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Dave Peyton

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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).

Dave Peyton chosen to play the Olympia in Dublin on Arthur’s Day.

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.
 
Backstage there was a real sense of cameraderie among the bands, with members of Reko, Empire Saits and Dave Peyton all openly congratulating Maud. "I thought she was great," Peyton, who had turned in a storming performance on the night, told Hot Press. "They're a great band, with huge potential." The four national showcase bands will perform alongside international artists as part of the Arthur's Day line up in the following venues; Maud In Cahoots – St James's Gate Brewery, Dublin; Dave Peyton – Olympia Theatre, Dublin; Reko -Savoy, Cork and Empire Saints – Folan Quay, Galway. Judges present on the night included some of the industry's top experts including Jonny Quinn and Tom Simpson from Snow Patrol, Matt Cooke from MTV as well as Niall Stokes from Hot Press. Speaking at the showcase, Jonny Quinn said: 'There is no shortage of talent that's for sure. It has been a great experience for all who have taken part and we are excited about performing alongside the winning band on the 23rd September". Not only will the four bands get the opportunity to take part in this unforgettable experience, they will also receive studio time, a digital release from Universal and will find themselves splashed all over the cover of Hot Press magazine in a special feature.
 
Our Thursdays was a new dimension to the Arthur's Day programme, which continues the philanthropic legacy of Arthur Guinness. Orla Flanagan, Brand Manager, Guinness said "When we set about developing the programme, we never thought we would get such a huge response with over 800 Irish bands taking part. We are delighted to add these four great acts to the Arthur's Day line up. Excitement is really building now for Arthur's Day and I'm looking forward to raising a glass to Arthur at 17.59 on the 23rd September."
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