David Dove

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Pro Acoustic Guitar/Vocalist and Instrumentalist with a large acoustic and vocal repertoire from Bach to Ed Sheeran. Wedding specialist.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Dave is an experienced Classical and Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist 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

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
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
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Fluent improviser
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Song list

David Dove - Repertoire
Country Set
1. Take me home country roads - John Denver
2. Friends in low places - Gareth Brookes
3 The Gambler - Kenneth Williams
4 Achy Breaky heart - Billy Ray Cirrus
5 Leaving on a jet plane - John Denver
6 The lucky one - Gillian Welch
7 Johnny come lately - Steve Earle
8. Dance dance dance - Steve Miller
9. Tennessee waltz
10. The Devil’s Right Hand - Steve Miller
11 Long may you run - Neil Young
12. Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
13. Lying Eyes - The Eagles
14. Living Next Door To Alice - Smoki
15. If You Think You Know How To Love Me - Smokie 16. Labelled With Love - Squeeze
17. Whisky In The Jar - 9pm
18. Zimmerman Blues - Ralph Mctell
19. Cotton Fields - Credence Clearwater
20. Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater
21. I’ll Meet You At Midnight - Smokie
22. Rock Me Mama - Bob Dylan
23. I really had a ball last night - Emmylou
24. Teenagers wedding - emmylou
25. Leaving Louisiana - emmylou
26. Down on The Corner - Jerry Reed Version
27. They Call Me the Breeze - JJ Cale
28. Mama don’t like - JJ Cale
29. Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys 30. Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
31. I Saw The Light - Hank Williams
32. Jambayla on the Bayou - Hank Williams
33. Setting the Woods on Fire - Hank Williams
34. Willing - Little Feat
35. Midnight Special - Lonnie Donegal
36. The Weight - The Band
37. Hillbilly Rock - The Woolpackers
38. Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
39. If tomorrow never comes- Garth Brooks
40. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
41. Don’t think twice it’s alright - Bob Dylan
42. Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
43. Poncho and Leffy - Townes van zandt
44. On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
45. Hillbilly Highway - Steve Earle
46. It’s a 5o clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
47. Gone Country - Alan Jackson
48. Hey Good looking - Hank Williams
49. Stand up for the foot - Chris jagger
50. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
51. Unknown Legend - Neil Young
Popular Classics
1. The A Team - Ed Sheeran
2. Abracadabra - Steve Miller
3. Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
4. And I Love Her - Beatles
5. Big Love - Fleetwood Mac
6. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
7. Blackbird - Beatles
8. The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Somethings
10. Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
11. Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
12. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
13. Come up and See Me - Steve Harley
14. Cmon Everybody/Summertime Blues - Eddy Cochran 15. Dance the Night Away - The Mavericks
16. Days- Kinks
17. Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Kinks
18. Desperado - Eagles
19. Every Breath You Take - Sting
20. Every Morning - Sugar Ray
21. Fast Cars - Tracy Chapman
22. Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
23. Fields of Gold - Sting
24. Free Falling - Tom Petty
25. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
26. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
27. Handle With Care - Travelling Willberies
28. Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
29. Hey Jude - Beatles
30. I Feel Fine - Beatles
31. I’m a Believer - The Monkees
32. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
33. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
34. I Should’ve Known Better - Beatles
35. I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty
36. The Joker - Steve Miller
37. Kodachrome - Beach Boys
38. Labelled With Love - Squeeze
39. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
40. Land Down Under - Men at Work
41. Layla - Eric Clapton
42. Let it Be - Beatles
43. Let her Go - Passenger
44. Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
45. Loosing My Religion - REM
46. Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles
47. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
48. Mama’s Got a Squeezebox
49. Midnight Special - Lonnie Donnegan
50. My Home Town - Bruce Springsteen
51. My Oklahoma Home - Bob Seeger
52. Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
53. Nadine - Chuck Berry
54. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
55. Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
56. Perfect - Ed Sheeran done
57. Perfect - Fairground Attraction
58. Putting on the Style - Lonnie Donnegan
59. The River - Bruce Springsteen
60. Romeo and Juillet - Dire Straits
61. Runaway - Del Shannon
62. Sit Down - James
63. Smooth - Santana
64. Stand By Me - John Lennon Version
65. Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheels 67. Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
68. Take me Home Country Roads -
69. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
70. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
71. Tequilla Sunrise - Eagles
72. We Can Work It Out - Beatles
73. The Weight - The Band
74. Willin - Little Feat
75. When I Was a Boy - Jeff Lynne
76. When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating 77. Whisky In the Jar - The Dubliners
78. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
79. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
80. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away - Beatles 81. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
82. You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
83. Lean on me
84. Lovely Days - Bill Withers
85. All of Me - John Legend
86. Locked in Heaven - Bruno Mars
87. Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
88. When you’re gone - Brian Adams
89. Wasn’t expecting that - Jamie Lawson
90. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Folk Section
91. A Pair of Brown Eyed - Pogues
92. All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span
93. Bees Wing - Richard Thompson
94. Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
95. Caladaio - Nic Jones
96. Catch the Wind - Donovan
97. Colours - Donovan
98. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
99. Don’t Think Twice its alright - Bob Dylan
100. Every River - Runrig
101. Father and Son - Cat Stevens
102. Fields of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
103. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
104. Fisherman Blues - Waterboys
105. From Claire to Here
106. From Galway to Graceland - Richard Thompson 107. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
108. How Sweet it Is - James Taylor
109. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
110. I Hope We Meet Again - Saw Doctors
111. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot 112. John Gaudie - Fairport Convention
113. Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
114. Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
115. Leaving Louisiana - Emmy Lou Harris
116. Long May You Run- Neil Young
117. Man in the Long Black Coat - Bob Dylan
118. Matty Groves - Fairport Convention
119. May You Never - John Martyn
120. Meet me on the Corner - Lindisfarne
121. Rock me Mama - Bob Dylan
122. Scarborough Fair - Martin Carthy
123. Streets of London - Ralph McTell
124. The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers
125. Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
126. Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
127. Waltzing’s for Dreamers - Richard Thompson
128. When the Ship Comes in - Bob Dylan done
129. Wild World - Cat Stevens
130. Writer of Songs - Harvey Andrews
131. You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
132. Zimermann Blues - Ralph McTell
133. One way -The Levellers
New Songs
134. Stairway to Heaven/Sultans of Swing 135. Here Comes the Sun
136. Angel Dream - Tom Petty
137. Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty 138. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
139. One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan
140. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
141. Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison 142. End of The Line - Travelling Willberies
143. When The Ship Comes In - Bob Dylan
144. Meet on The Ledge - Fairport Convention 145. You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
146. I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
147. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
148. Castle on The Hill - Ed Sheehan
149. Hit the Road Jack
150. Ooh la la - Faces
151. Easy - commodores
152. Chasing cars -snow patrol
153. Someone I used to know
154. Bright sunny day
155. Baby I love your way - Peter frampton
156. Frozen Man - James Taylor
Instrumental Section -
157. And I Love Her - Beatles Giuliani
158. Bouree changes into Jethro Tull Version
159. More Than Words - Extrene
160. Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
161. Variations on a Magic Flute - Fernando For
162. Bridge over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel 163. Can You Feel The Love - Elton John
164. Can Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
165. Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
166. Eternal Flame - Bangles
167. Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jnr
168. The Entertainer - Chet Atkins version
169. Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
170. Norwegian Wood - Beatles
178. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Customer questions

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.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. 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 and I know 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 to play acoustically through a small PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If the song isn't included and it is a special song you would like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.

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


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
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.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned


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Richard M, 5 years ago

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.

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Cassie H, 5 years ago

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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