For as long as he can remember Dave Stygall has been singing and from age four he has been playing piano.
Dave Stygall was also a keen guitarist from age 12 although he does not play any more due to amputation on a part of his fretting hand, but he does still play they keys.
“In my teenage years I played and sang a lot either alone or in a duo or band but never professionally,” he said.
“That only started after being forced to retire from his job at a large Sunshine Coast resort after almost 15 years.”
In 2006 Dave won the Sunshine Coast Superstar, which got him thinking about what to do next.
When he did retire in late 2013, he went and bought some quality gear and started busking at local markets.
An invitation to sing with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band turned into a five year experience, and he was the principal male vocalist there.
Dave has loved many artists over the years, but Sinatra, especially his technique of delivery has been the biggest influence along with other “Rat Pack” members.
But he does sing a variety of songs from many artists, movie songs and romantic ballads, even a bit of country now and then.
Outside of music Dave enjoys photography and the beautiful part of the world he and his family live in.
Although Dave is off to his native Canada for a month in late August, he has been an Australian citizen since 2005 and now calls our nation home.
You can catch Dave Stygall down at Ricks this Friday, Sunday and Monday evening.
Find out all the weekend gig guide information here.
- Pete O’Brien lives and breathes music