Dave Carroll is a singer-songwriter and composer whose wide experience in classical, rock and folk music is reflected in the sheer variety of styles at his command. His songs are lyrical, joyous, sometimes downright quirky and range from settings of ancient Celtic myths to issues of social justice and climate change. UK born, now resident in Nelson B.C., Dave picked up a guitar aged 6 and never looked back. After formal classical training and a degree in music Dave took a sideways step into the vibrant rock scene of 1970s Birmingham. One night Pete Townsend walked into the gig and in the next 7 years Dave, with the Steve Gibbons Band, cut 5 albums and toured Europe and the U.S.A. opening for ‘The Who’. The next step, in 1979, led Dave out of the SGB. He paused to release an album with studio band ‘The System’ which included his single ’60 Watt Pearl’, then settled quietly back into the world of classical guitar- composing, publishing, teaching and playing with a violinist and flautist. Then in 1990 the phone rang. Step 3 : For the next 17 years Dave was resident guitarist with the Royal Shakespeare Company in shows requiring every guitar style imaginable and a good number secured by Dave’s motto ‘if it's got plucked strings give me 3 weeks and I’ll play it’. In the time between cues, shows and tours Dave wrote and released 'Guitar', an album of his own classical compositions. A second album, ‘The Eternal Mountain’, was inspired by the RSC tour of Japan in 2005. Step 4 in 2006 saw Dave move into the depths of the English countryside, playing fiddle with the community ceilidh band and gigging with blues band ‘Stomp and Holler’ and the jazz trio ‘Spirit of Tango’. And he started song writing again. In his solo album ‘The Oaks That Still Stand’, released in 2016, goats romp in the yard, a mythical princess walks the Welsh hills and a city mourns the death of two homeless street vendors. Two all-original bands also blossomed in that decade– ‘The Details’ and ‘Soundboard’ an Alt.-Folk trio that it was a real wrench to leave behind when, in 2017, step 5 (more of a giant leap) landed Dave in Nelson B.C. He's still writing, standing up with his guitars/fiddle/ mandolin/banjo, making new connections and ready for more.