Amy Wadge plus support, D A V I I D

Fri 4th November, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Amy Wadge plus support, D A V I I D
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Described by Bob Harris as “an irresistible, riveting performer” Gramm award-winner Amy is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer songwriters.

Her Thinking Out Loud co-write with Ed Sheeran became the biggest selling UK album of 2014, and In February 2016, the track won two Grammys at the 58th Recording Academy Awards Ceremony, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’. Amy has worked with Sheeran since he was 17 (his first EP was entitled Songs I Wrote With Amy).

With great vocal range in her emotive songs she has twice won the Best Solo Female Artist title at the Welsh Music Awards, ahead of Charlotte Church in 2002 and Cerys Matthews in 2003.

A gutsy performer with a voice that is “tough but tender” she has supported some of the world’s great artists – Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Eric Bibb and Jeff Beck – and has seven album releases to her name. Last year she unveiled her first solo release in six years – the EP Recovery – and her most recent EP, No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk – includes her own version of Thinking Out Loud.


d-a-v-i-i-d-nov-2016‘Beautiful…feel the hairs on your neck stand on end… (BBC Introducing)

‘A 21 st Century Nick Drake’ (Newcastle Chronicle)

‘Phenomenal’ (Chapel sound engineer Ed Norman)

‘Simply brilliant’ (The University paper).

Daviid aka David Smith is a Bath based 21 year old unique singer- songwriter with a 4 octave range. David’s guitar technique reminds us of Nick Drake with nods to modern guitarists such as Ben Howard and John Mayer, with a signature playing style that is at once folksy, yet also urbane and sophisticated. David has a rare ability on the guitar, creating spellbinding intricate patterns using a variety of complex tunings.

David’s unique singing voice and uncommon ability to soar through multiple registers is reminiscent of both Tim and Jeff Buckley; singing on unusual, unexpected beats, and creating a wonderful, floating, atmospheric multidimensional feel, a voice that is paradoxically fragile yet assured. David’s often haunting & symbolic songs cross over into multiple genres, referencing a connoisseurs choice of folk, pop, soul & funk, with echos of diverse artists such as Bon Iver, The Smiths, London Grammar, Nile Rogers and Matt Corby.

Link to soundcloud: am david