Born 1953 about the same time as Rock’n’Roll into a musical family, my father playing 1st trumpet in the infamous Harry Chatterton Band, so I was constantly bombarded with good music. David T. Hickson was on the road singing singing, big show numbers etc. and then I went out as Dave Daval featuring the sounds of Cliff & the Shadows, which proved to be a very popular act, but I was also singing bits of everything so decided to do the ultimate tribute show to the 1950’s and Dr Jive was born and the idea of a non - stop Swing, Boogie, Doo wop Show was created. I scored all the parts, got all the suits, clobber etc ……..Dr Jive prescribing rock’n’roll………was the new kid in town it was 1984 and no one else was doing tributes…yet.
In my many years in Show Business I have appeared on T.V. Northern Clubland, and worked along side Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, and Cilla Black, and have appeared in lots of shows, summer seasons etc. I always ask that they should advertise the act correctly……. Dr Jive - “prescribing rock’n’roll” - It’s what I do and I do it well!
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