As a founding member of the multi-award winning cult British blues band The Hoax, Jesse Davey was central to reshaping and revitalizing the sound of British Blues in the late 90’s. His charismatic stage presence and his legendary guitar tone were central to the band being voted Britain’s number one blues band for five years running leading to their induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame.
His playing, influenced by the greats such as B.B King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan has developed into a mature and personal style ranging from blistering pyrotechnics with jazz and even classical flavors, to beautiful and soul searching solos which run the gamut of emotions from exquisite melancholy to explosive joy. Double Trouble were knocked out with his playing when he played with them at the Indigenous Jam in America, while Buddy Guy was overheard saying to Eric Clapton “You’d better watch out for this guy”, after a couple of blistering sets supporting him at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Jesse’s latest album showcases not only the remarkable talent of someone who many consider to be one of the country’s top blues guitarists, but also as a composer, producer and multi instrumentalist. It is easy to see why his skills have been used by the likes of Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart and Ringo Starr among many others.
Check out Mr. Davey at: music.jessedavey.com