David Hinds
Guitar & Vocals

Born in Newcastle, NSW, David formed his first band, Hot Ice, at high school when he was 14. They even did some original songs! David played in local bands during his high school years, and by the time he finished school and went to work at Palings Music store, he was in the professional progressive rock band, The Marshall Brothers. At the age of 20 he entered Trafalgar Studios in Sydney to record the Marshall Bros' self titled debut album, which received rave reviews and went to No1 on the Radio 2NX album charts.

David went on to play in Highway with ex Blackfeather lead singer, Neale Johns. After Highway, he was recruited as lead guitarist in the high powered glam rock band, Rabbit, who had original AC/DC singer Dave Evans up front. Lots of touring with bands such as Ted Mulry Gang and Hush, and TV appearances on iconic shows like Countdown, Sounds and Flashez followed, and the Too Much Rock And Roll album was recorded in Alberts Studios in Sydney and released on CBS Records (now Sony) in Australia and internationally.

When Rabbit ran its course, David was offered the lead guitar spot in popular Sydney band Finch, which also included AC/DC bass player Mark Evans. Once again more touring ensued with bands like Dragon and Status Quo, and TV appearances included Countdown and Hey, Hey It's Saturday. Finch changed its name to Contraband in order to release product overseas, and the self titled Contraband album was recorded at EMI Studio 301 in Sydney, and released on Portrait Records, a boutique subsidiary of CBS Records.

When Contraband ran its course, David moved to Port Macquarie in 1979, where he got involved in the local music scene. He played solo gigs and was a member of The David Hinds Band, The Idols and The Dangerous Mongrels. He owned a music shop, Oasis Music, from 1982-85, and then a recording studio from 1986-99.

In 1995 David teamed up with Lyn in Balance Duo, The Flamin' Bullantz and ultimately, Bounty Hunters.