I live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, about an hour out of Melbourne.
I perform and record with Celtic bands Shanakee and Raggle Taggle and Melbourne hard rock band Destroy She Said. I also do fill in gigs, studio sessions and semi-regular shows with a variety of artists across different genres. I run the weekly music session at McDaid’s Irish Pub in Rosebud.
My main instrument is guitar; I sing and can play a bunch of other stringed instruments with varying degrees of proficiency.
I record and produce albums across a wide range of genres from South American Punk to Celtic Harp. I have a mobile recording rig - more about recording which is in regular use at places where the artist feels most comfortable.
I’m a sometime live sound tech, something which was a big part of my working life for a decade or so. I only tend to work live for desert trips these days. I've been sound tech on the last two Bush Bands Business weeks for Skinnyfish Music, as well as sound tech on the last two WA Arts Sand Tracks Tour to remote communities.
I teach guitar and singing and do mentor work with young bands. I'm the guitar tutor at the annual Mornington Community Primary Schools Music Camp.
Keeping Green South Records up and running keeps me busy, as does my voluntary work as secretary of the mighty Rosebud Cricket Club. I do the odd bit of graphic design work, make videos and do a bit of photography.
I’m a qualified journalist, I have a Diploma of Music and am a registered foster carer.
P - Produced | CP - Co-Produced | V - Vocals | BV - Backing vocals | W - Writer/co-writer | R - Recording Engineer | M - Mix Engineer | G - Guitars | GS - Guitar solo | B - Bass | O - Other instruments, including mandolin, tenor banjo, keys, hand percussion, ukulele etc.
2019: Dave Walker 'Places a Poet Sits' EP P V W G
2018: Van Walker 'Happy Dogs' Single CP R GS
2018: Simon McCullough 'Southern Ocean Rivers' LP CP R M G
2018: William Alexander 'The Kid From Bourke' LP P
2018: Public Liability 'Public Liability' LP CP R GS
2018: Kieran O'Connell 'Ava' Single P R M G B O
2018: Justiciero 'El Futuro' EP CP R M
2017: Liminality 'RiverMead' LP CP R M
2017: Public Liability 'Mayweather' Single R
2017: Abolicion 'Songs of Justice' LP R GS (track 11)
2017: Kieran O'Connell 'Life's a Journey' LP P BV R M G B O
2017: Peter O'Shea 'Ribbons Round the Pegs' LP P R M
2017: Louey Hesterman's Whimsy 'Heart and Soul' LP R M
2016: Simon McCullough 'The Little Things' EP CP R M
2016: Dylan Walker 'Line by Line' EP CP R M GS
2016: David Ricciuti 'Oil and Water' LP CP W R M G B BV O
2016: Maria Forde 'Sing a Song for Ireland' LP CP R M G
2016: Dave Walker Band 'Summertime on the Peninsula' single P W V G O
2016: Peter O'Shea 'Paying for the Crowns' LP CP R M
2016: Dave Walker Band 'Fake Hotel' LP P V W BV R M G GS B O
2015: Shanakee ‘Stones’ EP CP V BV W R M G
2015: Rachel Ricciuti 'Wrote a Song' LP CP R M G B O
2015: Destroy She Said ‘Fat Lizzy’ EP CP G GS (+ M CP G GS)
2015: Abolicion 'Don't Eat Me' Single CP R M
2014: Unkle Unit 'The Anthem' Single R M
2014: Public Liability 'God's Law' Single CP R M
2014: Shanakee ‘Weeds and Wildflowers’ LP CP BV R M G O
2013: Various artists 'Musical Memories Vol 1' EP P W R M G B O
2012: Destroy She Said ‘Down to Dirty’ LP CP W G GS
2012: Dave Walker '52 Songs project' W P V BV R M G GS B O
2011: Destroy She Said ‘Destroy She Said’ EP CP W G GS
2008: DW & Blue Moon Lodge ‘Diamonds on the Road’ LP W CP V G GS O
2005: Brunswick Music Group ‘Lime Green Love Machine’ LP W CP B
2005: Brian Baker & The Spoils of the Empire ‘Head in the Clouds’ EP B BV
2004: Those Bloody McKennas 'Intention' Single BV
2003: Dave Walker ‘Dave Walker’ LP P CP V W G O
2001: Brunswick Music Group ‘Lo-Fi in the Lounge’ LP CP B GS
2000: The Cowtippers ‘Other People’s Music’ LP CP V W G O
1998: The Hooligans ‘Upstairs at Lambertis’ LP V BV G
2003 -present: Solo artist or with band
2007-2010: Blue Moon Lodge
1999-2011: Brunswick Music Group
2010: Looking For Jude
2006: Chicken House
2005: Brian Baker and The Spoils of the Empire
2004: Stumpy Funnel
1999-2002: The Cowtippers
1997-99: The Hooligans
1995-97: Shortcut to Mushrooms
1992-95: Tatted & Torn
1990-92: Medicine Train