Biography

David Nizaam Baksh (born 26 July 1980 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of heavy metal/reggae band Brown Brigade, but most notably, he is the ex-lead guitarist of Canadian pop punk band Sum 41.

Baksh's parents, who are of East Indian origin, emigrated from Guyana to Canada before he was born. He is married to Jennifer Baksh and enjoys bands such as Anthrax, James Brown, Metallica, The Meters, Megadeth, Slayer, Iron Maiden, The Vandals, Yellowman & Fathead, Welton Irie, Pantera, KRS-One, Freddie Mc Coy, Parliament Funkadelic, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Kool Herc, Arch Enemy, Herbie Hancock, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Afrika Bambaataa, Judas Priest.

Baksh joined Sum 41 as the third member, after Deryck Whibley and Steve Jocz formed the band in the summer of 1996. In addition to being the lead guitarist, Baksh also provided back-up vocals. He generally plays a Paul Reed Smith McCarty Double Cut Solid body, but he also plays Paul Reed Smith Single Cuts and Gibson Les Pauls and also an Gibson Les Paul studio (Alpine White). For his pedals he uses MXR Effects, a Digitech Whammy, and Dunlop wah Pedals. Also he uses Marshall Amplification

Baksh went by the name Pleasure in Sum 41's alter-ego band Pain for Pleasure. Baksh also goes by the name Dave Brownsound.

On May 11, 2006, Baksh announced in a statement through his management company that he was leaving Sum 41 for personal reasons. He explained that he couldn't keep trying to express himself through guitar skills without being a pain to the band. During the post-Chuck hiatus, he decided it was time to move on from Sum 41 and to join "Brown Brigade", his new band that he founded with his cousin Vaughn and currently plays lead guitar and supplies vocals. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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