Dave Hope

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Dave Hope
Born (1949-10-07) October 7, 1949 (age 66)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Origin Topeka, Kansas
Genres Progressive rock, rock, Christian rock
Associated acts Kansas, AD (band)
Notable instruments
Bass guitar

Dave Hope (born October 7, 1949) is an American bass guitarist who played with the American progressive rock band Kansas from 1970 (Original version) until the band's first split in 1983. When he was in high school, he played defensive center for his football team. When he was in Kansas, he was a heavy smoker until he became a born-again Christian in 1980. [1] After the band split up, Hope started the Christian band AD with Kerry Livgren and others. In 1990, a German promoter decided to reunite the original Kansas band for a special European tour. Everyone but Robby Steinhardt returned. The band decided to tour America as the original lineup again, but Hope left the band. In 2000, Kerry Livgren of Kansas reunited the original lineup for the Kansas album Somewhere To Elsewhere. The band members included were original band members Steve Walsh, Robby Steinhardt, Rich Williams, Kerry Livgren, Dave Hope, and Phil Ehart, and included the band's current bass player, Billy Greer.

Today, Hope is an Anglican retired priest. He retired from Immanuel Anglican Church, a member congregation of the Anglican Mission in America, in Destin, Florida in 2013. He is currently the head of Worship, Evangelism and Outreach.[2] He is also bassist for the praise band The IRS. Whenever Kansas performs at Destin, Florida, Dave will usually play the bass during a song or two. He usually plays bass during Carry On Wayward Son, which is the most popular song by Kansas.

Hope is also the author of a commentary on the Gospel of Luke, "Looking at Luke Through the Eyes of Hope".[3]

Discography of Dave Hope[edit]

Discography with Kansas[edit]

Discography with Kerry Livgren[edit]

  • Time Line (1984, credited as "Kerry Livgren AD")
  • Art of the State (1985, credited as "AD")
  • Reconstructions (1986, credited as "AD")
  • Prime Mover (1988, credited as "Kerry Livgren AD")
  • Reconstructions Reconstructed (1997, credited as "Kerry Livgren AD")
  • Prime Mover II (1998, credited as "Kerry Livgren")

Discography with Ad Astra[edit]

  • Beyond Our Bounds (2008)