Sadly Dave Heald passed away in 2022 in Hobart Tasmania after a 9 month battle with cancer. Dave was a very kind and generous person who had a great sense of humor. He volunteered to help homeless people in Hobart and at Coastcare Australia for many years. He is sorely missed by his family and friends. His ashes were scattered as he requested at Netley Beach on the West Coast of Tasmania. Before his death Dave worked on his own original album playing both bass and guitar. The album is currently being mixed and mastered and is due to be released this year
Born in Tasmania in 1976 Dave Heald began playing bass at 16 years of age. He performed with numerous original Australian rock bands such as Felix the Dog, Buda Satva, Epicenter, Liquid Green, Whale Bone and his brother Glen Heald. Dave had considerable ability at providing solid heavy and melodic bass lines that allowed room for the guitar and drums to breath. Some of his favourite bass players were John Paul Jones, Flea, Roger Waters, James Dewar, Ben Shepherd, Dusty Hill, Tim Commerford, Jeff Ament, Tommy Shannon, Leon Wilkeson, Bill Wyman, Billy Cox, Aston Barrett, Les Claypool and Billy Gould.
Dave had a great knowledge of Blues, Hard rock, Progressive and 90's Guitar music and enjoyed collecting vinyl. In addition to Bass Dave also doubled on guitar when needed as he had a great knowledge of chords, songs and riffs in his extensive repertoire. Some of his favourite International bands were Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Robin Trower, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Buddy Guy, Bob Marley, Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine. Daves favorite Australian bands were; Midnight Oil, The Cruel Sea, The Angels, Grinspoon, You am I, Nick Cave, AC/DC and Radio Birdman.
Albums featuring Dave Heald on Bass
Glen Heald "Guitar" 2021
Glen Heald "Electric Guitar Solos Two" 2021
Glen Heald "Peyote" 2020
Glen Heald "Hell Hound" 2020
Glen Heald "Prog Rock Guita Vol 1" 2020
Glen Heald "Electric Guitar Solos" 2019
Glen Heald "Acoustic Guitar Culture" 2018
Glen Heald "Marrawah" 2017
Glen Heald "The Best of 2010-2015"
Glen Heald "The Hanged Man" 2015
Glen Heald "Outsider" 2013