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About Dave

Professional guitarist and singer of 25+ years. Recorded several albums performing across in Europe, North America and Asia.
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Public liability insurance of £5 million

Started writing on piano and guitar in my teens. My first band was signed to an EMI subsidiary. After tours and records (yep, vinyl) I found myself being hired for session work and tours. I have spent around 15 years writing music for TV, Radio and Film and have had around 50 published tracks. As the guitarist and singer in the trio Namaqua, I have written and co-written several albums, EPs and MVs. Since mid-2015 I have been playing George Harrison on the Beatles tribute circuit and doing deps and sessions for functions. Influenced by Clapton, Beatles, Hendrix, Brad Paisley, Mark Knopfler and many others.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Vintage, Covers, Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Classic rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

You Really Got Me
Hi Ho Silver Lining D
Handle With Care
Sweet Caroline G/C
Daydream Believer
I’m A Believer
All Shook Up A
Marie’s The Name Of His Latest Flame
Pretty Flamingo
Michelle
Shangalang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Teenage kicks
Sunshine of your love
Crazy little called love
Rebel Rebel
All or nothing
You really got me
Suspicious Minds
Handle with care
Help! 
Yellow submarine 
Hold your hand
I feel fine
Day Tripper
Twist n shout
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Valerie
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Wonderwall - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Here Comes The Sun
Hide Your Love Away
Message In A Bottle
Every Breath You Take
Creep - Radiohead
Yesterday - Beatles 
I don't want to talk about it - Crazy Horse
Travis - Why does it always rain on me
REM - The one i love
The Beatles - All my loving
Coldplay - Yellow
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Customer questions

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

I am always flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know

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

Of course, no problem. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically or electrically depending on the venue and function.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. However, if there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 a song for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

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£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£340
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£55

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Lisa G, 1 year ago

One evening in December, chaos erupted in the quiet village of Stock. The Harvard Inn opened its doors for the first, but not the last time, to The Beatles. With a little help from their friends, the place ended up rocking! We were transported through decades of wonderful hits. There was singing, dancing and swaying of hands. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Michael A, 1 year ago

I was reminded today that we were going to hire a DJ. Haha, I'm so glad we hired your band. Nothing but good things to say about you, nothing but sore feet the next morning. Loved your version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Truly amazing!

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