Dave Onions

spins a solo career as a rootsy singer songwriter
with a distinctive percussive guitar style
During live performances I use guitars and mandolins,
but record with many different instruments including banjo, kora and percussion.


The music I record and perform is all original material written by myself and my wife.

About

Currently I work as a solo performer, using acoustic guitar and mandolin. I first became interested in guitar at age 14, my parents bought my first acoustic and after two lessons I decided to go it alone and teach myself.

At 17 I formed a non-professional progressive blues band - "Anubis" playing a mixture of self-penned material and blues covers, then followed periods with MoBirch and "Little Acre"and "Four on the Floor".

During live performances I use guitars and mandolins, but record with many different instruments including banjo, kora and percussion. The music I record and perform is all original material written by myself and my wife.

Many of the songs refer to world issues such as nuclear waste and testing, the problems created by the legacy of empire building (notably the Sudan and in Australia the plight of the Aborigines), war and conflict and problems facing the third world. There is also room for songs of love's lost and gained, plus a little frivolity/humour and a number of instrumentals.

Live Shows

Please check with venue before starting your journey in case of cancellation

APRIL

SAT 20 GREAT MALVERN HOTEL

MAY

FRI 3 RED LION EVESHAM
SAT 4 GOLDEN EAGLE, DERBY
SUN 5 NEEDLEMAKERS ARMS, ILKESTON *2PM*
WED 8 JOE JOE JIMS, BIRMINGHAM
FRI 17 MORDEN ARMS, LONDON SE10
SAT 18 OLD MILL, LONDON, SE18 *WITH ISOBEL KIMBERLEY*
FRI 24 THE HORNS, ASHBOURNE
FRI 31 COCK AND MAGPIE, BEWDLEY

JUNE

THU 6 KATIE FITZGERALD'S, STOURBRIDGE
SUN 9 PRINCE OF WALES, LEDBURY *4PM* START
THU 13 THE CROWN, OAKENGATES
SAT 15 ROMSLEY FESTIVAL *1.30*
WED 19 TOWER OF SONG, BIRMINGHAM
SUN 23 ANGELS , BELPER *4PM* START

JULY

SAT 6 BLACK BOY, WYRE HILL, BEWDLEY
THU 11 PLOUGH, WORCESTER
FRI 12 OLD NAGS HEAD, MONMOUTH
SUN 21 WHEELHOUSE **4.30**

AUGUST

FRI 2 SEVEN STARS, KIDDERMINSTER
WED 7 MALT SHOVEL, NORTHAMPTON
SAT 17 THE PEACOCK, DERBY
WED 28 FLOWER POT, DERBY
FRI 30 COCK AND MAGPIE, BEWDLEY

Video

CDs for sale

Some People
Some People

    Aftershock

    Situation Street

    It May Have Been You

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6 Degrees
6 Degrees

    Train of Fools

    Footprints

    No Apology

  • The second album, Six Degrees of Separation, features Micky Barker (Magnum) on percussion and also his son Spike on double bass. I make my first recording using Kora and add Didgeridoo courtesy of Ian Shaw.
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Homespun
Homespun

    The Push

    My Life

    Seasons For Change

  • My first release in 1998 was the album "Homespun". Recorded at home with a raw rootsy sound, containing the legendary "Shitfaced in Azda" and "Seven Pillars" instrumentals.
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Contact

david.onions.16

Phone: 07929 404 737

449dav@gmail.com

Venues: download a gig poster