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Dave Spicer

Dave Spicer is very active within the music scene in Australia and shares an equal love of performing and educating.

As a Singer, Pianist, and Songwriter, Dave has spent the last 25+ years supporting and collaborating with some of Australia’s biggest talents. He has numerous recordings, television, radio and festival appearances to his credit all over the world.

In addition to commissioned works, his compositions and arrangements continue to be presented and recorded by various ensembles. In his professional career as a pianist, accompanist, and singer, Dave has worked with an ‘A’ List of performers including:

Frank Bennet, Tom Burlinson, Kate Miller Heidke, Jimeoin, Anita Wardell, Darren Percival, Fiona O’Loughlin, James Morrison, Kristin Berardi, Monica Trapaga, Megan Washington, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Michelle Nicole, Nicki Parrott, Dami Im, Adam Lopez, Sam Anning, Lisa Lockland-Bell, Hugh Sheridan, Alana Stone, Tyrone Noonan, William Barton, Maya Sykes, Noni Hazelhurst, Kate Cebrano, David Campbell, Franky Smart, Tom Thumb, The Drifters… to name a few

In addition to being a fully qualified Vocal technician/pedagogue teaching at the Brisbane Conservatorium, he has also performed as a vocalist at many festivals including the following: Adelaide Fringe Festival, Auckland Jazz Festival, Blues and Roots, Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane Festival, Anywhere Is Festival, Perth Festival… just to name a new more.

Over the years Dave has taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, University of Southern Queensland, The Jazz Music Institute along side many other engagements. Here are a few of my past Notable Students: Dami Im – ARIA award winning vocalist, Eurovision – First Place, Tim Maddren – Multi-instrumentalist and member of Australians Children’s Musical Group “Hi-5”, Nick Hollamby – Head of Musical Theatre at Institute of the Arts, Barcelona Spain, Elly Hoyt – Award winning artist and lecturer in voice and songwriting at BIMM Institute, London, Dr James Whiting – Award winning artist and lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Virna Sanzone – Lecturer in Jazz Voice, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Nick Quigley – CEO at Jazz Music Institute Pty Ltd, Laine Loxlea-Danann – Director of Curriculum and Operations, Harvest Rain Theatre Company

Dave live’s on an acreage outside of Brisbane with his wonderful wife and four beautiful kids. As a Dad, he’s constantly running around doing ‘Dad’ things, like sitting patiently while his girls are doing Dance lessons, or cheering for his son on the soccer sideline. As a musician, Dave is always looking for opportunities to play and share his music. Sometimes it’s all perfectly in balance and it feels like he’s got it all together… and other times… {erm, coughs}.