Dave Barbarossa

As drummer with Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, and Republica, Dave Barbarossa toured the world. Work, whether in the studio as a session musician, or on the road with a number of different artists, has flowed in ever since, and he continues to earn his living as a professional musician.

In the midst of all this activity, Dave has still found time to write his first novel, ‘Mud Sharks’, which we’re delighted to be publishing on Ignite Books. ‘Mud Sharks’ tells the story of a young man growing up amidst the casual racism of the 1970s, where the violence he encounters in the outside world is mirrored by the abusive relationship with his father. His escape, and his redemption, comes with the advent of punk rock, with music, and with playing the drums. A heartfelt, gripping read.

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