Dave Hughes

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"With clear shades of The Pogues, The La's and Springsteen, they are clearly doing plenty right" - Kerrang

Dave Hughes is a riotous folk act from Glasgow, not that dissimiliar to the Dropkick Murphies, The Levellers and The Clash.

He has released three CDs, each going on to sell several hundreds of copies through nothing more than grassroots promotion and touring. The lead-off single, 'As You Are' from last year's "In Death Do We Part?" went viral on Youtube, attracting 3000 views in a single weekend, and the resulting sales of the single and album allowed them to record the follow-up, this year's 'Doctors and Dates".

With a strong DIY ethic, he has toured the UK several times a year since 2008 and played venues all around Glasgow including King Tuts and, amazingly, the Barrowland Ballroom (on a bill that included Frightened Rabbit, Big Country and Alabama Three). He has performed at influential London venues such as The Old Queen's Head, The Bull and Gate, and the Camden Head. Festivals under their belt include 2000 Trees, Guilfest and Rebellion.

In March of 2014 Dave completed a two week German solo tour. In Autumn of 2013 he did a short promotional tour of the East Coast of the USA, including playing at respected venues of Rockwood Music Hall (NY), Grand Victory (Brooklyn), and The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ). The last was a dream come true for him as he's a massive Bruce Springsteen fan!

"With clear shades of The Pogues, The La's and Springsteen, they are clearly doing plenty right" - Kerrang

Dave Hughes is a riotous folk act from Glasgow, not that dissimiliar to the Dropkick Murphies, The Levellers and The Clash.

He has released three CDs, each going on to sell several hundreds of copies through nothing more than grassroots promotion and touring. The lead-off single, 'As You Are' from last year's "In Death Do We Part?" went viral on Youtube, attracting 3000 views in a single weekend, and the resulting sales of the single and album allowed them to record the follow-up, this year's 'Doctors and Dates".

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