Dave 'DC' Cheeseman

What do you play?

Keyboards (and I sing a bit)

Your Influences?


KEYS:Herbie Hancock, Jordan Rudess, Derek Sherinian, Kevin Moore, Chick Corea, Toby Smith.
DRUMS: Terry Bozzio, Mike Portnoy, Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Carey, Carter Beauford, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Marco Minneman, Ned Potter, Christian Smooth.
GUITARS: Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman
VOCALS: Daniel Gildenlow, Devin Townsend, Maynard James Keenan, Philip Anselmo


Dream Theater, Mullmuzzler, Kings X, Devin Townsend, Metallica, Machine Head, Pantera, Sepultura, Pain of Salvation, Megadeth, Rhapsody (!), Fear Factory, Ozzy Osbourne, Opeth, Katatonia

How did you join BR?

I lived in a room directly below EvilC and could often hear him playing through METAL tracks on his guitar. I was playing "Always With Me, Always WIth You" (by Joe Satch) on my keyboard one day and I could hear him playing the solo in the room above. I went and met him and we had a jam...I had gotten quite handy at playing death metal drums on the keys of my synth at the time so I did that. It worked well so I was recruited as a drum programmer and keyboard player for Beyond Redemption (who consisted of EvilC and Andy Matthews only at that time).

Best BR gig?

There have been some excellent gigs at Fibbers in York but the York Uni Battle Of The Bands 2000 final was my stand out gig.

Favourite BR song?

Lost Cabal

Top 5 albums?

Pain Of Salvation - One Hour By The Concrete Lake
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
Pride & Glory - Pride & Glory
Opeth - Still Life
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes

What gear do you play?

Yamaha Synths (EX and SY series), Korg Pianos, Torque Amplification (!)

Other bands you've been in?

Sly, Miasmic Headrush Crisis, Pillow Talk, smoothcheeseboard, Inside Out

Which foot do you put on the monitor when you're doing a solo?

The time I played with a 'key-tar' it was most definitely the right one. (bad memories)

Most embarrasing onstage moment?

Hehe...without a doubt it was the time when I decided it would be a cool idea to used a 'key-tar' (guitar keyboard thing used by 80's afro boys) at a gig. I picked it up during 'Killing Game' so that I could jump around and go mental and accidentally pressed the 'demo' button. The next thing I know there's a frikkin' Bossa Nova beat coming over the PA. Got out of it OK though...and I don't think that many people noticed....honest!

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