Dave Kusworth was born in Birmingham (United Kingdom) on March 26, 1960. Inspired by the raw rock of The Stooges and the glam-rock of New York Dolls, Dave formed his first punk rock band in 1976 called ‘TV Eye’ at his 16 years old with The Prefects drummer Dave Twist.
In 1981 Kusworth formed in Birmingham ‘The Rag Dolls’ with bassist Mark Lemon, his last band before becoming The Jacobites; recording three studio sessions between 1982 and 1984, recently edited by Seventeen Records.
It was not until 1984 when there was a qualitative leap in Dave’s musical career, when he formed, with the ex-Swell Maps, Nikki Sudden the band ‘The Jacobites’. They had collaborated together on Nikki’s 2nd solo album ‘The Bible Belt’ and decided to consolidate this relationship by forming Jacobites and releasing two studio albums in the United Kingdom with the label Glass Records, which would end up being cult pieces in their career: ‘ Jacobites’ (1984) and ‘Robespierre’s Velvet Basement’ (1985).
In 1987, Dave decided to leave The Jacobites venturing to form ‘The Bounty Hunters’, a band in which, for the first time, he exercised as a leader. In 1996 Dave recorded his second solo album ‘Princess Thousand Beauty’ and it was not until 1999 when The Jacobites crossed the pond for the first time touring the United States with his new album “God Save Us Poor Sinners”. The new millennium arrived, and in 2000 Dave set up a new band in Birmingham called The Tenderhooks, recording in a period of 2 years the albums ‘Dave Kusworth & The Tenderhooks’, ‘English Disco’ and ‘Her Name In The Rocks’.
In 2005, Dave signed with the label ‘Troubadour’ and edited a double anthology, adding unpublished material of his long musical career, entitled ‘In some life Let Gone (1977- 2007)’. Taking advantage of the signing, the record published in 2009 what will be his first album with his current band ‘The Dave Kusworth Group’: The Brink
For fans of: Johnny Thunders, The Only Ones, Iggy & The Stooges, New York Dolls