Dave Baksh


Dave Baksh Biography

David Nizam Baksh (born July 26, 1980), also known as Dave Brownsound, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as one of Sum 41 rock band guitarists. Baksh took a nine-year hiatus (except for a brief return in 2008) from Sum 41 in May 2006, returning in 2015. He became a singer and guitarist in his own Brown Brigade heavy metal / reggae band. He also plays organ thieves guitar with two of his fellow Brown Brigade members and four-piece Canadian deathpunk Black Cat Assault. In 1997, Baksh joined Sum 41 as third member, after Deryck Whibley and Steve Jocz founded the band in the summer of 1996. Besides being the lead guitarist, Baksh also provided backup vocals. Baksh was named Pleasure in alter-ego band Sum 41, Pain for Pleasure. Also known as Dave Brownsound and “Hot Chocolate,” Baksh plays off his Indian roots and brown sound, the term Eddie Van Halen coined for his own guitar tone.

Dave Baksh Biography

Born Name

David Nizam Baksh

Nick Name

Dave, Dave Brownsound, Hot Chocolate, Pleasure


Dave Baksh is currently 39 according to his birthdate July 26, 1980

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ajax, Ontario, Canada


Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Voiceover Artist, TV Personality


  • Others – Vaughn Lal (Cousin) (Musician)


As a member of Sum 41, Dave Baksh was managed by Greig Nori.


Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Melodic Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Skate Punk, Reggae, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal


Guitar, Vocals


As a member of Sum 41, he is represented by Island Records, Aquarius Records, and Hopeless Records.




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


75 kg or 165 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Dave Baksh Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Often sports a stubble
  • Many tattoos on his body

Dave Baksh Favorite Things

  • Sum 41 Songs Mr. Amsterdam, Machine Gun, Pain for Pleasure, and The Bitter End


With Sum 41

  • All Killer No Filler (2001)
  • Does This Look Infected? (2002)
  • Chuck (2004)
  • 13 Voices (2016)
  • Order in Decline (2019)

With Brown Brigade

  • Appetizer for Destruction (EP) (2006)
  • Into the Mouth of Badd(d)ness (2007)

With Organ Thieves

  • God's Favorite Sons (EP) (2009)
  • Somewhere Between Free Men and Slaves (2012)

Dave Baksh Wife

Jennifer Baksh


John Bush's Anthrax band is one of his favourite musicians.

Dave Baksh Net Worth

According to Celebnetworth, Dave Baksh is well known Guitarist. The main & primary source of his income comes from music. His net worth is nearly about $8 million.

Dave Baksh Net Worth

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