Dave formed The Suburbs in January 1977. The group developed a huge underground following, which led to Dave signing with Australia’s Mushroom Records in 1978. His first album, Mugs Game, went gold within a month of release. Dave’s second album, Free Kicks, was released in 1979. Dave is a member of the WA Rock and Roll Of Renown (1992) and in 2016 was named a Living Treasure of the West Australian arts.