Stompin' Dave performs a broad spectrum of vintage style music including blues, bluegrass, classical, country, folk, jazz, rock n roll, and old time. He is equally capable of providing a whole evening of entertainment in one genre, or mixing it up.
"In other parts of the world they have cyclones, tornadoes and hurricanes, in the UK we have Stompin' Dave. Dave is a phenomenal artist. A great guitar player and vocalist, an accomplished songwriter and an excellent traditional fiddler, a boogie/blues piano player and a competition standard five-string banjo picker. As if that's not enough, he is also an outstanding dancer using a combination of flatfoot and clogging styles often when playing one of his stringed instruments." Blues In The South
Dorset based Stompin' Dave has in excess of twenty five years performing experience. He has worked exclusively as a musician performing across the UK and beyond.
Dave started to perform with the stage name Stompin' Dave fifteen years ago. Since then he has released over thirty albums and made over two hundred and fifty festival appearances, including some major ones such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, and Bestival.
Dave has stomped his way onto the line up of many top folk festivals including Cork, Warwick, Towersey, Priddy, and many other folk and music clubs. Dave's vast repertoire ranges from traditional songs and tunes to vintage covers and his own originals.
Dave has been booked as a headliner act at many top events including The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, National Banjo Day, London, and Rochester Sweeps Festival. He has performed at many top venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Birmingham Hippodrome, Vicar Street, Dublin, and many, more.
Although Dave often appears solo he does from time to time perform with a variety of different friends, including his own various duo and band lineups. These include multi award winning drummer Sam Kelly, top rock n roll artist Earl Jackson, popular London based hoedown band Cut A Shine, and Lucy Piper "one of the UK's leading blues drummers" The Guardian.
Dave is a former member of former UK Blues Band of the Year, The Producers. He was nominated for a British Blues Award in 2014.
Over the years Dave has been an enthusiastic promoter of concerts in art centres and theatres. Some of these concerts have seen Dave appear alongside touring musicians from the USA. These have included The Whitetop Mountain Band, from Virginia, W.C. Handy award winner Guy Davis and International Bluegrass Achievement award winner Alice Gerrard, as well as many others.
"Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original" The Daily Telegraph
"Let's face it, in adding the quality of his original material the man is a downright genius" Blues In Britain
“Legendary leading blues musician” Bridport Electric Palace
"Dave is without doubt one of the most entertaining musicians on the scene today." Boogaloo Promotions
"One of the world's greatest performers" Maverick Magazine
"Entertaining and wide ranging stylistically" Newbury Weekly Times
"His style is mesmerizing and infectious and he ought to be booked at every festival going" Blues Matters!
"A true treasure from the south coast" Banbury Blues Festival
“The mighty leaping salmon of bluegrass” Coventry City Council
"Generates enough energy to illuminate Blackpool" Wessex Folk Festival
"The pick of Dorset's home grown talent, Stompin' Dave undoubtedly is" The Dorset Echo