Four Winds Bermagui - Music In Nature

David Bridie: Inside the Windsong Pavilion

#Alt-Rock // Suitable for all ages // Doors from 2.00PM // Food truck & Bar

As a solo artist Bridie is renowned as a soundtrack composer and for the global impact of his seminal alt-pop groups Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake.

David Bridie is one of the true individualists and innovators of Australian music.

He is a musician of rare sensibilities and a storyteller of sweeping vision whose solo projects include piano works, song writing, and multimedia projects that blur boundaries between disciplines. A sonic landscape of potent stories.

A musician of profound influence, in 2019 he was named the winner of Australia Council’s Don Banks Award.

David will perform selections from his extensive catalogue of solo work and songs of the acclaimed bands – Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake.

At the heart of this concert will be David’s distinctive voice and touch.

The team from Sapphire Coast Eats will have their woodfire pizza truck on site to serve fresh, delicious pizzas before the performance and during interval! Please pre-order to ensure you don’t miss out. Serving from 1:30pm – upon arrival, head to their friendly team, let them know if you want your pizza now or during interval & they will give you your pickup window.

“…a clear understanding of the compelling ambience that can be created by the interplay of lyrics, music and images…”

Sydney Morning Herald


David Bridie and Band

Meet the Artist
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David Bridie

David Bridie enjoys a distinguished career as a songwriter, composer & producer.

From the global impact of his early groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake to his ongoing work as a solo artist and soundtrack composer David is renowned as an innovator and a collaborator. His contribution was recognised by The Australia Council’s Don Banks Award in 2019, joining a long list of accolades David has collected across three decades of commitment to his craft and his community.

As a producer Bridie has worked with Christine Anu on her debut album “Stylin Up”; Archie Roach on his acclaimed “Jamu Dreaming” record; as well as projects with Frank Yamma, George Telek, Emily Wurramara and many others.

As a screen composer David has scored numerous international and Australian films, television series and documentaries earning multiple AFI/AACTA and Screen Music awards.

David has been deeply immersed in Melanesian music since 1990 when Not Drowning Waving collaborated with George Telek and the musicians of Rabaul to create the seminal album Tabaran, marking the beginning of David & George’s long friendship and a collaboration that was documented in the film “Abebe Butterfly Song” which featured at the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival.

David released his sixth solo album in 2023, a collaborative spoken word record featuring 14 writers, and which has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize.

About Four Winds

Four Winds is an extraordinary music destination located just 9mins from Bermagui, at the stunning Barragga Bay on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Four Winds specialises in exceptional music experiences surrounded by nature, often blending classical form with First Nations voices, young emerging musicians and powerful multi-disciplinary storytelling. The purpose-built site is home to the 160 seat ‘Windsong Pavilion’, an acoustically pristine building custom designed for the finest listening experience. Alongside the Pavilion is the ‘Sound Shell’, an outdoor Amphitheatre used for larger scale festivals and events.

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