Dave Catching

Dave Catching
Dave Catching

Dave Catching performing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia
Background information
Birth name Dave Catching
Also known as Darlin' Dave
Davey Jo
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Genres Stoner rock, hard rock, desert rock, garage rock revival, blues-rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboard, lap steel, twelve-string guitar
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, Mondo Generator, Smith & Pyle, Masters of Reality
Notable instruments
Gibson Flying V

David (Dave) Catching (born June 7, 1961) is an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.


Recording career

Catching has played the guitar for well-known hard rock bands Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, and Mondo Generator. He is also a member of Yellow#5, and the Gnarltones. He regularly appears on the music improv series, The Desert Sessions. He is also listed as a guitarist with Masters of Reality. He also appears as guitarist/organist on the two albums of the Mark Lanegan Band. In the early '80s, he was in a band called Cock Rock, that played at the legendary Antenna Club.

Recently Catching has been associated with the desert country rock band, Smith & Pyle. He contributed to their debut album "It's OK to be Happy" which was recorded at Rancho de la Luna and released in 2008.

Catching is also a co-owner and founder of The Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, California, and currently resides in Joshua Tree and lists New Orleans, Louisiana as a second residence.

Musical equipment

With Eagles of Death Metal live performances Catching plays his 1980's Gibson Flying V through a simple tuner and distortion pedal and Supro amplifer with a 2x12 cabinet. He also uses a Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar when playing with Eagles of Death Metal. He is also endorsed by and uses coiled red Bullet Cable During recordings he also uses some of Jesse Hughes's Matons.

With Earthlings?, he uses his 1958 Fender Stratocaster or his 1972 double cutaway Gibson Les Paul through a tuner, a distortion Rat pedal, Cry Baby, BOSS Digital delay, Phase 90 into a Silvertone Twin 12 and Fender Super Reverb amplifiers.[1]

Partial discography


Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner sported a tanktop which read "Dave Catching is a fucking legend" on 8/8/09 at Lollapalooza.


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