A native of England, Mr. Holland settled on bass guitar at age 13. At 13 he formed a band with friends, and left school two years later to perform with a professional band. Inspired by recordings of the great bassists Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar, he obtained a double bass and began practicing with the records. At 18 he made a short tour with a big band accompanying singer Johnny Ray, and then moved to London where he soon entered the Guildhall School of Music.
Video and Audio
Listen to an excerpt of Dave Holland - A Seeking Spirit
Listen to an excerpt of Dave Holland - Make Believe