Dave Bourke

Session musician

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I am a guitarist who is the main songwriter in my bands XERO and Black Siren and I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in the rock world such as Jeff Waters of Annihilator, Allan Atkins of Judas Priest, and Shawn Bowen of Neurotica. I am also an endorsed artist with Koloss Guitars.

I have been playing guitar specializing in rock and heavy metal music for over 20 years and have recently become an endorsed artist with Koloss guitars.
I am a very rhythm focused player and I feel that the impact of a piece of music can rely largely on the variation of rhythm which can rely vary the sound and add a lot to the overall flow of a piece of music.
A good recording begins with solid musicianship, where the player is as accurate and tight as possible. The more tweaks and fixes that need to be applied to a song, the more the song gets muddy and unnatural sounding.
I specialize in rock music but I can turn my hand to pretty much anything at this point. Guitar is my main instrument of choice but I am just as fluent with bass and keys.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Crossfire by Black Siren

I was the guitarist, bassist, keys and co-mixing engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Metallica
  • Deftones
  • Static-X
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul standard
  • Gibson SG
  • Koloss X6
  • Dean ML Select
  • Fortin Natas preamp
  • Cubase
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