Dave Iliff - Guitar & Vocals


Dave grew up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he started playing guitar at age 12 and played his first gig at age 15. Shortly thereafter, he began developing his bluesy style, while “cutting his teeth” on the likes of BB King and Eric Clapton. After “getting his feet wet” with a couple of Carlisle area bands Dave moved to State College, PA where the music scene was thriving. He played in a few bands in the State College area, forming one band which did some traveling. Eventually moving to the Pocono Mountains, Dave did a short stint with a local country band and then moved to Philadelphia and joined a show band doing extensive traveling around the country.

Dave was eventually drawn to the Delaware music scene first joining the local horn band, “Whale” and then formed some other local area bands including the classic R&B/Soul band, “Bottom Line Blues Band”. He later co-founded “Red Hot and Blue” which was his longest running band of 14+ years. He has also played locally with the West Chester “Henderson H.S. Alumni Big Band”, “Synergy”, and a number of others.