Dave B's News Archive 2011
The look and sound of the king and more ……!
December 19th 2011
Hello To You All
Firstly Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
There has not been a News item for a while so its about time we told you what’s happening at DAVE B HQ.
Recently Dave B has played on the stage at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne and also The White Rock Theatre, Hastings where the Johnny Cash tribute and Shakin Stevens tribute were launched respectively. These were great nights with packed theatres there to see Dave B's versatility put to the fore.
The first official Shakin Stevens gig will be at The Beach Tavern in Pevensey Bay at the end of March [see gig guide]. This is fast becoming the top tribute artist venue in the South East of sunny England.
As mentioned the gig guide has all the 2012 dates booked so far with new venues being added to the regular joints that keep dragging Dave B back.
In the summer of 2011 Dave B played at PEVFEST the largest music festival in East Sussex and he was the only artist out of 50 to play 2 sets in 2 different venues. 7 venues in all accommodated the acts all for charity, but the day was marred by a mindless minority intent on ruining it for the majority, you don’t hear that much in the UK now do you?
Dave B has also been asked to front a 4 piece band for 2012. This is a rockabilly band with named artists, the band are still seeking a lead guitarist but may now have one on board, when he is confirmed it will be released here. On bass there is Neal Hobday from The Slammers Maximum Jive Band, drums there is Paul Atkinson from Paul Ansell’s Number 9 and Etta James, Dave B vocals. This will be a rockabilly band specialising in Elvis, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly music with a lot more also.
The band name and full line up to be released early 2012.
Finally tradition has it Dave B has entered the Elvis Tribute Artist European Championships at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham over the 1 st weekend in Jan 6 th to the 8 th. This is a brilliant weekend for any Elvis fan so go to www.elviscontest.co.uk for all the info you need on prices, ticketing, accomadation etc.
Keep rockin DAVE B HQ
May 5th 2011
Welcome back to the news section. A great time was had by myself and everyone else who attended the annual ETA European Championships at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC complex.
Over a very cold weekend the best of the best descended here and had a blast. The weekend was won by Gordon Hendricks who was a worthy winner. Dave B sang Runaway and Sweet Caroline in his heat to a very receptive audience of around 1000 people. Positive feedback from the judges came Dave Bs way who loved what they saw. These quotes are in the corners of our web pages in the form of Red Sashes.
Its been all systems go on the gigging front with a fair few new venues getting Dave B in to rock their joints. A couple of highlights inc Kingsleys nightclub on April 24th which had a full house boppin to Dave Bs songs and where he returns on Sunday June 19th and The Country Club in Turners Hill Nr East Grinstead which was packed to the rafters and very receptive.
The 23rd July 2011 is a date for your diary as it is the annual PEVFEST music festival in the coastal village of Pevensey Bay where 40 acts coverge for an all day jam in 9 different venues. Dave B kicks off proceedings at 1pm in the award winning Beach Tavern and is also at the Castle Inn at 5.30pm These are 1 hour sets. This is a free event but collectors will be on hand for your hard earnt pennies.
Recently Dave B took part in British Airways Flying Start Charity events in aid of the Red Nose Charity. These include flying to Jersey and collecting in flight from passengers there and back dressed as ELVIS. 14 volunteers all told flew all over Europe raising money along with CBBC TV presenters Dick and Dom. Dave B also did a gig airside in the splendid North Terminal, Gatwick Airport on Red Nose Day March 18th in front of departing passengers as volunteers took a collection, over £650 was raised for this one event alone. Pictures of this week are now on the Galleries page along with pictures of Dave B singing live at the Elvis Euro Champs.
If you wish to get Dave B to your venue you can do this via our Contact page which is easy to fill in and a reply is assured within 24 hours. Many thanks for stopping by our news page do sign our guestbook before you leave.
Keep rockin one and all
January 4th 2011
Elvis Tribute Artist Championships 2011
Dave has entered the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Championships. This is being held at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham on the NEC complex. All the info regarding this weekend held on the 6th, 7th and 8th Jan 2011 can be found at www.elviscontest.co.uk including ticket prices, accommodation etc.
The Rockin Years Team.