Dave Galafassi was born during the early 60s in the country of Australia. His exact date of birth is not available on public information. There is no information about his childhood and family because he wasn’t famous as a child and he has not provided the information in public interviews. He was been interested in music since his teenage years. He was inspired by his favorite bands and he was confident enough that he could make music himself. He didn’t want to be a spectator on the sidelines. He felt the passion that his role models were playing with and wanted to try if he could express that passion as well. He didn’t want to have any regrets in his life and thought that jumping into music was his destined path.
Drumming to The Beat
While a lot of teenagers try to pick up music to look cool or increase their social value, Dave did not have the same motivation. His passion for music was pure, he didn’t care about the social benefits. He wanted to create music like all of the artists that he admired. He started to take drum lessons to practice his craft. His first day learning the drums was an eye opener for him. Before he started playing, he thought he could just smash the drums in a non-focused way and just make music. He didn’t realize the amount of rhythm and dexterity that drum playing required. His lack of success on his first day was demoralizing for him. As he played, all he heard was out of beat sounds and no harmony at all.
Dave was determined to get better on the drums. He worked hard every day until he got the courage to make himself available as a drummer. He started to play in different bands in Australia to gain experience. The members of the bands were beginning like him so he felt comfortable growing with them. He was very passionate and serious about his dreams. There is no public information about what school he was attending in his younger years, it is speculated that he may have dropped out of school to focus on drumming.
Becoming a Professional Musician
Dave started his career as a legit musician in the early 90s. Currently, he is a drummer in his wife’s band “Toni Collette & the Finish”. His wife, Toni Collette is an award winning actress that also likes to write and sing songs whenever she gets a break from her acting gigs.
Toni and Dave’s band released their debut album, which was titled “Beautiful Awkward Pictures” in 2006. In that same year, he was involved in a televised performance at the Sydney Opera House for the MAX Sessions.
Their songs “Beautiful Awkward Pictures” and “Look Up” were very popular in Australian. The “Toni Collette & the Finish” band even appeared on the Australian leg of the Live Earth concert in Sydney, which occurred during the middle of 2007.
During the recent years, his group has not been as active as their beginning, since a lot of the band members are busy with other projects including Dave's wife, who is focused on her successful acting career. Due to the long downtimes of the band, Dave has been taking part as a drummer in several other rock bands in Australia.
Dave is married to singer and actress, Antonia “Toni” Collete. They met each other in 2002. The couple tied the knot on January 11, 2003. The couple has such a strong bond that divorce will never be in the horizon. They already have two children, one was named Sage Florence (born 2008) and the other was named Arlo Robert (born 2011). There is no information about his previous relationships before he married Toni. Dave and Toni often appear together at various public events, there are many photos with them on the red carpet and other events that invite Toni.
In his free time from tours and studio work, David spends a lot of time with his children and wife in Sydney, Australia. Despite the fact that he is ambitious and very driven man he is able to perfectly combine his music career and family. Dave and his spouse recently had a little controversy when the couple was ordered to pay large amount of money over a property dispute matter. They had to deal with the dispute in a local court against Nick and Susan Kelly, who sued Dave and Toni for $815 thousand dollars with added interest and land tax.
In the 2013, he joined the cast of the comedy-drama movie “Lucky Them”, which was directed by Megan Griffiths and released on May 30, 2014. He played the secondary role of Club Drummer. His wife had the main role along with Johnny Depp and Thomas Haden Church. His wife was delighted that he could appear in a movie with her so that he could see the hard work she puts in the movie set.
Famous Acting Wife
When Dave’s wife, Toni was set to start on a new show called Wanderlust on BBC One, she was worried about her husband’s reaction because of the content. On the show, her character has an orgasm. It was a notable orgasm because it was the first orgasm acted out by a female actress on BBC One. Toni didn’t have to worry about Dave because he said that it was the best work of her career.
Toni’s character, Joy Richards opens up the show masturbating with pleasure until she gets interrupted by her young son walking in. It was a bold move for the show to open up with a scene like that buy both Dave and Toni admire the showrunners for being brave enough to go with it.
Toni said that Dave already watched every single episode before the season premiere. She told The Daily Mail about Dave’s reaction to her sexy character “He’s really open-minded and pretty aware of what life can throw at people. The one thing he did say was, "This is the best thing you've ever done". It made me cry.”
Last Modified: Mar 10, 2020