Dave Hunt (aka Harmonicadave) is back with his new album ‘Whiskey and Demons’, an exciting mix of Delta Blues, Southern Rock, and harmonica driven Rhythm and Blues. Dave teams up once again with producer Andy Littlewood, who has recently produced albums for the likes of Mick Simpson (‘Unfinished Business’), and Malaya Blue (‘Bourbon Street’). ‘Whiskey and Demons’ also features guest musician spots by Mick Simpson on lead guitar, and Pete Nelson on drums.
It all started for Dave Hunt 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 the 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 band 'Snatch', along with Steve Wilkinson, Craig Laing, Colin Wight and John Laforge. Dave took to playing harp after getting 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 Davidson 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 working with other artists such as Blues Boy Kings, Starving Sid, Donna Shaw, Foot Nose Blues Band, and The Spitfires. In 2012, he signed a deal with UK label Mad Ears Productions, and through his work with the label has featured as a guest musician on releases by Mockingbird Hill, Mick Simpson, and Malaya Blue. Dave’s debut album ‘Box Full of Blues’ was released in 2014, and received airplay from Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2), along with a session and interview on Jono Brine’s music show (BBC Radio Lincolnshire). The album also reached the top 20 in the IBBA Chart, and was voted album of the week in the Hit Tracks Top 100.