Dave Hamelin

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Dave Hamelin
Birth name David Hamelin
Born (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 37)
Origin Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums synthesizer
Associated acts The Stills, Eight and a Half

Dave Hamelin (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian musician, songwriter and producer known for his work with indie rock band the Stills. Originally the band's drummer, Hamelin moved to guitar and co-lead vocalist in 2005 when guitarist Greg Paquet left the band.

On March 28, 2009, the Stills were awarded two Juno Awards (Canada's music awards) for their album Oceans Will Rise, in the categories of Best New Group and Best Alternative Album.[1] In 2010, Paquet rejoined and Hamelin moved back to drums.[2] The Stills announced their breakup on April 15, 2011.[3]

In 2009, Hamelin formed the band Eight and a Half with Stills' keyboardist Liam O'Neil and Broken Social Scene drummer Justin Peroff. They released their self-titled debut in 2012.

Production work[edit]

From 2013 onward, Hamelin has worked frequently as a producer.[4]

He co-produced and mixed Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew's second solo record, Darlings (2014);[5] co-produced and mixed Andy Kim's It's Decided (2015) with Drew and Ohad Benchetrit;[6] co-produced and mixed the Tragically Hip's album Man Machine Poem (2016) with Drew;[7] and co-produced and mixed Gord Downie's album Secret Path (2016).[8]

In 2016, he mixed the Sam Roberts Band album TerraForm.[9] He produced and mixed the Belle Game's 2016 single "Yuh",[10] as well as their 2017 album Fear Nothing.[11]

In 2017, Hamelin played on and mixed Downie's final album, Introduce Yerself.[12]

Hamelin co-wrote, produced and mixed the Leikeli47 track "Chain Gang" for the soundtrack to the 2018 film Uncle Drew.[13]


As band member[edit]

Production credits[edit]

Year Artist Release Role(s)
2014 Kevin Drew '’Darlings Co-producer, mixer
2015 Andy Kim '’It’s Decided Co-producer, mixer
2016 The Tragically Hip Man Machine Poem Co-producer, mixer
Gord Downie Secret Path Co-producer, mixer
Sam Roberts Band TerraForm Mixer
2017 The Belle Game Fear Nothing Producer, mixer
Gord Downie Introduce Yerself Instrumentalist, mixer
2018 Leikeli47 "Chain Gang" on Uncle Drew (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Co-writer, producer, mixer