DAVID BRIDIE

In times of great darkness the only thing left is to believe in the warmth of our hearts once again.

— David Bridie

“…a clear understanding of the compelling ambience that can be created by the interplay of lyrics, music and images…”

― Sydney Morning Herald

“Sonic intensity and righteous rage hit the red… a beguiling exception…. an ambient agitator.”

– Rolling Stone

Over a 35 year career, David Bridie has made a name for himself as a songwriter, composer & producer.

From the global impact of his seminal 1980s and 1990s alt-pop groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake to his ongoing work as a solo artist and soundtrack composer, the scope of David’s output and influence are matched by few Australian artists.

NEWS & LIVE

August 14, 2022

Audrey Napanangka - MIFF 2022

Audrey Napanangka. A film by Penelope McDonald. Music by David Bridie

Australia

Victoria

August 27, 2022

Frank Yamma and David Bridie

Gurindji Festival

Australia

NT

September 3, 2022

David Bridie and The Wisdom Line

Live at Archies Creek w band and projected films. Featuring special guests John Phillips (NDW)

Australia

Victoria

September 11, 2022

David Bridie and The Wisdom Line

Live at the Brunswick Ballroom w band and projected films. Special guests John Phillips

Australia

Victoria

October 1, 2022

David Bridie - Retrospective @ Odessa At Leavers Creswick

Following the Geography - songs traversing the vast back catalogue of Not, Drowning Waving, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, and solo works.

Australia

Victoria

October 15, 2022

David Bridie - Following the Geography Wauchope Arts Centre

Following the Geography - songs traversing the vast back catalogue of Not, Drowning Waving, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, and solo works.

Australia

Wauchope, New South Wales

“I’ve got a plan - how ‘bout we fly across the values at sundown, then drink malt whiskey til the sun, it comes back up again.”

“Everybody needs some beauty, some reassurance, you can tell so much about a place by the way they treat their own deserters.”

“The country is old, the story is long, the desert wind howls a sad and uncomfortable song.”

MUSINGS

Musings
Website Anew
August 7, 2022
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Music Journeys
Australian Antarctic Territory Fellowship
June 23, 2022
David Bridie has been awarded the Australian Antarctic Territory Fellowship. This will see him travel to Antarctica and embark on an immersive creative process resulting in a new body of work inspired by the ice continent.
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Experiences
"Did you write any songs during lockdown?"
April 20, 2022
During the long 2020 winter of our discontent, due to happenstance I found myself locked down in a ramshackle cottage in The Otways forest near the Shipwreck Coast of the Southern Seas.
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“...no matter where his music travels, it carries with it an innate sense of place and time. Bridie’s music may speak about an uncertain future… but it is also rooted in a past running far and deep; the kind that gives birth to dreams.”

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