|Birth name David Hamelin|
Name Dave Hamelin
|Born October 3, 1980 (age 35) (1980-10-03) |
Origin Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, Vocals, Drums Synthesis
Associated acts The Stills Eight and a Half
Albums Logic Will Break Your Heart, Oceans Will Rise, Without Feathers, Rememberese
Similar People Liam O'Neil, Tim Fletcher, Justin Peroff, Colin Brooks
Music group The Stills (2000 – 2011)
Dave Hamelin (born October 3, 1980) is a Canadian musician, songwriter and producer known for his work with indie rock band the Stills. Originally the band's drummer, Hamelin moved to guitar and co-lead vocalist in 2005 when guitarist Greg Paquet left the band.
On March 28, 2009, the Stills were awarded two Juno Awards (Canada's music awards) for their album Oceans Will Rise, in the categories of Best New Group and Best Alternative Album. In 2010, Paquet rejoined and Hamelin moved back to drums. The Stills announced their breakup on April 15, 2011.
In 2009, Hamelin formed the band Eight and a Half with Stills' keyboardist Liam O'Neil and Broken Social Scene drummer Justin Peroff. They released their self-titled debut in 2012.
From 2013 onward, Hamelin has worked frequently as a producer.
He co-produced and mixed Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew's second solo record, Darlings (2014); co-produced and mixed Andy Kim's It's Decided (2015) with Drew and Ohad Benchetrit; co-produced and mixed the Tragically Hip's album Man Machine Poem (2016) with Drew;; and co-produced and mixed Gord Downie's album Secret Path (2016).
In 2016, he mixed the Sam Roberts Band album TerraForm. He produced and mixed the Belle Game's 2016 single "Yuh", as well as their 2017 album Fear Nothing.