Dave Swallow

Dave Swallow

Live Audio Engineer/Mixer, Writer, Author and Creator of Audio Architect Apparel

Born with all the correct fingers, toes, arms and legs into the cockle-picking town of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK, Dave spent his formative years surrounded by the many delights a British Seaside town has to offer. Or at least this seaside town; The world’s longest pleasure pier, for example, mud and the inability to sound a consonant, which is very much an Essex thing but it’s South Essex that really take it to another level. Leaving school, minus a tooth (cousinly inflicted), was a daunting prospect. Dave hated salt water, so cockle-picking was out, and he was about as gangster as Harry Potter…

March 27, 1993


The hinge for my entire life as I know it can be traced back to a sunny read more tweet share share 

June 3, 1996

Careers Advice

There sneaked onto the whiskered face of the man sitting beyond read more tweet share share 

November 10, 1996

Southend on Sea, Minerva

Shrouded in darkness at the back of the room, except for the pearl-pale light of one of those read more tweet share share 

July 1, 1997

Maple Pro Audio Southend on Sea

I begged and pleaded with the man behind the counter. He began to cave. I was going to be moving read more

July 21, 1997

Chinnerys Southend on Sea

The steeped walk down Pier Hill will bring you to where Cockney’s go, or at least went, read more tweet share share