Dave Leslie

Dave Leslie is a professional guitar player/songwriter who currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

He first picked up a guitar in 1973 and has been learning ever since.

Inspired by watching TV programs such as GTK, Bandstand, Super-­ Flying Fun Show, Nightmoves, Rock Arena, Sounds & Countdown, Dave has made it his life’s work to play guitar and explore all facets of music creation

Dave has toured the world several times, has met and jammed with a lot of his childhood heroes and has had many “rock ‘n’ roll dreams” come true.

The recipient of three ARIA Awards and numerous nominations, Dave continues to write, play and record with Baby Animals and many others, and still finds playing small, sweaty venues as satisfying and exciting as playing the “big gigs”.


Performed and/or Recorded with:-­‐

  • Baby Animals (founding member)
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Richard Clapton
  • Angry Anderson
  • Electric Mary
  • Palace of the King
  • Grinspoon
  • Bon Jovi
  • Van Halen
  • The Angels
  • Doc Neeson
  • Dead Daisies
  • Ross Wilson
  • George Spartels
  • Yianna Nicholas
  • Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel)
  • Damien Leith
  • James Blundell
  • Jayne Denham (#1 Country Charts)
  • Shannon Noll
  • Casey Donovan

TV Advertisements (including..)

  • Coca Cola
  • VISA
  • Toyota
  • Nutri-­Grain
  • Boags Premium
  • Old El Paso
  • Band-­Aids
  • Dettol
  • Challenger Annuities • Rosemount
  • Paddle Pop
  • Tip-­Top Wondersoft
  • Medibank Private
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