rock, alternative, electronic, singer/songwriter from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Knobs and Dials, Guitar, Bass, Composition/Songwriting, keys, mixing, producing details
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Dave Thompson was born in Sydney, Australia but has lived in North America for the past 6 years. Having been brought up in a less than musical family, (his step father was in the NSW Police Band) he started playing the guitar, bass and keyboards simultaneously around the time he was 15 years old.
He started playing professionally at the age of 16 (in a Top 40 band that toured Australia) and starting recording in studios as a session player at 17. As a multi-instrumentalist playing guitars, bass and keys, Dave has performed over 4,000 gigs touring in North America, Australia and Asia, playing with such diverse acts as the Australian Pink Floyd show, the Australian U2 show and countless top/cover bands.
He has played with members of Savage Garden, Jeff Martin from the Tea Party, and worked with the producers of the Mathew Good Band, The Salads, Dolores O'Riordan and Edwin to name a few as a writer/programmer/musician. He has had his productions mixed by platinum and Grammy award winning mixers.
Dave joined Roadrunner/Universal rock band High Holy Days as bass player in the fall of 2004 and moved to guitar duties in July 2005, till Feb 2007, while still working with his own band Halfahalo where he writes, plays guitar and sings.
He also recently released his first record with Halfahalo titled "The Thrashing Floor" where he produces, records, mixes, writes, sings, and performs just about everything on the record.
Aside from being a studio producer/remixer for Digital Underdog Productions (what he calls his "day job"), he spends time touring and recording with other bands and artists. Dave recently was on the "House Of Carter's" reality show as Leslie Carters' musical director and guitarist and recorded the new High Holy Days record in the UK. He recently created the induction music for the Canadian Olympic Committee and promo music for the FIFA u20 televised promo spots. Dave also creates theme music for TV shows seen across North America on Sportsnet and Fox among others.
Dave currently officially endorsers Mesa Boogie Amps, Music Man and Spector Basses, Firewire Strings, Dot On Shaft guitars and Levy's Leathers guitar straps. Dave is also a Gibson artist playing Gibson Guitars.
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons