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David Bullock

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About David Bullock

Bassist, guitarist and clarinettist based in Leeds. I have several years experience playing across pop jazz and classical music.
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Bass Guitarist
Leeds
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I am a guitarist, bassist and clarinettist based in the Leeds, UK. I first picked up the guitar in primary school, and did not revisit the instrument until I was invited to play for the City Jazz Orchestra and Singers a number of years later. As a part of this band, I gigged around the country, as well as four times at the band’s regular slot at the Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland. I studied Music at Durham University, and while there became heavily involved in the University’s Jazz scene. I played guitar and bass for a number of groups including Durham University Big Band, The Funkhaus Collective and The Quays as well as a number of the Jazz Society’s After Hours projects. Highlights from my time at Durham include playing at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, University Gospel Choir of the Year at Trinity Baptist Church in Croydon (placing second), the National Student Drama Festival in Leicester as well as a large number of busy student events and balls. After graduating, I continued to play with some of these groups alongside a job at the University. In 2020 I started taking private lessons with Nick Campbell (Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, Vulfpeck). This September I started the MA programme at Leeds Conservatoire, studying with Sam Vicary (The Cinematic Orchestra, Kandace Springs). In my short time at Leeds I have successfully auditioned for the Leeds Conservatoire SU Big Band and joined a jazz fusion quintet as well as working across a number of original writing projects.

Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Gospel, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Birthday party, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Arranger, Sound technician, Producer, Composer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Pop/Rock:
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Runaway - Bruno Mars
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
What's Going On -Marvin Gaye
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Domino - Jessie J
Juice - Lizzo
September - Earth Wind and Fire
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
I wish - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
As - Stevie Wonder
I Kissed a Girl - Katie Perry
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Think About Things - Daði Freyr
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Nine to Five - Dolly Parton
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Mercy - Duffy
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Big Bad Handsome Man - Imelda May
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Tainted Love - Soft Cell/Imelda May
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Black Sheep - Metric
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Fake Tales of San Francisco - Arctic Monkeys
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Jazz
A Night In Tunisia
Afro Blue
Agua de Beber
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things you Are
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Beyond the Sea
Black Coffee
Black Narcissus
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blues for Alice
Body and Soul
But Not for Me
Cantaloupe Island
Central Park West
Chameleon
Cherokee
Come Fly With Me
Corcovado
Donna Lee
Easy Living
Fly Me to the Moon
Footprints
Four
Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Got It Bad
I Got Rhythm
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free
I Won't Dance
It Could Happen to You
It Don't Mean a Thing
It's Only a Paper Moon
Lady Bird
Like Someone In Love
Love For Sale
Lullaby of Birdland
Maiden Voyage
Moanin'
Moon Alley
Mr PC
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
Nothing Serious
On The Sunny Side of the Street
One Note Samba
Orange Coloured Sky
Recordame
Red Clay
Round Midnight
So What
Solar
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song for Bilbao
Song for My Father
Spain
St Thomas
Stella By Starlight
Straight No Chaser
Strasbourg St-Denis
Summertime
Take the A Train
That Old Feeling
There Will Never Be Another You
Watermelon Man
Wave
Well You Needn't
Customer questions

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

If timings change then I will do my best to accommodate this, as always more notice is better but 9 time out of 10 it shouldn't be a problem!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I do! I will bring my own bass, amp and pedals to your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If it is not included on my song list I am still very happy to learn it, if you can provide charts that is even better but I am very comfortable learning by ear.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480

Reviews

From customers:

Owen S, 1 year ago

David will reliably get you through your gig, a really solid musician and performer.

Matthew D, 3 years ago

A really great guy to work with, and an excellent musician.