The founder of Gasfoodlodging began his musical career playing within cover bands before moving on to promote his original material. His self taught guitar skills were soon sought after on the local music scene and along with his songwriting it quickly opened up further musical opportunities including session work for local musicians. Dave is the songwriter of the band and is influenced by the fine musicianship of artists and bands such as Chuck Prophet, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Green on Red, Dan Stuart. Dave was invited on stage recently to join his musical hero Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Chuck Prophet from San Francisco as their tour came into Birmingham here in the UK. Dave said of the event "Well, there are good Guitarist's and Singer/Songwriters around these days but then there are the likes of Chuck Prophet, a guy in a totally different league" "He continues to be my main inspiration within Guitar playing and Songwriting" Dave recently ventured into the world of Music Journalism too and has completed 2 interviews so far with another of his musical heroes, Dan Stuart, who was formerly the lead singer and songwriter of USA Alt/Country Punk Rock pioneers 'Green on Red' (for whom Chuck Prophet was Guitarist). Both interviews were submitted, accepted and published on the internet's biggest Americana website "No Depression". Dave said of his journalism exploits, "I don't think I'll be a Carl Bernstein or Bob Woodward anytime soon! But it's fun to do". Dave met acclaimed local drummer Ray Conlon who joined in 2016 after a band line up change. Gasfoodlodging continue to work hard with the musical aim of reaching a wider audience through recordings and ongoing live performance.