David Dove

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Acoustic Guitar/Vocalist and Instrumentalist performing over 200 events as a touring musician worldwide and weddings and functions in the UK
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Dave is an experienced Classical and Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist and instrumentalist performing from the age of 10. With his considerable musical talent Dave will delight you and your guests with his special arrangements of pop, folk, country, Spanish and Broadway performed in either a classical or Acoustic Guitar style. Dave has provided high quality entertainment for venues such as George Hotel, Litchfield, Ardencoat Manor, Warrick. He also has performed worldwide on the Princess and Saga cruise lines. Dave can perform either as a Classical Guitar instrumentals or as a Acoustic Guitar/Vocalist and will tailor the day to suit your special day. Dave has arranged a large repertoire that will allow him to play something for each couple. With some notice Dave can create unique arrangements to compliment your day. Sets can be tailored to suit your event providing background music as guests arrive, throughout the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast

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Acoustic, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Rockabilly, Pop, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Disco, Funk rock, Soul, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Cruise, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Virtual event, Recording session
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Fluent improviser, Sound technician, Audio engineer, Fluent sight-reader, Ableton Live, Music therapy
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David's Song list

Acoustic Solo Guitar/Vocalist Set List
1 Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
2 And I Love Her - Beatles
3 Stand By Me - Ben E King
4 Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
5 Gimme Some Lovin - Blues Brothres
6 Rock Me Mam - Bob Dylan
7 Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
8 Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
9 Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
10 Rivers of Babylon - Bony M
11 Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
12 Back To You - BRYAN ADAMS
13 Wild World - Cat Stevens
14 Father and Son - Cat Stevens
15 You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
16 Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
17 Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Credence Clearwater Revival
18 Runaway - Del Shannon
19 Romeo and Juillet - Dire Straits
20 Walk of Life - Dire Straits
21 Hey Baby - DJ Otzi
22 Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
23 Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
24 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
25 Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
26 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
27 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
28 Crocodile Rock - Elton John
29 Your Song - Elton John
30 Perfect - Fairground Attraction
31 Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
32.Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
33 You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
34 Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
35 Imagine - John Lennon
36 Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
37 All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
38 Sweet Home Alabama - Lyrnd Skynrd
39 California Dreaming - Mama's and Papas
40 Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
41 Down Under - Men At Work
42 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
43 Wonderwall - Oasis
44 Sitting on the Dock of The Bay
45 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
46 Loosing My Religion - REM
47 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
48 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Robert Palmer
49 Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke
50 Smooth - Santana
52 Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
53 The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
54 Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
55 Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
56 Come Up and See Me - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
57 Abracadabra - Steve Miller
58 Englishman in New York - Sting
59 The Weight - The Band
60 Hard Day's Night. - The Beatles
61 Twist and Shout - The Beatles
62 Hey Jude - The Beatles
63 Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
64 Desperado - The Eagles
65 Hotel California - The Eagles
66 Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles
67 Lying Eyes - The Eagles
68 Peaceful Easy Feeling. - The Eagles
69 Take It Easy. - The Eagles
70 Tequilla Sunrise - The Eagles
71 Human - The Killers
72 Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
73 Daydream Believer - The Monkees
74 I'm a Believer - The Monkees
75 Every Breath You Take - The Police
76 Mama's Got a Squeezebox - The Who
77 Whisky in the Jar - Thin Lizzy
78 Free Falling - Tom Petty
79 Handle With Care - Travelling Wilberies
80 Red Red Wine - UB40
81 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
82 Angels - Robbie Williams
83 All of Me - John Legend
84 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley
85 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
86 Streets of London - Ralph McTell
87 Leaving on a Jetplane - John Denver
88 Stay With Me - Sam Smith
89 Homeward Bound - Paul Simon
90 Yesterday - The Beatles
91 Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
92 Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy/Sting
93 With or Without You - U2
94 Shotgun - George Ezra
95 House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
96 Lean on Me - Bill Withers
97 Layla - Eric Clapton
98 Slip sliding Away. - Paul Simon
99 When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
100 Have I Told You Lately - Van Morison
101 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
102 Let Her Go - Passenger
103 Wherever you Will Go - The Calling
104 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
105 Always on My Mind - Elvis Presley
106 Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
107 Blackbird - The Beatles
108 Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
109 Love Hurts - Nazareth
110 Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
111 I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
112 Dancing In The Moonlight - Top Loader
113 Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
114 Escape - Rupert Holmes
115 Cocaine - JJ Cale
116 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cirus
117 More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer
118 Some Guys - Rod Stewart
119 That'll Be The Day.- Buddy Holly
120 You Got It - Roy Orbison
121 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
122 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
123 Needles and Pins - The Searchers
124 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
125 Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
126 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
127 Lying In The Arms of Mary - Sutherland Brothers
128 Dec 63 - The Four Seasons
129 Mustang Sally - The Commitments
130 Summer of 69 - BRYAN ADAMS
131 Faith - George Michael
132 Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
133 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
134 Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checkers
135 Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
136 Rock n'Roll Medley
137 Old Time Rock n'roll
138 September - Earth, Wind and Fire
139 Surfin USA - The Beach Boys
140 Young At Heart - The Bluebells
141 You're The First, my last, my Everything - Barry White
142 Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
143 Celebration - Kool and The Gang
144 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
145 Happy Birthday Sweet 16.- Neil Sedaka
146 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
147 Run To You - Bryan Adams
148 I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
149 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
150 Daniel - Elton John
151 May You Never - John Martin
152 Oh Donna - Ritchie Valens
153 Wild Mountain Thyme - The Corries
154 Will You - Hazel O'Conor
155 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
156 Wicked Game - Chris Isaacs
157 Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
158 Babylon - David Gray
159 Home - Michael Bubble
160 Don't Think Twice Its Alright - Bob Dylan
161 The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers
162 Catch The Wind - Donovan
163 Colours - Donovan
164 Theme for Local Hero - Mark Knofler
165 Fly Me To The Moon - Count Basie and Frank Sinatra
166 Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
167 Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades
168 San Francisco Bay Blues - Eric Clapton
169 Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
170 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell
171 Africa - Toto
172 Up The Junction - Squeeze
173 Jet Airliner - Steve Miller
174 Bridge Over Troubled Water. - Simon & Garfunkel
175 It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond
176 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
177 Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
178 Kodachrome - Beach Boys
179 Come Together - Beatles
180 Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
181 Weather Without You - Crowded House
182 Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
183 Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Gabriel
184 Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie
185 Stars - Simply Red
186 Cotton Fields - Credence Clearwater
187 Perfect - Fairport Convention
188 Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
189 Light My Fire - The Doors
190 Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
191 Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
192 Do You Love Me - The Contours
193 Get Back - The Beatles
194 I Knew The Bride - Dave Edmunds
195 Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater
196 C'mon Everybody/Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
197 California Girls - The Beach Boys
198 Don't Go - Hot House Flowers
199 Fly Like An Eagle - Seal
200 I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds
201 Wake Me Up - George Michael
202 Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
203 Valerie - Amy Winehouse
204 I Want To Break Free - Queen
205 Caroline - Status Quo
206 Wasn't Expecting That - Jason Lawson
207 Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
208 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - Sting
209 Empire State of Mind - Aleisha Keys
210 I Feel Fine - The Beatles
211 From Me To You - The Beatles
212 I Should've Known Better - The Beatles
213 Let It Be - The Beatles
214 Lovely Day - Bill Withers
215 Downbound Train - Bruce Springsteen
216 My Hometown - Bruce Springstein
217 Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
218 Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
219 American Pie - Don McLean
220 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
221 The A Team - Ed Sheeran
222 Tulsa Time - Eric Clapton
223 Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
224 Sit Down - James
225. Three Wise Men - James Blunt
226 You're Beautiful - James Blunt
227 When I Was a Boy - Jeff Lynne
228 Daya - Kinks
229 Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Kinks
230 Midnight Special - Lonnie Donegan
231 Long May You Run - Neil Young
232 Harvest Moon - Neil Young
233 Heart of Gold - Neil Young
234 Maggie May - Rod Stewart
235 Willin - Little Feat
236 If You Think You Know How To Love Me - Smokie
237 Run - Steven Fretwell
238 Every Morning - Sugar Ray
239 I Won't Back Down - TOM PETTY
240 Dakota - Stereophonics
241 The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis
242 The Balad of John and Yoko - John Lennon
243 Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
244 Hurricane - Bob Dylan
245 Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
246 How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
247 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
248 May You Never - John Martin
249 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
250 Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne
251 Fields of Athenry - paddy Reilly
252 Every River - Runrig
253 Bees Wing - Richard Thompson
254 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
255 Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
256 Fisherman Blues - Waterboys
257 The Water Is Wide - James Taylor
258 One Way of Life - The Levellers
259 Mumford and Sons
260 Don't Think Twice Its Alright - Bob Dylan
261 Friends in Low Places - Garth Brookes
262 On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My vocals are very light similar to artists like Sting, Neil Young, Ed Sheehan, Emmylou Harris. With my sympathetic guitar playing it helps create the perfect chilled out atmosphere and something that is a bit unique.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Princess cruise various lounges around the ship Best Western Hotels - Resident guitarist since 2013 Ardencote Manor Hotel - Wedding Lickey Hotel -Wedding

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Emmylou Harris Neil Young Ed Sheehan Bob Dylan The Eagles Smokie Fleetwood Mac Chet Atkins Steve Earle Jamie Lawson Fairport Convention Eric Clapton

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Princess Explorers Lounge 2018 Main Stage supporting Seth Lakeman 2007

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

I always try my 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 please let me know

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

Absolutely. I offer this service in-between sets. If there are specific playlists you would like, I can load this onto my iPad ready to play for your event. I can provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1ht before your event. As soon as the PA is set up I can be ready to provide your music for your day.

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

My set lists are carefully crafted from countless performances learning what works best to create the chilled out atmosphere for guests. However I am happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event if you have specific songs in mind.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely I bring my own instrument, Small or medium sized PA system to suit all venues, microphone and mixer which is all included in the price.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If the song isn't included and it is a special song that you would like me to learn I am happy to do this for you in addition to my service for a £30 charge.

David's 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
Dave Dove
Includes 2x45m sets (bars, hotels, cafe and restaurants). Includes full PA setup and also playlist inbetween sets.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes reception before the service begins, walk down the aisle, music during the signing of the register and as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music as gusts arrive , Music during the signing of the register, - Music as guests leave. - Music during the wedding breakfast


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David's Reviews

From customers:

Richard M
8 years ago, for a Wedding in Rose Hill
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5 out of 5

Dave communicated throughout the planning progress to know which songs we liked from his extensive list. He arrived in plenty of time and set up well in advance. Dave was very smartly presented and looked the part. Dave played in the gardens for a drinks reception, he was at the right volume to hear but blended into the atmosphere as well. Dave did a great job and I would use him again with no hesitation. Thanks Dave.

Cassie H
8 years ago, for a Wedding in Jackson Ln
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5 out of 5

Dave gave us a really personalised experience putting together songs from different styles and genres to make a beautiful, fluid arrangement, We got so many compliments from our guests and it really set a romantic mood

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