Dave Brewer began playing with Perth blues band The Elks in 1976 and toured Australia extensively.
The Elks relocated from Perth to Sydney in 1980. A few years later the seminal band were no more. Dave stayed on in Sydney joining soul/R&B band, The Dynamic Hepnotics, The Mighty Reapers (with 'Continental' Robert Susz) and later, world music outfit The Catholics (with Lloyd Swanton of the Necks).
Throughout the 1990s, the Mighty Reapers released five CDs and supported many international artists including: BB King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. They also supplied backing on tours by artists such as Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Billy Branch, Bobby Radcliff, Big JayMcNeely, Mojo Buford, Phillip Walker and Margie Evans.
The Catholics also released five CDs throughout the 1990s and did numerous Australian national tours, two Canadian tours and one throughout Europe where the band performed at both the Montreaux and North Sea Jazz festivals.
In 2000, Dave moved back to his hometown of Perth and since then has been playing regularly and recording with his own band, as well as the Lucky Oceans band, Natalie Gillespie, The DooDaddies and others.
In 2008, Dave released his acclaimed debut album, Life of Riley. His latest album, Night Walkin' was released last year.
Mainstays of the Dave Brewer Band are: Ric Eastman - drums, Wayne Freer - bass, and occasional appearances from: Natalie Gillespie - backing vocals, Clayton Doley, Hammond organ, Lucky Oceans - pedal steel guitar, Vito Portolesi - bass, Hamish Stuart - drums, Bob Patient - Hammond organ, James Sandon - tenor and alto sax, and Elliot Smith – drums.
The Dave Brewer Band will be supported by Ivan Zar (8pm) and The Kickstart Cadillacs (10pm)