Dave Bainbridge

Dave Bainbridge keys

“Dave Bainbridge is a a genius of immeasurable proportions whose talent has spanned the decades, 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)


‘Bainbridge’s guitar playing is superb; his electric solos conjure Eric Johnson and Allan Holdsworth, while his acoustic technique dazzles, thanks to a remarkable dexterity and the use of unusual tunings…. ….Looking deeper, the music is genuinely touching, possessing a spiritual quality that speaks to the soul and inspires various states of positivity, from peaceful tranquility to breathless exhilaration.’ 



“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 (5.1 producer for Chicago, Foreigner, Black Crows, Deep Purple, ELP etc)



Perhaps best known for his work with the pioneering UK based Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA, Dave’s multi-faceted career as a musician, composer, arranger, improviser, producer and engineer has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous  artists including; Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Jack Bruce, Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan, Gary Boyle, ‘Snake’ Davis, Paul Jones, Pete Brown, Phil Keaggy, Nick Fletcher (classical guitarist featured on Classic FM), Bryn Haworth, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson / Steve Hackett Band), Damian Wilson and many others.


A graduate of the Leeds College of Music, Dave gained several performance awards during his time there (including BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award – for his piano playing). As well as playing guitars, keyboards and bouzouki with IONA, behind the scenes Dave has produced all the bands albums to date and has also released several collaborative albums with Troy Donockley and David Fitzgerald. Dave’s second solo album ‘Celestial Fire’ is to be be released in November 2014, with a solo piano album (almost completed) to follow in 2015.

Dave Bainbridge: http://www.davebainbridge.com/

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