Freelance Community Artist
I have worked in carehomes throughout the Northwest. I have also facilitated songwriting workshops for young people and people with special needs. I have also designed scenes for the Daneside Theatre All The Worlds A Stage and productions. and also designed scenes for the Daneside Theatre All The Worlds a Stage and Healing productions. I think for me its very rewarding to help people to be creative through these workshops even the smallest thing can make a huge difference. I can play a wide range of styles from the 1930's and world wars as well as jazz and songs of the time.
I have facilitated songwriting workshops throughout the Northwest and collaborated with young people and captured their ideas. I find this rewarding and inspiring work as its about the creative process of sharing and shaping ideas. From the emerging idea to the final recording Dave has run creative songwriting workshops for all ages and abilities at day centres, youth clubs and primary and secondary schools using a mixture of technology and live instruments for the last 7 years. I can offer songwriting workshops depending on location to people of any age and ability.
I am an engaging performer and really feed off the energy of any audience. I can tailor a programme to suit your needs. I have a big repertoire from the blues, folk, rock and reggae styles as well as my own classical repertoire if you require something a little bit different. I'm also in an exciting duo called Cadenza with Amy Wakefield on Violin where we combine classical with classical pop and this can be tailored to suit any occassion. Available for weddings, functions, special events throughout the UK.
I'm also in another duo called Dave Dove and Amy Wakefield and we've just created our first album called The Players with Duncan Wilcox on double bass. Samples can be found under Dave And Amy. We are now available for tour support, festivals, pups and clubs throughout the UK. Also if you are interested in our music and would like to help promote this please get in touch.
Throughout the years Dave has collaborated with different writers. Rupert Davis based in London, Mike Lewis in Sandbach, John Lindley in Congleton and this team of writers have all brought different ideas that have really enhanced the style of writing. I supported Seth Lakeman in 2007 at Middlewich Festival, John Tams (Fairport Convention) in Biddulph Town Hall and also came runner up in BBC Gloucester Folkquest.