Dave Sinclair

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David (Dave) Sinclair (born 24 November 1947 in Herne Bay, Kent, England), is a keyboardist (organ, pianos, synthesizer) who has been part of the progressive rock Canterbury Scene. He became famous with the band Caravan and was the author of some of their classic tracks: "For Richard", "Nine Feet Underground", "The Dabsong Conshirtoe", "Proper Job/Back To Front".

Biography[edit]

Having started his musical career 1966-67 with the Wilde Flowers, he founded Caravan in 1968 with his cousin Richard Sinclair (bass/vocals), Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals), and Richard Coughlan (drums) and has been in and out of that band for 35 years (so far 1968-71, 1973–75, 1979–82, 1990–2002). On Caravan's first three albums, he developed his organ playing enormously until their famous album In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971). "Calyx, The Canterbury Website" even calls him "master of the typical Canterbury organ sound/playing" see "David Sinclair". Retrieved 2006-01-17. 

In between his Caravan episodes he was a member of Matching Mole (1971–72), Hatfield and the North (1972–73), Polite Force (1976–77), and Camel (1978-1979).

Lately he has been engaged in a solo career, including concerts in Japan and two solo albums, Full Circle and Into the Sun (both 2003). A 30th anniversary re-release of his Moon Over Man album featuring vocalist Tim Lynk (demos for an unreleased solo album recorded 1976-77, originally issued on CD by Voiceprint in 1993) appeared in 2006 (including improved sound and bonus tracks), although this is due to be superseded by a further enhanced release of the same material. Two solo albums, PianoWorks1 - Frozen In Time and Stream (featuring several distinguished guest artists) are due for release early in 2011.

Discography[edit]

  • 1968 - Caravan / Caravan (Verve VLP 6011 now released on HTD Records as HTDCD 65)
  • 1970 - Caravan / If I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You (Decca SKL-R 5052)
  • 1971 - Caravan / In the Land of Grey and Pink (Deram SDL-R 1)
  • 1971 - Robert Wyatt / The End of an Ear (CBS 64189)
  • 1972 - Matching Mole / Matching Mole (CBS 64850)
  • 1973 - Caravan / For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (Deram SKL-R 12)
  • 1974 - Caravan / Caravan And The New Symphonia (Decca SKL-R 1110)
  • 1975 - Caravan / Cunning Stunts (Deram SKL-R 5210)
  • 1980 - Caravan / The Album (Kingdom KVL 9003)
  • 1980 - Caravan / The Best of Caravan Live (Kingdom 426002)
  • 1982 - Caravan / Back to Front (Kingdom KVL 5011)
  • 1993 - Caravan / Live (Demon Code90 NINETY 2 )
  • 1993 - Dave Sinclair / Moon Over Man (Voiceprint VP119CD)
  • 1992 - Richard Sinclair's Caravan of Dreams / Same (HTD CD7)
  • 1993 - Richard Sinclair's Caravan of Dreams / An Evening of Magic (HTD CD 17)
  • 1995 - Caravan / The Battle Of Hastings (HTD Records HTDCD 41)
  • 1996 - Caravan / All Over You (HTD Records HTDCD 57)
  • 1997 - Caravan / Live From The Astoria (HTD Records HTDCD 79)
  • 1997 - Polite Force / Canterbury Knights (Voiceprint VP187)
  • 1998 - Caravan / Back On The Tracks (CoCaCamp act001)
  • 1999 - Caravan / All Over You Too (HTD Records HTDCD 102)
  • 2003 - Dave Sinclair / Full Circle (DSincs-Music 001)
  • 2003 - Dave Sinclair / Into the Sun (DSincs-Music 002)
  • 2004 - Caravan / The Unauthorised Breakfast Item (on 2 tracks) (Eclectic Discs ECL 1001)
  • 2010 - Dave Sinclair / Pianoworks I - Frozen In Time (CRSCNT 001)
  • 2011 - Dave Sinclair / Stream (CRSCNT 002)

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