David ‘Dave’ J Ball is a guitarist who is currently resident of Burton Up On Trent but has worked in various parts of the World.
In 1971 he joined Procol Harum replacing Robin Trower, after he saw an advert in Melody Maker. He can be heard on the group’s live (and best selling) album, Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, but left the group during the recording sessions for their 1973 album Grand Hotel.
Dave later formed the group Bedlam with his brother Dennis and drummer Cozy Powell, who released an album on Chrysalis Records but the group disbanded after a brief period of time. He also recorded with Long John Baldry on Baldry’s 1973 album “Good to be Alive”
Dave has continued to play regular gigs around the UK and often appears in Burton both as a guest for local bands and playing in his own bands and solo. He is also known as an artist and guru of knowledge, culture and music.