by David Metcalfe


"Legionnaire is a really nice album, entertaining, funny and poignant all at the same time. Particularly if you are a damaged catholic, stuff will hit various nerves. See him live because he is funny and dry.

" Fenny: "On the Wire"


Angelus Bell  

"The song is beautifully crafted, yet one of the most chilling and upsetting I have heard in many and many a day...raw, no artifice, no pretence, but , as someone once said,  3 chords and the truth, that's all you need."

Mike Harding


Jonathan Holden

The "Live Drift" version was featured on BBC Radio Lancashire's 2012 "Unmissable Year".





Thursday, 16 May 2019 8.00 Larder Cafe,  Lancaster Rd, Preston


Saturday, 7 September 2019 Silverdale Community Institute, opening for Edwina Hayes












Dave- front web

                                                                        "Dave is a powerful performer, who uses lyrics to pull at your heart strings..the drama in the songs is underpinned beautifully by the placement  and timing of some stirring chord structures."

  Phil Brown, Radio Lancashire, "The Drift".



"I really like this CD. It's pitched just right... a number of tracks..bring a smile to the lips.

On the serious side loss and betrayal bubble

to the surface. (He)... deserves to succeed for he tells it as it is."  

Folk North West