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

I 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".

Currently I'm working as a solo acoustic player.
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

MARCH

SAT 04 THEATRE ON THE STEPS, BRIDGNORTH
THU 09 KATIE FITZGERALDS, STOURBRIDGE
FRI 17 BREWERS ARMS, MALVERN
TUE 21 MERCHANTS INN, RUGBY
THU 30 GOLDEN EAGLE, DERBY

APRIL

FRI 07 PIESSE OF PIDDLE, WYRE PIDDLE
WED 05 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
WED 12 THE FLOWERPOT, DERBY
WED 19 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
FRI 21 NAGS HEAD, MONMOUTH
SUN 30 PRINCE OF WALES, LEDBURY *4PM START*

MAY

FRI 05 COCK & MAGPIE, BEWDLEY
WED 10 CAFE RENE, GLOUCESTER
SAT 13 RED LION, ILLMINGTON
WED 17 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
SUN 21 WHEATSHEAF, SHREWSBURY

JUNE

THU 01 NELSON & RAILWAY, NOTTINGHAM *8.30* START
FRI 02 BLACKBOY, BRIDGNORTH
WED 14 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
SAT 17 TENBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL
THU 22 GOLDEN EAGLE, DERBY
FRI 30 SEVEN STARS, KIDDERMINSTER

JULY

WED 12 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
THU 13 KATIE FITZGERALD'S, STOURBRIDGE
SAT 22 WHEELHOUSE, UPTON ON SEVERN

Video

CDs for sale

Some People
Some People

    Aftershock

    Situation Street

    It May Have Been You

  • My new solo album is now available
  • Buy safely with PayPal £12.00 inc pp
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.
  • Buy safely with PayPal £12.00 inc pp
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.
  • Buy safely with PayPal £12.00 inc pp

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Contact

david.onions.16

Phone: 07929 404 737

449dav@gmail.com

Venues: download a gig poster