Dave Davies


Wednesday 15th March 2017

Dave Davies

Where are you from?
Muswell Hill, London.

What do you do?
I’m a musician, singer, performer, writer and artist.

Describe your style in three words?
Adventurous, fun, classic.

You can make a record with anyone from history?
Eddie Cochran - he was my main inspiration although Chuck Berry was equally as important.

What’s the best gig/show you’ve ever been to and why?
US Festival in the states in the early 80s. Unfortunately, recordings and video footage from that festival aren’t available but my favourite live recording of us is The Kinks’ 'One For The Road' doing 'Celluloid Heroes'.

Who would you say is your biggest inspiration musically?
Chuck Berry.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Swami Vivekananda because I thought he was the most cutting edge spiritual teacher that I’ve come across.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Pubs and football. Up the Arsenal!

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Share it? I don’t know, we played shows with most sixties performers but I liked The Yardbirds and The Hollies the best.

What music did you listen to growing up?
Everything from Burt Weedon to The Ventures to Leadbelly to Big Bill Broonzy to Django Reinhardt etc...

Dave Davies is the legendary lead guitarist and co-founder of The Kinks. His distinctive guitar sound and unique style have influenced the landscape of rock music for generations. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee released his latest album 'Open Road' in March 2017, a collaboration with his son Russ Davies.

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