Gavin Dickie - Bass

Gavin DickieName: Gavin Stuart Dickie

Date of Birth: 9th October 1963

Place of birth: Hillingdon, London (moved back to Galashiels when I was two years old)

Education: Balmoral Primary, Galashiels Academy

Qualifications: left early to start my apprenticeship as a Motor Mechanic.

Family: Parents Jim and Elsie. Bruce, younger brother by 7 years. Sister Leisl, younger by 4 years. Nephews: Adam 10 and Matthew. 14, and Lucas in Australia.

Marital status: Married on August 16th 2003 (separated in February 2009)
Children: not as far as I know ;)

Previous employment:
Motor Mechanic: D S Dalgeish and Son 1979 - 1984
Motor Mechanic: Frew and Company (now defunct!) 1984 - 1986
Professional Bass Player 1986 - 1989
Van Driver: C E F 1989 - 1991
HGV Motor Mechanic: Scottish Borders Council (only lasted 3 months)
Maintenance Engineer: Holders Technology, Galashiels. 1992 - 1999
Landscape Gardener: James Garden Landscaping, 1999 to present

Musical experience:
Started to play bass at 13 years old, did my first gig at the high school at 14. Between 1979-1983 played in Heavy Metal band "Axe" got fired in the end for listening to too much Jaco and Jeff. Their loss. Between 1979-1986 I played in function bands, and recorded with singer song writers of every size shape and colour. 1986-1989 played with "Johnny Sunbeam" a 6 piece outfit writing and recording our own material. We were very busy in our first year doing well over 350 gigs. 1989-1996 A three piece wedding outfit called "Joe Public". 1994 Fish (stood in for David Paton) on the Waverly Market in Edinburgh, and in Poland, Roklow. 1996-1999 Some sound engineering work for various companies. During the same time, met up With Frank Usher and Allie Fox along with Dave Haswell to form "Eclectic Shock". 1999-to present: Reformed "The Border Boogie Band" with Frank Usher, Andy Keddie, Dave Little, Davey Coyle and Dave Haswell. Toured with The Incredible String Band, recording an album at Real World (Peter Gabriel's studio). Gigged with Tam White. Also played bass on John Wright albums, George Ingles, Kenny Spears albums, Stan Graham, Mary Gristwood, Allie Fox, Mike Heron, Hillary Bell, Malcom Lamestre, Charlie Davidson.
Joined Fish in September 2008. John Rutherford/Dave Haswell, my solo project.
 

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