Son of Dave

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Son of Dave
Born(1967-01-04) January 4, 1967 (age 46)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresRock, folk rock, blues
OccupationsSinger–songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, harmonica, mandolin, guitar, percussion
Years active1989 – present
Associated actsCrash Test Dummies
WebsiteOfficial site
Notable instruments
Harmonica
 
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Son of Dave
Born(1967-01-04) January 4, 1967 (age 46)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresRock, folk rock, blues
OccupationsSinger–songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, harmonica, mandolin, guitar, percussion
Years active1989 – present
Associated actsCrash Test Dummies
WebsiteOfficial site
Notable instruments
Harmonica

Benjamin Darvill (born January 4, 1967), known by his stage name Son of Dave, is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter, based in the United Kingdom. He was a member of folk rock band Crash Test Dummies in which he played harmonica, mandolin, guitar and percussion before going solo in 2000.[1]

SOD was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was inspired to learn the harmonica after hearing James Cotton play in Winnipeg.[2]

He moved to London, England, in 1998 and lived there for several years.[3] His 2000 album 01, recorded in London, combined "aged blues with techno beats and everything in between".[1] Reviewer Benoît Felten described it as "a mixture of modern R&B, hip-hop and electronics with an edge; it has a strong bluesy feeling".[4]

His 2006 album 02 has been described as a mix of "cotton-pickin’ blues, vocalising beat-box, hard-breathing folk, steamy funk and even modern R&B".[5]

In 2010, Son of Dave and his song "Revolution Town" were featured in a commercial for the search engine Bing.[6] The commercial, using a first-person perspective, shows Son of Dave using Bing and his Windows-enabled phone to travel to his own concert at the Someday Lounge in Portland, OR.

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