Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
British acoustic bluesman Mr. David Viner was discovered by the Von Bondies when he worked on their U.K. tour with the Kills. Originally hired to sell the Von Bondies' merchandise, Viner began playing his songs for the group members, who were so impressed that they had him play opening sets for the second half of the tour. A similar thing happened when he sold merchandise on the Soledad Brothers' U.K. tour -- on the second half of the tour, he played second guitar with them. The Von Bondies' Jason Stollsteimer signed Viner to his label, In the Act, and brought him to Detroit to record his self-titled debut album. Along with Stollsteimer, the Von Bondies' Carrie Smith and members of the Kills, Soledad Brothers, and Pearlene assisted in recording Mr. David Viner, which was co-released by Dim Mak and In the Act in summer 2003.