Dave Sturt

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Dave Sturt
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Background information
Born Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Progressive rock, Symphonic rock, World Music
Instruments Bass Guitar, Percussion
Years active 1982–present
Labels Red Hot Records, Acme Records, Eclectic, Burning Shed, Repertoire, WindWeaver Music
Associated acts Jade Warrior, Cipher, Gong, Bill Nelson
Website www.davesturt.co.uk

Dave Sturt (born 1960, Middlesbrough) is an English bassist and record producer.

Musical career[edit]

Sturt began playing bass guitar and recording at the age of 17. In 1982 he moved to London and soon broke into the session scene working alongside film composer Michael Kamen, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, Roxy Music drummer Andy Newmark, and David Bowie sideman Earl Slick amongst others. In 1987 Sturt joined Jade Warrior, recording two albums as bass player,[1] composer and co-producer alongside Tom Newman (Tubular Bells). He went on to compose themes and incidental music for film and television as well as playing sessions for Pol Brennan (Clannad), BeatsystemUK (on Myspace)[2] and Theo Travis. Live work developed with Cuban/American guitarist Isaac Guillory, Thee na Shee, The Fraser Sisters, Andy Sheppard, Bosco D’Olivera and Bill Nelson. Sturt's current main projects are Cipher (with Theo Travis), producing three albums and several scores to silent films, and Jade Warrior, who released their album, NOW in 2008 on the WindWeaver record label.

During 2009 and 2010, Sturt toured Europe playing bass for both Gong and Steve Hillage. In 2011 he played bass with Bill Nelson on the Classic Rock Legends live DVD.

2012 has seen Sturt composing soundtracks for 'Ben Rushgrove - a documentary' for Channel 4 and for 'Past Lives' - (along with Theo Travis) - a touring live performance with archive footage from The Media Archive for Central England. He is also touring Europe, the UK and Japan with Gong

He is an endorsee of Vigier basses[3] and Markbass amplification.


  • Bill Nelson - Classic Rock Legends DVD (2011)
  • Jade Warrior - NOW (2008)
  • Cipher - Elemental Forces (2006)
  • Mat Andasun - Nottingham Songs (2006)
  • Cipher - One Who Whispers (2002)
  • The Fraser Sisters - Going around (2001)
  • Obvious – Obvious (2000)
  • Thee na Shee - Strange Horse (1999)
  • The Crack - To Wake The Stone (1997)
  • Cipher - No Ordinary Man (1996)
  • Theo Travis - Secret Island (1995)
  • The Other Side - Dangerous Days (1994)
  • Jade Warrior - Distant Echoes (1993)
  • Jade Warrior - Breathing The Storm (1992)
  • Beatsystem – Walk on the Wild Side (1988)
  • Sara Davis - Goodbye Scarlet (1987)
  • The Dream Academy - This World (1985)
  • Moulin Rouge - Easy/Holding Out (1981)


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