Son of Dave

Born 4 January 1967.
Son of Dave

Biography

Benjamin Darvill (born January 4, 1967), known by his stage name Son of Dave, is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter, based in the United Kingdom. He was a member of Grammy nominated folk rock band Crash Test Dummies in which he played harmonica, mandolin, guitar and percussion before returning to his Blues, Beat-Box and harmonica driven solo work in 2000.

SOD was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was inspired to learn the harmonica after hearing James Cotton and Sonny Terry play at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

He moved to London, England, in 1998 and has remained there since. Son of Dave has recorded six albums to date and performed over eight hundred shows across Europe, as well as performing in Canada, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Uganda, Japan, Russia, and Cuba.

Son of Dave appeared on BBC television's Later...with Jools Holland in 2005, performing the song "Hellhound" before recording the song a few years later on the album "03".

His 2006 album 02 has been described as a mix of "cotton-pickin’ blues, vocalising beat-box, hard-breathing folk, steamy funk and even modern R&B".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Shake a Bone

    Shake a Bone 2010

    Reviewed by Leonie Cooper
    The ex-Crash Test Dummies man’s latest has an immediate yet lived-in feel.