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Dave Tyack was born on the 4th of March 1978 to English parents in Hannover, Germany. He lived in a small village called Bredenbeck which backed onto a large forest called Am Deister (the name later used for his debut album).
At the age of eight, the Tyack's moved back to England, living in Ashbourne. It was there, a few years later, in sixth form, that he started a band with friends, James Rutledge and Jimmy Wright (who both now make up the Dakota Oak Trio).
When Dave moved again, to come and study maths at the University of Manchester, the band split. Surprisingly, in the music capital of the world, Dave had no luck finding any other members to form a new band so he bought a four track, and started to record his own music with a bass and acoustic guitar.
By 1998, Andy Votel had signed Dave (under the name of Dakota Oak), along with Mum & Dad and Sirconical, to the legendary Manchester Twisted Nerve label. The "All Oar Nothing" compilation EP featured Dakota Oak's "Man With No Name" and "Summer In Rhode Island".
To help him perform live at Manchester's In The City event, Dave reformed his old college band under the name of The Dakota Oak Trio. The trio offer a slightly rockier output than Dave's recorded work and after releasing the single 'Sonny and Brownie', on the Slut Smalls label, were also quickly snapped up by Twisted Nerve.
After numerous additions to the highly collectable Twisted Nerve compilations, Dakota Oak released the "Kaleidascope" 10" mini-album in April 1999 receiving rave reviews.
Having finished his math's degree in Summer 99, Dave started working for Manchester-based internet bank, smile.co.uk, and recorded his highly-acclaimed debut album, "Am Deister", which also spawned the fantastic single, "How Danny's Friends Became A Force For Good".
With his original instrumental music, don't be too surprised to see Dave Tyack's Dakota Oak follow Twsited Nerve stablemate, Badly Drawn Boy, at the end of year award parties.
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