Dave Ellis first started playing guitar in the late 1970’s on hearing Jimi Hendrix and soon after chose the life of an independent traveling musician.

​Since those early days ​Dave Ellis has toured, performed and taught guitar throughout the U.K to Chicago Illinois, and eastern European countries in recent years including Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Belgium, Germany and Spain. 

Acknowledged for authenticity and keeping the Blues spirit alive, Dave Ellis has built a reputation of a true journeyman musician. Delivering live performances to audiences of thousands at festivals on tour, or intimate small club venues is considered a great honour and accolade to receive by Ellis.

​You may have also seen Dave Ellis performing with friends  Papa George, and ex Groundhogs  Egypt ​. Currently enjoying living a quiet life back in the English countryside, Dave teaches guitar, is writing new songs and preparing for the next new musical adventure in concert.

​​​​​​​​​​​Prestigious gigs and twenty nine European tours include   appearances at:

Dereham Blues Festival, Norfolk, U.K '22

​Hope Tavern, Lincoln's Home of the Blues, Holten Le-Moor, U.K '22

Barry's Blues Barn, Witham, U.K '20

Rhythm and Blues Café, Moscow, Russia '19

Kozlov Club, Moscow, Russia '19

Jam Club, Moscow, Russia '19

Club New York, Lodz, Poland '16
Dni Bochnia Festival, Poland '15
Cavern Freehouse, London '14
Ketach, Guitar Festival, Poland Headline act ’13
Nowa Sol, Dom Kultury, Poland ’13
Biskiupec BDK + Guitar workshop, Poland ’13
Puławy Smok ,Poland ’13
Gizycko – Caffe Crema, Poland ’13
Grodkow – Blues Party, Poland ’13
Staszów  + Guitar workshop, Poland ’13
Stara Huta koło Zamościa, Poland ’13
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland ’13
Gdynia Blues Club, Poland ’13
Przemyski Blues fest Headline act Poland ’12
mlyuury Blues fest Headline act Rusian Enclave ’12
Stumska noc Bluesova Festival,Poland Headline act ’12

Suwalki Blues Festival, Poland ’12
Swieto Festival tychy, Poland ’12
Osrodkiem Kultury Ochoty Warszawa, Poland’12
Margonin Wiatrakalia festival Poland Headline act’11
Lubniewich festival Poland ’10
Rozpoczal Festival Poland ’10
Bydgocsh Blues Festival Poland ’10
Pulawy Blues Festival, Poland Headline act ’10
Blues Brothers Day Festival, Wroclaw, Headline Act Poland ’06
Domecko Blues Club, Opola, Poland ’06
[Including advanced Blues guitar tuitional workshop] Poland ’06
Grodzisk Blues Festival, Poland ’06
Varniai, Bliuzo Naktys Blues Festival, Lithuania ’06
Muzyczna Owczarnia – Jaworki  Poland ’06
Jimiway Blues festival Poland, Headline act ’05
21st Jazz & Blues Festival Bialystok, Poland ’05
Willem Tells Blues Club, Belgium ’05
Daily Blues Club, Gdansk, [Including advanced Blues guitar tuitional workshop] Poland ’05
Muzyczna Owczarnia – Jaworki ,Poland ’05
Shoes For Blues, Brighton Blues Festival UK ’04.
Mary Port Blues Festival, UK ’04 Supporting Buddy Guy.
Ranch Blues Club, Cartagena Spain ‘04
Bury Blues Festival – Headlining Act UK ’03
Kingston Blues Festival UK ’02.
Banbury Blues Festival UK ‘01
Barrowden Blues Festival UK ‘01
Wilby Blues Festival UK ’01
Buddy Guy’s Legends Club  Chicago Illinois USA ’01
Spalding Blues Club UK ‘99
The Bottle Neck Blues Club UK ’97
Buckingham Blues Festival UK ‘96
And many others

 Tour photo gallery 01-22

3​8 years on the road..           "I chose this life because I wanted to be free", D.E 2021