Dave cut his teeth in the LA music scene playing in a number of bands while attending USC. He signed a record contract with Atlantic Records alongside singer-songwriter Joe Firstman. With Joe, he toured the country, opening for everyone from SHERYL CROW to MICHELLE BRANCH to WILLIE NELSON. He has recorded and performed with JOSH KELLEY, cowritten many songs on Josh's records and played on his hit Amazing, featuring a prominent wurlitzer solo by Dave. He has also recorded and performed with ONE REPUBLIC, ERIC HUTCHINSON, SISTER HAZEL, KATE VOEGELE, Tony Lucca, Curtis Peoples, BLAKE LEWIS, PAT MCGEE, KEATON SIMONS, MARC BROUSSARD, The Sons of William, THE KIN, Charles Kelley, JOSH HOGE (Epic Records), JC CHASEZ and TYLER HILTON (Warner Bros.), One Tree Hill, Walk The Line), and John-Mark (Maverick Records). He has appeared numerous times on a number of national television shows including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CDUSA, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW, MTVs TRL, and LATE NIGHT WITH CARSON DALY.
Dave is a producer, songwriter and actor, he has co-written songs on records by TYLER HILTON, JOSH KELLEY, Josh Hoge, Curtis Peoples, and LADY ANTEBELLUM. Showing off his range, Dave has worked on hip hop tracks with Justin Trugman (EMINEM, OL' DIRTY BASTARD)--some these tracks are featured most recently on MTV,--and written and recorded with hardcore punk band PIERCE THE VEIL (Equal Vision Records). Dave's band, THE WEIGHT, released their debut record "Home" in March of 2006 and is in the process of releasing his first solo album, "Bear Me Up" (Todd Beauchamp producing). Known to many as The Reverend, Dave continues to establish and define his craft and persona-making him one of the most notable up and coming personalities in the music scene today.