Photo courtesy Rhiannon Fenn
Hamish John Davidson
Musician and Doctor of Chiropractor
Date of Birth: 7th April 1983
Hometown: Yinnar, Victoria, Australia
City: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
year old Hamish Davidson is a very versatile and experienced
musician as well as a respected doctor of chiropractic.
The eldest child of Fay and Alan Davidson begun fiddle
lessons at Yinnar Primary School when he was eight
years old. He since spent time learning 5-string banjo,
guitar, dobro, piano acordion and piano.
has explored many genres throughout his musical career.
He actively plays Bluegrass, Country, Swing and Celtic
Music with the Davidson Brothers. However, an interesting creative exploration occurred between the ages of 17 and 21. During this period, Hamish intensively studied the ragtime, stride and novelty piano styles. He also studies the science
of player piano music and composed many piano pieces
in this style.
Laurie Grundy presenting Hamish with his new banjo in Yinnar Victoria
Grundy deserves credit for spending countless
hours in the late 1990's teaching Hamish the banjo.
Laurie has since moved from Porepunkah Victoria to Eminence Missouri and builds bluegrass banjos
full time. Laurie's 50th banjo was presented to Hamish during a performance in Yinnar in
Photo courtesy Northern Daily Leader
won the Australian
Bluegrass Fiddle Championship in 2000 and the
Banjo Championship in 2009. Historically, it is customary to retire from the championships after winner a section three times, but Hamish was politely asked to retire from the championships in 2010. In 2008 he was a
Grand Finalist in the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest
in Nashville Tennessee. He also won Best Overall Musician out of 800 bands in the National University Band Competition in 2003.
days his primary musical commitment is with
his seventeen month younger brother Lachlan. The Davidson Brothers
have toured throughout every state of Australia
and parts of the USA and Europe. They have won two Australian
Country Music Awards for Best Instrumental in
2009 and 2010. Previous winners of this award
include the legendary Keith Urban and Tommy
Davidson Brothers have made 7 recordings:
|Here to Stay, 2011
to Play, 2009
on the Road, 2006
I Want To Be, 2004
All Night, 2003
also enjoys recording and performing with other artists.
The list of well known artists that Hamish has shared
the stage with is a long one. It includes those such
as Troy Cassar-Daley, John Williamson, Kasey Chambers,
Tommy Emmanuel, John Foreman, Anne Kirkpatrick, Sara
Storer, Martin Hayes
(Ireland), Eric Bogle (Scotland), Jim Lauderdale (USA),
Melinda Schneider, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Greg Champion,
Travis Sinclair, Steve Forde, Lee Kernaghan and Jimmy
being an accomplished and award winning musician,
Hamish has owned his own chiropractic practice in
Bendigo Victoria since June 2008. He has a wonderful
team at City
Chiropractic Care including an associate
chiropractor, three chiropractic assistants, three
social workers and a clinical psychologist.
Care; Sketch by Keith
highlights include: participating in Melbourne's Centenary
of Federation parade, performing in front of 300,000
people in the city of Melbourne;
from the Australian College of Country Music in 2002;
entertaining the troops in the Middle East in December
2006; regular performances on Bert Newton's Good Morning
Australia and appearances on other TV shows such as The Panel,
Hey Hey It's Saturday and Spicks and Specks. Yet the thing which Hamish
and his brother look forward to, and enjoy most of all, is recording in Nashville with their
brilliant record producers Mark Thornton and Larry Marrs.
of all that, Hamish enjoys running, graphic design,
and actively studies health and ancient wisdom. His
favourite writers include Dr John Demartini, Deepak
Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Eckhart Tolle. Click
here for Hamish's recommended reading.
Photo courtesy Nick McGrath
Please don't hesitate to call Hamish on 0439 310 217 if you need him for a gig, some private tuition, or are interested in having some fine Davidson pickin' on your next recording project. With recordings, he is happy to get out of the house and come to your studio, or you can simply send him your tracks and he can overdub his parts at his own studio for you.
Hamish proudly endorses:
Paul Davies' Violins and Violin Bows
Fender Electric Guitars & Amplifiers
Joe Gallacher Acoustic Guitars
John Copley Dobros
L.R. Baggs Pickups & Preamps