About

Dave Pretty

Instruments: Drums, Vocals details
Bio: Hello, my name is Dave and I come from a "musical family". My Dad, Mike, was a working jazz drummer in Victoria for many years. I play all styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Latin and Funk. I am a very experienced drummer. Over the last 21 years I have been playing regularly in working/performing bands.

Bands I have played with include:
-Ricochet ( Heavy Rock)
-Joyce and the Blades (Rock)
-Four (Jazz Standards)
-Panorama Jazz Quartet (Jazz Standards)
-Wharf Street Band (Blues and Classic Rock)
-Pacific Standard Time (Jazz Band)
-Lindsay Barber Quartet (Vocal-Oriented Jazz)
-Groovin' Hard Big Band (Big Band Jazz)
-Russell in the Bushes (80's Rock)
-Soul Source R & B band. (R and B, Soul, Motown etc.)
-Frayed Knots (Blues)
-Swingit/Jazz Houndz (Progressive Jazz, Funk and Pop)
-Seacruze (Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Rock and Roll, Latin etc.)
-The Hung Jury (Funk, Soul, Rock, Modern Pop)
-Price Tag (Contemporary Pop and Classic Rock)

Goals: Currently playing in "Tune Raiders" but may be looking to start other projects that have potential.

Influences: Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer, 60's psychedelic rock, 50's -60s Jazz artists on Blue Note, Impulse, Verve labels etc., 80s New Wave, Latin Jazz.

Drummers I admire: Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Mark Brzezicki, Richard Bailey, Tony Williams, Art Blakey, Dave Weckl, Philly Joe Jones, Papa Joe Jones, Elvin Jones and Max Roach to name just a few. So many good drummers out there.

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Past Events

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26
May
2018
20:00
Wharf Street Band
One night only at The Groove / Island Kitchen. 454 Village Bay Road. Mayne Isl...
Free
The Groove. Island Kitchen
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21
May
2016
21:00
Wharf Street Band, Clans at the Victoria Highland Games & Celtice Festival
On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Annual Clan Torchlight Ceremony will take place at...
Free
Legislature Lawns / "Parliament Building"
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20
Dec
2014
20:00
Wharf Street Band, Victoria Jewish Community Choir
Please join us at the upcoming Hanukkah music and dance celebration organized by...
$5
Congregation Emanuel 1461 Blanshard Street
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31
Dec
2011
Wharf Street Band
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with Wharf Street Band: Tapas H' Oderves and Door...
$45-$55
ANAVETS Club 302
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29
Oct
2011
13:00
Wharf Street Band
Sorry - this event has been cancelled by the organizer
$20
All Saints Hall
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19
Mar
2011
14:30
That '70s Band, Wharf Street Band, Invasion 62
Bear Mt. Arena
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30
Oct
2010
21:00 13:00
Wharf Street Band
Come join the Wharf Street Band as we celebrate Halloween at the Skoal Pub on Ga...
Skol Pub
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11
Sep
2010
19:00
Wharf Street Band
Come join the band for the post Dodge- Ball rocker. Shark Club's new Dance floor...
Free
Shark Club
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13
Feb
2010
20:30 12:30
Wharf Street Band
Celebrate Valentine's day with Wharf Street. Classic Rock, Funk, Blues, Motown. ...
$12
White Eagle Polish Hall
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22
Aug
2009
17:00 21:00
Wharf Street Band
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE; JOIN WHARF STREET FOR THE 5TH KING OF THE PUB AT THE 17...
Free
The 17 Mile Pub
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20
Jun
2009
17:00 21:00
Wharf Street Band
HELP THE WHARF STREET BAND CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE AT THE 17 MILE HOUSE PU...
The 17 Mile Pub
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04
Apr
2009
12:00
Wharf Street Band, FIRE - Victoria
Fund Raiser to help Brad who was injured and can't work
$20
Luxton Hall
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07
Mar
2009
20:00 13:00
Wharf Street Band
Wharf Street Band will be performing at the Salt Spring RCMP Detachment Regimen...
$75
Fulford Community Hall
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14
Feb
2009
20:30 13:00
Wharf Street Band
Wharf Street Band Rocks the White Eagle with their ever-popular mix of Classic R...
$10
White Eagle Polish Hall
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31
Dec
2008
20:00 13:00
Wharf Street Band
Victoria's premiere Classic Rock Band Brings in the New Year with their mix of C...
$10-$30
The Bleue Coyote
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14
Nov
2008
20:00 23:00
Wharf Street Band
Come check out the band and other activities at this great event. Bid on excitin...
$100
Victoria Conference Center
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01
Nov
2008
20:15 11:00
Wharf Street Band
Come Celebrate Halloween at the most Happening Pub west of Victoria.
Free
The 17 Mile Pub
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11
Oct
2008
20:00 12:00
Wharf Street Band, The Beat Meters
Two bands, 50/50 draw, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Snacks. Octoberfest Costume opt...
$15
White Eagle Polish Hall
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13
Sep
2008
20:00 12:00
Wharf Street Band
Last chance to party before those nasty exams and papers are due. Wharf Street B...
Free
The 17 Mile Pub
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06
Sep
2008
20:00 12:00
Wharf Street Band
Celebrate the Harvest time of year with Victoria's Wharf Street Band. Held at Ma...
$10
Mayne Island Community Centre

Current Projects

GroupRoleDates
Tune RaidersDrums Vocals2019-present
Wharf Street BandDrums and Vocals2003-present

Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
Blues HawksDrums Vocals2018-The End
SeacruzeDrums and Vocals2015-The End
The Jazz HoundzDrums2014-The End
The J-TonesDrums2014
SwingitDrums2014-2017
Soul SourceDrums2014
Groovin Hard Jazz BandDrums2013-2014
The StreetDrums, Vocals2011-2013
Lindsay Barber QuartetDrums2006-2009
Pacific Standard TimeDrums2005-2007
Al DenoniDrums2002-2006
Panorama Jazz QuartetDrums2000-2005
Four (jazz quartet)Drums1997-2000
Joyce and the BladesDrums1980
Ricochet - VictoriaDrums1975-1977

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