Dave Gunning has quickly become one of Canada's best up-and-coming singer-songwriters. A charismatic performer and compelling storyteller, Dave infuses his unique blend of sensitive folk and innovative arrangements to his original and traditional heartfelt songs. With an extensive catalogue of original material, Dave has released six award winning recordings, his latest project "House For Sale" (released October 2007), "Dave Gunning Christmas" (2006), "Two-Bit World' (2004), "Dave Gunning Live' (2002), "Caught Between Shadows' (2000) and "Lost Tracks' (1996). Dave's fifth solo CD, "Two-bit World" (released 2004) garnered him two Awards - ECMA Folk Recording of the Year and a second Award from Music Nova Scotia in the same category. Dave's co-write, "Prince of Pictou" (co-written with Jamie Robinson) was awarded First Place Winner in the Folk category in the International Acoustic Music Awards and received an honorable mention in the USA Songwriting Competition. Gunning's previous recordings, "Caught Between Shadows" and "Lost Tracks", were also nominated in the Roots/Traditional category at the ECMA's in their respective years. The support was enhanced when his video for his song "Here She Comes a Running" from his CD, "Caught Between Shadows" was picked up by CMT Canada's Celtic Country program. In 2002, Dave had the incredible experience of performing on a 22-date sold-out tour with Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors. The pairing proved to be a good one, as the spicy East Coasters were a great mix. That same year, Gunning released the album Live, and picked up three Music Nova Scotia Awards for Producer, Engineer and Recording Studio of the Year (for his studio, Riverfront Studio's). In 2003, the accolades continued as he was awarded the prestigious Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year Award. Dave continues to tour throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Denmark performing at special festivities, house concerts, songwriter's venues, theatres and at numerous international festivals and showcasing events. Additionally, Dave has performed as special guest with good friend and country star, George Canyon on his Canadian tours (fall 2006 and Christmas 2005) and with INXS at the Halifax Metro Centre (May 2006). Engaging and captivating as a solo performer, as a duo, trio or with his band, Dave has the magnetic gift of captivating audiences by painting pictures with his compelling storytelling, lyrics and musical arrangements. Dave Gunning is a singer-songwriter on the verge of international recognition.
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