Dave has built his considerable reputation on finely-crafted songs that occupy a wide range of styles, subjects and emotions – all delivered with passion, wit and top class musicianship. Dave has fronted many bands, including The Upsiders and The Recidivists, but he’s best known for his affecting solo performances. A mainstay of the Otley Folk Festival for over 20 years, Dave is an excellent singer and guitarist; an all-round master of his trade.
From touring the world as a session singer and guitarist, via a twenty-five year membership of near-legendary Yorkshire folk-rockers The Hall Brothers, to being one half of the award-winning duo Plumhall (with Michelle Plum), Nick is firmly establishing himself as one of Yorkshire’s finest singer-songwriters. His music is uncompromising and powerful, his lyrics finely crafted yet playful. A fine talent.
Former winner of Grolsch UK songwriter of the year, a published songwriter with Sony and tenure in several great bands (including the acclaimed Jon Palmer Acoustic Band), Jon’s credentials are undeniable. His song-writing goes from strength to strength, from explicitly political songs to evocative ballads to straight-ahead toe tapping (and catchy as hell) folk-rock. His recent ‘brexit song’, Little England, is profoundly heart-breaking. If you ask him nicely he might play it.