Dave Sardy

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Dave Sardy
Birth name David Stuart Sardy
Born Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Film composer, musician, songwriter, record producer

David Stuart Sardy (more commonly known as D. Sardy) is a Brooklyn born-and-raised composer, musician, songwriter, and 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, metal and related genres.


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 three Grammy Awards (for 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 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 for directly for commercials, he has produced music used in many campaigns including 3 key iPod campaigns, Jet, Wolfmother, The Ting Tings.

He finished producing 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 recently finished producing Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Sardy recently scored the Stage6 Logo for Colombia 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 Premium Rush and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" and the upcoming "Sabotage"

Film score[edit]

Sardy has written original scores for:

Music supervisor on:


Sardy has produced and mixed for the following artists, among others:

Other productions include: 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, Roswell, Dancing with the Stars, and Ed.

Video games: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Gran Turismo 4, Dreamcast and PC game Le Mans 24 Hours 1999 Guitar Hero II, MotorStorm, Pure, Saints Row 2, Tony Hawk's Project 8, FlatOut 2, and Rugby 06;


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