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Dice hands its Live Award to Dave

By | Published on Wednesday 6 December 2017


Ticketing app Dice has confirmed it is “HYPED”, no less – which, credit where it’s due, is original, even if it sounds exhausting – to reveal the winner of its annual Live Award.

That being, of course, the prize it presents each year to a new act whose live show is particularly rated by a panel of one hundred pundit types recruited from the music media and live music community.

And who is causing Team Dice to hype themselves silly? Well, Dave of course. No, not Dave Pearce. Not Dave Cameron. Not even my brother in law Dave. No, the South London rapper Dave, aka Santan Dave, aka David Santan, aka Mr Santan, aka Dave.

Having confirmed Dave as the winner of the Dice Live Award ahead of the second of two shows the rapper performed this week at London’s Koko venue, Dice’s Head Of Music Russ Tannen declared: “We give the Dice Live Award to the best emerging live act in the UK and Ireland, and Dave’s rise this year sums up the definition of an emerging artist”.

Tannen added: “He’s made the small trip yet massive journey from Camden Assembly to Koko in the space of just twelve months. Dave is an incredible live talent, who has been all over Dice this year, as one of the fastest selling, most viewed and most searched artists across any genre”.

Here is Dave accepting the award: