In 1995 he joined Christian rock band Petra which exposed him to lots of worldwide touring and studio experience.
Lichens then moved to Los Angeles. His demos caught the attention of EMI Publishing. He is currently leading the band The Heavy Steadies.
Lichens' songs and compositions have been featured in several films and soundtracks. His single "Let Go" was featured on the movie soundtrack She's the Man. Other of his songs have been featured in films like Saved!, After Sex, and The Water Horse and TV shows like "Everwood".
Lichens was one of the producers on Fefe Dobson's third studio album, Joy, released in 2010. Lichens co-wrote four songs included in the album, including the singles "Watch Me Move" and "I'm a Lady".
Lichens has also worked with former American Idol contestant and singer-songwriter Jason Castro and Castro's younger brother Michael.
Dave just recently finished producing Rebekah White, for Printz Board's (Black Eyed Peas) company BEETS and PRODUCE.