Dave Perkins may have just been named StarCentral Magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Month for May 2013 but he could have easily have been in our Male Artist category! For Dave is not only a stunning model but is also a talented singer with his own act called ‘Forever Bublé’, a tribute act to popular crooner, Michael Bublé.
Photo by: Issa Yazji
Dave stumbled into the modeling scene a year ago when he tagged along to a friend’s photoshoot. There, the photographer asked him “…if I’d like to do some shots of my own…” obviously recognizing that undeniable ‘It’ quality in the 27-year old. Little did he realise how much his world would change when he agreed! A whole new world opened up for the Chesterfield-based vehicle technician. He has been able to meet “…different people from various walks of life…” as well as “…getting to see places I wouldn’t normally visit…” While he has been fascinated with the positive side of the modeling world, he has seen it’s less-than-appealing nature too, such as “…long days for maybe just 1 shot…” and that a naïve, inexperienced beginner is easy prey for unscrupulous ‘professionals.’
Photo by: Issa Yazji
Besides being a model and a singer, Dave is also a semi-professional boxer, Thai boxer and personal trainer. But through all his differing careers weaves his passion for music. He has been singing since he was a young boy in various bands, talent competitions and live events. The stage is not an unfamiliar place for Dave. He enjoys “…watching the audience’s positive reaction, their participation and entertaining them for the time I am on stage…”. It is to his grandfather that he credits that love for music – “…one of my biggest inspirations and supporters is my Grandfather who has encouraged me since I was a young boy, playing me records of artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr…”
Photo by: Steve Wholey
It seems that music and modeling will be in Dave’s future for a very long time. With the total support of his family, this exceptional young man’s talent, focus and drive will undoubtedly ensure that he stays on the road to further success.
‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round
1. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could?
“Would love to sky dive at some point for the adrenalin rush.”
2. Favourite place in the world and why?
“Favourite place in the world is St Lucia because of the sun, sand & sea it was the first holiday that me and my girlfriend went on.”
3. The 5 things you can’t live without.
My 2 boys/ my girlfriend/ music/ mobile phone/ travel
4. Complete this sentence: “I’m a sucker for…” and tell us why.
“I am a sucker for… My 2 boys because they can twist me around their little fingers.”
5. Your best way to combat nerves.
“Best way I find to combat nerves is breathe deeply & relax.”
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ForeverBuble
Forever Bublé Official website: http://www.foreverbuble.com/