Dave Greenslade

Dave Greenslade (born 18 January 1943) is an English composer and keyboard player. He has played 20 years with Colosseum and in his own eponymous band, Greenslade, and others including If and Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds.

Dave Greenslade
Greenslade at a Colosseum concert in Wissen, Germany, June 2011
Greenslade at a Colosseum concert in Wissen, Germany, June 2011
Background information
Birth nameDavid Greenslade
Born (1943-01-18) 18 January 1943 (age 77)
Woking, Surrey, England
GenresRock, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Keyboardist, composer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, Hammond organ
Years active1960s–present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated actsGreenslade, Colosseum

Greenslade was born in Woking, Surrey, England. Among his works are Cactus Choir, The Pentateuch of the Cosmogony (with art by Patrick Woodroffe) and From the Discworld. Television work includes music for the BBC series Gangsters (1975–1978), Bird of Prey (1982–1984) and A Very Peculiar Practice (1986).[1]

After this he "virtually vanished from sight", becoming, as his friend Terry Pratchett proclaimed, "the man every TV producer in England would call when a new TV theme was needed". Greenslade's association with Pratchett, brought him back out into public view, with the 1994 release of From the Discworld, an album of music inspired by Pratchett's novels.[2] Greenslade was active, between 1994 and 2015, after the re-forming of the band Colosseum.

Two more solo albums appeared, Going South and Routes/Roots, in 1999 and 2011 respectively.







  1. ^ "BBC - Cult - Classic TV - A Very Peculiar Practice (1991)". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Dave Greenslade | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. 18 January 1943. Retrieved 26 May 2020.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Vernon Joynson (2014), The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-04-1

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