Dave has a vast repertoire of music. His work as a singer-songwriter has celebrated and documented the passions in his life — people, wilderness, flying; sailing, and anything that takes his fancy. At present he has 4 albums of his own songs.

Northern Breeze

Wilderness Waltz

The Skin I’m In

Climbin’ Away

Dave also has writing credits on his brother Chris Hadfield’s album, “The Skin I’m In”, which was the first album ever recorded off the Planet Earth.

As a balladeer and storyteller, Dave absolutely shines. His “In Canada” music video, produced with his brother Chris Hadfield, gained a million hits in 3 days — remarkable for a wry, self-deprecating, semi-satire. But Dave rarely writes about himself directly. He creates characters, places them in interesting settings, sets in motion a story, and sometimes surprises you at the end. He never does anything quite the same way twice, but he always captures your attention. And his humour is canny, and sneaks up on you!

This video received 1 million hits in its first 3 days!

And this one won an award at the Banff Film Festival for Best Comedic Short.




In addition to his albums, Dave is front man for The Purveyors, a Barrie-based pub-band. They’ve been very popular; playing time-honoured tunes, Dave’s humorous songs, east-coast favourites, jigs and reels — a rollicking high-energy night of fun and good (sometimes loud!) music in the Celtic tradition.

Contact Dave if you’d like The Purveyors to play for you!



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