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Dan Baker

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About Dan Baker

I am able to provide you with a one-stop-shop for live music for your occasion. From solo to duos with my extensive list of seasoned pros!
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I am a professional musician, in guitar, violin, keyboards and bass guitar. I play solos, duo gigs and full bands, and play approximately 120 gigs a year. I have been a musician all my life and have played in originals bands, doing many tours of Japan, and European gigs. I play jazz, soul, blues, rock, and also play classical style pieces on violin, suitable for weddings, signing of the register, etc. Evening wedding music includes bands and PA systems, and also bespoke learning of first dances, including entrance of the bride. I am also able to play outside as I have equipment that is battery powered, and play either solo or with a backing track, plus my very long list of other professional musicians I play with, including female singers, sax players, etc. There’s nothing I haven’t done musically - I’ve been asked to play John Cage’s silent piece of music, 4’33”! That was an interesting one, and I was paid!... I am able to work completely to your requirements to give your day or occasion the music it deserves!

Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Swing, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Disco, Funk, Covers, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Reggae, Ska, French music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Examiner, Community music worker
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Song list

Jazz:
All of me
Ain’t Misbehaving
Alice in Wonderland
Bear Necessities
Beautiful Love
Beyond the Sea
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
Cry Me a River
Fever
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl from Ipanema
Autumn Leaves
Summertime
In a Sentimental Mood
It don’t mean a thing
I Wanna be like you
Like Someone in love
Love for sale
Lullaby of Birdland
Misty
Moon River
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Route 66
Sunny
The Way You Look Tonight
Have I told you lately that I love you
God Bless The Child
Rock and Pop:
9 till 5
Abracadabra
Ain’t no stopping us now
Ain’t no Sunshine
Ain’t no mountain high enough
All Night Long
Are you gonna go my way
As
Back in the USSR
Bad Moon Rising
Baggy Trousers
Billie Jean
Black and Gold
Black Magic Woman
Blame it on the Boogie
Born to be Wild
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Sugar
California Soul
Can’t Buy Me Love
Car Wash
Come Together
Could You Be Loved
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy
Dancing in the street
Disco inferno
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Don’t stop believing
Don’t Stop Me Now
Don’t Stop till you get enough
Don’t Stop
Don’t You Want Me
Don’t you worry bout a thing
Dreadlock Holiday
Dreaming of you
Drive My Car
Easy
Eight Days a Week
Electric Dreams
Englishman in New York
Feeling Good
Fields of Gold
Fifty Ways to leave your lover
Fire
Flowers on the wall
Fly like an eagle
Georgia on my mind
Get Back
Get down on it
Get Lucky
Gimme some lovin
Gimme the night
Golden Lady
Handbags and gladrags
Happy
Hard Day’s Night
Help
Hey Jude
Higher and Higher
Higher Ground
Highway to Hell
Hit the road jack
Hit me with your rhythm stick
Hold on I’m Coming
Honky Tonk Woman
Hotel California
Hound Dog
How deep is your love
I bet you look good on the dance floor
I heard it thru the grapevine
I need a dollar
I wanna hold your hand
I want you back
I will survive
I wish
I’m a believer
I’m yours
I’ve got a woman
If you want me to stay
It’s not unusual
It’s now or never
Jailhouse rock
Jolene
Jumping Jack Flash
Just the two of us
Just the way you are
Kiss
Knock on Wood
Ladies Night
Lady Madonna
Lady Marmalade
Lay Down Sally
Layla
Le Freak
Let the good times roll
Let’s Dance
Let’s Stay Together
Light my fire
Little Green Bag
Living for the city
Living on a prayer
Locked out of heaven
Long train running
Lost in music
Love Train
Lovely Day
Love shack
Lucille
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Maggie May
Make you feel my love
Mama told me not to come
Mamma Mia
Master Blaster
Message in a bottle
Money for nothing
Monkey Man
Moon dance
Move on up
Moves like jagger
Mr Blue Sky
Mr Brightside
Mr Pitiful
Mrs Robinson
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
My Sharona
My Way
Never Too Much
Norwegian Wood
Nut Bush City Limits
On Days Like These
One Love
Our Day Will Come
Papa’s got a brand new bag
Paranoid
Park life
Pastime Paradise
Penny Lane
Perfect Day
Place Your Hands
Poker Face
Power of love
Proud Mary
Put it where you want it
Rainy Night in Georgia
Ride a White Swan
Ring of Fire
Rock and Roll Music
Rock With you
Rockin all over the world
Roll Over Beethoven
Roxanne
Saddle Up
Satisfaction
September
Seven Nation Army
Sex on Fire
She Caught the Katy
She’s not there
Signed Sealed Delivered
Since you’ve been gone
Sir Duke
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Sledgehammer
So Lonely
Some like like you
Son of a Preacher Man
Space Oddity
Spooky
Stand by Me
Stay With Me
Staying Alove
Still Crazy after all these years
Street life
Stuck in the middle with you
Summer of 69
Sunny Afternoon
Sunshine of your love
Suspicious Minds
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Child of Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweetest Feeling
Sympathy for the devil
Tainted Love
Take Me To the River
That’s the way I like it
The Boys are back in town
The Joker
The Way you make me feel
This Love
Three Little Birds
Thriller
Ticket to Ride
Tiger Feet
Time Warp
Too High
Town Called Malice
Twist and Shout
Under the Bridge
Uptown Girl
Use Me
Use Somebody
Valerie
Wade in the Water
Walk on the wild side
Walking on sunshine
Walking on the moon
We Are Family
We Are the Champions
What a wonderful World
What'd I Say
What’s going on
While my guitar gently weeps
White Room
Why did you do it?
Wicked Game
Wind Cries Mary
Wonderful Tonight
Working Day and Night
Wouldn’t it be nice
You are the sunshine of my life
You can call me Al
You Can go your own way
You Can’t do that
You got a friend in me
You never can tell
You Really Got Me
You to me are everything
You’ll never find another love like mine
You’d got a friend
Your Song
More American Songbook
Many Beatles songs, 50s to 80s songs, too many to list here!
Bespoke songs learned at the client’s request.
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I’m completely flexible unless there’s a second engagement in a day, but I always leave plenty of time between to allow for changes.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes: that’s included.

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on the setting and band size, but solo is 15 minutes, and full band about 45 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

It’s always best to read the room and sets are always balanced to suit. I have 25 years’ experience in this field, and have always found it best not to have a set list as every audience is different! However, I do learn a bespoke first dance or special tune in advance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All equipment is provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can honour requests with enough notice.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
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Alex M
8 months ago, for a Private event in Bournemouth
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5 out of 5

Super Talented, true Professional, Suitable for any kind of event, chilled, or upbeat. Goes above and beyond to make your event that extra bit special. Highly recommended.

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Cathie K
9 months ago, for a Private event in Tisbury
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5 out of 5

Would highly recommend Dan for any occasion, he is such a multi-talented musician/entertainer. Dan played for us at a private party, he is a born natural. Dan can play any instrument, as a one man band or with the support of other players! His set lists are discussed with yourselves to suit your special occasion! Don’t think twice, Dan is your man. Thank you Dan, for making our family party a huge success.

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