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Dave Favis-Mortlock

Dave Favis-Mortlock (yes, that really is his name) plays violin and sings with FiddleBop.

Playing violin jazz is his passion, but he has played many other kinds of music.

Dave's musical past includes playing folk music with The Rollright Stones in the late 1970s, then folk-blues with guitarist Frank Underwood as the duo Mortlock and Underwood. Then Dave co-founded Brighton-based folk-punk band Tricks Upon Travellers in the mid 1980s, and in the 1990s moved to Oxford and played “mediaeval and renaissance pub music” with trio Westron Wynd.

FiddleBop's gypsy jazz keeps Dave busy nowadays, but he still finds time to do occasional folk-rock gigs with trio Pete Watkins' Originals.

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