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Dave Broadhead

Dave has been very passionate about music since he was young. Both his Mother and Father played piano and there was always music playing at home or in the family car.

At about 8 years old, Dave started playing keyboards. At 12 he got his first guitar; a 3/4 sized steel-stringed acoustic that his Grandfather bought him for Christmas. It had to be re-strung upside down, as Dave is left-handed and couldn’t stand being forced to play right-handed.

The guitar stuck, the lessons didn’t.

In his teens, he picked up the electric guitar and started teaching himself with songbooks by Neil Young, Black Sabbath and Bob Marley.

By his mid 20’s, Dave landed leading roles in musicals. For his début in Blood Brothers with Theatre Aurora, he was awarded a Thea from ATCO for Best Leading Male. He went on to play in Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat for City Playhouse Theatre in Markham. But his passion remained in music.

Known as a hardworking musician throughout York Region for the past three decades, whether teaching or hosting jam nights, Dave has always been excited to introduce people to new bands, and advocate strongly for supporting live talent.

For over twenty years, he played hundreds of shows all over Ontario in a cover band, while also being a part of an original band that performed on Breakfast Television and garnered air time on University Radio in Toronto.

Drawing from vast musical influences, Dave has been inspired to independently write and record songs that range from Latin to Rock, Folk to Punk, Reggae to Grunge, in his home studio. With an eye towards the human condition, he hopes to quietly encourage thought and contemplation.

His musical influences include The Beatles, Iron Maiden, The Tragically Hip, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alice in Chains, The Allman Brothers Band, Radiohead, Black Sabbath, Neil Young and Stone Temple Pilots.