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David Eric "Dave" Bronze (born 2 April 1952 in Billericay, Essex[1]) is an English bass guitarist. He has worked with such musicians as Dr. Feelgood, Tom Jones, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Procol Harum, Gary Moore, Nik Kershaw, Belinda Carlisle, Art of Noise, Duane Eddy, Bryn Haworth and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Dave Bronze
Birth nameDavid Eric Bronze
Born (1952-04-02) 2 April 1952 (age 67)
Billericay, Essex, England
Occupation(s)Guitarist, Vocalist
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1983–present
Associated actsProcol Harum, Dr. Feelgood, Eric Clapton, Nik Kershaw, Art of Noise



In 1991 Bronze joined a reformed Procol Harum, and can be heard on their The Prodigal Stranger and 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.[citation needed]


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
With Nik Kershaw
With Procol Harum (and the Gary Brooker Ensemble)
With Robin Trower
With Art of Noise
With other artists
Various Artists albums


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