David Bridie

Across six studio albums with Not Drowning, Waving, seven more with beloved recently retired group My Friend the Chocolate Cake, innumerable film and television soundtracks and five solo albums, David Bridie has staked a claim as one of Australia’s most prolific and respected songwriters.

He is also the co-founder of not-for-profit label Wantok Musik, which facilitates, records and releases music by Aboriginal and Melanesian musicians. His forthcoming solo album The Wisdom Line is a multi-media meditation on country: of Melbourne, asylum, home, borders, the transience of our relationships, and trying to make genuine connections in an interconnected world where everyone is talking on their phones.