The Nomad Profile

aka Daimon Schwalger, Locuste, DJ Damey D
Lewis Tennant
4 May 2016

Daimon Schwalger aka The Nomad has forged a career as a fiercely independent New Zealand music artist since 1989, a longevity not many can lay claim to. Along the way he has formed enduring connections in the form of long-term collaborators, vocalists and players.

The day after he visited Dunedin’s Taipei Club for the first time in 1989, Schwalger moved out of the family home. Reflecting on his music career quarter of a century later, he credits that evening with providing the catalyst for the journey that followed.

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The Nomad and MC Antsman Parihaka, 2007
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The Nomad in the studio, 2005
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The Nomad with MC Antsman, Christchurch, 1996
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The Nomad, 2006
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The Nomad and Lotus Hartley, 2000
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Electric Boogie, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, 1997
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A flyer for the Locuste's Progeny EP, 1996
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The Nomad Quinessence tour, 2005
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The Nomad on the Perilous Times tour, 2011
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The Nomad performing Movement at The Gathering, 1998
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The Nomad in Wellington on the Perilous Times tour, 2011
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The Nomad at Wellington's Bar Bodega, 2002
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The Nomad at Auckland's Khuja Lounge, April 2005
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The Nomad promoting his album Level Three in Wellington, 2002
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Daimon and daughter Amelia, 2005
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The Nomad and Tiki Taane, Christchurch 1998
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Daimon in Dunedin, outside a church with friends, 1988
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The Nomad's 1999 Second Selection album tour
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Mixing The Nomad's first album, with Tiki Taane, Christchurch, 1998
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The Nomad with King Kapisi, Sandwiches, April 2001
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The Nomad with Second Selection album dub plates, 2001
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The Nomad, Wellington, 2003
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The Nomad with Rockers Hi-Fi, Christchurch 1998
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The Nomad, 2002
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Universal Breaks, Daeger Bar, Christchurch, 1998
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The Nomad - Perilous Times (2011)
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DJ Daimon, 1996
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Daimon Schwalger, 1987
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The Nomad, 1999
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The Nomad, 2014
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The Nomad with MC Antsman and Vanessa, Indigo Bar, 1999
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The Nomad in Wellington on the Perilous Times tour, 2011
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Urban Soul Orchestra recording in Auckland in 2008
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The Nomad in his Wellington studio, 2008
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The reconditioning of Dunedin club Genesis in 1990
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The Nomad in the studio, Wellington, 2003
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The Nomad at Methven Big Air, 2011
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Salmonella Dub and Locuste with David Harrow, 1996
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The Nomad
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The Nomad in Christchurch with CDs and covers for the 1998 album, Movement
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The Nomad, 2004
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The Nomad featuring Christina Roberts - Seductive Wolf Eyes (2014)
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The Nomad and Rodney P at Splore, 2015
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Tehimana Kerr recording for Level Three, 2001
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Recording Level Three in Wellington
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The Nomad, 2003
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Daimon and friends at Dunedin's Tai Pei nightclub in 1989 just before he started to DJ
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The Nomad's daughter Amelia taking VJ lessons, 2016
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The Nomad featuring Jornick & Sarah - Deeper (2014)
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The Nomad's first studio in Christchurch, 1998
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The Nomad on tour, 2014
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The Nomad, 2014
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The Nomad - Put On Ya Turban ft. Dexter Malawi (2015)
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1997 Southern Lights DJ Tour
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1994 DJ competition at the Worcester Bar, Christchurch
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The Nomad, 2014
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Schwalger has worked with visual artist Michael Tuffery on art installations, as well as embarking on similar collaborations with artists Rangi Kipa and Shane Cotton.

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