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 other musicians. Dave is influenced by the fine musicianship of artists and bands such as Chuck Prophet, Green On Red, Dan Stuart, Dylan, Richard Thompson, Rolling Stones, Hole (Courtney Love). After getting together with the highly acclaimed Drummer Pete Robinson in December 2012, Dave officially formed 'Gasfoodlodging' in March 2013 when Pete Taylor was brought in to complete the line up as full time Bassist. 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 his other musical hero, Dan Stuart, who was formerly the lead singer and songwriter of USA Alt/Country Punk Rock pioneers "Green on Red". 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 haha ...but it's fun to do!" "Dan is such a talented guy and it was great to meet him for the first time as it was Chuck Prophet. As they say themselves, they are musical brothers that have a bond that goes back many years to their days in "Green on Red" even though they work separately within music now. I've loved every minute of knocking at their musical door so to speak and to be given their time along the way".