David Bridie is a musician from Melbourne, Australia. Bridie first rose to prominence as a member of Not Drowning, Waving, which he started in the early 1980s with guitarist John Phillips. They released four albums on Australian independent labels to some level of critical acclaim and very limited sales. Their fifth album, Tabaran, was to be released internationally through Warner Brothers, but was dropped at the last minute.
In the early 1990s, Bridie formed a second band, My Friend The Chocolate Cake with Helen Mountford as a side project. The new band became Bridie's main focus when Not Drowning Waving broke up after the release of the 1992 Circus album. My Friend the Chocolate Cake has released six studio albums and a live album.
Bridie has released four solo albums, Act of Free Choice, Hotel Radio, Succumb, and most recently Wake in May 2013. He has also written several soundtracks for Australian movies and television, most notably The Man Who Sued God in 2001, Remote Area Nurse and The Circuit in 2007-2010.
During his secondary school years, Bridie attended Camberwell High School.