What an amazing year 2014 was and it looks like 2015 is shaping up to be the same! Another shot at Australia’s premier Blues Festival – Bluesfest – among 9 other great festivals I will be booked into this year…. I am very grateful to be able to follow my passion – and, actually make a living from it ! Thank you, someone up there!
My professional career has spanned 30 years, both in Australia and the U.S. I am blessed for the times I’ve had and the people I’ve associated with ! I started seriously, at age 10,spending my early days embracing classical percussion at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. To the present when I tour year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians.
Charmed by a gratifying life built around the wonderful world of Music.
Also, for the last 15 years, I’ve extended my role in music to the running of community and sustainability-focused festivals and other events around the nation. Added to his long list of music-related credentials are Management rolls at the Peats Ridge Festival, Earth Festivals, Parramatta in the Park, “Save The Kimberley” Festival, Love Jam and many more. Some years ago, he launched his very own event, the Bondi Music Festival now in its 14th successful year.
Then, “Dreams of Philanthropy through Music Realised”
I’m also very proud to have been asked to join the Playing For Change team. I see the project as the perfect opportunity to exercise my altruistic desire to ‘give back’ to an industry that has both inspired and treated me so well –
As ‘Ambassador – Australia’ and Producer for Playing For Change…I co-ordinated the efforts to build the global movement in my homeland.
I was instrumental in the huge success of the Playing For Change Band’s first ever Australian tour in March/April 2013. During those two months, the band played several shows to massive crowds at Australia’s biggest annual festival (Byron Bay’s Bluesfest) and were enthusiastically received as the support act for Robert Plant throughout his national tour. See http://playingforchange.com/the-team/davo-fester
A pinnacle of my career was playing at Bluesfest 2014. The 25th Anniversary of this Premier Australian Music Festival – Playing with GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW and absolutely – Blowing them away! – receiving, rave reviews in both Local Byron Papers!
For more dates please check out my “Up-Coming Gig“ pages on this site and if you come to one of these shows,make sure you come and say Hi I really appreciate your interest so… Stay in touch
Peace & Rhythm & One Love