I first started playing the guitar aged 6yrs old studying under Stephen Caswell (LLCM ) on Classical Guitar. He gave me the solid grounding and foundation going on to reach the highest levels on the Guitar achieving my Grade 8 in 6 months! Over the next 2 years I studied at Stoke College gaining a HND in Performing Arts (Music) and was trained by John Lambert (ARAM, LRAM). He enhanced my guitar technique and exposed me to many different styles including Flamenco, Jazz and Spanish guitar to Diploma level.
Dave Dove is considered one of Cheshire's finest musicians. In 2005 he won the North West Songwriter of the year. Dave Dove’s music has appeared widely in festivals as well as being broadcast on radio. His styles has been influenced by Harvey Andrews, Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, Francis Dunnery, Runrig, Mark Knoffler and the Beatles. His music touches on catchy folk, country and rock and blues melodies. Dave Dove is an Solo Guitar/Vocalist from Congleton in Cheshire and is classically trained performing to Diploma standard gaining a HND in Performing Arts and is an experienced songwriter. Dave is also a very experienced Acoustic Guitar performing in various lineups from traditional folk duos to rockabilly, rock and pop for over 25 years. Teaming up with lyricist Rupert Davis in 1992 he helped Dave discover how to improvise and arrange his own songs. He uses these skills to create his own arrangements as a Guitar/Vocalist today using live loops and vocal harmonisers to enhance the live experience. He also has created his own themed shows as well as general Acoustic sets meaning Dave can really mix up the styles adding his own twist on pop, folk, country, singalong and latin styles.
He has performed at various festivals throughout the UK including the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Middlewich and Shrewsbury. Notable performances included main stage support for Seth Lakeman in 2007 and Spiers and Boden in 2008. He also was a semi finalist in the BBC introducing and Finalist in BBC Shropshire Folkquest Songwriting competition. Dave has also performed at weddings and functions throughout the UK performing at Best Western Hotel chain with LNB Entertainment.