Dave Bainbridge

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Dave Bainbridge
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Dave Bainbridge during a 2010 Iona concert
Background information
Genres Progressive rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, keyboards
Associated acts Iona
Website www.davebainbridge.com

Dave Bainbridge is a keyboard player and guitarist who with Dave Fitzgerald co-founded the Christian progressive and Celtic folk themed band Iona.[1]


Born in Darlington, England from a musical family. Dave had piano lessons from the age of eight and learnt guitar from thirteen. He joining his first band 'Exodus' at fourteen.

Dave went to Leeds College of Music, gaining the "BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award" whilst there. Whilst at college Dave, met singer and songwriter Adrian Snell. The result was a working partnership that spanning eight years and through which he would first meet Joanne Hogg and David Fitzgerald. This partnership went on to be the founding force behind the group Iona,

Musical description[edit]

Now a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Bainbridge is co-founder of IONA. His own material is much of the same style as that of Iona's sound, joining progressive rock with Celtic folk. On his only solo album Dave himself plays more than twelve instruments. He is joined by eleven musicians for bass guitar, violin, cello, drums and percussion and vocal work. These include three female vocalists who sing in English and Gaelic.

A number of members of Iona have recorded solo albums, or co-operated on each others.



With Iona[edit]

see Iona for a list of their recordings

With Dave Fitzgerald[edit]

With Troy Donockley[edit]

Other collaborations[edit]

  • Songs for Luca (2003) (with other Iona members and various other artists)
  • Songs for Luca 2 (2007) (with other Iona members and various other artists)


  1. ^ Iona Christianity Today

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