is the home site of Dave Morrow Music and the Dave Morrow Band. We're
assuming that you're here because you meant to be, and that you already
know who Dave is. But, in case that's not true, here is some information
What does the band's name mean?
Often times, the name that a band chooses reflects something
about who they are, but it can be difficult to understand the symbolism
involved. We thought it would be good to give an explanation, since some
of you may be wondering ..."how did they come up with such a cool
THE • "the" is a word that basically means "something
specific", or "one and only". In other words, differentiating
between "A" Dave Morrow Band, or "one of many" Dave
DAVE • "dave" is of course short for David. In
the original Hebrew, this name means "beloved" or possibly even
MORROW • The word "morrow" is actually a name,
but can be considered a form of the word "tomorrow". You have
of course heard something along the lines of, "of course I could
do that today, but rather I shall put it off until the morrow".
BAND • "band" is always used for a particular
group of people with a common goal, such as when we are told in the book
of Acts that Cornelius was a member of the "Italian Band". So,
now that you know the background it's obvious why we chose the name to
signify a "specific group of people who have a common love for what
is yet to come". Sometimes deep spiritual meanings like this are
best communicated in mystery. So, we decided to call ourselves "The
Dave Morrow Band".
I was born in Garden Grove California in 1960, (do the
math). After moving to the Lake Elsinore area in the mid 70s with my parents,
I met my future wife Debbie, and Jesus. We were married in 1979. In the
mid 80s we began attending Calvary Chapel of Lake Elsinore and have been
there ever since. After spending several years in the construction trade
as a General Contractor, I went on staff at CCLE as Assistant Pastor in
1992. My wife and I, and our 5 kids, have lived happily ever after.
Musically speaking I am a product of the 60s and 70s and the influence
of my older brothers. My 2 brothers, who were about 10 and 12 years older
than me, always had bands as I was growing up. They had a folk group in
the 60s in Orange County that become a bluegrass band in the 70s. I learned
to play guitar from them, when I was 13. My own tastes were always along
the lines of the Eagles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dan Fogelberg, and of
course James Taylor. After becoming a Christian in 79, I didn’t
start leading worship at CCLE until about 1985. It was not until around
1990 that I began writing. Obviously my musical roots tend to come out.
My 1995 CD “Lessons” was described as “a bunch of songs
written by Dan Fogelberg, sung by Gordon Lightfoot, being backed up by
My thoughts on writing the songs that I do for the church are that they
ought to reflect what the average person is really wanting to express
to God, packaged in a musical style that is current, and accessible.
Basically I’m just a regular guy trying to do what God has gifted
me for and asked of me. None of this is intended to build me up in any
way. Believe me, there are much better musicians and songwriters out there.
All the attention and any glory is for Jesus and Him alone. It’s
my hope however that you would simply be encouraged to follow Him as well,
and do what your maker made you for.