He then joined the Rockingham Colliery Band as a brass bass player, and took part in many brass band contests. He remembers with pride the day they travelled to
Dave is a superb tuba player - partly, I think, because of his trumpet-playing background. He does not accept that the tuba has any limitations: if something is playable on a trumpet, then it is playable on a tuba, in Dave’s view!
This highlights another of his talents as a musician: not only can he play to top concert standard from printed music; he can also play amazingly well by ear and can immediately improvise a bass-line or solo for pretty well any tune that is requested.
And on top of all this, Dave even finds time for voluntary work at a centre for the homeless, for fishing and for cooking – three more of his passions. What a man!