Bowmer Holmes


Bowmer Holmes combine the unique sound of the Chapman Stick (Dave Bowmer) with live looping and mesmerising percussion (David Holmes) to perform their atmospheric instrumental music.

David’s array of percussion instruments are augmented by many unusual and ‘found’ sound sources, including old Ford Transit wing mirrors, metal kitchen untensils and Fairy Liquid bottle shakers…whatever it takes to find the right sound.

Many of their original compositions are inspired by the Ocean; riding waves and Dave Bowmer’s surfing travels. Their performances often incorporate on-stage projection of Dave’s own Ocean videos synchronised to their live music. They are currently touring and performing a set from their Wavedance CD.


“Great music, beautiful sounds”… Magredea

“Our surprise hit of the weekend” … Riverside Festival

“Just been to a great gig to see Bowmer & Holmes … Innovative, different, skilful, subtle and inspiring … I want to go form a tribute band of him !!! Viva la difference” … Dr Simulacrum

“What a spectacular piece of music! Lovely melodic, bass and rhythmic content. The effects processing is so tastefully done with out over processing. Well done” … John Putnam (about ‘Surf Report’)

“A bit like Pink Floyd on Surfboards”!

Here is a short TV interview by a Dutch TV channel, filmed when they performed at the Flying Fish Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands:

Chapman Stick Soundtracks