Dave Ellis left Liverpool and headed to London with his guitar at the tender age of 18. He was soon headlining at major venues, getting rave reviews for his extraordinary guitar playing, duetting with Gordon Giltrap and touring with his hero Bert Jansch. Melody Maker listed him as“one of the 6 best guitarists in the world.”

With the release of his solo album, radio and TV beckoned and after a spot on the Old Grey Whistle Test, Dave decided to form ‘The Dave Ellis Band’. Boo joined as the bass player and soon became the main singer. The pair became a solid partnership renowned for their unusual blend of powerful songwriting, exquisite guitar playing and beautiful harmonies.

On stage:

as good as it gets... musicianship is second to none, vocals spot on, intelligent songs, stage presence disarming and all in all, I’m looking to catch ‘em again before they head home.”
(The Bothy)

“Dave Ellis and Boo Howard simply exude class. With Boo’s wonderful voice and Dave’s stunning song writing and guitar playing, they are always classy, imaginative and engaging...
...a lot of superlatives, but they are that good.
(Chesham FC)

“Dave and Boo cover the full range of emotions in their songs, from the quirky and funny to the ethereal and deeply moving. A perfectly balanced sound that works in every corner of their fantastically varied repertoire.” (The Ram Club)

In the studio:

Dave & Boo’s latest album ‘Time’ (2022) gets a 5 star review in Rock n Reel:

“Whenever I listen to a new album from Dave and Boo I invariably find myself staggered at the sheer quality of the songs and the wonderful way that the pair arrange and perform them. The vocals and musicianship are of a knock-your-socks off calibre...this is a master craftsman and craftswoman at work.
(Dave White)

With regular appearances at festivals and folk clubs, Dave & Boo are now an integral part of the British acoustic folk scene and firm favourites with audiences up and down the land.

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