Dave Stone is one of Australia’s most dynamic and progressive Aussie Blues & Roots artists. As an accomplished singer, songwriter and crafted guitarist, he has toured extensively both in Australia and overseas. His signature guitar work, insightful original songs, and unique slide guitar skills have delighted audiences from Sydney to Shanghai.
He first came to the attention of music-lovers, audiences and international venues through his first album ‘Money Breeds Flies’ - a soulful collection of original songs, featuring the melodic, award-winning track “Simple Life”.
Born in the small town of Taree, Dave grew up influenced by the story-telling power of Australian country blues and folk rock. He has remained true to his roots, but has injected his unique style to create his own powerful blend of lyrics and guitar skills that now captivates both local and international audiences.
His unique style and hypnotic stage presence led to him being invited to represent Australian music at the Australia Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. This followed his previous success and popularity at the 2005 Aichi World Expo in Japan. Dave’s other international performance credits include the JZ Festival Shanghai the Japan Blues Festival, featured guest artist at the legendary Cotton Club Shanghai, as well as extensive radio airplay both at home and abroad. Recently, ’Simple Life’, off the ‘Money Breeds Flies’ album, was awarded First Prize in the Music Video Category at the Blue2Blue Drone Action Film Festival.
In addition to his performance schedule, Dave has launched his own Slide Guitar Tutorial video series on YouTube, and offers exclusive and private tutorials via Skype.
Currently, he is working on his much-anticipated second album, which is due for release in 2023.