David Chatfield worked in the music industry for over 20 years, initially as a label manager for one of Sydney’s leading independent record companies throughout the 1990s & then in Melbourne as a promoter of international musical artists. Most recently he was one of the driving forces behind Handsome Tours, bringing to Australia such acts as Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine, mclusky, Mudhoney, Explosions in the Sky, Beirut, Interpol & a host of others.
If nothing else he took from the latter business a love of food & wine fostered via many a lunch or dinner entertaining overseas guests. Unfortunately he also became disillusioned with how music was being made, marketed & consumed these days & felt he had no alternative than to change horses, but that is a whole other story. Offer to share a bottle of wine with him sometime & you’ll no doubt hear all about it.
After several vintages around the Yarra, including stints at Oakridge & Giant Steps, he could no longer ignore the desire to sink or swim on his own……..For the record he is still a sucker for handclaps & key changes.