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    David Hicks

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  •   BIOGRAPHY  

    David has been playing drums and percussion for thirty-five years; professionally for twenty-two years. He lives in Melbourne, is married and has two sons. He has taught percussion since 1975, currently at Caulfield Grammar School, Scotch College and at home. He has worked as an assessor for the Australian Music Examination Board and the Victorian Board of Studies.

    David is an endorser of PEARL drums, ZIDJIAN cymbals and VIC FIRTH sticks.

    David welcomes correspondence via e-mail at: stix_hix@hotmail.com

    Highlights of his work in Melbourne bands include:

    • VENETTA'S TAXI, with Venetta Fields (1986);
    • WILBUR WILDE'S BLOWOUT (1988 - 1991)
    • PRISCILLA'S NIGHTMARE (1988 - 1990)
    • JABULANI (1990 - 1995)
    • MISS DOROTHY & THE ENDLESS LOVE MACHINE (1995 - 2000)
    • WHIRLING FURPHIES (1995 - 1998)
    Freelance work with artists including:
    • CHRISTINE SULLIVAN
    • RANDY BRECKER
    • MATTHEW KIRSCH
    • ALLAN ZAVOD
    • CARL ORR
    • BRODERICK SMITH
    • SPECTRUM
    • ANDY COWAN
    • MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS

    Since 1989 he has performed in the orchestras/bands for the following (professional) theatre productions:

    • MAN OF LA MANCHA, LES MISERABLES, WIZARD OF OZ, NUNSENSE, HAIR
    • ROCKY HORROR SHOW, JOSEPH &THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
    • Barry Humphries' "LOOK AT ME WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU"
    • GINGER MEGGS, 42nd STREET, ASSASSINS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
    • INTO THE WOODS, CHICAGO, SHE LOVES ME, CALL ME MADAM, GUYS AND DOLLS

    Selected studio recordings:

    • ALL THE BEST - Maurie Fields
    • LEADING LADY - Marina Prior
    • SOMEWHERE: THE SONGS OF SONDHEIM & BERNSTEIN - Marina Prior
    • HEAD OVER HEELS - Whirling Furphies
    • 1996 AFL-Channel 7 Football theme
    Recent independent albums for:
    • Neil Adam - AUSSIE LULLABY and TELLING TALES
    • Jan Wositzky
    • Cyril Moran - SUMMER RAIN
    • Max Merritt - LIVE in Concert DVD
    • Andy Cowan - Tale of Two Cities DVD


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