DAVE B ROCKIN'
Welcome to the website of DAVE B
One of the UK's most renowned tribute artists and rockin' vocalists
Welcome to the website of DAVE B. One of the UK's most renowned tribute artists and rock n roll vocalists. As seen on BBC TV, heard on radio stations across Europe, seen in London's West End and various touring theatre rock n roll shows.You will find all there is to know. Photos, biography, videos, gig guide and more.
Dave B has been into all things 50s and early 60s for as long as he can remember. At the age of 9 he was given Elvis' 40 Greatest Hits as a birthday present, that was the start of his love affair with rock n roll, rockabilly and country music.
Dave yearned to perform having seen various theatre productions in his home town of Eastbourne. It was rock n roll shows that really caught his imagination. This would come later.
A fan of Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Shakin Stevens, Robert Gordon, Chris Isaak and more it was actually Buddy Holly that got Dave his break. Having appeared in a few Am Dram productions, the theatre company Dave was performing for heard of the BBC wanting 3 prospective Buddy Holly's to compete on a BBC TV show called "Whatever You Want" presented by Gabby Roslin. Dave auditioned, got on the show and won. His prize? Performing in the West End show Buddy in front of TV camera's. Not a bad way to start your singing career.
That was it, the bug had set in. Dave set about fulfilling his dream, starting in the pubs and clubs of South East England.
Dave joined local band Rockaround before being asked to audition for a new project, The Buddy Presley Band. Dave got the part playing Elvis and Buddy Holly. The show went national. The highlight was headlining the Sweetlake Rock n Roll Revival in Holland.
This show and it's members then formed Elvis v Jerry Lee Lewis The Showdown.
This show then picked up momentum with audience reactions getting more hysterical. Dave was then asked to dep for hit show Rock n Roll Paradise as Buddy Holly and Elvis. He did so on numerous occasions before being taken on full time as his hero Ricky Nelson and The Big Bopper of all people.
He then took the bold move to create his own show Travelin' Man The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show. Becoming Europe's 1st and only show dedicated to the legend. This show and all Dave's Ricky Nelson projects are on his other website https://rickynelsontribute.com/ Also at present Dave fronts his own classic 50s rock n roll band Dave Bs Good Rockin Tonite playing on the rock n roll circuit as well as Festivals and Weekenders.
Dave has also recorded 5 albums one of which he recorded in Memphis entitled Memphis Milestone.
His albums inc First Take, Memphis Milestone, Beyond My Dreams, The Dave B Shaky EP, and his latest ADDICTED TO ROCK n ROLL. Plus his Ricky Nelson Tribute album Travelin' Man.
His music has been played on stations across Europe on FM stations and Internet based stations. Splinterwood Radio, Miskin Radio, Meridian FM, BRFM, Dixie Radio, Fubar Radio interview with Justin Lee Collins, BBC local stations and more.
In 2023 DAVE B was signed to Humbug Records, all his previous albums are to be released via streaming and any future albums will be released by hard copy and streaming also.
There's more to come from this rock n roll artist.
DAVE B is available to book as a tribute to Ricky Nelson, Shakin Stevens, Johnny Cash,Big Bopper, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and or a classic rock n roll night featuring all the classic rock n roll and country hits of the 50s 60s and 70s.
Available solo or with full band.
See the Contact page for info