Benjamin Darvill (Son of Dave)

Benjamin Darvill (Son of Dave)


“That Ben Darvill was HOT on the harmonica” – Neil Young in Special Deluxe autobiography

“Son of Dave: Genius. Did I say it? Genius. The most original musical artist in the blues idiom that I’ve ever heard since Little Walter at least.” – Mendelson Joe

Son of Dave is an established international act recently returned to his native Winnipeg, Canada after 24 years based in London, UK. His style is unique, hugely funky, and based in the blues. He’s a world renowned one-man harmonica and beatbox party, with well crafted songs, percussion, jokes and a huge sound packing a dance-floor every time.

As a recording artist, his songs have been used in huge TV shows, feature films, and on rotation on national radio stations in UK, France, Italy, Switzerland. He has played over 1,400 concerts across Europe, Canada, U.S.A, Australia, Africa, and Russia. He has had music sync-ed in Breaking Bad, Preacher, Bloodline, Crash (series), Gossip Girl, a Warner Bros Robin Williams film and more. He has been the support act for Iggy & The Stooges, Sleaford Mods, UB40, Heavy Trash, John Cooper Clarke, C.W.Stoneking, Supergrass, The Troggs, The Yardbirds. He has played MainStage at Bestival and The Big Chill, and played Montreux Jazz, Montreal Jazz, Fuji rock, Glastonbury, and The Big Day Out. He was a member of Grammy nominated Crash Test Dummies for ten years.