See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Dave's songs.
(June, 2013) I was born in West Wickham, a small town just to the south of London, UK in 1940. I learnt to play the recorder at school in the late 1940's and taught myself to play the harmonica (mouth organ) soon after. In 1957, I built my own acoustic guitar and taught myself how to play it well enough for the current craze of "skiffle" and "rock'n'roll." I added an electric pick-up and joined two other guitarists and a drummer to form a group playing in amateur revue type shows put on in our local church hall. We also played at other venues such as old peoples homes, various clubs and dinner/dance events.
Around 1959, I built a solid guitar based upon one of the well known models of the day. By then our group was very much into playing music made famous by The Shadows (Cliff Richard's backing group). However, the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and other well known performers of the day was still very much in our repertoire. We continued to play as a group until 1965 when I got married and moved away from the district and the group broke up.
Over the following years, apart from ensuring that my three sons had ample access to music - all three played piano and cello - I did little practical playing until about ten years ago when I started to learn on a Casio WK series keyboard. I now play a Tyros3 keyboard but purely for my own pleasure although my wife has no alternative but to endure my efforts as I rarely use headphones.
Since my teenage years I have always been keen on listening to classical music and going to concerts but, realising that I could never do it real justice with my own playing, I only play non-classical music.
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. All of Dave's songs are listed below alphabetically by title. Click on any song title to listen to and/or download the song.
All About You (Tyros3) 6/3/2013
Amapola (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Aquarius (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
As I Love You (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Bye Bye Love (Tyros3) 6/4/2013
Cecilia (Tyros3) 6/3/2013
Chi Mai (Tyros3) 6/4/2013
Dark Eyes (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Deep Purple (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (Tyros3) 6/4/2013
His Latest Flame (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
I Need Your Love Tonight (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
I Only Have Eyes For You (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
The Lady Is A Tramp (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Last Of The Mohicans (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
The Living Years (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Lullaby Of Birdland (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
Misirlou (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Mr Sandman (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
Our Day Will Come (Tyros3) 7/20/2013
The Road To Hell (Tyros3) 6/4/2013
Sailing (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
Schindler's List (Tyros3) 6/3/2013
Stranger On The Shore (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
Summer Holiday (Tyros3) 7/20/2013
Take Good Care Of My Baby (Tyros3) 7/20/2013
A Teenager In Love (Tyros3) 6/4/2013
Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Tyros3) 6/3/2013
True Love Ways (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
The Very Thought Of You (Tyros3) 7/20/2013
Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Tyros3) 6/26/2013
What Now My Love (Tyros3) 7/20/2013
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Tyros3) 6/8/2013
Up On The Rooftop (Tyros3) 12/21/2013