In 1979 Dave embraced the Mod revival and through the Who's Quadrophenia film soundtrack became exposed to 60's R'n'B. Cyril Davis, John Mayall, Graham Bond, Them and many more. Fast forward to 2005 and Dave joins his first band playing Johnny Kidd, Dr. Feelgood, Captain Beefheart. Beatroute was born after a chance meeting with Richard whilst we discussed the merits of his son Christopher's footballing career-I was his coach! We roped in Paul then Alistair and our first live performance together was at Richards 50th birthday party. Yes we've been playing together that long without killing each other!

Dave Hudson

bass and vocals