Dave Bailey

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While he is not the same British keyboardist who backed up Gene Vincent on his last sessions in 1971, this somewhat younger Dave Bailey has established a reputation as a performer with Dynamic Masters,…
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While he is not the same British keyboardist who backed up Gene Vincent on his last sessions in 1971, this somewhat younger Dave Bailey has established a reputation as a performer with Dynamic Masters, a synth band based out of Germany and formed in 1990. The group is heavily influenced by combos such as Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, but Bailey's musical interests are quite broad and he probably could have handled backing up Vincent, had he been older than three at the time those sessions took place. The first trade he learned was that of vehicle mechanic, an interest inspired by his early-'80s stint in the British army. By the end of that decade, he had married and settled in Germany, where he began collaborating with vocalist Jens Plöger and synthesizer and guitar player Marco Heisenberg after his wife Heike Bailey was suggested to the duo as a possible vocalist for the group. Dynamic Masters' recording debut consisted of a track on the compilation album entitled Sorry Welcome!, leading to a tour as a support act for Shock Therapy, the band and not the controversial mental health treatment. In 1994 the group signed with a large German publisher, and further songs were placed on compilations in the synthetic and indie pop genres. The Soundbuster label released a full CD by the group in 1997 entitled Russian Roulette. Bailey plans to open his own recording studio.