Dave Dunlop

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Dave Dunlop
Background information
Birth name John David Dunlop
Also known as Dave Dunlop
Born (1965-09-18) September 18, 1965 (age 49)
in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Genres Hard rock, Rock, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, Recording Engineer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1990 - present
Associated acts Triumph, Strung-Out Troubadours, The Full Nine
Website http://www.davedunlop.com/
Notable instruments
Dean Guitars (endroser)
Gibson Guitars (endorser)
Traynor Amplifiers (endorser)

John David “Dave” Dunlop (born September 18, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a guitarist, composer, producer, recording engineer, and vocalist. Dunlop was a member, writer, guitarist, and back-up singer in Canadian rock band The Full Nine (Disney’s Mammoth Records). Since 1990, he has had a successful musical relationship with Rik Emmett, sharing guitar-playing duties in The Rik Emmett Band, Strung-Out Troubadours, and, most recently, Triumph.

In 2007, Strung-Out Troubadours won "Album of the Year” and “Group/Duo Of The Year” at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, where they were the most heavily nominated act. Both Dunlop and his partner Rik Emmett were also nominated for "Best Guitarist"].

Dunlop also owns & operates “Room 9” recording studio in Toronto, Canada.



  • 1998 Insulin - Insulin
  • 2002 The Full Nine - The Full Nine
  • 2004 Dead Wait - The Full Nine
  • 2006 Strung-Out Troubadours - Strung-Out Troubadours (with Rik Emmett)[1]
  • 2006 Live at Hugh's Room - Strung-Out Troubadours (with Rik Emmett)[2]
  • 2009 Push & Pull - Strung-Out Troubadours (with Rik Emmett)
  • 2011 ReCovery Room 9- Strung-Out Troubadours ( with Rik Emmett)
  • 2012 Then Again: songs from the Triumph Catalogue- Rik Emmett ( produced/recorded by Dave)




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