The Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist began his musical career playing with successful cover bands and then moved onto promoting his acclaimed original material. His self taught guitar skills were highly sought after and along with his fine songwriting it quickly opened up further musical opportunities including session work. Influenced by the fine musicianship of artists and bands such as Chuck Prophet, Green On Red, Smog, Dave is also a amateur producer who continues to produce all Gasfoodlodging material. After getting together with the highly acclaimed Drummer Pete Robinson in September 2012, Dave formed 'Gasfoodlodging' in October 2012 when Pete Taylor was brought in to complete the line up as full time Bassist.
During the mid-60's Pete was an original member of 'The Band Of Joy' which was fronted by a little known singer at the time called Robert Plant. He also did session work for other bands within the Midlands area. Pete later went on to join the rock/country band 'Bronco' with Jess Roden from 1969-1972, they made several albums for Island Records and went on to tour the USA and Europe extensively. After Bronco split up Pete took time out from music to start a family. He returned to the music scene as a highly sought after session musician and went onto join blues maestro Stan Webb and his band Chicken Shack. At the same time Pete assisted with his own son's band 'The Grays' and later joined 'The Woolpackers' (A novelty band formed from members of the TV show, Emmerdale) who subsequently went on to tour the UK . After playing in several other bands Pete and Dave got together in September 2012 and formed 'Gasfoodlodging' in October 2012 when Bassist Pete Taylor was recruited as a full time time member.
Pete began playing Bass in the 70s with rock band 'Millstone Grit'. After a successful time he joined another rock band called 'Skrot' and then spent his time playing in various bands thoughout the 80's and 90's. However his love for the blues saw him get together with Barry Harper in 2004 to form 'James Deans Car'. The band went on to play blues festivals up and down the UK, sessions for the BBC and 2 years in Hamburg, Germany. The band split in 2007 and Pete went on to join a successful festival band called 'Beechwood'. They signed to indie label AUK and released an EP in 2009 called 'The Summer'. It got rave reviews in Australia and the USA from the subsequent airplay it received. Following the unfortunate death of their Drummer in 2010 the band split up. In October 2012 Pete joined Dave Griffiths and Pete Robinson as a full time member of Gasfoodlodging.