Dave has performed throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, and Europe and appeared at huge festivals such -Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Alive Festival (Portugal), Nuke Festival (Austria), Blues and Roots (Australia), Austin City Limits (U.S.). He has also played major television performances including “Live at the Chapel” in Australia, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles. He has also recorded with Xavier Rudd on the film score for the major motion picture “Surfer, Dude”, starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson.
Dave studied with Bob Tamagni, John Ramsey, Bob Weiner, Trichy Sankaran, and Gary Tomlin.
Dave currently is performing with Nine Mile, Brian MacMillan, Dayna Manning, Trent Severn, and Danny Michel as well as keeping up a busy schedule of sessions, teaching, and other musical endeavors.
Dave Tolley loves Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Fat Congas Cajons, Meinl Percussion, Korg's Wavedrum and Native Instruments' Maschine.