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

OCTOBER

FRI 07 THE BLACK BOY, BRIDGNORTH
SAT 08 YEW TREE, EDNASTON, DERBY

NOVEMBER

THU 10 GOLDEN EAGLE, DERBY
THU 24 KATIE FITZGERALD'S, STOURBRIDGE

DECEMBER

SUN 04 THE WHEATSHEAF, SHREWSBURY
FRI 02 NORMAN KNIGHT, WHICHFORD

Video

CDs for sale

Some People
Some People

    Aftershock

    Situation Street

    It May Have Been You

  • My new solo album is now available
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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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Message Me

Contact

david.onions.16

Phone: 07929 404 737

dav449@fsmail.net

Venues: download a gig poster