Dave Sardy

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Dave Sardy
Birth nameDavid Stuart Sardy
Born1967 (age 55–56)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Film composer
  • musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer

David Stuart Sardy (born 1967), more commonly known as D. Sardy, is an American composer, musician, songwriter, and multiple Grammy winning record producer. He came to prominence as the leader of 1990s noise rock band Barkmarket before turning mostly to production work, often with alternative rock, hard rock, electronic related genres, and then to scoring films.


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sardy was active as a singer, songwriter and guitarist (most notably with his group Barkmarket), but since the mid-1990s, he has been more active as a producer, writer, composer and mixer. He has worked with an eclectic mix of rock, punk, alternative, electronic and industrial rock performers, and critics have called him a "Hardcore super-producer."[1]

In 2006, Sardy won six ARIA Awards for his work with Jet and again in 2008, three more ARIA awards for Wolfmother; he has also received five Grammy Awards (for Toots and the Maytals, Rodrigo y Gabriela, OK Go, Wolfmother and Marilyn Manson) and multiple Brit Awards for Oasis, Marilyn Manson, Wolfmother and The Ting Tings. He was Grammy-nominated again in 2007 for LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver and in 2010 for the Band of Horses album Infinite Arms.

Sardy has been involved with some of the most popular licensed music for film and advertising. Although never writing directly for commercials, he has produced music used in many campaigns, including 3 key iPod campaigns: Jet, Wolfmother, and The Ting Tings.

He produced Oasis' seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, in 2008. This was Sardy's second time working with the band, having produced their 2005 album Don't Believe the Truth and he worked with Noel Gallagher again in 2011 with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Sardy scored the Stage 6 Films logo for Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as the films 21 and Zombieland, and the drama End of Watch, written and directed by David Ayer, all of which went to number one at the US box office. More recently, Sardy contributed work to The Green Hornet, Lawless, and Eat Pray Love and scored A Lot Of Nothing, One Day As A Lion, Premium Rush, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Zombieland Double Tap, Sabotage, and Bright working once again with director David Ayer.

In 2019, Sardy produced a new studio album by The Who.[2] And in 2020 Co wrote and produced a new Modest Mouse album called The Golden Casket

Sardy's sister Marcia Schofield played keyboards for the British band The Fall.

Film scores[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2008 21 Robert Luketic Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
Trigger Street Productions
Also music supervisor
2009 Zombieland Ruben Fleischer Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Neveldine/Taylor Columbia Pictures
Marvel Knights
Crystal Sky Pictures
Hyde Park Entertainment
Imagenation Abu Dhabi
21 Jump Street Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
Original Film
SCJ Studios
Composer of additional music
Composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
Premium Rush David Koepp Columbia Pictures
End of Watch David Ayer Open Road Films
Exclusive Media
Crave Films
Emmett/Furla Films
2014 Sabotage Open Road Films
Universal Pictures
Albert S. Ruddy Productions
Crave Films
QED International
Roth Films
2016 Monster Trucks Chris Wedge Paramount Pictures
Paramount Animation
Disruption Entertainment
2017 Bright David Ayer Netflix
Overbrook Entertainment
2019 Zombieland: Double Tap Ruben Fleischer Sony Pictures Releasing
Columbia Pictures
2021 Ida Red John Swab Saban Films
Roxwell Films
BondIt Media Capital


Sardy has produced and mixed on the following albums, among others:

Other musical contributions[edit]

Other productions include:

Film soundtracks: The Green Hornet, Wanted, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, I Love You, Man, Igby Goes Down, Flushed Away, Shrek the Third, Jackass Number Two, Shoot 'Em Up, The Replacements, Little Nicky, Antitrust, Sugar & Spice, Crazy/Beautiful, Summer Catch, Clockstoppers, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Foolproof, Dig!, Delirious, Man of the Year, Numb, If I Stay, The Big Bounce, The Holiday, Wild Hogs, What Happens in Vegas, A Lot like Love, Grind, Going the Distance, EuroTrip, The Longest Yard, She's Out of My League, Battle of the Year, TMNT, The Comebacks, Drillbit Taylor, School for Scoundrels, The Game Plan, Spring Breakdown, 500 Days of Summer, Lesbian Vampire Killers, The Hangover, MacGruber, Here Comes the Boom, The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King, War Dogs

TV show soundtracks: The Sopranos, Cold Case, Entourage, One Tree Hill, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, The O.C., Six Feet Under, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chuck, Fresh Meat, Beauty and the Geek Australia, Roswell, Teachers, Dancing with the Stars, Skins, 24, and Ed.

Video game soundtracks: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Gran Turismo 4, Le Mans 24 Hours, MotorStorm, Pure, Saints Row 2, NHL 2004, Tony Hawk's Project 8, FlatOut 2, and Rugby 06.


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r316513
  2. ^ "DAVID SARDY - interview by Peek-A-Boo magazine". www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Worlds End Producer Management" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  4. ^ Hot Hot Heat Find Love, Rolling Stone, August 2, 2004
  5. ^ "Boy Kill Boy – Stars In The Sea". Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  6. ^ "Melodic.net Article". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  7. ^ Alternative Addiction Article
  8. ^ "Incubus reveal new album details, single and tour with Jimmy Eat World—listen". Alternative Press. 16 February 2017.

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