SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SONGS with an upbeat progressive and hopeful message. Scottish folk singer Dave Hughes has been playing his original music all over the UK for the last 10 years. Recent tours have expanded to Germany, The Netherlands and The USA. From the smallest living room in Manchester to the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, Dave has carved out a niche for himself in honest songwriting that would sit on the shelf next to The Levellers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and the Clash. Current album ‘Doctors and Dates’ in an audio document of the struggles, recovery, and contemplation of mental health.
"With clear shades of The Pogues, The La's and Springsteen, he is clearly doing plenty right" - Kerrang
“Hughes has a voice that sounds like a bruise, choked with the rage and passion his lyrics speak” - Lisa-Marie Ferla, The Herald/Artsdesk/LastYear’s Girl
“With his musical cohorts, stomped his way through an Irish folk flavoured set of post punk songs that would surely have won the approval of Joe Strummer", - Bluesbunny
“Dave Hughes creates the type of folk music that gives me hope in this era of Ed Sheeran and his beige masses: thought-provoking and intelligent social commentary.” - The 405
"A must for anyone who is keen on the early days of Green Day, the later days of the Clash, and, as always, Bruce Springsteen" - Louder than War
review of Doctors and Dates “It’s got a little bit of punk mixed bit of rock and roll and is the kind of that’d make Brian Fallon smile.” - The Ruckus
RELEASES (Links to Listen) Spring 2015 - Rise, Again (Upcoming!) March 2014 – Doctors and Dates (Different Circle) February 2013 - In Death Do We Part ? (Different Circle) August 2011 - Despite th e Blackout (Corporate Records) July 2009 – Sinners and Saints (Self released)