Dave is a world-renowned musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for his groundbreaking work with Eurythmics.
He was introduced to Annie Lennox by a mutual friend in 1976. By 1977, the pair had teamed up with Sunderland musician Peet Coombes, releasing a single on Logo Records as The Catch. The band then developed into The Tourists who enjoyed modest success, including a hit in 1979 with a cover of the Dusty Springfield hit “I Only Want to Be with You”.
They formed a new musical project named Eurythmics, and went on to be one of the most successful pop-rock duos of all time. Stewart produced or co-produced all of Eurythmics’ albums and, once the band became established, he also became a producer of other artists.
Dave Stewart won “Best Producer” at the 1986 BRIT Awards in London.
Though most of Stewart’s own music (specifically with Eurythmics) was released via the RCA/BMG label, he also formed his own record label in the 1980s called Anxious Records. The label has included a roster of artists such as Terry Hall, Londonbeat, and Curve vocalist Toni Halliday.
When Eurythmics dissolved in 1990, Stewart moved to France and immediately released an album with his new band The Spiritual Cowboys. A second album followed in 1991. Both albums were Gold in France, where Stewart concentrated his efforts.
In 1993, Stewart appeared in an Apple Inc. advertisement for the Power Macintosh in which he riffed on the word “power”. He also had a small cameo as a computer hacker in the 1995 film Hackers.
In November 2002, Stewart worked with former South African president Nelson Mandela. He then began organising the 46664 campaign and series of concerts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Stewart was the main interviewer for the HBO series Off the Record, which is a show that highlights songwriting and features prominent musicians. The pilot aired on HBO on 24 November 2006 and featured Bono and The Edge from U2.
On 21 March 2007, Stewart unveiled an initiative called “Greenpeace Works”, which he labelled as a “think tank” to dream up ways celebrities and Greenpeace can work together on green issues.
On the project, The Dave Stewart Songbook, he wrote a large coffee table size book full of stories and photographs and also re-recorded 21 hit songs which have been co-written or co-produced by him during the past decades and were originally released by artists such as Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Bob Geldof, Shakespears Sister, No Doubt, Bryan Ferry, Tom Petty and Eurythmics.
In July 2010, Stewart recorded his first solo album of new material since 1998’s Sly-Fi. Entitled The Blackbird Diaries.
Inspiring and professional, Dave is one of the most respected and trusted people in the music industry today. It would be near impossible to find a better performer and host more respected by his peers than Dave Stewart.