Red Ochre Music

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Welcome and thanks for dropping by.

We are dedicated to the performance, creation, and teaching of music – Glad & Dave.

Glad and Dave - Red Ochre



Glad & Dave have released 3 singles and 4 albums of original material. They have also contributed their playing and live performance to many significant Australian artists and events.
Credits include Midnight Oil, Laughing Clowns, The Triffids, Lighthouse Keepers, Wet Taxis, Ed Kuepper, New Christs, Warumpi Band, ABC TV, SBS TV, Olympic Games Sydney 2000


Glad has degrees in Music & Education and is a passionate and innovative music teacher & mentor. Glad has a broad musical language and is an experienced conductor & band leader.

Production & Writing

We been commissioned to produce , project manage and write material for recordings, film, television and live events. Select credits include:
Sydney Olympics Ceremonies
ABC TV – Long Journey Home
SBS TV – Windows

Red Ochre Music

Red Ochre Music is based around the creative partnership of Glad Reed and David “DB” Claringbold.

Together they have released four albums and three singles for their own Dirty Red label.

Glad & DB have also recorded, produced and performed with and for some of Australia’s most influential artists such as The Triffids, Laughing Clowns, Midnight Oil, Lighthouse Keepers, The New Christs, Warumpi Band and many more.

They first formed Just A Drummer in 1984 in Darlinghurst, Sydney and released two singles “Sweat” and “Dreams”.

Changing their name to Red Ochre they released the single In the City When it Rains in 1987 and gained airplay across the nations youth and community networks and had the video clip played on Rage and Rock Arena.

Their debit album Sleeping Under Stars was released in 1990. Following a sojourn to Europe they released Ragged Soul in 1997 then Orchid Avenue 2010.

Together they have created music for television, film, and events.

Glad holds degrees in Music & Education.

In 2016 they started a new project, Glad & Dave’s Dirt Band and released the album, The Road.

Red Ochre Band pic

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