When Dave Statham performs, he takes you back to a bygone era where a show was a show and the singer was an entertainment juggernaut, telling jokes and wooing the audience.
His earliest musical influences were the adult contemporary albums in his parent's collection. Tom Jones and Paul Anka taught Statham a valuable lesson in melody and presence. All of Statham's various music influences have impacted his jazz career. Behind his smooth voice and debonair attitude lies a glimpse of something raw, as if he is a rock star masquerading as a jazz singer.
Exciting gigs include the Beaches Jazz Festival, the Oshawa Jazz and Blues Festival, Mel Lastman Square's Sunday Serenades, Toronto's Palais Royale and as part of Jazz FM's Sound of Jazz series. Statham has had the good fortune to play as a regular member of Swing Shift Big Band and The Brian Rose band as well as countless shows on his own with some of the best and busiest musicians in the Toronto area.