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David Hudson

David Hudson is an accomplished and acclaimed didgeridoo player, screen actor, dancer, guitarist and drummer. He describes his didj playing as “hard, raunchy, rhythmic and guttural”.

David has been recording since 1993 and one album of solo didj playing, Woolunda, has sold well over 100,000 copies worldwide. He records primarily in Cairns near his Kuranda home, with producer Nigel Pegrum, a former member of British folk-rock legends Steeleye Span.

His admirers include Marlon Brando, who rang David while in Cairns after hearing his CD Didgeridoo Spirit. David met the famous actor, made him a didgeridoo, gave him a boomerang and painted ochre on his face.

In 1984, David travelled to the west coast of America as part of the Australian Art Expo contingent, performing at each of the tour’s exhibition openings.

The following year David toured with the Brian Young Country Show throughout Australia, appearing as singer/instrumentalist.

Between 1987 and 1992 was the co-founder and producer of the Tjapukai Dance Theatre in Kuranda, which is recognised as the longest running theatrical show in Australian entertainment history.

In 1993, David played guest spots at the Australian Music Awards, and at the World Athletics Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany.

The following year he released his second solo album, The Rainbow Serpent, as well as making a video called How To Make And Play The Didgeridoo.

In the last few years, David has toured the US, India and China with Yanni, playing the didgeridoo. He was also master of ceremonies and performer at the Bowen Multicultural Festival.

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