Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr David Bridie (1980)

David Bridie, a seven time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer, has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia's most innovative performers with a strong emphasis on indigenous and traditional music.

As lead vocalist, keyboard player, co-composer and co-producer of critically acclaimed band Not Drowning, Waving, David built a world-wide reputation through the six albums and two soundtracks that the band released during its career.

David is acknowledged as an international soundtrack composer for both film and television; producer, and lyricist with a uniquely Australian musical sound.

He has also been involved as a musical director for the Federation Yeperenye Festival (2001) in Alice Springs and the Sing Sing concerts (1999, 2006, and 2007), he has won numerous accolades as a soloist and as a producer, and many prestigious awards for his soundtracks for film and television.