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.
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 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.
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.