David Blamires

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David Blamires
BornBradford, England
InstrumentsGuitar, trumpet, violin, mellophone, recorder, accordion
Associated actsPat Metheny Group

David Blamires is a Canadian vocalist and composer. He was born in Bradford, England, but moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada [1] and is one of Canada's most versatile and sought after session musicians. He has worked with Anne Murray, Triumph, Manteca, and Pat Metheny.

Blamires is best known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group from 1986–1997, during which he won several Grammy awards. In addition to singing[2] on several of the Group's albums, Blamires played guitar, trumpet, violin, mellophone, recorder, marimba, and accordion.[3]

In 1992 he released a solo album, The David Blamires Group.[4]

Selected discography[edit]

As leader

  • The David Blamires Group (1992)

As sideman with Pat Metheny


  1. ^ "David Blamires". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ Kelman, John (2006-05-27). "Pat Metheny Group Reissues: We Live Here & Quartet". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  3. ^ Robb, Gregory (2003-10-01). "Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  4. ^ Griggs, Tim. "The David Blamire's Group". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 January 2017.