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

Festival


Fresh Produce


Swarm Productions


Alley Kat Records


Foreigndub

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Trivia:

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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