Dave Carroll

Dave Carroll: A Thumbnail Sketch

Dave studied classical guitar with Robin Pearson whilst an undergraduate at University College Cardiff. He became known in the 1970’s for his work with the Birmingham-based Steve Gibbons Band, touring with The Who and appearing on “Top of the Pops”. In recent years, Dave’s adaptability as a guitarist has been much in evidence with the Royal Shakespeare Company for whom he has worked since 1990.

A few landmarks:

1980’s

Classical duos (Violin & Gtr/Flute & Gtr); teaching, composing, arranging.

1981

Album “The System” with former SGB partners Bob Wilson and Bob Lamb, featuring Dave’s song 60 Watt Pearl.

1987

L.R.A.M.(TD) with Cheryl Grice and Hector Quine.

1990

First RSC engagement: “The Last Days of Don Juan”

1995

Woodnote: Fusion Trio

1998

String Swing Twins: Gypsy Jazz guitar duo

2003

Beau Django: Hot Club-style quintet