A native of Lakewood, New Jersey, Dave began honing his skills in the church choir at an early age and quickly realized his calling.   Dave Bass doesn’t do Gospel, he lives it, he breathes, he pays homage to his influences that include, Hank Williams, Dixie Hummingbirds, Frank Sinatra, Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole, Brook Benton, Jesse Belvin, The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, The Temptations, Patsy Cline, Clyde McPhatter, Johnny Cash, Nancy Wilson and the silky smooth sound of Sam Cooke.   In fact, Dave Bass is most noted for his eerily similar song stylings in the Gospel tradition of Sam Cooke.