About Dave Edmunds
With a history rich in the traditions of rock & roll, Dave Edmunds has made a place for himself as one of the most-respected guitarists, songwriters, producers and bandleaders of the last 30 years.
With early hits like Sabre Dance with Love Sculpture, to classics like I Knew the Bride and Girls Talk with Rockpile, Edmunds has pioneered a path on rock radio only equaled by the artists who he has produced. Working in this capacity with such acts as the Stray Cats (Stray Cat Strut, Rock This Town and more) and the Fabulous Thunderbirds (Tuff Enuff) Dave brought his rockabilly sound to a new generation of rockers while maintaining a contemporary edge that would make the likes of Gene Vincent proud.
Dave Edmunds turned out an impressive number of hit singles before hitting high on the charts with his updated version of the New Orleans classic I Hear You Knockin‚ in 1970. With the first incarnation of his band Rockpile, Dave toured the world while continuing to hone his skills as a producer (1972‚s self-titled Foghat album) as well as dabbling for the first time in soundtrack work (David Essex‚s Stardust).
Edmunds began his long association with the former Beatles, working in Paul McCartney‚s band for „Give My Regards to Broad Street, recording with George Harrison and later appearing as a member of Ringo‚s All Starr Band. Edmunds also collaborated with Electric Light Orchestra mastermind Jeff Lynne on his Information and Riff Raff albums.
In late 1989, Dave served as musical director for the “Legends of Rock and Roll” in Rome featuring many of his heroes such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, B.B. King, James Brown, Bo Diddley and Ray Charles. In the 90s, Dave worked as musical director on the Lennon Tribute concerts in Liverpool and Tokyo as well as serving once again in Ringo‚s All Starr Band 2000.
Currently Dave’s passion is a return to his roots, so to speak. Early influences such as Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, have been the focus of Dave’s current studio work and live performances.
A diverse range of material, mixed with Dave’s classic hits and stunning guitar work, creates a dynamic show that brings audiences to their feet. Dave is thrilling his old fans and winning new ones with every performance.