Dave’s musical career has seen him careen across stages from Newcastle (Australia) to Nevada (USA) as the vocalist with Australian rock band Screaming Jets, who formed in 1989 when they won the Triple J national Battle of the Bands. Influenced by the likes of AC/DC, The Angels and Rose Tattoo they released their debut album All For One in 1991, with the single “Better” an instant classic, accompanied by success with other singles “Stop the World” and “Shine On”. The Jets were based in the United Kingdom for two years following All For Ones’ release, touring across the UK, Europe and the United States of America, and have gone on to become one of Australia’s hardest touring bands.
In 1992 the album Tears of Thought was released and a cover of Boys Next Door’s ‘Shivers’ saw the Screaming Jets back in the charts. In 1995 The Jets self-titled album was launched via live webcast. The band made a high profile tour across Australia in 2000, including the inaugural Brisbane to Sydney flight for Impulse Airlines. In 2001 they toured Australia with KISS and Alice Cooper. In 2002 they did a short tour for a self titled live album and in 2004 toured again. In 2006 David Gleeson appeared as a singing coach for actress Kate Fischer in the Australian television program It Takes Two. He again appeared with TV host Julia Zemiroand in 2007. The Jets songs Helping Hand, Eve of Destruction and Shivers were featured in the Triple M Essential 2006 Countdown. Their latest album release is 2008’s Do Ya.
When The Jets are not touring Dave Gleeson works on numerous music related projects including: DJ on Triple M’s National Network, Channel 9 NRL Footy Show and has starred in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Dave has also released a solo album, Wanted Man. Dave performed on the 2009 ‘Whole Lotta Love’ concerts and is warmly welcomed back for the 2010 shows.