Dave Peak
May 18
Surrey, UK (born in Stockport)


Dave first joined Intense in the Autumn of 1995, playing his first gig with the band in December of that year. He went on to record a few demos with Intense during the late nineties, as well as the Dark Season Ep. He also played numerous gigs during this period. After the band went through major line-up changes, around the turn of the millenium, Dave returned from a hiatus in 2002
Live rig is usually a Gibson Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Custom or Dean Soltero into a Mesa Dual rectifier Head and Mesa Rectifier cabs with celestion vintage 30 speakers. Effects pedals include Vox wah, MXR phase 90, Ibanez ts808 tubescreamer, Boss dd3 delay, Boss ns2 and Boss tuner. Sometimes also a Boss chorus (depends on what songs are in the set). This is all hooked up with Planet Waves cables and a Trantec wireless system. The strings I use are regular slinky Ernie Ball and picks Dunlop tortex 0.88mm.

Additionally in the studio I have made use of my Roland JC 120 combo, Orange Tiny Terror head, Marshall dsl 100 watt head, Fender Stratocaster, Martin 00028ec Eric Clapton acoustic, Line 6 delay, MXR flanger, Carl Martin trem o'vibe for different textures, clean parts, acoustic parts and some solos.The Martin acoustic was acquired after the Second Sight sessions so the acoustic tones on that recording were on an Alvarez acoustic that was at the recording studio.
Dave has appeared on the following Intense recordings: Songs Of A Broken Future (2020), The Shape of Rage (2011), As Our Army Grows (2007), Second Sight (2004), Defiant till Death demo (1998), Dark Season EP (1997), Blinded demo (1996),
Favourite Show


Lots of stuff really... metal, classic rock, blues stuff like Cream, Megadeth, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Thin lizzy, Iron Maiden, Rush, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Van Halen, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Guns n Roses, Jimi Hendrix and many others
Again loads of guitarists. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine, Chris Poland, Kirk Hamett, James Hetfield, Dave Gilmour, Ace Frehley, Angus Young, Albert King, John Petrucci, Peter Green, Slash, Dimebag Darrel, Freddie King, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Billy Gibbons, BB king, Michael Schenker, Joe Satriani and, again, many more
Film & TV
Family Guy, Alan Partridge and Steve Coogan, Peter Kay, Only Fools and Horses, Monty Python films, Beavis and Butthead, The Simpsons, Trading Places, Blues Brothers and any decent war movie or action film
Autobiographies, historical and music / gear related publications
Football (Manchester City FC), Formula 1, boxing, rugby union, cycling
Cycling, free weights, playing in my classic rock covers band, collecting music related gear and record collecting
Food & Drink
Real ales, beer, curry, spaghetti bolognaise, chilli, steak, chips, vodka, whiskey