Meet Dave Giles, a 33 year old singer-songwriter from London.
In January 2018, after an eight month fundraising campaign, Dave jetted off to Nashville to start work on his most ambitious project to date.
Having raised £23000, him and his producer, Dean Dichoso, put together a band of incredible musicians and found the perfect studio, located on the corner of Tennessee and 48th Street, Welcome To 1979, to make Dave’s second full length album. The ten songs they recorded live went straight to tape – just how all your favourite old records were made.
Mixing British-Folk and the Americana genre, the completed album entitled ‘Tennessee and 48th’ will be released on 2 November 2018.
Before then, Dave will take his new songs on the road, starting with a performance in Camden at Frank Turner’s Hand-Picked Artists for his Lost Evenings Festival in May, with a full schedule of album launch events planned for later in the year.
Dave has toured the UK extensively for the last eight years, building up a loyal and hardcore audience. He has shared stages with Jade Bird, Will Varley, Beans On Toast, Sean McGowen, Bry, Ben Marwood, Danny Gruff, The Candle Thieves, Chris TT, Nick Parker and many more. His music has toured Europe, Ireland and Australia. In October 2012 he released his debut album ‘Love, Life, Loss and Tea’ which was produced by Nigel Pulsford (Bush). Dave has also self-produced and released eight EPs since October 2010.
Pete RG is an American indie, singer-songwriter and producer from Los Angeles, CA. The name, RG, is taken from his childhood moniker, Argy, an abbreviation of his lengthy, Greek last name, Argyropoulos. His band includes his co-producer Brina Kabler (Keyboards & Vocals), Adam Kury (Bass), Dave Krusen (Drums) and Kevin Haaland (Lead Guitar).
Glastonbury based Nick Parker started gigging in his early teens playing mandolin and singing in folk/rock/skiffle band ‘Why?’, and spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. In 1998 Nick called it a day with Why? and started guitar band ‘Tobermory’. After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry ‘big’ boys and a few tours in Germany, Tobermory played their last gig in 2004.
In 2010 Nick embarked on a solo career and has since released three full-length albums, 2010’s ‘The King of False Alarms’ and 2014’s ‘Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird’ and last year’s ‘Besta Venya’, tracks from which have been played on various BBC6Music shows.
Over the years Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Wedding Present, Bright Eyes, Ben Marwood, Frank Turner, Mike Peters and Mike Scott among others, and he regularly tours with Bristol based Gaz Brookfield (as a separate act, but also playing mandolin in his band).
Nick’s songs are often tongue-in-cheek and cheerful, and on the rare occasion when fun IS poked it is always with a wry smile and an element of satire.
Although primarily a solo effort Nick often plays with his band ‘Nick Parker and the False Alarms’ which is a folky/rocky/country affair using guitars, fiddle, pedal steel, mandolin, bass and drums.
Over the last few years they have played at many festivals including Farmer Phil’s, Chagstock, Glastonbury and Lakefest among many others.