Happy Birthday to David Eric “Dave” Bronze – born April 2, 1952 | Dave Bronze

David Eric “Dave” Bronze (born in Billericay, Essex) is an English bass guitarist. He has worked with such musicians as Robin Trower, Dr. Feelgood, The Hamsters, Eric Clapton, Nik Kershaw, Belinda Carlisle, Barbara Dickson, Art of Noise, Bryn Haworth and Ray Davies.

In 1991 Bronze joined a reformed Procol Harum, and can be heard on their The Prodigal Strangerand The Long Goodbye albums. In 1993 he left the band and was replaced by Matt Pegg.

Bronze is the bass guitarist on Eric Clapton’s 1994 album From the Cradle and performed on the tour following the album’s release. He was a member of Eric Clapton’s band until 1997.

From 1999 to 2004 he played with Eric Bibb. In 2000 he was voted British Blues Connections’ ‘Bass Player of The Year’.

He played with the line-up at the Concert for George in November 2002. He again joined Clapton on stage for the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2003. Bronze also plays with Clapton every New Year’s Eve at an annual gig held in aid of Alcoholics Anonymous.

In 2008 Bronze toured with Andy Fairweather Low, with whom he had played previously when backing Clapton. In 2011 he appeared on the latest album by Bryn Haworth One Way Ticket.

Bronze rejoined Clapton’s band for the 2-night Baloise Session performances in 2013 and a series of concerts in the United States and Europe in 2014.

In 2016 Bronze rejoined Clapton once again to perform in a limited series of shows in Japan.

Bronze has been touring for a number of years with Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders at venues around the UK, Germany, USA and Japan


With Dr. Feelgood
  • Primo (1991)
  • Down at the Doctors (1995)
  • Feelgood Factor (1999)
  • Finely Tuned (2002)
  • Wolfman Calling: The Blues of Lee Brilleaux (2003)
With Eric Bibb (and Leon & Eric Bibb)
  • Home to Me (2000)
  • Painting Signs (2001)
  • Natural Light (2003)
  • Livin’, Lovin’ and Doin’ (2005)
  • Diamond Days (2006)
  • An Evening with Eric Bibb (2007)
  • Family Affair (2004)
With Eric Clapton
  • From the Cradle (1994)
  • Pilgrim (1998)
  • Complete Clapton (2007)
With Nik Kershaw
  • 15 Minutes’ (1999)
  • To Be Frank (2002)
With Procol Harum (and the Gary Brooker Ensemble)
  • The Prodigal Stranger (1991)
  • The Long Goodbye (1995)
  • ‘ ‘One More Time – Live in Utrecht 1992 (2005)
  • ‘ ‘Secrets of the Hive (2007)
  • Within Our House (1998)
With Robin Trower
  • Back It Up (1983)
  • Beyond the Mist (1985)
  • Passion (1987)
  • Take What You Need (1988)
  • Living Out of Time (2004)
  • Another Days Blues (2005)
  • Living Out of Time : Live (2005)
  • Robin Trower 60th Birthday Celebration in Germany (2006)
With Art of Noise
  • Re-Works of Art of Noise (1986)
  • In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)
With other artists
  • Blues ‘N’ Trouble Blues Graffiti: The Hat Trick Era (2000)
  • Colin Blunstone Out of the Shadows (2002)
  • Paul Carrack Beautiful World (1997)
  • Bo Diddley Man Amongst Men (1996)
  • Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds Born Again (1986)
  • Andy Fairweather Low Sweet Soulful Music (2006)
  • Bryn Haworth One Way Ticket (2011)
  • Jane Close Up and Real (2003)
  • Tom Jones Praise & Blame (2010)
  • The Kursaal Flyers Mixed Up Shook Up Girl (2006)
  • Mikey Melody Monday Morning Blues (2003)
  • Jay Owens Movin’ On (1995)
  • SAS Band Show (2001)
  • Leo Sayer Voice in My Head (2005)
  • Gary Moore Blues For Jimi (DVD) (2007)
Various Artists albums
  • Guitar Speak, Vol 2 (1988)
  • Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues (2000)
  • Philadelphia Folk Festival: 40th Anniversary (2001)
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy: Tribute to Jim Capaldi (2007)
  • Concert for George (2003)
  • Planet 51 (soundtrack) (2009)
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