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Dave Robbins grew up in Tracy California. He began his musical career by playing the piano at age 8 and
later joined his first band at age 11 playing the bass guitar. After several years, countless bands, and
some local success, Dave relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area is where he discovered a
demand for bass players. He auditioned for several signed bands including Metallica, Griffen, and Cry Wolf, before joining a well-known metal band called Snyper.
While in Snyper, Dave had the opportunity to open for many national acts like Primus, Wendy O Williams, Man O' War, Death Angel, and Heathen. In 1989, Dave was involved in an automobile accident that left him without the use of his right arm. After surgery and months of intense rehabilitation, Dave regained full use of his arm. Intent on returning to the stage, Dave decided to create a band that paid tribute to his favorite band, Thin Lizzy. He called the band "Black Rose" after Thin Lizzy's 1978 album
release and assumed the front-man position of Bassist/Vocalist.
The Thin Lizzy tribute band enjoyed nearly 12 years of performances all over the Bay Area.
During that time he performed in several side projects, recording projects, and auditioned for Ozzy
Osbourne's touring band. He also invested interest in acting for television and movies as well as
performing as a stand up comic. As a comedian he performed at venues like the Punchline, Jacks Bar, and
the Luggage Store in San Francisco. As an entertainer, Dave found that people often comment that he resembles the look of country western singer Travis Tritt.
This prompted Dave to develop a Travis Tritt tribute project. He has attended the Celebrity Impersonators Conventions in Las Vegas and Orlando He has performed on the "Legends In Concert" stage at the Imperial Palace, was featured in a Las Vegas Country Tribute Show, as well as opened for Gretchen Wilson. A photo of Dave as Travis Tritt accompanied a front-page feature story about the convention in the July 1, 2004, edition of The Wall Street Journal. In August 2004, Dave was featured in the CMT (Country Music Television) show, “CMT Most Shocking: Imposters – The Life of a Celebrity Impersonator.” In 2004, he competed in the World Tribute Artist
Championships in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, and won first place in the Best Country Tribute category.
In 2006, Dave put his long, lean looks and bass vocals to work as a Trace Adkins tribute artist, performing smash hits including “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Swing.”