Before Beyond & Blue
Dave Lennox received formal tuition on piano and composition at the Municipal School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Ireland. Walking into a local record shop, he was introduced to Jimmy McGriiff's 'I got a woman' album. Jimmy and the Hammond organ made a deep impression and left a lasting legacy. After being involved with a number of bands in Dublin and writing and recording the title music for Ireland's top music show at the time, 'Like Now', he moved to London, England. Once in the UK, gigs, tours, albums, radio and TV shows followed with numerous artists and bands. 'I have been so privileged and lucky to play for people like Al Green, Archie Shepp, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ginger Baker, Jay Owens, Mick Abrahams, Art Wood and so many others'. Daves first CD 'Lufthalle' (soon to be available here), was written and recorded in the late 1980's but sat on the shelf for some years as Dave busied himself touring and writing for TV. It was finally released by Note Music in 2006. Best described as a 'Jazz Fusion' work, it contains many influences from the era in which it was written and is an entirely solo effort. The second CD 'Before Beyond and Blue, sees Dave joined by guitarist Winston DeLandro, Mick Eve on tenor sax and drummer Chris Sharley attempting to recreate some of the atmosphere from the Blue Note era. Driving organ grooves and lots of swing are the main components with an overall bluesy mood. Currently Dave performs with a number of London based bands, most notably the Lee Ryder Band, Richie Milton and the Lowdown and the Grapevine Blues Band.