Bristol-based Dave Wright began performing his own music at college where he helped to run a folk club in the 1980s.
Dave released two albums of his own work, Kathy’s Eyes in 1995, and Lost In The Wilderness in 2001, and has sold hundreds of CD’s at his live shows.
Dave performs mainly in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset areas and has also performed several shows in London. He supported Nick Kane of The Mavericks at his show at the 12 Bar Club in 1998. He has also performed at the Glastonbury Festival, the Ashton Court Festival and the Radio 1 Sound City Festival in Bristol in 1995.
Dave has a number of awards to his credit. He was awarded a Top 10% Achievement Award in the 1998 Unisong Song Contest. He was named Songwriter Of The Month for November 2004 by rootsmusic.co.uk and has played at several of their songwriters’ showcases.
Dave was featured in Mojo magazine’s Local Heroes section in 1998, and his music and life story was chosen by the Fullard Group to feature in their European Computer Driving License CD-ROM package in 2001. Part of the deal included making a video of his song “”Lost In The Wilderness””.
Dave’s song “Slick” was used by the US TV show “High School Reunion” in 2008, and “I Cry For Her Heart” was used by Heather Tobin for her film “Damned” in the same year.
After a long gap, 2010 saw Dave release his third album “The Handkerchief Lady”. The album is recorded, arranged and produced by Dave MacMullan, formerly of The Corrs’ touring band and the pro-tools engineer for David Bowie. Dave also plays keyboards on the album, which is available from our Online Music Store. The album is named after Dave’s mum Pam, who apparently met his dad just after the Second World War by selling him all her handkerchiefs at her Church fete one summer in Bromley in South London.