I had never come across Dave Alley until Tuesday 9th June 2015. That is seriously to my detriment. Dave is one sensational guitarists and yes he has done more than his ten thousand hours. Dave was performing at “Corellis” a very good restaurant in Devonport New Zealand. Dave was appearing with Cat Tunks and they claim the music is New Zealand blues noir and soul.
Unfortunately i had not taken my camera gear and had to suffice with my trusty iPhone 6 plus. Corellis has a musical event every second Tuesday and they have no problem filling the place on a winters evening during the week. Not only is the food bargain prices but the quality is also terrific. How they find these superb musicians is well beyond me and I am astounded at the talent we are able to witness for ridiculously low prices. Dave Alley blew me away, he hardly looked at his fretboard, yet sung and backed Cat Tunks with fluid licks that even would make Tommy Emanuel sit up and take notice. My goal now is to seek Dave Alley out at his next gig and make certain I take my Sony A7s to capture some good still shots together with an example of his ability on video. Anyone in New Zealand who are reading this and can get down to Devonport to “Corellis” and witness great musical performances along with value for money in the culinary department will not regret it. Dave Alley is a performer to watch out for, if you see he is performing at a place near you get out and support this extraordinary talent.