Dave hails from the East coast, born and raised in Boston, Mass. His first band was called "Dave and the Essex". For lot of great priceless photos of Dave in his youth... see this article written by Tom Brodeur "Dave and the Essex", and "Ice". Dave was just 11 when he put this group together. He was in several bands when he was a teenager. Early bands also included "Ice", "Sledge-hamma", and "August".