Dave Freeland attended high school at Conneaut Lake (PA) Area High School, where he won the Music Award in his senior year. He went on to study Radio & Television Performance at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA, and also at the University of Miami, FL. His music career as a drummer, singer/songwriter and business agent included his working with many accomplished musicians.
Dave began his own career with An Incorporated Few, a rock n' roll band in Conneaut Lake, before joining a nine-member band with a full horn section called Three Rivers Blues Band. Three Rivers toured nationally, opening for groups including Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, James Gang, Johnny Winters, and Ted Nugent. Three Rivers also recorded "Captain America," a single released on Buddha Records and co-written by Dave. This all occurred before Dave joined Brainchild.
In early 1973, following Brainchild, Dave joined Gravel -- an all original band with rock & country influences. Gravel eventually evolved into The Corbin/Hanner Band, which recorded two albums in Nashville for Alpha Records and had three singles that hit the top 40 country charts. Corbin/Hanner toured nationally as the opening act for The Oak Ridge Boys, Mel Tillis, Don Williams and others, and performed on numerous national radio and television shows, including The Silver Eagle Radio Program, and That Nashville Music.
Dave also wrote "If You See Kay," a tune recorded by Canadian rockers April Wine on their Power Play album (Capitol Records). "If You See Kay" was a national hit on heavy rotation as an MTV video at the time when music video performances were featured on MTV's format.
Dave Freeland retired from playing in the mid '90s. Still an active songwriter and producer for personal recording projects, he his currently in sales with Willis Insurance Group, the third largest insurance brokerage firm in the world. Dave is an avid collector and rider of new and antique Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoys other sports like jet and water skiing and gardening. His wife of 31 years, Melinda, is a Speech Therapist in the North Hills School District in Pittsburgh, PA. Their oldest son, Sean, an aspiring actor, graduated from Florida State University in 1994 and currently owns and operates the Suburban-A-Night Pizza Bar in Roswell, GA. Their youngest son, Abe, who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2000, is currently employed in the legal department of Willis Insurance Group and is lead singer/songwriter for the modern rock band Element-8 based in Murfreesboro, TN.