Chanteur Country Anglais.
Dave Sheriff was born in the heart of the country on the
Doverdale Estate near Droitwich in Worcestershire, England where his father
worked as a gamekeeper. The family then moved to the Reading area in Berkshire
where Dave made his first public appearance at Bradfield Village Hall back in
1958 playing the harmonica, beginning a lifetime fascination of playing musical
instruments. He was educated at Chiltern Edge Secondary Modern School, Sonning
Common where he was an active member of the school choir. After teaching himself
to play the drums, he progressed to guitar, and then started playing all three
instruments together to become a very popular club act, and a world famous ‘One
Man Band’ having no less than nine entries in the Guinness Book of Records
between 1982 and 1989. This led to TV appearances in Hilversum Holland, Rome
Italy and Helsinki Finland as well as two appearances with Roy Castle on BBC TVs
'Record Breakers' in London, and personal appearances on the European Record
Breakers tour in Grenoble France, Fak am see Austria and Copenhagen, Denmark.
During the 1970s, he worked as a session musician playing harmonica and keyboards on TV shows with Kelvin Henderson and Pete Sayers and whilst working at the prestigious Wembley Country Music Festivals in London, worked with top American Country Artistes Don Gibson, Dennis 'McCloud' Weaver, Ronnie Prophet, Caroll Baker, Dave & Sugar and the Nashville Superpickers which included Lloyd Green, Charlie McCoy, Johnny Gimble and Pig Robbins which led to more TV appearances on the BBC series 'Sing Country' from Snape Maltings in Suffolk.
He also toured with 'Cowboys Sweetheart' Patsy Montana and Country legend Slim Whitman on his 1977 tour.
In the 1980s, Dave was 'discovered' playing at a Midlands talent showcase by entrepreneur Bernie Burgess (an ex member of the legendary Jones Boys) who molded his 'one man band' musical act into that of a polished cabaret performer. It was thanks to Bernie that Dave received the 'Midlands Musical Entertainer' award at the New Cresta Club in Solihull in 1981
Another TV appearance followed in 1984 when he was cast as Country Singer 'Whispering Fred Jones' in the long running ITV soap 'Emmerdale Farm'
He began writing and recording in 1991 and his debut CD album ‘One Man Band Extraordinaire, which contained sixteen of his own songs, was awarded ‘Best Album’ at the 1993 ‘UK Country Music Radio Awards’.
Finding it almost impossible to get a recording deal, he decided to form his own recording and publishing company ‘Stomp Music’, and now has an impressive catalogue of CDs containing the many songs he has written.
Dave has recorded many of his songs in Nashville, working with the very musicians responsible for creating that very distinctive 'Nashville Sound' -
The highlight of Dave’s career has to be singing at the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, USA where he was invited to appear in June 2000 by Porter Wagoner.
Dave returned to Nashville in September 2005 to start recording the highly acclaimed ’Overworked & Underpaid’ album. Included in this album is the song ‘I wish I had a Bassman like The Jordanaires’ which is a tribute to tremendous contribution made by the group to the music business stretching right back to 1950s -
Three singles from the album (including the above) have reached the Number one position in the British Country Music charts
Talents : Singer, Guitar, Harmonica
Style musical : Contemporary Country
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Years in activity :
|1983||SP DAPA 383 (UK)||.||Dont Tell Me Lies / A Woman Touch|
|1998||SP ? (UK)||Red Hot Salsa (christmas party mix) - Red Hot Salsa (radio mix) - Walk The Line With Auld Lang Syne|
|1978||LP 12" TANK BSS 302 (UK)||FILL MY HAT WITH SILVER|
|1979||LP 12" TANK BSS 154 (UK)||DAVE SHERIFF|
|07/1998||CD STOMP 009 (UK)||UK LINE DANCE TOP TEN - Move That Way / Teaching Speed / Spainish Stomp (Pisa Espaniol) / Teaching Speed / Tropical Momement / Teaching Speed / Saddle Creek Boogie / Teaching Speed / Boogie Woogie Sheriff / Teaching Speed / Red Hot Salsa / Valentine Waltz / Teaching Speed / When You Move That Way / Broncos Rodeo / Teaching Speed / Mirror Image / Teaching Speed|
|11/1998||CD STOMP ? (UK)||LOVE TO LINE DANCE 2|
|11/1998||CD STOMP ? (UK)||LOVE TO LINE DANCE 3|
|11/1998||CD STOMP 011 (UK)||LOVE TO LINE DANCE 4 - Teaching Speed (Mexican Salsa) / Mexican Salsa / Teaching Speed (Soul Survival) / Sol Survivor / Teaching Speed (Tia Maria Cha Cha) / Tia Maria / Teaching Speed (Rosie Marie Waltz) / Rosie Marie / Teaching Speed (Do The Mambo) / Do The Mambo / Teaching Speed (Always & Forever) / Always & Forever / Teaching Speed (Tango Montana) / Tango Montana / Teaching Speed (Brazillean Samba) / Brazilean Samba / Teaching Speed (Rainbow Rhythm) / Rainbow Rhythm / teaching Speed (Let's Meringue) / Let's Meringue|
|11/1998||CD STOMP ? (UK)||LINE DANCE FUN AND FROLICS WITH SLIMBO|
|11/1998||CD STOMP ? (UK)||NEW WESTERN DANCE|
|12/1998||CD STOMP 8 (UK)||FLY AWAY - Fly Away / Four Wheel Cowboy / Heart Made Of Stone / More Than One Heart / Strong Love / Unforgotten Hero / Love Like Mine / Cowgirl Swing / She (Who Must Be Obeyed) / Cajun Strut|
|02/1999||CD STOMP 013 (UK)||IN NASHVILLE - Life Dance Boogie / Cryin' Through My Eyes / We've Got Memories / In The Caribbean / I Can't Wait For Payday / I Couldn't Find The Words (To Say Goodbye) / Outta Control / Where Do We Go From Here / Hearts And Flowers / Saying Goodbye / I've Got The Love / Special Day|
|10/1999||CD RMG 002 (UK)||WESTERN DANCE UK|
|10/1999||CD RMG 004 (UK)||LOVE TO LINE DANCE|
|1999||CD ? (UK)||SINGALONGADANCE 1 - Blue Suede Shoes / Commitment / San Antone / Peace Train / Quando / Cha Cha Loco / Hams Jam / Blue Bayou / Cruisin' / Rave On / Believe / Por Te Sere / Spanish Eye's / The Sway / Ruby Waltz / Poor Boy Shuffle|
|1999||CD ? (UK)||SINGALONGADANCE 2 - Pretend / Walkin' After Midnight / The Power Of Love / Jambalaya (duo with Paul BAILEY) / He'll Have To Go / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Rose Marie / Never Be Anyone Else / Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy / Love Letters In The Sand / Oh Carol / Save The Last Dance For Me / She's Not You / Don't Close Your Eye's / Because Of Love / Teenager In love|
|2000||CD ? (UK)||SINGALONGADANCE 3 - Do You Wanna Dance / Some Broken Hearts Never Mend / Don't Fence Me In / My Heart Cries For You / Ten Guitars / Imagine / Diana / Till - Little Ol' Wine Drinker Me / The Last Waltz / Lonesome Me / Hi Ho Silver Lining / Who's Sorry Now / Glad All Over / Maggie - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen / I Ride A Horse|
|2000||CD ? (UK)||SINGALONGADANCE 4 - Sea Cruise / Precious Time / Sweet Caroline / Nobody's Child / Cowboy Rides Away / On The Road Again / The Wanderer / Before The Next Teardrop Falls / The Chair / Today I Started Loving You Again / Birmingham Turnaround / Lonestar Lonesome Tonight / Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness / Here In The Real World / I'll Leave This World Loving You / Catfish John / Somewhere Between (duo with Sharon B)|
|2000||CD ? (UK)||SINGALONGADANCE 5 - You're My Number One / Let's Twist Again / Jailhouse Rock / My Way / Singing In The Rain / The Leaving Of Liverpool / Da Roo Ron Ron / Crocodile Shoes / Don't Forget To Remember Me / At The Hop / Always / The Fields Of Athenry / The Wild Rovers / I Don't Know Why / It's Only Make Believe / After All These Years|
|08/2001||CD ? (UK)||THE BEST OF DAVE SHERIFF - VOL. 1 - Best Of Friends / Playa Silencio / Me & My Baby / Lets Give Thanks / Waltz Of A Lifetime / He Likes To Get Drunk / Strut Your Stuff / The Sun Don't Shine On Me / Cajun Jamoree / Our Song (Thanks You For Being My Wife) / The Game Of Life / Mum Second To None / Wish You Were Here / A1 Blues / You, The Moon And The Mills & Boon / Back Seat Boogie / Dreaming / Western Express / The Alamo / Walking The Line|
|2001||CD ? (UK)||THE BEST OF DAVE SHERIFF - VOL. 2 - 24-7-52 / You're Never Alone / Fifty & Greyin' / Jackson Waltz / Buddy Holly / It's Wrong You're Gone / Stroll Along / Cowgirl Twist / Boogie Woogie Sheriff / Ford Hotel / Here We Are / All Dressed Up / One Good Woman / Go Johnny Go / Cowboy Rhythm / Dancing Boots / Cha Tango / Norma Jean / Reel Away / Red Hot Salsa|
|2002||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 1 - My Father In Me / Livin' On Love / She's Mine / All I Have To Offer You Is Me / Moralito / Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Dig It / If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body / If Tomorrow Never Comes / Look At Us / Land Of Enchantment / Tips Of My Fingers / She Thinks I Still Care / Anniversary Waltz / There's A Tear In My Beer / Jukebox / Mamma Don't Dance / What's Happenin / I'm Gonna Miss You Girl / Legend In My Time|
|2002||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 2 - Margaritaville / Wings On My Heels / I Said I Love You / Farewell Party / Pizziricco / Silver Wings / Buck Owens Medley / Waltz Medley / Dancers Den / Charlie / How Great Thou Art / Hurt / Okie From Muskokie / Blanket On The Ground / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Heatwave / Rollin In My Sweet Babies Arms / Door Is Always Open / Always Was / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain|
|2003||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 3 - Daydreams About Night Things / The River / Designated Drinker / There Goes / She Wears My Ring / Wrapped Around / Halfway To Paradise / Juke Joint Jumpin' / In Between Dances / Sara / I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Saying Sorry (duo with Kris KELLY) / Voices Of The Highlands / Cold Cold Heart / It's Now Or Never / That Girl's Been Spyin' On Me / Walk Right Back (Whenever You Need Me) / Little Chapel (duo with Becky HALEY) / An American Trilogy|
|2003||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 4 - Overnight Success / Don't Look Away / Beer For My Horses / Sundown In Nashville / Closer / Love Me Do / Rockin' Good Way / Cottonfields / Olivia / Wave On Wave / Never Never / Too Much For Me / Somebody Like You / Just Like Old Times / I Can See Clearly Now / The Happy Wanderer / The Old Double Diamond / Loving You Makes Me A Better Man / You're My First , My Last My Everything / Drinking Dark Whiskey|
|2004||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 5 - Is This The Way To Amorillo / Bad Moon Rising / Mud On The Tires / I Lost My Heart In Oklahoma / Ain't Nothin' Shakin' / Mountain Of Love / Proud Mary / No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem / Never Ending Love / Loving You / Son Of My Father / On The Other Hand / If You Love Somebody / Stand By Me / She Showed Me A Little Bit More / Unlock My Heart / Me, Marie / Memphis Women & Chicken / Like She's Not Yours / Too Much Drink & Not Enough Sleep|
|2004||CD ? (UK)||ALL ALONE IN LIMBURG - My Friend Jack (Daniel's) / Take Me For Who I Am / Perfume And Roses / All Alone In Limburg / Keep It Country / Mama Said / Kristina's Smile / Song For The Everyday Man / One Of The Best / End In Tears / From Where I Stand / You Can Do Better Than That / Endlessley / End In Tears (duo with DOREEN)|
|2005||CD ? (UK)||THE BEST OF DAVE SHERIFF - VOL. 3 - Oasis / My New Found Friend / Always & Forever / Be My Valentine / Buffalo / Cruisin' / Mighty Matador / The Time's We've Had / When You Move That Way / Whisper Softly To Me / Outlaw Of The Heart / Tia Maria / Where There's A Will / The Whole World's Dancing / Baby's Two Step / Bronco's Rodeo / Hearts On Fire / Horsin' Around / Dancing Feet / I Love You Too / Pisa Espanol / Get In Line|
|11/2005||CD MAESTRO ? (UK)||STROLL ALONG - You're Never Alone / You're Never Alone (instr.) / Lady's Quickstep / Lady's Quickstep (instr.) / Playa Silencio / Playa Silencio (instr.) / Stroll Along / Stroll Along (instr.) / Mills And Boon / Mills And Boon (instr.) / Cruisin' / Cruisin' (instr.) / Waltz Of A Lifetime / Waltz Of A Lifetime (instr.) / Matador / Matador (instr.) / End In Tears / End In Tears (instr.) / Red Hot Samba / Red Hot Samba (instr.) / Where There's A Will / Where There's A Will (instr.)|
|03/2006||CD STOMP ? (UK)||OBERWORKED AND UNDERPAID - Overworked & Underpaid / Red Hot Rock'n' Roller / A Beautiful Day / Live For Today / A Friend In Need / No Better Life Than A Good Life / Dance Like There's Nobody Watching / Better Late Than Never / My Baby's Never Wrong / Wake Up Wake Up / Get A New Love In Your Life / I Wish I Had A Bassman Like The Jordanaires / Boogie With My Baby|
|2006||CD ? (UK)||COVERS 6 - When My Little Girl Is Smiling / Blue Rose Is / That's OK / Scue Moi My Heart / I Who Have Nothing / Used Heart For Sale / Keep On Running / 727 East Magnolia Avenue / Mustang Sally / Thrown Out Of Love / She Believes In Me / Baby Don't Go|
|2007||CD ? (UK)||BY REQUEST (SEQUENCE DANCE ALBUM) - Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Gypsy Woman / Don't Fence Me In / Medley: So Afraid - Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Eighteen Yellow Roses / Cry / Medley : Long Way To Tipperary - Roll Out The Barrel - Pack Up Your Troubles / The Whistling Waltzer / Cool Water / Rose Marie / The Dark Island / Amazing Grace / Blame It On The Bossa Nova / After All These Years / Blueberry Hill / Danny Boy / South Of The Border / Missing You / Medley : You're My Best Friend - Crystal Chandelier / High Noon / Medley : Only Sixteen - White Sports Coat - Story Of My Life - Singing The Blues / Working Man / Nobody's Darling|
|2007||CD ? (UK)||THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS - It's Wrong You're Gone / Your Special Day / Heart Made Of Stone / She Who Must Be Obeyed / In The Caribbean / Fifty & Greyin' / Couldn't Find The Words To Say Goodbye / Unforgotten Hero / Ford Hotel / More Than One Heart / Cryin' Thro' My Eyes / I've Got The Love / Hearts & Flowers / We've Got Memories|
|05/2007||CD ? (UK)||MUCHO MAS POR FAVOR ! - Mucho Mas Por Favor! / Happy Guy / We Learn To Disagree / Endlessley / Let The Good Times Roll / Viva Costa Blanca / Get On With It / Truth Hurts / Weekend Waltz / Dance, Dance, Dance / Live & Learn / Where Have All The Good Times Gone / You Only Want Me For My Money / Sunshine From Your Smiles / Christmas Is Coming|
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