For the past decade Dave Woodcock has been carving out a reputation as one of the finest songwriters and most incendiary live performers around. First with his band Taste Of Shotgun whose prolific output (4 albums in 2 years) and legendary live performances caused a stir in the pre-New Yorkshire scene of the early noughties and then as a solo performer renowned for his passion and heart-on-sleeve balladry.
In 2007, he released the well-received mournful solo album ‘Wednesday’s Child’ which was compared favourably with ‘the best of Leonard Cohen and Richard Hawley’. Backed by his band The Dead Comedians, 2009 saw the release of the acclaimed and award-winning ‘Omaha High Low’ an album which married his distinctive style to a sympathetic full band sound.
2011’s ‘Poisoned Nights and Bar Room Lights’ further expanded the band’s sound and received more widespread critical praise eventually picking up the Best Album award at the Sheffield Scenester Awards in 2012, beating out the likes of The Arctic Monkeys. Since then, the band has undergone some line-up changes and written a new collection of songs with a harder rock sound which culminated in recording the new album ‘Medicine’ at Sheffield’s prestigious 2fly Studios.