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Dave Bainbridge

Keyboards, guitars, bouzouki

Solo artist, Iona, Strawbs, Dave & Sally duo, Lifesigns, GB3


“Dave’s fluid, emotional guitar playing, epic keyboard work and expansive compositions combine into one of this generation’s most powerful and original musical voices.”

John Kellogg (producer - Chicago, Foreigner, Black Crows, Deep Purple, ELP)


"Dave is the worlds most underrated guitarist AND keyboardist in any genre; and this spectacular album (Celestial Fire) proves it. If this doesn't rocket him into the Prog firmament, then I'm a girl from Surrey." 

Troy Donockley (Nightwish, The Bad Shepherds)


"Dave Bainbridge is a genius of immeasurable proportions….working with artists as varied as Buddy Guy, Jack Bruce and IONA. If you are unfamiliar with him it's time to make amends. Trust me."

Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett etc, etc)

Current live set up:

GUITARS: Fernandes & Carvin Electric Guitars, Fylde Octavious Bouzouki, Manson Magpie Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Paul Brett 12 string Acoustic Guitar, Line 6 Helix Floor, Carvin Legacy 3 & BlugAmp amps, IK Multimedia Amplitube 4 software

KEYS: Korg Kronos X88, Roland JX10, Macbook Pro with plug in instruments from IK Multimedia, Motu and Synthogy


Interesting facts:

Dave had the same piano teacher as Yes/Asia's Geoff Downes (Bryan Layton at Leeds College of Music) and finally got to meet Geoff for the first time on Cruise to the Edge in 2018, talking for ages about mutual friends from Leeds College days. Supports Darlington F.C. (they're in the Vanarama National League North!)

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