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Dave PearsonDave Pearson:

Dave is married with four children, two boys and two girls.
He learned to play guitar at the age of fourteen and his early influences were Lonnie Donegan, Buddy Holly, Les Paul, Chet Atkins and Scotty Moore.
In the sixties he gained experience playing in blues clubs, while he studied music at college, his goal to be a professional musician.

He then moved on to work as a session guitarist mostly at the Regent Sound Studio in Denmark Street in London working with top producers like Shel Talmy, Tony Ponti and Peter Sullivan

Dave was now playing on songs written by Les Reed, Barry Mason and Gordon Mills one of which was recorded by Tom Jones, it was called Smile away Your Blues and  ended up on the B side of  Delilah.
In the seventies Dave moved to Manchester and formed a new cabaret band with some ex members of the famous Strand Show Band. They had a great girl singer called Talli Halliday, hence the name Talli and the Talisman - a group destined to become one of the top attractions on the international cabaret circuit playing such venues as the Miami Hotel in Teheran.

Wanting a rest from travelling he took a residency at Manchester’s premier night club Mr Smiths. It was there where he backed headline acts such as The Walker Brothers and P.J. Proby before moving  to the Talk of the North where he worked with people like Shirley Bassey, Solomon King and Elkie Brooks.
It was about that time he was asked to become Musical Director for the Caravelles who at the time were probably best known for their worldwide hit, You don’t have to be a Baby to cry and who were in great demand on the British club scene not to mention America.
Following this, Dave worked for two years with 60s chart toppers, The Ivy League, playing major venues in the UK and throughout Europe. He would then go on to play with 60s groups, Wayne Fontana and the Mind Benders, and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, before settling down to another residency in Manchester.

It was about that time that Dave first met up with Jonathan Young, forming a friendship that was to last until the present day. They met when they both played in the Club Del Sol and were both sacked on the same night when George Best walked in, bought the club and turned it into a disco, called Slack Alice.

Dave would go on to play on Jonathan's early self-penned songs, most notably his Mancunian Anthem, Manchester Morning.
Before being asked to join The Bachelors, Dave was semi-retired, spending most of his time writing and arranging music. As well as this, he was teaching young people to play the guitar, one of his great loves.

Dave Pearson came into the group at very short notice, and as they say had to hit the ground running, which he did. He has had to work very hard as a high standard is always expected from the fans.

Dave has not disappointed.

So far he has done a six week tour of Australia, a few Caribbean cruises, a week at  Brick Lane Music  Hall and numerous venues throughout Britain. Everywhere the reaction is the same - standing ovations, so thousands of people can’t be wrong!

I think it should be said that Dave is equally at home playing lead, rhythm or bass guitar. He has a fine voice and is also an excellent arranger, making him a very valuable asset to THE BACHELORS with John Stokes.