Bearded’s Guide To… Bristol

Dave Artscare. Interviewed for Bearded Magazine

Unassuming in appearance, sporting a regulation cap, T-shirt, combats and trainers, ‘Artscare’ Dave is a true supporter and stalwart of the local music scene in Bristol. Both bearded and spectacled he’s a bit of an enigma, yet beneath the surface he bubbles with welsh lilted enthusiasm, and the force behind Artscare Records sure likes to talk. He admits he’s winging it somewhat when it comes to juggling life as a broadcaster (on the Artscare podcasts, and on BBC Bristol), teacher (of guitar, in schools and prisons), promoter, composer and sound editor (for film and TV), and performer (with his band The Backhand Jags). Yet after years of trying to find his niche, the balancing act is proving easier than it may sound, when armed with a positive attitude and a whole lot of love. Read more . . .