Australian Tour Dec 2017 / Jan 2018
Handsome Tours and Astral People are thrilled to announce the Australian debut of South London’s Dave. The hotly tipped grime emcee and producer will perform at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney and Howler in Melbourne. Also appearing at Falls Festival nationally over New Years 2017-18.
“The urban scene’s heir apparent”
“The future of British hip-hop looks brighter than ever”
“The more complex his storytelling is, the more vital Dave becomes”
New York Times
The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity for the 18-year old superstar in the making. Following a joint North American tour with AJ Tracey, an appearance on Drake’s ‘More Life’ compilation, two hotly anticipated sets at SXSW and a sold out UK tour, Dave would showcase his undeniable talents to the masses, playing “Picture Me” and “Wanna Know” on Later… with Jools Holland.
Dave is making big waves in music even though he’s still at college, where he studies philosophy and ethics, music and law. His biographical, heartfelt rhymes mark him out as a unique voice. “If I try to tell my story, swear down you would cry,” he raps on his breakthrough single “JKL + HYD”, “But all you need to know is I’ve lost every single man inside my life”.
Inspired by artists like Pink Floyd and Hans Zimmer, the classically-trained pianist employs slower tempos and a broader musical palette than his UK rap contemporaries; bringing him to the attention of Drake, who remixed the song “Wanna Know” earlier this year.
He is currently working on a debut album with producer Fraser T Smith, whose credits include Adele’s 21 and Kano’s Mercury-nominated ‘Made In The Manor’.
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