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With over 30 years in the entertainment industry, David has acquired extensive experience as a performer / singer / songwriter. He was one of the founding members of the “Hot City Bump Band “ (original pioneers of funk/soul music in Australia).

David moved to Sydney in the late 70’s and since then has been performing and singing in Clubs, pubs and piano bars around Sydney.

Sydney ’ 77-’80 Studied composition and arrangement at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Melbourne ’ 70-’ 73 Vocal training with John Farnham’s singing teacher Viola Ritchie. Also completed acting and modeling courses.

Film and TV Experience


Recently piano tutored and piano “hands doubled” for Richard Roxburgh on his recent tele movie drama Blue Murder “Killer Cop” for Channel 7 TV.


Also recorded two solo piano backing tracks, which were featured in two scenes of the movie.

Previous Experience - 70's to now:

Graham Kennedy Show, with Gingerbread Review.’72
Hey Hey Its Saturday, with the Hot City Bump Band '74
Countdown, with Hot City Bump Band.’75
Ernie Sigley Show, with Hot City Bump Band.’75
Radio with Pictures ABC, show case for the Hot City Bump Band '75
Ernie Sigley Show with Del Shannon '77
Mike Walsh Show, with Maggie McKinney performing Single “Back to Where We Started”.’82
Good Morning Sydney Channel 10 "Back to Where We Started"
interview and Clip '82.
Star Search, as a contestant.’85
Ray Martin Midday shows with Tim Shaw Band.’83-‘86
Don Lane’s Late Night Australia.’90
Four Corners ABC,a recorded live performance '90

Touring History

Neville Brothers –with Tim Shaw Band at the World Trade Fair New Orleans.’84
Del Shannon- Australia Tour. ’77
Osibisa – Australia Tour with Hot City Bump Band ’74 and ’75
Temptations – Australia Tour with Hot City Bump Band’75
Gladys Night and the Pips – Australia Tour, with Hot City bump Band.’74 and ’75

Song Writing Experience

“The Dance Mix” Songs for Kids written with Ray Freeman on CD Baby ’08
· Undiscovered CD written with Ray Freeman on CD Baby ’07
Girls Like Us children’s CD written with Ray Freeman and Brenton White ’ 2000
Composed score for AFI winning film for best Director Kieran Weir “Mooncalf” ’86
“Back To Where We Started”- with Maggie Mc Kinney- Single through EMI ’82
Single with Chuck McKinney “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” ’77
Album “Come Together” and singles with Hot City Bump Band ( with National top Ten Single “Do
What You Wanna Do”) ’74-’75

Acting Experience

Featured in Swan Larger Commercial with Greg Norman as musician.’87
Played the part of a piano player in the Australian feature Film Mandy ’86
Featured in a major Lee Jean commercial aired in Australia and Canada.’78
Featured in Australian Rice Board’s Rice Power Commercial. ’78


“Do The Limbo” came second place in the Children’s category of the 2007 Australian Songwriters Association Contest.
Girls Like Us, Undiscovered and The Dance Mix were recorded at Inner House Studios
Main vocal on Channel Nine’s My Home’07
ABC’s Feral TV recorded at Inner House Studios with Whitenoise Productions ’97
In partnership with Ray Freeman established Inner House Recording Studios ’96
Session musician/singer Sydney

David is also available as a Duo with Dan Johnson on guitar and vocals and as a Jazz Trio with Craig Walters on saxophone.

Photos below of Inner House Studios, which I run - email me for any enquiries about using our studio.























































David McMaster Live.com
David McMaster

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