Singer/Songwriter/Musician, hailing from Ireland. Raised in the small country town of Daingean in the midlands after he and his family moved down from Dublin in the early 80’s. Dave Peyton became a household name when he brought some much-needed rock to RTE's You’re a Star with his band Dave’s Radio, and has more recently released a solo album called “Couch Lovers”.
Dave recorded his Album in the summer of 2009 in Dockside Studio, Maurice, Louisiana, host to acts such as BBKing, Scarlett Johansson, Dr John, Bobby Charles, The Givers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mark Knopler and many more. Dave’s Album “Couch Lovers” was Coproduced and mixed by Gareth Mannix/Dave Peyton, and mastered by Bruce Barielle.
For the past few years Dave has been gigging extensively and trying out his new material on crowds around Ireland and across the water. He has been very fortunate with gigs, having shared stages in small venues and big festivals with Irelands finest The Frames, The Blizzards, Mundy, The Pogues, The Hothouse Flowers, Declan O’Rourke, Ronnie Drew, The Walls, and many International Acts such as, Avril Lavigne, Star Sailor, The Editors, Sister Sledge and The Mystery Jets. Dave’s music has been described as driven and dynamic with killer riffs, all topped off by his charismatic melodic vocals. Dave’s voice is without doubt his strongest attribute. Be it delicate, heart-wrenching melodies or soaring, anthemic choruses, Dave has a voice that can capture the spirit and lift the soul.
His talent is one that is truly unique and individual, This shines through in his music. Comparisons don’t come easy and he has a sound that is truly unique. Thomas Black (EMI Records) described Dave Peyton as one of the best singer songwriters he’d seen in years and took him to the UK where he worked with legendary producer Steve Osbourne (New Order, Placebo, Suede, U2, Radiohead, KT Tunstall).
THE Guinness 'Our Thursdays' National showcase took place last week in Lavery's, Belfast. From an incredible 800 hopeful bands, four emerging Irish acts, including Offaly's Dave Peyton put on performances that really showcased the richness of raw Irish talent in front of a packed audience. To the delight of the crowd and the four bands who took part, Jonny Quinn made a surprise announcement and revealed that while it had been planned that only three bands would be selected to play alongside the amazing international talent in the studio venues in Cork, Galway and the St. James's Gate Brewery on Arthur's Day, now all four bands will go on to play at the main Arthur's Day celebrations on the 23rd September.