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October 12, 2006

About me…

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Dave McCann

Dave McCann : DAMC : TECHiONE : Bliss

I was born in 1971, so in 2006 that pushes me just over the mid 30’s mark. I grew up in Adelaide, and moved to Sydney in 1995 following the live band/music dream with a 6 piece hip-hop-funk-techno-rock band called ‘Bliss’.

All through my teenage years I spent most of my time messing around with electronics, computers, and electronic music equipment: effects units, synths, drum machines, guitars, multi-track tape recording. Growing up, my dads passion for music and his large collection of vinyl records and hi-fi equipment were a big inspiration.

In the mid to late 1980’s I was into a lot of Australian rock/pop music: INXS, Pseudo Echo, The Models, Boom Crash Opera, Noise Works, Crowded House, The Venetians, Flowers/Icehouse. I was also playing synths/keyboards in a live band called ‘Creatures Of Habbit’ with similar sounds. I was 17 when I played my first live pub/club gig with ‘Creaters Of Habbit’ at the Toucan in Adelaide.

Between 1988-1990 I got into more electronic sounds, dancing to DJs at the Toucan playing stuff like Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, leading on to the new-beat, hip-house and acid-house sounds, D-Mob, Yazz etc. I was also discovering bands/groups like Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Pop Will Eat It’s Self, Jesus Jones, Blur, Ride, Curve, My Bloody Valentine, Bomb The Bass.

More soon…


  1. Hey Dave!

    It’s Melissa Pfitzner from your Marion High days!! Ran into Wayne Dixon about 2 weeks ago – was a spin out!

    Sue Pomeroy is organising a 20 yr reunion – I realise you reside in Sydney but thought I’d invite you anyway! Thurs 4th Oct 2007! Email me at for a chat!


    Comment by Melissa — July 24, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

  2. Hey mate

    How’s it going?
    I am now looking after the programming for Pulse and wanted to check if you are still doing shows or if not, if you’d like to again.
    Hit me back n we can discuss.


    Comment by James Huxley — November 29, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

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