Stompin' Dave

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. 

Stompin' Daves was nominated for a UK Blues Award 2024, (UK Acoustic Blues Act Of The Year category.)

"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

Dave has consistently given over one hundred performances per year across the UK and beyond, including many major festivals such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, and Bestival. 

Dave'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. 

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.

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

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More quotes:

"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