Dave Greaves 2020 Biography
In the ’70’s, during the heyday of English folk and rock music, musician/singer/songwriter Dave Greaves toured with many top artists including Sandy Denny and John Martyn and had deals with Island Music, EMI Music, Demon Records, Black Bear Records (The Stops) and Pye Records (Cheap Thrills). Dave was also one of the few artists who shared billing with Nick Drake during this time.
Dave’s CV includes being a founder-member of The Hull Truck Theatre Company,
playing electric guitar with many R&B soul outfits from The States including Johnny
Johnson and the Bandwagon as well as performing with his brother group MG Greaves and The Lonesome Too. Dave has also been electric guitarist on UK tours for Emmy winning, Texas Music Awards “Singer-Songwriter Of The Year” Bob Cheevers who was a show opener on what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour.
Most of Dave’s songs are from personal experiences telling poignant stories in his own very special language of the heart. Perfectly thought out guitar parts along with a smoldering (and as he puts it) gin-soaked voice set Dave Greaves apart from other world-class musician/songwriters from both “back in the day” and today. “He’s as real as it gets and utterly convincing”.
Originally from Hull, England, Dave now lives a peaceful life with his family in Scarborough, England on the banks of the North Sea. His song catalogue is filled with compositions that are pertinent, stunning and timeless.
“The Bright Side of Melancholy” (solo)
“Up Through My Window and Into My Feet” (Dave Greaves Band)
“Me and Lucky” (recorded in France with Paul Peterson)
“A Piece of this Life” (with Richard Adams)
“Younger by the Hour” (solo)
Dave was also part of experimental outfit NGO-X which recorded 6 albums that are still available.