David Chadwick


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David Chadwick is a writer and musician from the Kapiti Coast.

David has been writing songs and playing music since the 1970s, as a solo performer and with various bands. His music is acoustic-based pop (with the occasional touch of blues).

The Hard Edge was recorded at Audiosuite studios in Paraparaumu, and features David on acoustic guitar and harmonica, with fellow Kapiti Coast musicians Carylann Martin (keyboards and accordion), Lawrence Leitch (slide and elec guitar) Ross McDermott (elec guitar), and David’s son Toby Chadwick(elec guitar), and Wellingtonians Bill Gaynor (elec guitar), Jonathan Lewis (bass), and Rudy Garrow (drums).

Musical history
In the mid-1970s, David was part of Wellington-based folk trio Jade. The group played regularly in the capital and at folk music festivals and venues around the country. They also made a number of television appearances, including New Faces and the Max Cryer Show, and released a self-produced LP of British folk songs (and a couple of originals songs).

He has continued to write and play music ever since, with bands and as a solo performer.

In the mid 1990s, David recorded two programmes of original songs for Radio NZ, and some of these songs were released on Replay Radio as “Up Along the Coast”.

He has also written a number of musicals and musical resources for schools and two of his songs have been included in “Kiwi Kidsongs”, a Ministry of Education’s resource for schools.

Last edited: 15.03.16

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