A stalwart and pioneer of the Australian music industry, Dave Johnson is a singer songwriter who has been performing throughout Australia and overseas for the last 20 years. He has performed at most major festivals around Australia and has been billed as one of the headline acts at both Port Fairy and Woodford festivals with his band THE FLING. He has toured extensively through Europe with fellow Australian singer songwriter CARUS.
Dave is currently teaching music in juvenile justice centres for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation . He is also currently director of the choir- THE STARLIGHT HOTEL CHOIR which he runs out of a local homeless shelter in Fremantle WA. Dave sees the choir as a testimony to how music can bring all sorts of people together and how the act of singing creates a sense of well being.
Dave is very passionate about the song writing process and the potential for the emotive combination of words and music to tell a great story. Dave has previously released one solo album "LEAVING TIME" which has also been released in Germany through valve records.
Most recently Dave has released his latest, and arguably most compelling, work to date. A full length album titled "ON A CLEAR DAY." In a voice that touches your soul Dave delivers this album with practiced swagger and genuine hurt. "ON A CLEAR DAY" is a music lover’s album that deals with all the frailty and perplexity of the human heart. It's music written in the language of loneliness and heartbreak but also in the language of hope. The material ranges from the deeply personal to the philosophical – telling one man’s truth through emotion and stories. Truly an 11 song journey that all music lovers owe themselves to go on. Get it HERE.
Dave is also a compulsive performer, so make sure you check out our touring schedule to catch his live shows, the best way to experience these stories. You can also follow Dave via facebook HERE.