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Dave Genn

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David Robert Madison Genn (born March 2, 1969) is a Canadian musician, producer, and songwriter. He is a member of the rock group 54-40, and a former member of the Matthew Good Band.

Early life[edit]

Genn was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 2, 1969. He is the son of artist Robert Genn,[1] and the brother of film and television director James Genn.


Dead Surf Kiss (DSK)[edit]

Dave Genn was a member 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 US with BMG Music. They played 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 1990s. [2]

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,[3] co-writing many of the band's songs with Matthew Good.


Genn joined the band 54-40 in 2003. As of 2019 he continues to tour and record with the group.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2006, Genn married local CTV Vancouver news anchor/TV personality Tamara Taggart.[6] Genn has a son and two daughters.


  1. ^ Eric Volmers, "54-40 guitarist, Dave Genn, connects with his late father's legacy as part of Glenbow's Juno exhibit". Calgary Herald, March 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sunday Bloody Sunday: News & Assorted Gibberish". Inside Pulse, Trevor Presiloski | May 2, 2004
  3. ^ "Ex-folk singer Good rocks Universal - Billboard". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 11 September 1999. p. 93. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "54-1940s staying power remains rooted in its impressive catalogue of hit music". Kawartha Now, By Paul Rellinger - July 29, 2019
  5. ^ "54-40 rocks the fest". Penticton Western News, Aug. 11, 2017
  6. ^ "Tamara Taggart will seek federal Liberal nomination in Vancouver Kingsway". Georgia Straight, by Charlie Smith on December 11, 2018

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