|"Dave, saw your Shaky tribute last sat night and loved it. You were as good as the real deal that we saw in November."
Cheryl Potter (in the guestbook)
Dave B's News Archive 2012
The look and sound of the king and more ……!
October 18th 2012
Hi to you All
Its been a while since my last informative update.
Another very busy year is drawing to a close and its been a very busy one indeed.
The solo project has opened up many more new venues looking for that Dave B vibe.
The all new Shakin Stevens & Friends Show has been very successful especially at 2 venues The Fishermans Club in Eastbourne [ the biggest in said town] and the very lively Inn on The Park at Deanland Homepark both have rebooked for 2013 8 gigs between them.
In between all this my project running alongside my solo act is The Buddy Presley Band. This is a very authentic take on the music, look and sound of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, a 7 piece band, guitar, drums, bass, 3 backing vocalists and yours truely as the frontman.
We have been rehearsing since the turn of the year and have recorded 8 tracks and 2 video's. The video's look great and will feature on youtube and the bands all new website which will be up and running very soon.
Then on 17th we have our 1st ever gig at The Talk caberet venue in Norwich, tickets are £7.50 via The Talk website or on the door.
Im very excited about this and feel we can take it to another level than that of the Dave B Rockin Years show and its good to be back with a band again after a 5 year break since I was frontman for Rockaround.
Having said that im venturing to Gloucestershire to Tewksbury to be precise with my solo show on December 15th where my rock n roll/Elvis show will make its debut at Tewsbury YMCA Social Club, this is my 1st and only long distance gig of 2012 and im looking forward to it very much so see you there.
Bookings are coming in thick and fast for 2013, did I really say 2013? Well they are and it could be one of the best years for me as a vocalist.
I have decided though not to enter the annual ETA European Championships in January 2013 as im gigging anyway but feel I have now moved on from those type of festivals/conventions.
Well any other news and you will hear it 1st on these pages, thanks for stopping by and do come and say hi to me at any gig and please feel free to sign the guestbook to let us know what you think of the website.
February 25th 2012
We are pleased to announce DAVE Bs new venture to run alongside his solo act. The finest musicians in the rockabilly/rock 'n' roll scene have been recruited to bring you The Buddy Presley Band a 4 piece outfit specializing in 50s Presley, Cash and Holly.
The line up is
Rehearsals are under way as we speak and the band are looking to recreate the authenticity of the time with the sound and clothing an important part of the act. For bookings call Neale on 07984331420 or email neale.hobday @ oceanmedia.co.uk. Gigs will be announced on the gig guide and on the band website when its up and running.
- DAVE B - Vocals
- NEALE HOBDAY - Bass
- CORRADO DI IANNI - Guitar
[CRAZY JAY & THE PARTYTIMERS,
- PAUL ATKINSON - Drums
[PAUL ANSELLS NUMBER NINE,
DAVE B HQ
Gigs For December
Gigs For January
1st Rockin at The Scots Club, Heathly, Milton Keynes
13th Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill, East Sussex
15th Inn on the Park, Deanland, Nr Hailsham, East Sussex
19th Golfers Arms, Great Yarmouth (Shakin Stevens Tribute)
23rd Winter Dance Party, Norton Grange, Warners Hotel, Isle of Wight as The Big Bopper
31st Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill, West Sussex ELVIS NIGHT.
18th Good Rockin Tonite, Esher Rock n Roll Club
19th Good Rockin Tonite, 3Rs Rock n Roll Club, Reading
21st Good Rockin Tonite, Carshalton Rock n Roll Club
23rd Rock n Roll Paradise as Ricky Nelson and Big Bopper
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
27th Trade Union Club,Eastbourne