Singing guitarist

Daniel (Dabs)

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Singing guitarist
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World, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Reggae, Latin, Calypso and the rest. I’m Dabs, Singer, songwriter, guitarist, DJ & frontman of the New Town Kings.

Hey guys. I'm Dabs. I'm a singer songwriter and I front an Internationally recognised Reggae/Ska band which get regular Airplays on BBC radio1 & 1extra. I've had funk bands, blues bands, rap projects and jungle. I've various musical interests including Bossa Nova, samba, gyspy Jazz and various Latin styles all of which I have learnt whilst living, learning and gigging in 7 different countries to date. My solo set is as much a journey around the world as it is the story of my life in song. I have a good grasp of many standards and have the stories to go with them. Am interested in all kindsa gigs and have the crew around me to play all sorts of sets of music. I’ve played everything up to 5000 capacity venues, weddings, festivals, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels, charities, proposals, canal boats, naming ceremonies, anniversaries and probably others I’ve forgotten about! Happy to send demo vids for ceremony songs if shortlisted. Have PA can travel One love

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, World music, Argentinian, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Flamenco, French music, Latin, Reggae, Ska, Samba, Spanish music
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Event types:
New Year's Eve, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, MC, Community music worker
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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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400


Booked 14 times through Encore!

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Janine R, 3 months ago

We had a great time with Dan and really lovely guy and a great musician... I really look forward to hiring him again! 👏🏻

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Juan B, 9 months ago

Daniel was great, very friendly, great audience interaction. Wouldn't hesitate in having him back. Great feedback from our guests :)

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Angelica M, 1 year ago

Daniel played lovely at our party, very easy going and beautiful singing. I will definitively hire him again.

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Kirsty L, 1 year ago

Dabs was amazing! He was just what we needed for a chilled out wedding. We also had lots of kids and he played songs that they knew too. Wish He had been there longer and I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

From other customers:

David E, 2 years ago

Best of UK Reggae

Welsh I, 1 year ago

Bea World Music