Dave Genn

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David Robert Madison Genn is a musician, producer, songwriter, and a member of Canadian rock group 54-40. Genn was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 2 March 1969.

Matthew Good Band[edit]

Genn spent six years with the Matthew Good Band between 1995 and 2001 when he served as the band's lead guitarist and keyboardist, co-writing many of the band's songs with Matthew Good.

Dead Surf Kiss (DSK)[edit]

Dave Genn was a vital part of Vancouver psychedelic, punk, hard rock, band Dead Surf Kiss. Named after their love of The Grateful Dead, Surf music, and KISS. They had several releases the first of which was titled "Narcotic Nevada" via Vancouver label "Onslot Music" in 1991. The album was produced by Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy) and Dan Tanna. "Onslot Music" later signed a sub-distro deal in the USA with BMG Music. They were known to play legendary shows at Vancouver's Town Pump Cabaret. DSK was the opening act for BMG label-mates TOOL on their North American tour, in the early 90's.

Personal life[edit]

Genn's father is artist Robert Genn. In February 2006, Genn married local CTV-Vancouver news anchor/TV personality Tamara Taggart. Genn has a son, Beckett, born August 2, 2007; a daughter, Zoë, born September 24, 2008; and a daughter, Poppy, born August 16, 2010.

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