Born: July 23, 1960 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Dave Tucker started performing in the Punk movement of the late 70’s in Manchester. His first recorded release was 1978 with Mellatron. In the early 80’s he was a member of “The Fall” touring as well as recording “Slates” and aJohn Peel sessions with the group. After this time he experimented with other music’s and recorded film music. After moving to London in the mid - 80’s he studied & performed with Phillip Wachsmann as well as playing with members of the London scene including Dudu Pukwana, Andy Sheppard, Nick Evans, Johnny Dyani & John Stevens as well as others. Was and still is a member of the Alan Tomlinson Trio from 1992 which toured Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia. The trio also performed at many leading festivals at this time. Around this time he also performed with many leading International musicians including Keith Tippett, Otomo Yoshide, Charles Hayward, Barre Phillips, Dietmar Diesner & Lol Coxhill. Recently he toured California from which the PAX release is from. As well as a duo performance with Bill Roper at SIMF festivail in Seattle Febuary 2004 and performances in New York City with Lukas Ligeti He is a member of Pat Thomas’ group Scatter (Phil Minton, Roger Turner) with whom he has performed at the Uncool 99 festival in Switzerland as well as recorded radio sessions for the BBC. He currently Performs in a Trio with Louis Moholo & Francine Luce., a duo with John Butcher , leads his own Quartet “School of Velocity” featuring, Evan Parker, John Edwards & Steve Noble and plays Guitar and conducts with the London Improvisers Orchestra & Winkhaus with LA performance artist Anna Homler & Adrian Northover and also has performed tours in the Czech Rebublic with the Earthieves He also produces dance music & soundtracks. Most recently comissioned to produce music or Channel four news He has had his first piece of written music performed at the 8th London New Wind festival.
Selected Listening. “Hunters from Beyond” Mellatron. TJM records 1978 “Slates” The Fall Rough trade/castle communications. 1981 Perverted by language & live at leeds DVD The Fall 1981 & 2004 “Peel sessions” The Fall. strange fruit.1997 “Proceedings” London Improvisers Orchestra. Emanem. 1999 “The Hearing Continues” London Improvisers Orchestra. Emanem. 2000 “Freedom of the city; Large Groups” London Improvisers Orchestra. Emanem 2002 Responses, Repoduction & Reality London Improvisers Orchestra. Emanem 2005 “Homework” School of Velocity. Grob. 2001 Dave Tucker west coast project Pax Recordings 2004 Take the word of a Madman DaveTucker Pax recordings 2005 Some thoughts about Shkrang ! - Skrang ! Discus music