Harmonicadave (aka: Dave Hunt) is back with his great new album ‘Box Full of Blues’, a collection of Southern blues anthems, cool swamp tunes, and harmonica driven rockers. This 10-track album was produced by Andy Littlewood, and features guest musician spots by Mick Simpson, and The MEP Collective.
It all started for Harmonicadave about 100 years ago as a little kid playing drums to "The Little Red Rooster". Dave turned pro at the age of 18 and toured Germany, during that trip to Frankfurt the singer was so ill she had to return to the UK, so Dave took over vocals, he soon got the front man bug and never went back to playing the drums again.
In 1971 Dave formed the band 'Grecco', with Rick Woogar, Lee Baker, Andy Dransfield and Mick Clark. They had a great following and managed to reach the finals of the Melody Maker Rock Competition, coming in second place. In the mid 70’s, Dave played in the blues band 'Snatch', along with Steve Wilkinson, Craig Laing, Colin Wight and John Laforge. Dave took to playing harp after some great tips from Tony Wilkinson of the Bamboo Beat Band.
Dave's travels then took him to Spain, where he worked with ‘The Blue Thunder Band’, and played at prestigious Harley and Fiesta gigs, performing to huge sell out crowds. He played at the Calpe Bike Festival and was made an honoree member of ‘The Crusaders Harley Club’. Dave performed alongside big names such as B.B. King, Linda Gail Lewis (Gerry Lees Sister), and Dutch star Stephen Ackles. He also appeared on a number of Spanish TV & radio shows, and built up a big following through performing at his own blues nights staged at The Heartbreak Hotel Rock Bar, Daytona Rock Bar, Western Saloon, and The Guinness Bar in Benidorm.
On his return to the UK Dave continued to do his own solo gigs, as well as performing with other artists such as Blues Boy Kings, Starving Sid, Donna Shaw, Foot Nose Blues Band, and The Spitfires. In 2012, Dave signed a deal with UK label Mad Ears Productions, and has featured as a guest musician on album releases by Mockingbird Hill, Mick Simpson, and Malaya Blue.