Stompin' Dave Press Pack

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Short bio

"Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots." The Daily Telegraph

Described by Maverick Magazine as "one of the world's greatest performers" Dave sings, tap dances, plays guitar, keyboard, banjo, fiddle, and harmonica. A former member of former Blues In Britain UK blues band of the year The Producers. Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in 2014.

Dave has performed across the UK and beyond, including many major festivals such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, and Bestival.   

Long Bio

"Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original" The Daily Telegraph

"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 his stringed instruments." Blues In The South     

Dave started to perform with the stage name Stompin' Dave about fifteen years ago. Since then he has released over thirty albums and made well over two hundred festival appearances, including some major ones such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Bestival, etc.

Although Dave often performs solo he does from time to time perform with a variety of different friends, including his own various duo and band lineups. These include popular London based hoedown band Cut A Shine. Multi award winning winning drummer Sam Kelly and top rock n roll artist Earl Jackson.

Over the years Dave has been an enthusiastic promoter of concerts in art centres and theatre, some of these concerts have seen Dave appear alongside touring musicians from the USA.  These have included The Whitetop Mountain Band, from Viriginna, W.C. Handy award winner Guy Davis and International Bluegrass Achievement award winner Alice Gerrard, as well as many others.

Dave perfroms a broad spectrum of American roots music blues, bluegrass, rock n roll, old time, folk,  country, etc. Dace's vast repertoire ranges from traditional songs and tunes to vintage covers and his own originals. "Let's face it, in adding the quality of his original material the man is a downright genius" Blues In Britain


More quotes:

"The pick of Dorset's home grown talent, Stompin' Dave undoubtebly is" The Dorset Echo

"His style is mesmerising and infectious and he ought to be booked and he ought to be booked at every festival going" Blues Matters!

"A true treasure from the south coast" Banbury Blues Festival

"Generates enough energy to illuminate Blackpool" Wessex Folk Festival