Ginger (born David Walls, 17 December 1964, in South Shields in the North East of England) is a rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for his band The Wildhearts.
In early 2001, Ginger set out to release one CD single featuring three new tracks every month for the entire year, in a project known as The Singles Club. This would be the first material released under the name Ginger, and was continued in parallel to tours with Silver Ginger 5 and the recently re-formed Wildhearts. Owing to financial/record company problems at Infernal Records, only 18 tracks were recorded, and only five singles ever released. A compilation of all 18 tracks was released in 2005 as a double album entitled A Break In The Weather.
Following a brief stint at the start of 2005 as a second guitarist within the Brides of Destruction, Ginger`s first proper solo album, Valor Del Corazon (Spanish for `Strength of Heart`) was released for fans on 19 December 2005, with an official release on 9 January 2006. It was recorded in 2005 with record producer Ralph Jezzard, and a range of session musicians in Willie Nelson`s studio in Texas.Valor is a Two Disc CD featuring songs such as `This is only a Problem` and `Yeah, Yeah, Yeah` and was heavily praised in the press, leading Ginger to headline the Gibson Stage at the Download Festival in June 2006.
Prior to the "official" solo follow-up to Valor Del Corazon, Ginger also released the country album World of Filth under the name Howling Willie Cunt before his next solo offering, Yoni, which was released once again to critical acclaim 22nd January 2007.
Following Japanese, UK & US tours in 2007 with the newly reformed Wildhearts (who released a new album also in April 2007), the end of the year saw Ginger living in New York and once again playing as solo performer in addition to his Wildhearts commitments.
A new solo album `Market Harbour` was released in early 2008: Ginger also played some acoustic gigs in the UK featuring Scott Metzger from America, who isn`t Scott Sorry contrary to what earlier rumours may have been.
In recent talks with Ginger he has announced that he plans to release another solo album as soon as possible, but with the Wildhearts recording schedule, the album may not surface untill next year (2010)