Dave is originally from Cheshire, UK, but has been living in Vichy, France, for 6 years now, working as an English language teacher. He's also had a variety of previous jobs, including academic writer/researcher.
Dave has had a wide variety of experience in the arts since childhood, including music, drama, film-making and poetry. He has acted in numerous stage productions since the age of 11, including two plays in Switzerland. He has performed in works by Shakespeare, Brecht and Tennessee Williams, among many others.
He has made 7 short films and written 4 feature-length screenplays. He has written 3 collections of poems, and recited his anti-war poetry at activists' events. He began to write songs from a young age. He composed his first pop song, "Maybe", at 12.
In recent years, Dave has been more focused towards being a professional singer/songwriter. He has recorded an EP, 'Dreamclouds', with Big Cloud Productions in Liverpool, produced by his friend Steve Stroud, and 'Hey There Sammy', a song for his young son, produced by his uncle, Martyn Barker (of Shriekback fame), and 'Our Whingy Gayle', for which he has produced his own music video, now on YouTube.