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The Life & Times of Dave Tonks

First starting out in music back in 1994 in Brisbane with the original band “Late Edition”, after a brief stint moved on to the more familiar territory of covers. Forming the 3 piece group “Trilogy” that went on to become “Siren” by adding a drummer and quickly grew in demand around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
After the hectic 6 night/7 days a week bustle called a lifestyle it was time for a change of scenery and a move to greener pastures of northern New South Wales for over a decade of playing and song writing.
2015 it was time for a change of location and perspective, clear the head and focus...the album is on its way and already in production.
Our new album DREAMS COME TRUE out 2016 has seen a lifelong dream that actually came true, but as we know, you have to work hard to make your dreams come true. With the ever developing internet and social media the availability to connect with people around the world has brought together a young boy and his idol. I speak of myself & Mr David Brown. David best known for his tenure as Billy Joel's lead guitarist from 1978 to 1992 spanning 13 platinum albums and the cult like following of his 1981 appearance in the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Concert in Central Park" video & cd which in its time broke all records for a live concert with over 1 million people in attendance. David has also worked with Paul McCartney, Julian Lennon, Pheobe Snow, Graham Parker just to name a few. Now he can add Dave Tonks & The Dream Machine to his credits and as he boasts he "is proud of our work together" both as guitarist & producer for the Dream Machine of which he also named.
So yes dreams come true...just work at it!


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