Dave Wallace

Dave Wallace

 Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Perth, Dave got his musical inspirationfrom Kermit the frog, Icehouse and his sisters Kiss collection at a very young age.AM radio was pumped through the Wallace household 18 hours a day, playingsolid gold hits from the 50’s and 60’s. And Dave liked it. At the time of his birth,his fathers’ profession was “Scottish Entertainer”. It even says so on Dave’s birthcertificate. His Scottish heritage also provides an explanation of his penchant for awee dram.  Discovering the Grosvenor Backroom (know as Club Original at the time) at the ageof 15, Dave’s eyes were opened to the world of local original music and snapped himout of his hair metal obsession. Here he soaked up the sounds of bands like Verona,Bucket, The Rosemary Beads, O, The Feends, Ammonia, Effigy, Adam Said Galore,Blue Tile Lounge and many more.  By 1995 Dave finally had himself a band. “Tweed” played their first show at theChelsea tavern in Nedlands and after another 2 gigs, lost and gained members tomorph into “Aisling”. This band, lead by singer/songwriter Louanne Jones (RIP),was active for a good two years, played about 6 million gigs during this period withjust about every band in town and had more fun had a touring funk band. You canfind the Aisling track “Out” on RTRFM’s Live at the Cornflakes compilation from 1996(or was it ’97?). This is the only tune that made it onto one of those new fangledcompact disks. Their two EP’s were only ever released on cassette.  In the late 90’s Dave was given the opportunity to play Bass for his localheroes “Bucket” and did so for around a year until the group finally called it quits.  A long stint in the north of England, followed by a move to the Western Australianwheatbelt found Dave somewhat a musical loner. With no one to play withhe started writing his own acoustic/folk/indie tunes under the moniker “RedSerenade”. On his return to Perth, Dave was seen under this name playing invarious pubs in the City and Fremantle and sometimes still is. He now resides in thePerth hills and his main past time when not playing with the Drunks is finding newand inventive ways to stop bandicoots from digging up his lawn.

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