Dave Tice Trio/Band/Duo
Location: Sydney
Country: Australia

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Within Sydney metropolitan area we'd cover our own travel costs, outside that we'd need to negotiate bearing in mind distance etc.


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Dave Tice


In 1970 Dave formed the legendary heavy rock band “Buffalo” along with co-founder Peter Wells of “Rose Tattoo” fame.

“Buffalo” went on to record 5 albums, most of which are now on the must have list for serious collectors worldwide. In a career spanning some 7 years “Buffalo” headlined their own tours Australia wide as well as touring with some of the biggest international acts to visit this country; “Black Sabbath”, “Slade”, “Status Quo”, “Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow” to name just a few. Along the way collecting gold records and Aria nominations and helping to define the style of music now recognized as Australian pub rock.

Demand for “Buffalo’s” recorded out-put has prompted the re-release of all their albums in CD format and Aztec music, a Melbourne based record company, began to release the first of 5 re-packaged albums in September 2005 to be followed by 4 more over the next couple of years. Also on re-release are the 2 studio albums recorded by Dave’s English band “The Count Bishops” along with a new EP CD of songs recorded by the band for their last album but not used at the time because of lack of space. In 2005 Ace records celebrated 30 years in business and invited the 4 surviving members to London to perform at the celebration party held at Dingwalls in Camden Town, once the news got out the band was asked to do a public show at the 100 club in London’s West End which sold out in record time. As part of the “Ace” celebrations a DVD was filmed and is now available by special request from “Ace”.

The demise of “Buffalo” in 1977 saw Dave heading for London at the invitation of seminal English R&B punk band “The Count Bishops” who were looking for the front man to complete the line-up on their first album. This partnership spawned a total of three albums and a number of singles and E.P.’s , one of the singles “I Want Candy” making the top 40 in England just before the tragic death of guitarist Zenon DeFleur prematurely halted what had been a steady climb . The legacy of those years can still be found on compilations and “best of” collections available throughout Europe and the world on Ace records. “The Bishops” toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe sharing bills with “Doctor Feelgood”, “John Cale”, “The Clash”, “Motorhead”, “The Stranglers”, “Bo Diddley”, and many more too numerous to mention. Dave’s name also appears as co-writer on two “Doctor Feelgood” songs.

1984 saw Dave return to Australia and, over the next few years, tour with some of the most respected Blues and Rock musicians in the country including Mal Eastick, Phil Emmanuel, Paul Demarco, Harry Brus, Mick Cocks etc. etc. Recording history includes the much sought after limited edition “Headhunters” album “Outlaw Boogie” and more recently, singing 10 songs on the award winning Blues album “Sippin’ and a Sliding” by the Sydney Blues collective known as  “The Bar Kings”.

“B’B King turned 64 during the Australian leg of U2’s “Love comes to town” tour. To celebrate, a surprise party was arranged aboard the O’Hara Booth, cruising Sydney harbour. The band asked to supply the live music for these legends was the house band from Springfield’s night- club in Kings Cross. Led by Dave Tice, the Headhunters more than did the job and were joined by B’B for what turned into a 1 & a half hour jam session.”

 In 2000  Dave recorded his first “solo” album “Lay Down With Dogs”, which showcases a seasoned performer and songwriter in collaboration with some of the best musicians and writers in the business. Seven self- penned songs and co-writes with Dennis Walker (Robert Cray Band writer and producer) Johnny “Guitar” Crippen (Dr Feelgood), and Mal Eastick, who also appears as guest guitarist on one track. Other guest performances come from Pete Wells, Mark Evans, John Russell, and a core band featuring Paul Robert Burton (Upright Bass), Paul Demarco (Drums), Steve Edmonds (Guitar) and Mike Gubb (Keyboards). This album currently only available at Dave’s shows.


 As a solo acoustic performer Dave has regularly featured in the monthly “Dinky Di Acoustic” sessions at the Camellia Grove hotel Erskineville; at the Vanguard in Newtown and recently as featured live performer on “Song Writers Across Australia” broadcast on TVS. Currently Dave performa mainly in Trio or duo mode.                                 



Access to power points for powering electrical equipment; P.A. System/Guitar amplifiers/lights etc. A minimum of 12 square metres to set up and perform for duo/trio, full band will require around 16 square metres. Secure parking within easy carrying distance of venue. A dressing room would be appreciated. I will supply all our production needs in most venues. Drinks would also be appreciated and at private functions something to eat would be nice.

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The fee quoted here is for Duo/Trio shows; if full band is required the cost will increase and will be quoted at time of booking.

2 x 1 hour sets with 30 minute break, over the course of a 3 hour call. Start From $1,530.00 Send Enquiry
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