Stompin’ Dave Trio

Sunday 30th July 2023
8:00 pm

£14 Adv £17 Door

Event Description

Stompin’ Dave & Lucy Piper Trio


Stompin’ Dave teams up with superb drummer Lucy Piper and outstanding bassist Sophie Lord to form an exciting new trio.

“In other parts of the world, they have cyclones, tornados and hurricanes, in the UK we have Stompin’ Dave. Dave is a phenomenal artist” Blues In The South. A former member of former UK Blues Band of the Year The Producers. Stompin’ Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in 2014.

With over twenty-five years of experience working exclusively as a musician, Dave has consistently given over one hundred performances per year across the UK and beyond, including many major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival.

Exeter-based drummer Lucy Piper is the daughter of the late blues guitarist, writer and broadcaster Julian Piper – widely acknowledged as a leading UK exponent and authority on blues. Lucy performed with Julian’s band Junkyard Angels. The band were often the backing band for touring musicians from the USA.

In the past few years, Lucy has spent many nights performing in Mississippi, USA alongside many top musicians including the multi-Blues Music Award-winning Watermelon Slim. Lucy played drums on Ryan Perry’s album High Risk, Low Reward, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award 2020. (Universally recognized as the highest award in blues music.)

Joining Dave and Lucy is tremendous bassist Sophie Lord. Mentored by Norman Watt-Roy bass player with Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Sophie has performed with an eclectic mix of different artists including former members of Level 42, UK singles charting R&B artist Marlon Roudette, and punk legend Viv Albertine lead singer of The Slits.

Sophie currently performs with all-star blues band Bluesclub which includes former members of Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, and The Pretenders.

“Stompin’ Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots” The Telegraph

“Let’s face it, in adding the quality of his original material the man is a downright genius.” Blues In Britain.

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