It all started for Dave Hunt as a little kid playing drums to Rolling Stones and the Kinks.
Dave turned pro drummer at the age of 18 and toured Germany, during one tour in Frankfurt the singer was taken ill, she had to return to the UK, so Dave took over the vocals, he soon got the front man bug. From then on Dave became a Vocalist blues harp player.
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 honorary member of ‘The Crusaders Harley Club’.
Dave performed alongside big names such as , Linda Gail Lewis (Gerry Lee’s Sister), many top touring UK bands 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 Solo 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, now using a loop pedal, as well as working with other artists such as Blues Boy Kings, Starving Sid, Donna Shaw, Hull Interceptors,Stark, The Spitfires and many more .
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, Malaya Blue, and Donna Shaw from USA.
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).
2015 saw the release of his second album ‘Whiskey and Demons’ which was voted album of the week by Hit-Tracks Top 100, and was selected as one of the IBBA ‘picks of the month’, which resulted in the album reaching number 3 in the British Blues Airplay Chart. Track 2 Mississippi Blues (Instrumental version) Features on the opening scene of the 2017 Movie “Southern Fury” starring Nicholas Cage and John Cusack
2017 saw the release of album three “100 Horses” selected as album of the month by IBBA and received airplay from Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) featuring lyrics written by Anita Haven. Dave teams up once again with producer Andy Littlewood, and guest musicians include Darren Yates, and the MEP Collective.
2017 September 18th “Shade of Grey” 6 Track EP released, made number 15 in IBBA charts for September and was played on the BBC Introducing page.
Dave can be currently seen performing up and down the country with his band ‘The Legendary Nighthawks. (see band page)