I come from west Cornwall in the UK. I moved to London in 1967 to go to University and shortly after discovered The Marquee club in Wardour Street. This is where the blues came into my life. I have spent the last 40 years learning how to play the Blues (and other styles, naturally) with various different bands but came across my current compadres in the last couple of years. My personal main influence on the violin has always been the late and very great Don "Sugarcane" Harris who I first heard on Frank Zappa's Hot Rats" album. Hence my name of Sugarbeet as we ain't got no sugarcane over here, man.
Dave Sugarbeet - Electric Violin and occasional bass
Robin Bibi - Lead guitar and vocals
Jim Riley - Fender bass and vocals
Hans Ferrao - Drums, percussion and vocals
Dave Sugarbeet & The Last gasp Blues Band - "Meet The Beet"
Track 1 "Baffled By The Blues" played on Paul Jones's BBC Radio 2 show on April 14th this year.
Usually 2 x 45 minute sets. Songs include:
Goin' Down (Don Nix)
Baffled by the blues (Dave Sugarbeet)
Give me Strength (Dave Sugarbeet)
Lie To Me (Tampa Red)
Stones in my Passway (Robert Johnson)
No Other Baby (Bishop, Watson)
Meet The Beet (Handley)
Vampire Blues (Bibi)
Red House (Hendrix)
Little Wing (Hendrix)
Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray)
Got my Mojo Workin (Muddy)
Mystery Train (junior Parker)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.