Dave Dove
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Dave Dove

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"Review by The Weavils"

Just had to write and congratulate you on the fantastic recordings on the new CD.
Wonderful singing, playing and sound quality. I am sure you must be very pleased with it. - Dave and Jan June 2006

"Review by Chris Web"

That's nice! Perfect for my mood on this Sunday morning.

The fact that you have not used multi tracking or layering on the tracks shows you are comfortable with your own ability as a singer and musician and probably prove very popular in the resident spot you mentioned.

You've inspired me to get out my acoustic and play some of the songs that got me interested in guitar in the first place.

I think Ill re string my 12 string while I'm at it.

Great violin on the 1ST track.

This stuff is hot right now just ask Jack Johnson.
- Sonicbids Community

"Except from Dukes of Portland Website on Dave Dove 27/8/4"

270804 - A big thanks to Dave Dove for making the trip over on the 27th. The night itself was somewhat different to usual, those who were there will know what we mean. It didn't mean any shortage of great music with Dave's set by far the most memorable of the night. This guy plays a 12 string as standard. Softly strumming with some of the catchiest melodies around with a great diversity to the sound. Dave has cut a CD recently and the dukes for one are gagging for a copy! Anyone interested, please get in touch here and we'll pass the details ove - Henry Elsby

"A Song from the Heart of Cheshire competition"

DAVE DOVE form Congleton was the winner of the third heat of the new annual competition, A Song from the Heart of Cheshire.

Our second Finalist for the 28th August at Northwich Festival was chosen by the judges for his strong lyrical content, beautiful 12 string playing and a very self assured performance of three original songs.

It was another very strong night with the other entries on the night being Dave Greenald from Kingsley Rd, Chester playing guitar and accordion in a style which cunjoured up thoughts of Tom Waites or Alexis Korner. A very entertaining set of blues based music. We had Stewart Lever from Warrington, some time member of warrington outfit, the Lever Family with songs of a certain sentiment. Paul Parish, a regular at the event, decided to play us some energetic compositions with a post Billy Brag attitude and message - Dave Dove

"Excerpt from Dukes of Portland Advertisement in the Volunteer 29/1/05"

8.00 ::Dave Dove::
Dave on his second 3rd DNO is an acoustic thing of beauty and wonder. Playing his 12 sring guitar backed by light percussion, a superb start to the evening - The Dukes of Portland


CD Single 'Show a Little Love'
'Colour Me Blue','Show a Little Love' have both had some airtime on Leighton Hospital Radio
Bright Lights (Lewis/Dove) and 1985 (Davis/Dove) have also been performed live on Leighton Hospital
Live interview on Cheshire FM Radio
Runner up in Poynton Songwriting compeition
Winner of 'A song from the heart of Cheshire' songwriting competition


Feeling a bit camera shy


Dave Dove (Songwriter)

I have been passionate about performing music from an early age, experimenting with recording myself and also playing harmonica and tambourine at the same time. This really helped develop my inner ear and my sense of rhythm and soon I was trying to copy my heros Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton.

My father has has a major impact on nurturing my talent, exposing me to different musical styles and helping my formal training. Rupert Davis, a close friend that I have been collaborating with since I was 12, helped me to develop my songwriting skills into the artist that I am today. Without both of these people, none of this would have been possible.

I am resident at a club called 'Sandbach Unplugged'. This has really encouraged me to develop my craft. This is also where I have first met Mike Lewis which I have frequetly corroborated with on the lyrical content of my music and where some of my best songs have been developed. Sandbach Unplugged has also given me the confidence to get my music 'out there'.

During this year, I met an American singer/songwriter Liz Carlisle and she has really inspired me to take my music further. Also fellow professionals Graham Hutton, Anne English and Jon Brindley have had the same view and they are really encouraging me to do this. I have also have some very positive feedback from the different audiences that I have played to. One of the most touching moments was when someone said 'it sounded like you really meant those words. It was full of emotion'.

I think what makes me different is the combination of different styles and this creates lots of energy during my performance.

I am currently working towards creating an EP with Gareth Williams and also to develop my songs by adding some violin by my great friend and talented musician Mike Hearman I hope to bring all of this to my live performances as this will add something very special to my songs. Also I really want to play in lots of different venues and meet lots of different audiences. Currently I have over 2 albums worth of songs waiting to be heard.