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D & J Evardson


Dave and Julie hail from Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, on the Humber estuary adjacent to the once great fishing port of Grimsby.

Singing together in their own locality since the early 1970s, the last few years have seen them venturing further afield to take part in maritime and other festivals. This is largely as a result of Dave's growing bag of self-penned songs, and the couple's desire to spread them as widely as possible.

Many of their songs celebrate the lives of ordinary people who earned their living from fishing and its related trades. Dave's songs about the demise of Grimsby's fishing trade - "The Forty Thieves" and "The North Wall" - have been taken up and recorded by well-known singers such as Vin Garbutt and Johnny Collins.  

Outside the world of fishing, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher have adopted Dave's love song "My Darling Girl", John Conolly has recorded "Camping Nights and Roving Days" and The Yetties have included his "Come Stranger Come Friend" and "Dorset Forearm Smash" on their albums.

Dave and Julie have 4 CDs to their credit - "One More Trip", "Crosby Road", "A Ramble On The Viking Way" and "Far As The Eye Can See". All of these are available on application at £11 including post and packing. They have sufficient new material to produce a couple more, and if they can find time, plan to do so in the not too distant future.

Dave and Julie can be contacted by phone on 01472-693137, by post at 37 Daggett Road, Cleethorpes, N E Lincolnshire, DN35 0EP or by e-mail at (david.evardson@btinternet.com) You can also download some of their songs from CD Baby, just click on the link above.

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