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Dave is a musician and rapper from Streatham who was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2017 poll. He released the EP, "Six Paths" plus the singles: "Thiago Silva" and "JKYL+HYD" in 2016.
Hailing from Streatham, Dave is making big waves in music even though he's still at college, where he studies philosophy and ethics, music and law.
His biographical, heartfelt rhymes mark him out as a unique voice. "If I try to tell my story, swear down you would cry," he raps on his breakthrough single JKL + HYD, "But all you need to know is I've lost every single man inside my life".
Inspired by artists like Pink Floyd and Hans Zimmer, the classically-trained pianist employs slower tempos and a broader musical palette than his UK rap contemporaries; bringing him to the attention of Drake, who remixed the song Wanna Know earlier this year.
That triggered a record company bidding war ("I had labels playing deal or no deal like I'm Noel Edmonds," he raps on Picture Me) but he vowed to stay independent, learning from the lessons of Skepta and Stormzy.
Events for Dave
- Wed 22nd Nov 2017 DaveO2 ABC (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Nov 2017 DaveThe Limelight 1/2 (Belfast)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Nov 2017 DaveDublin Academy [1/2/ Green Room] (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Nov 2017 DaveThe Rescue Rooms (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Mon 27th Nov 2017 DaveManchester Academy (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Wed 29th Nov 2017 DaveWaterfront (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Thu 30th Nov 2017 DaveO2 Institute (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Dec 2017 DaveMotion/ The Marble Factory (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Sun 3rd Dec 2017 DaveKOKO (Camden)Buy Tickets
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