David Lockeridge is a highly in-demand Australian percussionist and educator, working in multiple areas of the music industry, including as a soloist, freelance percussionist, chamber musician, session musician, and guest artist with chamber ensembles and orchestras.
David keeps a busy schedule with recent commercial engagements including the 25th Anniversary of Jekyll and Hyde with Anthony Warlow, Riceboy Sleeps with Jonsi and Alex (Game of Thrones, Sigur Ros, How to Train Your Dragon, We Bought a Zoo), the Sydney and Queensland seasons of Bring It On: The Musical, Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels at the Sydney Opera House, the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics on channel 9 and the celebrations for the Sydney Harbour Bridges’ 90th Anniversary. In 2023, David was featured in the Netflix show Wellmania with Celeste Barber. David is constantly touring with veteran percussion ensemble Btutta with recent tours to Asia and Australia wide for Musica Viva. David has given multiple premieres of new works for marimba and is currently touring his new solo concert “From Near and Far.” This concert features new virtuosic works written for David by leading Australian and overseas composers.
You can hear David on multiple recordings with 2021 seeing the release of his new album From Near and Far – a Percussion Journey. David has worked with Casey Donovan, Anthony Warlow, John Foreman OAM, Peter Cousens, Icehouse, Human Nature, Felix Riebl, Jonsi, Alex Somers, Eddie Perfect, Rachel Beck, Simon Wright (AC/DC), Lucy Durack, The Sydney International Orchestra, The Aussie Pops Orchestra and many other Australian and international acts. Composers David has worked with include Ross Edwards, Gerard Brophy, John Psathas, Dr Diana Blom, Sally Whitwell, Alex Gomez at Otis Studios, Alex Chilvers and Daniel Rojas.
With a passion for education, David teaches percussion students in the Bachelor of Music degree at the University of New South Wales. Since 2015, David has worked with the NSW Symphonic Wind Ensemble, NSW Symphony Orchestra and the School Spectacular Orchestra based at the Arts Unit, a specialist’s arm of the Department of Education focusing on the arts. Every year, David tours Australia giving master classes and educational events through music camps and regional conservatoriums. In 2023, David was invited to join the panel of adjudicators for the Australian Marimba Competition, a world renowned competition based in Melbourne.
In 2023, David became an artist endorser with Malletech and proudly performs on an Imperial Grand Marimba with Malletech mallets.