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Session Work

Dave has been a gigging session musician experienced in Dance Band, Pop, Jazz, Country and modern experimental music, having also provided the musical backing whilst working with Cilla Black, Kiki Dee, Jane McDonald, Rod Argent

( The Zombies ), Bob Monkhouse, Ted Rogers ( TV Show 3-2-1 ), Joanna Lumley ( The  Avengers & Absolutely Fabulous )

and many other well known personalities







Jane McDonald & Dave Cass

Dave Charles 60th Birthday

recalling memories 

10th September 2017


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Dave has played & been the

Musical Director (MD) for

Linda Nolan, The Barton Brothers, Paddy Green, Jimmy Crickett, Bernard Manning plus many of the  Coronation Street stars


Other TV Appearances/Sessions

A Touch of Frost

"The Woofits" Series

RAC Rallysport Yorkshire TV

( Dave also wrote the music for this ) 

Rose Marie Country Show

( Tyne Tees TV )



Dave has written over 150 TV jingles for YTV, Tyne Tees, Granada, Border & Central TV with Local and National firms including.....  

The Prudential Assurance Co., Y.E.B., Grandstand BMX Bikes,

British Gas with Bobby Charlton, Civil Service, Car Care Plan,

Silent Night Beds, Telegraph & Argus, Fletchers Bread,

North of England Building Society (2), Crockatt Cleaners,

Wigfalls (2), Foto Processing, Oxford Mail Newspaper,

Shock Stoppers, Pennine Radio Breakfast Show, Pine Lake Resort, Stinky Stickers, Radiant Superglaze, John Taylor Garages, Pif-Paf Arabian Fly Spray, Comet Ball, Unit Plus Paint,

Creative Marketing Services(CMS),

Ian Skelley Motors, Canon Typewriters, Lees Chocolate,

Harris Cleaners, Scot Bloc, A.T.S., Housing Units, Pinball Wizard

Lancastrian Building Society, Hinari-Connect, Clydesdale Bank, British Telecom, Leeds University, Garden Street, Yellow Pages, Shipley Riverside Amusement Park, Yorkshire Tea, Wades Sale

 and many Building Societies and Banks


Dave has also written music for Corporate Firms

including MGB Dustbins ( but it's not rubbish! )


TV shows - written Theme Music & Incidental Music for International Rallysport, Me & My Camera


​TV Sessions - Touch of Frost, 3-2-1, The Woofits



Dave was awarded a Gold Disk for his work with the

chart-topping band "Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers"

who had 3 consecutive No.1 hits in the British Charts in 1989

"Swing The Mood" - "That's What I Like" - "Let's Party"


Also, in 1990.....

"That Sounds Good To Me" reached No. 4  

"Can Can You Party" " reached No. 8 

"The Crazy Party Mixes" reached No. 13 

"Rock & Roll Beethoven" ( Dave's tribute to Beethovens 5th & Fur Elise ) reached No.12 in the Netherlands in 1994 

5 UK Top 10's - 8 UK Top 40's - 10 UK Top 75's - 9 weeks at No.1


Through The Music Factory, he has also released over 150 CDs in the Easy Listening market and was a major contributor to the

Sony Music Library  


Lance Gambit


Dave Cass as "Lance Gambit" reached No.3 in the

Easy Listening charts with the release of "Cocktail 2000"

- Today's music played in a cocktail "Lounge Lizard" style















5-star Amazon Customer Reviews










  G.S Wall "Chunder" ( Funky Camden town )

My copy arrived this morning. I am only half way

through and immediately compelled to write this,

my first Amazon review. This album, will restore your

faith in music. It will re-align all your stuff that needs 

re-aligning. It's a bit like musical Feng Shui solution -

when you listen to it, all the random furniture in your

mind will suddenly relocate itself to the right part of

the lounge - Peace...


  Loungecore Heaven!

Inspired! Lance's version of "There's nothing I won't

 do" and "Macarena" simply have to be heard.

Guaranteed to make you kick back, relax and get in  

the mood. EVERYBODY should have a copy of

this superb album.


  A Clever and inspiring album - better than the originals

The CD is brilliant! You can play name the tune with

the tracks. There is a lot of thought and skill, not to

say hype gone into this. Lance is a very competent

player and seems to joke with the listener. I would

ask if he really exists. I cannot believe he is really as

he seems but one clever guy.


Track Listing

Children - You're Gorgeous

Angels - Say You'll Be There

You Got The Love - The Drugs Don't Work - Parklife 

Good Enough - Missing - Encore Une Fois

Truly, Madly, Deeply - Where Do You Go?

There's Nothing I Won't Do - Disco 2000

Ooh Aah ( Just A Little Bit ) - Barbie Girl

Breakfast At Tiffanys - Mysterious Girl

Return Of The Mac - D'you Know What I Mean?

Macarena - Left Bank 2




Middle 8

In 1982, Dave recorded an album with his 5-piece Jazz Rock band Middle 8 entitled "Migration" recorded at

Ric Rac Studios, Leeds

Engineer - Mick Robson


Band Members

Dave Cass - Keyboards

Yamaha Grand CP80 Piano

Prophet V 

Oberheim OBX

2 Minimoogs

2 Poly Moog Keyboards

Moog Source

ARP String Ensemble

Moog Vocoder

Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73

Moog Taurus Bass Pedals


Steve Pollard - Guitars

Adamus Ovation Guitar

Ibanez Pro 6-string

Antoria Twin Neck 6+12


Dave Charles - Vocals

Lead & Backing Vocals


Paul Smith - Bass Guitar

Schecter Bass

( Middle 8's former Bass Player

was Michael Collins )


Neil Roper - Drums/Percussion

Premier & Ludwig Drums


Paiste & Zildjan Cymbals

Additional Percusions


Migration - Track Listing

Side 1

1 Carry On Nigel ( Cass )

2 See Her Again

( Cass, Pollard, Charles )

3 Migration ( Cass )

Side 2

4 Question Of Time ( Cass )

5 Prelude ( Cass )

6 Piano Solo ( Cass )

7 In The Dawn ( Cass )


Available on CD and vinyl


for details



Click Below to hear The Oxford Mail Newspaper Jingle

Click Below to hear The Oxford Mail Newspaper Jingle


Keyboards - Dave Cass

Guitars - Jim

Drums - Dave Edge ( aka Andrew )

Bass - Michael Collins

(aka "The Quiet Man of Rock" )


Band formed around 1978


The  Middle 8 Album artwork sleeve design was brilliantly created by Edward Holt

Dave Cass in Middle 8.jpg

The International Brotherhood Of Magicians 

British Ring No.25


Dave Cass - IBM Musical Director 

for 18 years ( 1995 - 2013 ) and Dave's wife,

Shirley, is a former president of the

IBM British Ring No.25

( Shirley Ray   2009-2010 )

John Pickles ( Music Factory Ltd )

Dave Cass collaborated with talented songwriter John Pickles and together, wrote and produced an album of original songs entitled "Just a Simple Yorkshire Boy"

Janet Kay - Silly Games

( Music Factory Music Remix )

Dave Cass - Keyboards

Hit in 1990

John Verity Band

Interrupted Journey (1983 )

Truth Of The Matter (1985)

Dave Cass - Keyboards

Easy Listening CDs - Music Factory Ltd

Midnight Sax - Vol.1 to Vol.5

Piano Moods -  Vol.1 to Vol.4

Keyboard Moods

Oboe Moods

Clarinet Moods

Sax Moods

Guitar Moods

Cello Moods

Pan Pipe Moods

Harp Moods

Latin Moods

Flute Moods

Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection Vol.1 to Vol.4

Music Of The Knight - Vol.1 to Vol.4

Trilogy Of Life

Sentimental Guitars ( Hill/Wiltchinsky )

Dave has many years experience

working in sound studios 

The Music Factory (Rotherham) 

Box Tree Studios (N.Yorkshire)

Ric-Rac Studios (Leeds)

Chocolate Factory (London) 

Strawberry Studios (Stockport) 

September Sound Studios (Golcar) 

Yorkshire TV, Tyne Tees TV, Granada TV

The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band

"In A Classical Mood"

with Dave Cass on Synthesisers


Sonata Pathetique; In the Hall of the Mountain King; Melody in F; Waltz in Ab (Brahms); Farandolle; Easter Hymn; Moonlight Sonata and more

Dave Checks out the

forest sound system

with his new "headcones" 

at Center Parcs 2012

Willie Schneider Rhineland Band

Lead Vocals/Trumpet - Nigel "Rocky" Rochford

Sousaphone/Band Leader - Willie Schneider

Keyboards - Dave Cass

( aka Wolfgang Happlebanger Ov Hulm )

Drums/Percussion/Vocals - Paul Myers


Simon Foley - To Strive With Princes

The Life of Sir Thomas Moore

Dave Cass - Keyboards

Very Rare Album - sells for around £700 to £1,000


    St. Michael's Grammar School, Leeds

    8 x O-levels including Maths, Pure Maths, English, Music & French 

    A-level in Pure Maths & Statistics

    D.P.L.M. - Diploma of Proficiency in Jazz & Light Music - 1st Class

    G.C.L.C.M. - Graduate of The City of Leeds College Of Music


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    Tel. 0113 808 0948

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