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Dave Meros
Dave MerosDave Meros plays bass on the songs “Annabelle” and “Flight II”.

Dave is best known as the bass player for the critically acclaimed progressive rock band Spock's Beard.

He has also played with such artists as Gary Myrick, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Glenn Hughes, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Big Big Train, and has the dubious honor of having played for Eric Burdon and The Animals for more consecutive years than any other human (15 years 10 months).  He was also tour manager for many of those years with The Animals and has worked as a tour manager for other artists as well.  As a bassist, Meros' musical influences are varied, including Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Chris Squire, James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, Francis "Rocco" Prestia of Tower of Power, Chuck Rainey and David Hungate.

Some musical highlights:

• Dave began studying classical piano at age 9, five years formal training.

• Studied French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba between the ages of 13–18. Received the Bank of America award for musical achievement, 1974.  Received the John Phillip Souza Band Award, 1974.  Played in the Reno Jazz Festival All-Star Band, 1974.

• Played bass trombone and tuba in the U.C. Berkeley Jazz Ensemble, 1974–1977.

• Began playing electric bass in 1976 while at U.C. Berkeley. Played professionally since 1978.  Relocated to Los Angeles early 1985.

• Played bass and tour managed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Burdon and The Animals from January 1990 through November 2005, and toured very extensively worldwide with various bands since the late '80s.

Dave's main creative venture since 1994 has been recording and touring with Spock's Beard, which to date has released nine full-length studio CDs plus a number of live CDs and EPs, videos, DVDs, and rarities collections. Their tenth studio album, "X", was release in May 2010 and another live album, “The X Tour LIVE”, is scheduled for release on February 13th, 2012.

Regarding AIRS, Dave says:

"Hi George, my pleasure!  Glad you liked it . . . the songs are both really great.  I still have "Annabelle" circulating in my head.  Every once in a while I'll find myself humming that one. I don't know if you've heard the term, but when something enters your ears and stays there for a long period of time and you can't stop thinking about it whether you like it or not, it's called an "ear worm".  "Annabelle" is one of my current ear worms.  Good thing it's a good song or I'd be going crazy! ;-)   Cheers..........Dave"

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