' until the show ended at the Apollo Theatre Victoria in 2002, being the second longest running show in British Musical history, CATS being the longest.

Dave carried on his busy freelance work whilst he was at Starlight Express, spending a lot of time recording and touring with various 'Pop' artistes and the commercial side of the music industry.

Dave is credited on over 170 albums including many Gold, Silver & Platinum, Triple Platinum disc awards plus the famous Grand Prix du Disque award (PCTO), he can also be heard on many radio, television & film soundtracks.

Highlights of Dave's career include meeting Her Majesty the Queen before performing a solo trumpet spot on Horse Guards Parade, meeting President Fidel Castro in Cuba whilst performing with Richard Branson's 'Virgin Band, meeting 'Buzz' Aldrin (Apollo Astronout) in New York as part of Virgin Atlantic 25th party, also meeting and performing for Lady Walton (Widow of Sir William Walton).

Dave continues to freelance in London and abroad working with the top names in the music industry as well as being involved with music education, he is also excited to be part of many 'up & coming' bands and artist's from the UK and abroad.
Dave's trumpet playing can be heard around the world with such hits as 'Walking on Sunshine' Katrina & the Waves (Millions of copies sold Worldwide).

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Dave's credits include:

Katrina & The Waves (TV + Recording)
Nik Kershaw (TV + Recording)

Tracey Ullman (TV + Recording)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (Live + Recording)

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (TV + Tour)

Ben E King (TV + Tour)

The Four Tops (UK + Middle East Tour)

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (Tour)

Shirley Bassey (40th Anniversary Tour)

Smokey Robinson (Live - New York)

The Temptations (UK + Middle East Tour)

Elvis Presley 'The Concert' (UK & Europe Tours 2003 & 2005)

Amy Winehouse (Recording)

Ashford & Simpson (Live -New York)

Fatboy Slim (DJ - New York Virgin Party)

Shena (Live & Recording)

Leo Sayer (Recording)

Belinda Carlisle (UK & Europe - Support World Tour)

The Three Degrees (Live)

Deniece Williams (Live - New York)

Suzi Quatro (Live & Recording)

Breathe (Live - Recording - Tours)

Alexandra Burke (Live - Gilev)

Peter Skellern (TV - Tour)

Ginger Rogers (Live - Last visit to UK)

Lorna Luft (Live)

Jack Jones (TV - Recording - Tours)

Anita Harris (Recording)

Vera Lynn (Live)

Ruby Turner (Live - TV)

Mari Wilson (Recording)

Kirsty McCall (Recording)

Elaine Page (Live)

Matt Monroe Jr (Live)

Mick Wilson - 10cc (Live)

Dakota Staton (Tour)

Armani - Incognito (Live)

Katy Setterfield (Recording)

Nick Eade - Cutting Crew (Live)

Brian Conley (Recording)

Mark King - Level 42 (Recording)

Brenda Cochrane (Recording)

Bert Weedon (Live)

Steve Gibbons Band (Live)

Andrew Ridgeley - Wham (Live)

Bonnie Langford (Recording)

Antony Newley (Recording)

Ruthie Henshaw (Live)

Herbie Flowers - David Bowie & The Beatles (Live)

Jimmy Ruffin (UK & Middle East Tour)

Noel McKoy (Live)

GirlTalk (Recording)

Catherine Feeney (Live + Recording)

Alex Cartana (Recording)

Ray Shell (Recording)

Helena Jessie (Live + Recording)

Beverley Stone (Recording)

Alexia (Live + Recording)

The Foundations (Live)

Cleo Laine (Live)

Roberto Pla Latin Band (Live)

Superjazz Big Band (Live - TV - Recording + Ronnie Scotts))

Phil Wilson - Trombone USA (Live)

Turk Morrow - Sax USA (Live)

Zeke Zarchy - Trumpet USA (Tour)

Matt Catingub - Piano & Sax USA (Jack Jones Tours & Recordings)

Big Funk Corporation - Andy Mitchell (Live)

Johnny Howard Dance Band - London (Live)

Space UK Band - London (Live + Recording)

Radio Nation Band - London

Diva Band - London

Angus Murray Jazz Ensemble - London

Torvill and Dean- Sumerset House Ice Rink - London

Danny La Rue - UK Tour + live TV

Frankie Vaughan - 'Live' Concert -London

Sir Cliff Richard - 'Live' Norwich Cathedral

The Real Thing - Odyssey - Heatwave - O2 Arena Indigo - London

Jaki Graham - Jocelyn Brown - Rose Royce & Gwen Dickey - London

Mari Wilson & the New Wilsations - Anniversary concert - London


The SOS 'Live' Band (UK/Overseas Tours)

Mark Almond - London
Elouise - London / Recording