Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band


Playing classic bluegrass and old-time music Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band is led by Stompin' Dave "One of the world's greatest performers" according to Maverick on vocals, five-string banjo, and flatfoot dancing. The band also features members of top London hoedown bands Cut A Shine and Kidnap Alice, forming what has been described as a bluegrass super group.


Formed in 2012 Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band has already made many headline festival and concert appearances including National Banjo Day in London, The Tolpuddle Martys Festival, and The Folk Barn at Wilderness Festival. They have also performed at major events such as Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, as well as appearing at The Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


The group features Hackney based Joe Buirski on double bass, guitar, and banjo, who is not only a great musician but a dedicated promoter of folk and roots music. Joe was founder member of The Magpies Nest, BBC Folk Club of 2010.


In addition is the amazing talent of Jerry Bloom on fiddle, undoubtedly one of the capitals finest fiddle players and also the ever ebullient Ali McAuley on guitar and vocals. All three were lead members in the Fire in the Mountain Festival team who received the award for "Best New Festival on the Block" at the Association for Independent Festivals Congress 2014.


The band has on occasion featured an impressive array of guests and deputy musicians including Joe Hymas "Hippy Joe" who performs with rockgrass legends Hayseed Dixie, young fiddle maestro Kieran Towers, top bluegrass and country bassist Ben Somers, top multi instrumentalist Ed Hicks, Mr guitar Paul Martin, Jenny Wren and Ben Gallon(of Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings and formerly Kidnap Alice).


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Latest video:


Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass perform Crawdad Hole




Photograph by Tomasz Danus permission to use with credit.


Past Public Performances


Fri 14th June, East Anglian Bluegrass Festival, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Fri 13th-14th Sep, The Cornish Bluegrass Festival, CORNWALL



Sun 13th May, Cromer Folk Festival, Cromer Pier, NORFOLK

Sun 3rd June, Fire In The Mountain Festival, WALES

Sat 30th June, Goren Festival, DEVON

Fri 10th Aug, Cock N Bull Festival, WILTSHIRE



Sat 15th April, No.1 Harbourside, BRISTOL

Thu 18th May, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, EAST SUSSEX

Sun 26th June, Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, NETHERLANDS

Sun 30th July, Bradford Festival, WEST YORKSHIRE


Thu 11th Feb, The Betsey Trotwood, LONDON

Fri 8th Apr, The David Hall, SOMERSET

Fri 6th May, Sherston Village Hall, WILTSHIRE

Fri 9th June, Fire In The Mountain Festival, WALES

Fri 29th July, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON

Sat 6th Aug, Wilderness Festival, OXFORDSHIRE

Sat 13th Aug, Pound Art Centre, WILTSHIRE



Sat. 4th Apr, Green Note, Camden, LONDON

Fri 15th May, Bridport Electric Palace, Bridport, DORSET

Sat 16th May, Cornwall Folk Festival, pre fest. gig, Wadebridge Town Hall, CORNWALL

Fri. 29th May, Fire In the Mountain Festival, WALES

Sun. 21st Jun, The Canteen, BRISTOL

Sun. 21st Jun, The Stag and Hounds, BRISTOL

Wed. 25th Jun, Glastonbury Festival, The Bandstand, SOMERSET

Sat. 8th Aug, Wilderness Festival, Folk Barn, OXFORDSHIRE
Fri. 25th Sep, Hanger Farm, Totton, HAMPSHIRE

Sat. 14th Nov, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON

Fri 18th Dec, Roth Bar & Grill, Bruton, SOMERSET



Fri 7th Mar, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, HAMPSHIRE

Fri 5th Apr, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON

Mon 5th May, Two For Joy All Day Folk Festival, Passing Clouds, Dalston, LONDON 

Thu 22nd May, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, DEVON

Sat 31st May, Fire In The Mountain Festival, Aberystwyth, WALES

Fri 18th Jul, Tolpuddle Martys Festival, DORSET

Fri 31st Jul, Camp Bestival, DORSET

Sat 8th Nov, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON



Sun 3rd Feb, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON

Sun 3rd Mar, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON

Sun 5th May, Two For Joy All Day Folk Festival, Passing Clouds, Dalston, LONDON

Sat 1st Jun, Fire In The Mountain Festival, WALES

Sat 27th Jul, Secret Garden Party, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Wed 14th Aug, Dorchester Corn Exchange, DORSET

Thu 15th Aug, The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, DEVON

Mon 26th Aug, Passing Clouds, LONDON

Sun 8th Sep, Bestival, THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Sun 22nd Sep, National Banjo Day, LONDON

Sun 29th Sep, Folk Reworked, The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, LONDON

Sun 29th Sep, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON

Sun 20th Oct, The Harrison All Day Festival, Kings Cross, LONDON

Mon 21st Oct, Owlsworld, Sarrat, HERTFORDSHIRE

Sat 23rd Nov, London Remix Festival, Shoreditch, LONDON


Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band with Hippy Joe live at Fire In The Mountain Festival 2016