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

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

JULY

SUN 02 CLAVSTOCK, THE PLOUGH, CLAVERLEY
THU 06 THE CROWN, OAKENGATES
WED 12 SWAN SESSIONS, STOURPORT - OPEN MIC
THU 13 KATIE FITZGERALD'S, STOURBRIDGE
SAT 22 WHEELHOUSE, UPTON ON SEVERN 4.30 start
FRI 28 NORMAN KNIGHT, WICHFORD
SAT 29 SEVEN STARS, KIDDERMINSTER
SUN 30 RED LION ILMINGTON, AFTERNOON

AUGUST

WED 03 MALTSHOVEL, NORTHAMPTON
SAT 05 THE PEACOCK, DERBY
TUE 08 MERCHANTS, RUGBY
WED 09 THE SWAN, STOURPORT, open mic
SUN 13 WHEATSHEAF, SHREWSBURY
WED 23 TOWER OF SONG, BIRMINGHAM
FRI 25 COCK AND MAGPIE, BEWDLEY

SEPTEMBER

WED 06 SWAN, STOURPORT, open mic
WED 13 THE FLOWERPOT, DERBY
FRI 15 PIESSE OF PIDDLE, WYRE PIDDLE

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