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Dave McKendry


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In May 2016, without any thoughts or aspirations for music, Dave left his home of Belfast, Northern Ireland to travel around Europe on a bicycle.
Some months, hundreds of kilometres, one lost bicycle and one new guitar later he was attempting to pass through Vienna when love stopped him in his tracks, then spurred him into a very different direction.
Within a year Dave had played at Schottenfest, DonauInselFest and StadtFestWien, toured twice through Germany, Austria and Switzerland, co-wrote an original piece for the University of Vienna and even appeared on television. All of this while writing two albums and collaborating with multiple other artists. He celebrated one year in the city at the sold out Volkstheater, performing with the VSC for TEDx Vienna.
In 2018 Dave continued both to tour and to perform regularly on the same streets which had captured his heart. He was, however, no stranger to big stages, supporting Josh. for a handful of Austrian shows and Ina Regen at a sold out Posthof in Linz. Balancing busking with bright lights, he closed out the year with the street-release of his own debut album “Islander”.
2019 began with a barrage of writing sessions for other artists ahead of his largest tour to date, covering 6 countries in 3.5 weeks. Dave reenters the studio in May 2019 to begin work on his next record.


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