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Dave Kilbank

 Watch for Dave's new Double CD to be released in the Fall of 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR... Dave's CD release concert will be held at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge in Parksville, Sept. 28th, 2019

Here are a couple of teasers:




My Song for Kira Dawn

Dave's YouTube Videos


The Hermit's Music

A cooperative association of Vancouver Island Songwriters

Celebrating 10 years in 2019 !!


Dave Kilbank announces:

New Solo CD to be Released in Fall 2019.

“Young & Old” is a Double CD: one features 11 “young” recently written songs, and the second has 11 “old" rejuvenated songs from his previous CDs… To whet your appetite, you can listen to a couple of the brand new recordings by clicking on the links on the left. Watch for more to come over the next few months.

Dave Kilbank fell in love with the 12-string guitar when he was 14 years old. He wrote his first song at 16, and has continued his affair with music ever since.

Dave graduated from the Radio & Television Arts Program at Algonquin College, then embarked on a 27-year career in Radio Production at stations in Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, and Nanaimo. He retired from Commercial Radio in 2002, but resurfaced on Community Radio as host of The Songwriters’ Circle on CHLY in Nanaimo from 2012-2016.

Back in 1989, Dave had to put his musical ambitions on hold when his daughter was born with an incurable disease. She passed away at 16, and her final wish for her Dad was that he get back into his own music. Dave made good on his promise by writing a song of tribute for her.

In 2006, Dave discovered Apple’s GarageBand, and embraced recording with a passion. In three short years, he produced three CD’s of all his original songs - “Messenger”, “Songwriter” and “Explorer” - plus a video for “My Song For Kira Dawn.”

Then, in 2009, Dave met Paul Bezooyen of The Hermits Music, and began a creative partnership of writing and recording that resulted in two successful CD’s - “Travelers” and “Fire On The Horizon” - plus several videos. This collaboration has now grown into a group of songwriters who contribute to each others’ projects… Dave has produced CDs for Bob Enns, Pam Edgar, and Mary Faherty - all available on this web site.

Over the years, Dave’s production skills have steadily improved, and recently, he’s been writing prolifically, so it’s time for a new Solo CD… In the process of recording the 11 “young” songs, he realized that many of his “old” songs still have relevance, but needed some rejuvenating. So he decided to re-record 11 of the best, and release the “Young & Old” together as a Double CD…

Produced to Dave’s exacting standards, there’s a wide variety of songs - some have a bluesy influence, some are beautiful love ballads, some are lighthearted ditties, and others have important messages - all featuring his lush 12-string guitar and strong vocals… Enjoy!