David Bridie

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David Bridie

Seven time ARIA award winning artist David Bridie has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia’s most well loved and innovative musicians.

A founding member and songwriter of critically acclaimed musical groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake, Bridie has also maintained a substantial career as a solo artist releasing six albums (so far!).

My Friend the Chocolate Cake delivered numerous hits and ARIA awards, and toured extensively around the country to festivals and sold out concert halls.

As a producer Bridie has worked with Christine Anu on her debut album “Stylin Up”, as well as Archie Roach on his acclaimed “Jamu Dreaming” record as well as projects with Frank Yamma, Telek and many others.

Not one to be categorised, David has firmly established himself over the last thirty years as a music theatre director and screen composer. He has scored the soundtracks for over 100 international and Australian films, television series and documentaries earning numerous AFI AACTA and Screen Music awards.

Performing live is David’s first love, and he is currently on tour playing work from all his numerous projects interspersed with stories from his substantial career.


“Sonic intensity…. an ambient agitator.”
Rolling Stone

“lyrical proficiency bordering on genius”.