Dave Bidini

Dave Bidini (born September 11, 1963) is a Canadian musician, journalist and author originating from Etobicoke, Ontario. He is a founding member of the acclaimed rock band Rheostatics, and has published several books about (mostly) music and sports. He currently performs with his band, aptly named BidiniBand. The group's first album, The Land Is Wild, was released in 2009. Bidini's next book, Home and Away: The Story of the 2008 Homeless World Cup, will be published by Greystone Books. With bass player / singer Tim Vesely, keyboardist Dave Crosby, and drummer Rod Westlake, Dave Bidini formed the Rheostatics in 1979, After their first studio session, Westlake left the band, and Bidini recruited drummer Dave Clark, which cemented the band's formative lineup. They released their first (independent) single, (financed by the band's parents') "Satellite Dancing/My Generation," and played their first few Toronto shows in 1980, notably opening for Popular Spies at Toronto's legendary Edge Club. When Crosby left the band in after 1981, guitarist / singer / songwriter Martin Tielli joined the band for the rest of their career.


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