About Us

Dave Dunkel

Acoustic and Electric Rythm,
and Lead Guitar

Dave Dunkel is a devoted follower of Jesus and works for a Tampa based Firm. Dave has four children: Kristen and husband Jamie, David and Mat. He is involved with local ministries including Impact Tampa Bay, Feeding Children Everywhere and Hope Children's Home.

Dave’s music career began when he was a teenager in Rhode Island. It was then when he picked up a guitar and began playing to ‘70s music such as Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers. You’ll hear these artists’ influence in the music of Shepherd’s View.

Dave stopped playing when he left for college and began his business career in Boston. However, in the mid ‘90s, the music returned and Dave resumed playing with a passion. He hired John Cameron, former member of Shepherds View as an instructor and Dave ramped back up to the familiar sounds of the ‘70s artists who inspired him during his teenage years.

After six months of practice, Dave launched the predecessor to Shepherd’s View along with former member Michael Anderson and other musicians. The late ‘90s were focused on playing ‘70s cover music when in the early 2000’s, Shepherds View and Dave heard the Lord’s call to write and worship Him with His gift of music.

Shepherd’s View is a culmination of a dream: to use the gift of music to glorify the Lord and lead others to Him.

Dave is a throwback with a guitar collection that includes Gibson Les Paul's, Fender Stratocasters, and Taylor acoustics. For amplification, Marshall is the choice with JCM900 and JCM2000 and a Vox AC15HW. 

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