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Dave Pretty

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Dave Pretty

Instruments: Drums, Vocals details
Bio: Hello, my name is Dave and I come from a "musical family". My Dad, Mike, was a working jazz drummer in Victoria for many years. I play all styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Latin and Funk. I am a very experienced drummer. Over the last 21 years I have been playing regularly in working/performing bands.

Bands I have played with include:
-Ricochet ( Heavy Rock)
-Joyce and the Blades (Rock)
-Four (Jazz Standards)
-Panorama Jazz Quartet (Jazz Standards)
-Wharf Street Band (Blues and Classic Rock)
-Pacific Standard Time (Jazz Band)
-Lindsay Barber Quartet (Vocal-Oriented Jazz)
-Groovin' Hard Big Band (Big Band Jazz)
-Russell in the Bushes (80's Rock)
-Soul Source R & B band. (R and B, Soul, Motown etc.)
-Frayed Knots (Blues)
-Swingit/Jazz Houndz (Progressive Jazz, Funk and Pop)
-Seacruze (Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Rock and Roll, Latin etc.)
-The Hung Jury (Funk, Soul, Rock, Modern Pop)
-Price Tag/ Tune Raiders (Contemporary Pop and Classic Rock)
Goals: Currently playing in "Tune Raiders" but may be looking to start other projects that have potential.

Influences: Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer, 60's psychedelic rock, 50's -60s Jazz artists on Blue Note, Impulse, Verve labels etc., 80s New Wave, Latin Jazz.

Drummers I admire: Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Mark Brzezicki, Richard Bailey, Tony Williams, Art Blakey, Dave Weckl, Philly Joe Jones, Papa Joe Jones, Elvin Jones and Max Roach to name just a few. So many good drummers out there.
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GroupRoleDates
Tune RaidersDrums Vocals2019-present
Wharf Street BandDrums and Vocals2003-present

Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
Blues HawksDrums Vocals2018-The End
SeacruzeDrums and Vocals2015-The End
The Jazz HoundzDrums2014-The End
The J-TonesDrums2014
SwingitDrums2014-2017
Soul SourceDrums2014
Groovin Hard Jazz BandDrums2013-2014
The StreetDrums, Vocals2011-2013
Lindsay Barber QuartetDrums2006-2009
Pacific Standard TimeDrums2005-2007
Al DenoniDrums2002-2006
Panorama Jazz QuartetDrums2000-2005
Four (jazz quartet)Drums1997-2000
Joyce and the BladesDrums1980
Ricochet - VictoriaDrums1975-1977

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