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About Dave

Dave just loves singing those timeless songs of the Big Band era adding a Las Vegas touch to any event.
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London
Public liability insurance of £3 million

After a numbers of years treading the boards in Musical such as Hair, Oklahoma and Little Shop of Horrors my passion for all things Swing and Big Band took over. My love of the Swing kings, of the era and style of music, of the beauty of the lyrics and memories that these songs evoke shine through at every performance. From the early days of busking, to entertaining at Resident's Homes, I am a seasoned and engaging performer singing at weddings, parties, bars and festivals. I love singing but being invited to be a part of your event is always highlight for me. Whether it is a small intimate affair or an event for thousands Dave Sings Swing delivers every time. Some of my proudest moments range from singing that timeless song a couple have chosen as their first dance to seeing a full room kick their legs as I sing New York, New York.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Swing, Jazz, Cabaret, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Easy listening, Vintage, Covers, Tribute
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Actor, Perfect pitch, MC
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Song list

A Foggy Day (In London Town)
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
All I Do Is Dream
Almost Like Being In Love
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Ballerina
Better the Devil You Know
Beyond The Sea
Blue Christmas
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Can't Wait Another Minute
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Cool Yule
Crazy
Cry Me A River
Days Of Wine And Roses
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fascination
Fly Me To The Moon
For Once In My Life
Frosty The Snowman
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas
I Could Write A Book
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Love Paris
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reason
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Only Want To Be With You
I Won't Dance
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Got My love To Keep Me Warm
I've Got You Under My Skin
I’ve Got The World On A String
If I Should Lose You
It Had To Be You
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
It's My Life
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Just In Time
Kissing A Fool
L-O-V-E
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Let There Be Love
Let's Fall In Love
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Light My Fire
Love And Marriage
(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Love Me Tender
Lucky Be A Lady
Mack The Knife
Magic Moments
Makin’ Whoopee
Me And My Shadow
Moon River
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Music To Watch Girls By
My Funny Valentine
My Lover's Heart
My Way
New York, New York
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night And Day
Object Of My Affection
On The Street Where You Live
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Recipe For Love
Right Now
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Route 66
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Smile
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something's Gotta Give
Summer Wind
Summertime
Sway
Sweet Caroline
Swinging On A Star
That Old Devil Called Love
That's Amore
That's Life
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Christmas Song
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Locomotion
The Man With A Bag
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Too Young
Unforgettable
We Are In Love
When I Fall In Love
Winter Wonderland
Witchcraft
Wonderwall
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
You'll Never Know
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You
Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Customer questions

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

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know. As long as there is no clash with another booking we will definitely be able so come to some arrangement.

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

This is a really popular request and can be arranged. There will be an additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

The depends on the scale of the gig and the equipment required. For a smaller set up 30 mins will be needed to be on the safe side.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event and ensure that those special songs you love are included.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I do. However, if you have a separately booked DJ it might be more make more sense to use their equipment. This can be discussed with the DJ.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Providing the song is the right genre, there is enough time for me to get hold of the track and learn the song satisfactorily before the event then I am happy to do so.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£260
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£415
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£375
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£500
Wedding ceremony
This includes 2 x 45 mins sets - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£565
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£625

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Ben C, 2 years ago

Excellent entertainment and the nicest man you could meet! Would thoroughly recommend

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Suzanne H, 2 years ago

Dave sang at our Walthamstow Wedding Fair and was an absolute star, great voice and we all loved listening to him. Thanks! 👏

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