Dave Catching

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Dave Catching
Dave Catching playing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom July 20th 2009.jpg
Dave Catching performing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia
Background information
Birth name Dave Catching
Also known as Diamond Dave
Darlin' Dave
Davey Jo
Snohawk
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, US
Genres Stoner rock, hard rock, desert rock, garage rock revival, blues-rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboard, lap steel, twelve-string guitar
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, Mondo Generator, Smith & Pyle, Masters of Reality, Star & Dagger
Notable instruments
Gibson Flying V

David (Dave) Catching (born June 7, 1961) is an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.

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Dave Catching playing with Eagles of Death Metal live at The Glass House February 8, 2006

Recording career[edit]

Catching has played the guitar for well-known hard rock bands Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, Mondo Generator and the Masters of Reality. He is also a member of Yellow#5, and the Gnarltones.

Recently Catching has been associated with the desert country rock band, Smith & Pyle. He contributed to their debut album It's OK to be Happy, recorded at Rancho de la Luna and released in 2008.

Catching is also a co-owner and founder of The Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, California, and currently resides in Joshua Tree.

Musical equipment[edit]

With the Eagles of Death Metal, Catching plays his 1980's Gibson Flying V through a tuner and distortion pedal and Supro amplifier with a 2x12 cabinet. He also uses an Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar when playing with Eagles of Death Metal. He is also endorsed by and uses coiled red Bullet Cable. During recordings he also uses some of Jesse Hughes's Matons.

With the earthlings?, he uses his 1958 Fender Stratocaster or his 1972 double cutaway Gibson Les Paul through a tuner and a distortion Rat pedal.[1] His Les Paul is 1 of 6 ever made by Strings & Things in Memphis, Tennessee. Other guitars were bought by Ace Frehley, Jeff Beck, Pat Travers, and Michael Woods, guitarist for the group America. Photos have circulated of Dave's very guitar nearly being bought by Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fame, but opting out at the last minute for an acoustic bass.[2]

Partial discography[edit]

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