Dave’s journey into music began when he was around 12 years of age, picking up the bass guitar to play alongside his brother to create music. Naturally being a lefty, Dave was given a right handed bass to play, in which he taught himself to play using online tablature sheets. Dave played with a number of local acts from 2001 to 2007, recieving positive feedback at various competitions regarding his imaginative playing; whereby he did not conform to the usual restraints of the typical bassist. Following a year hiatus from playing Dave joined Awake By Design.
Name: David William Favill (Vikingr…. very Grrrr!)
Gear: Ibanez BTB 5 string range Basses, Earnie Ball Strings, Laney Nexus Amplification, Line 6 G50 Wireless System, Cheapo- Korg DT-3 Digital Tuner, Ancient ‘Bass Centre’ guitar stand, ‘Caspian’ The Mondeo Slave Driver,
Top bands: Anathma, Type O Negative, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Soilwork (List goes on)
Top Albums: (“This… is an unfair question.” So one for each top band) Anathema – Weather Systems, Type O Negative – Origin Of The Feces, Devin Townsend – Accelerated Evolution, Paradise Lost – Draconian Times, Soilwork – Sworn To a Great Divide
Top Songs: (Dave will not commit to this, the last few were hard enough to get answers for..)
Favourite Food: Anything palatable.
Favourite Drink: A Variety of Green Tea, Earl Grey and Chai, Ale (DoomBar or Hobgoblin) Finlandia Vodka and Orange/Cranberry, Creme De Menthe & Irish Cream Whisky
Favourite Films/TV: Seven Samurai (and most films pertaining to the genre), Lord Of The Rings, Blade Runner, Best Of The Best, Fearless Vampire Killers
Best ABD Moment: Supporting Sonata Arctica and not appreciating half as much as Luke H (or Janson) would have if he were in the band at the time 😉