David Allardice is an Australian piano and keyboards player born in 1950 and has spent most of his career as a professional musician performing in all Australian states since the 1960’s.
A self–taught pianist, David attended Brighton High School in Melbourne, Australia, where he qualified on trombone up to grade five, winning the school music prize in year 12.
David’s tertiary education began at Swinburne Tech (now Swinburne University) with a first-year fine arts course in life drawing, screen printing and photography followed by another year and a half in Film and Television, at the same time playing solo piano, performing with an assortment of bands, backing nightclub floorshows, doing session work and writing jingles. Disenchanted with the Swinburne course, David began work in the film industry, first as assistant editor at Browning Productions then as a cine-cameraman for Saber Productions at Channel nine. He returned to Swinburne in 1985 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Film and Television specialising in computer animation.
Returning to focus on his music career, David continued to perform in bands around Melbourne as well as live TV shows, jingles and albums as pianist, synthesizer player, music director and arranger.
David has consistently worked on his jazz-piano playing, as well as becoming a specialist in Latin music and playing Hammond organ.
Since the Covid pandemic David has been working in his own studio, recording and playing for many artists. He is also technical producer for the American podcast Rethink Real Estate. For Good., which features his original music, available for preview and purchase exclusively here.
Currently David plays in his own trio as well as with The Pearly Shells, Bahia Latin Ensemble, Bête Noire, The Schroder Big Band, The Syncopators and many more.