As a founding member of the multi-award winning cult British Blues legends, The Hoax, Jesse Davey was central to reshaping and revitalizing the sound of British Blues in the late 90’s. His charismatic stage presence and his legendary guitar tone were central to the band being voted Britain's best blues band for five years running leading to their induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame.
His playing, influenced by the greats such as B.B King, Lightnin' Hopkins and Stevie Ray Vaughan has developed into a mature and personal style ranging from blistering pyrotechnics with jazz and even classical flavours to beautiful and soul searching solos which run the gamut of emotions of exquisite melancholy to explosive joy. Stevie Ray's band Double Trouble were knocked out with his playing when he played with them at the Indigenous Jam in America, while Buddy Guy was overheard saying to Eric Clapton "You'd better watch out for this guy" after a couple of blistering sets supporting Buddy at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Jesse's latest album showcases not only the remarkable talent of someone who many consider to be one of the country's best blues guitarists, but also as a composer, producer and multi instrumentalist. It is easy to see why his skills have been used by the likes of Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart and Ringo Starr among many others, and his songs and musicianship can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as TombRaider, Alfie, Valley of Elah and Heaven's Prisoners.
The guitar playing seamlessly ranges from blistering wizardry to the subtly intricate and will move you, both with its soulfulness and with its tone. This highly detailed and remarkable recording showcases perfectly both Jesse's song writing skills and his unmatched guitar playing.