Born David Patrick Andrew Sutherland Aug 1st 1970 Hammersmith, London. Style - Singer songwriter/Britgrass.It was in early 1993 that Dave Sutherland discovered the music scene in and around South London. By the end of '94 Dave was recording demos and gigging as far afield as Kentish Town! An early break was to perform at The Mean Fiddler in London which subsequently led to a booking at the Phoenix festival the following summer. With the likes of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison on the bill Dave was in good company (if only on the Acoustic Tent!) A nice twist was that the heavens opened prior to the set and Mr Sutherland played to a crowd of 300!The drive, gig, sleep, drive routine continued throughout the U.K. with Dave returning to London to a midweek residency at Hardys in Greenwich. A few shows opening for Glenn Tilbrook, an autumn tour in Ireland and an invite to the Glasgow Jazz Festival brought the year to a close.1996 found Dave's songwriting and fingerstyle guitar cross paths with Bert Jansch. This whole period was to be invaluable for Dave. An apprenticeship of sorts, Dave toured and opened the shows in some major theatres around the U.K. During this time Bert recorded and produced 'Navigator' Dave's first album. Undoubtedly the Jansch stamp has rubbed off in some form or other in Dave's work to date.Continuing to play the London circuit, things were about to change with the chance meeting of U.S. pedal steeler Bill Fleming. Two rehearsals before three London shows and 'London bootleg' was put together from the recordings. An invitation to go to America was instantly accepted, and that summer Dave touched down in Atlanta, Georgia.The short time in the States was enough for Dave to want to return as soon as possible!In March the following year Dave played his first U.S. tour accompanied by Martin Brown on Mandolin and Fiddle with Mo Clifton again on bass. Appearances at HarvestFest and Atlanta Dogwood festivals were among the highlights. Dave returned to London - It was time for a new album.......'Comfortable Junction' was finished by Jan '99. Recorded in Greenwich at Escapade Studios. Produced by Martin Brown and Gary Brady, the sessions were mainly recorded live with a full band behind the songs. Initially released in the U.S., Dave again crossed the pond for a tour stretching from New York to Florida to promote 'Comfortable Junction.' Nine states in all, including radio sessions and the odd television appearance has seen an increase in Dave's popularity there.His latest studio effort is "American Refrigerator" produced by Dave Dix. These songs reflect on his time spent in America and the influences his "Brit-Grass" style takes from there. Did you know an American Refrigerator is 33% bigger than a British one?