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Dave Arcari

Rank #5 UK Glasgow, UK Blues / Rockabilly / Alt.Country


Label: Buzz Records/Dixiefrog Records

Bio: "Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man..." SEASICK STEVE

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  • Sat

    Jan 17

    Milton of Buchanan, UK | 7:30pm

    Milton of Buchanan, UK
    Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:30pm



  • Fri

    Jan 30

    Edinburgh, UK | 2:30pm

    Edinburgh, UK
    Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:30pm


    Edinburgh Blues Club with special guests Mike Whellans + Dave Arcari Edinburgh Blues Club Anniversary show.To celebrate the first anniversary of the club, we will be holding anniversary show exclusively for the members of the Edinburgh Blues Club.Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts. The club provide a monthly blues event, featuring touring blues acts from the UK and beyond, with support from the finest local blues artists. The Edinburgh Blues Club is run on a member subscription basis, where club members can pay 10 per month in return for access to the monthly events and newsletter. Tickets are also on public sale at Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland and Ripping Records.More info at http://edinburgh-blues.co.ukMike WhellansMike WhellansBorn in the Borders at the end of WW2, Mike began his musical life in the late 1950s/early 1960s playing his fathers drum kit, and by the age of 14 was playing in local dance bands. In 1969 he decided to turn professional and very soon released a first solo album. In the early 1970s, Mike was a member of the traditional Scots-Irish band, Boys of the Lough, and worked in a duo with fellow-Boy Aly Bain for about three years, playing amazingly clean and crisp flat-pick guitar behind Aly's fiddle; a very dynamic duo! Together with Bain, Whellans supported blues legend Son House at the Leith Theatre in 1970. In the 1980's and 90's, Mike then moved to live in Denmark and toured all over Scandinavia and in Germany and the Low Countries, as well as working back in the UK with those madcap Scottish musos, The Vindscreen Vipers Skiffle Group (Tich Frier, Bill Nolan, Malky McCormack and the late Danny Kyle). Now, Mike's living back in the Scottish Borders again and working as Scotland's only (as far as we know) one-man blues band - and there aren't that many in the UK either - with his guitars, mouth-harps, vocals and drum-kit - and of course his show-stopping, "mouth percussion"; a real tour de force. Mike is a regular sell out at the Fringe and a popular draw at blues and folk clubs within Scotland, Scandinavia and beyond. Mike is an astounding guitar picker, equally at home on 6, 12 string or electric guitars, and is an amazing mouth-harp player too. And the other things he can do with his mouth? Well, you've just got to see and hear his vocal percussion to be convinced. Added to this; he sings, is a drummer of no slight talent, writes songs, seems to have boundless energy, and you've got a great entertainment in prospect with the most dynamic one-man blues band any side of the Forth delta. Dave ArcariDave ArcariSLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcaris alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via eight internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases. A brand new album Givers & Takers is set for release in Spring 2015. His last album Whisky in my Blood was released on Finnish record label Blue North in March 2013. As well as showcasing Arcaris trademark National steel guitars, the release features performances on banjo, regular guitar and and cigar box which help capture the full breadth of Arcaris song-writing and performance. Arcaris second US tour seven weeks, 30 shows and 8000 miles taking in the East Coast, mild-west and south to Tennessee and Alabama in summer 2014 was an overwhelming success and the foundations were laid for future tours across the US. Arcaris festival appearances include Glastonbury (UK), BluesAlive (Czech Republic & Poland shows), Moulin Blues (Netherlands), The Great British R&B Festival and Peer Festival (Belgium). He has also played industry showcases at the North by North East (NxNE) music festival in Toronto, Canada and he was a finalist the UK Indy Music Awards reaching the top four in his category (best male solo artist). With a busy live schedule in the UK plus regular shows in USA, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Ireland Arcari is one of the hardest gigging live artists on the circuit. A series of shows with folks including Steve Earle, Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and Jon Spencer along with his relentless UK and European tour schedule have established Arcari as a formidable international solo performer who is fast building a media reputation as a 'hell-raising National guitar madman'. More info at http://www.davearcari.comMembers only, 10 (by regular subscription). Over 18 only.Share:

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    Apr 23

    EDINBURGH, UK | 8:00pm

    Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:00pm
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    Apr 25

    Glasgow, UK | 8:00pm

    Glasgow, UK
    Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Jun 12

    Newcastle, UK | 8:00pm

    Newcastle, UK
    Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:00pm
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