DAVE BICKLER (original SURVIVOR singer)


Band Details

Dave Bickler started his musical career as lead singer of 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (Billboard Top 100 song ‘Summer Sun’) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago.
As the original singer in the band Survivor, Dave would go on to have his biggest hit with the double platinum-certified 1982 hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’, the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III. The song was Number 1 on the US Billboard charts for six weeks. It also topped the British and Australian charts. ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was an international hit, selling millions of copies around the world
The song won Dave and the band a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal’, was voted ‘Best New Song’ by the People's Choice Awards and received an Academy Award nomination.
In subsequent years the song continues to be an influence, featuring in a variety of spheres including sporting events, electronic games such as Guitar Hero, and numerous ‘Best of’ charts.
The album ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ which produced a further US Top 20 hit single with ‘American Heartbeat’ (No.17) was certified platinum in the USA.
Dave Bickler served three stints with Survivor from 1977–1983,1993–1999 and 2013-2014. In 2013 Bickler rejoined the band with Jimi Jamison, touring regularly until Jamisons' untimely death in 2014.Dave Bickler appeared on four albums – ‘Survivor’ ,’Premonition’, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ and ‘Caught In The Game’.
From 1999-2009 Dave was the singing voice behind the hugely successful 'Real Men of Genius' Bud Light radio and TV commercials. It became the most “award-winning” radio campaign in advertising history!
In 2018 Dave released his long anticipated solo album ‘Darklight’ on all digital platforms.
The album has been a labour of love and his main focus for many years. Its release was accompanied by a simple statement from Dave which said “Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"