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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

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
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5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
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
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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

Acoustic Solo Guitar/Vocalist Set List
New Arrangements
1. English Man In New York - Sting
2. Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
3. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
4. Dancing In The Moonlight - Top Loader
5. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
6. Wicked Game - Chris Isaacs
7. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
8. Stay With Me - Sam Smith
9. Hotel California - Eagles
10 Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
11 Riptide - Vance Joy
12 Your Song - Elton John
13 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - Sting
14 Empire State of Mind - Aleisha Keys
15 Budapest - George Ezra
16 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
17 Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
18 Feel It Still - Portugal Man
19 Loose Yourself - Eminem
20 Get Lucky - Daft Punk
21 Shotgun - George Ezra
22 Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
23 Free Falling - Tom Petty
Pop/Rock Classics from across 5 Decades
24. Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
25 Kodachrome - Beach Boys
26 I feel Fine - Beatles
27 Hey Jude - Beatles
28 From Me To You - Beatles
29 Twist and Shout - Beatles
30 And I Love Her - Beatles
31 I should've Known Better - Beatles
32 Let It Be - Beatles
33 Blackbird - Beatles
34 Come Together - Beatles
35 Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
36 I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
37 Stand By Me - Be E King
38 Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
39 Lovely Day - Bill Withers
40 Lean On Me - Bill Withers
41 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Bob Dylan
42 Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
43 Dream Lover - Bobby Darrin
44 The River - Bruce Springsteen
45 Downbound Train - Bruce Springsteen
46 My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
47 Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
48 Run To You - Bryan Adams
49 Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
50 When You're Gone - Bryan Adams
51 Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
52 Wild World - Cat Stevens
53 Father & Son - Cat Stevens
54 Nadine - Chuck Berry
55 You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
56 Easy - Commodores
57 Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater
58 Weather Without You - Crowded House
59 I Knew The Bride - Dave Edmunds
60 Babylon - David Gray
61 Breakfast at Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something's
62 Runaway - Del Shannon
63 Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
64 Stairway to Heaven/Sultans of Swing MEDLEY
65 American Pie - Don Mclean
66 Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
67 Tequilla Sunrise - Eagles
68 Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles
69 Hotel California - Eagles
70 Desperado - Eagles
71 Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheehan
72 The A Team - Ed Sheehan
73 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheehan
74 Photograph - Ed Sheeran
75 I See Fire - Ed Sheehan
76 C'mon Everybody/Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
77 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
78 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
79 Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
80 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
81 Tulsa Time - Eric Clapton
82 Layla - Eric Claton
83 Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
84 More Than Words - Extreme
85 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
86 Big Love - Fleetwood Mac
87 Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
88 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
89 Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
90 Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
91 Sit Down - James
92 Three Wise Men - James Blunt
93 You're Beautiful - James Blunt
94 Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
95 When I Was A Boy - Jeff Lynne
96 Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
97 All of Me - John Legend
98 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
99 Days - Kinks
100 Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Kinks
101 All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
102 Willin - Little Feat
103 Midnight Special - Lonnie Donegan
104 Putting on the Style - Lonnie Donegan
105 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
106 California Dreamin - Mamas & Papas
107 Home - Michael Bubble
108 Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
109 Down Under - Men At Work
110 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
111 Long May You Run - Neil Young
112 Harvest Moon - Neil Young
113 Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
114 Wonderwall - Oasis
115 Sitting in the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
116 Candy - Pablo Nuttini
117 Let Her Go - Passenger
118 Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
119 A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
120 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
121 I Want To Break Free - Queen
122 Loosing My Religion - REM
123 Angels - Robbie Williams
123 Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
124 When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
125 Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
126 Maggie May - Rod Stewart
127 The First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
128 Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke
129 Smooth - Santana
130 Black Magic Woman - Santana
132 The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
133 Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
134 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
135 Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie
136 If You Think You Know How To Love Me - Smokie
137 Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
138 Labelled With Love - Squeeze
139 Caroline - Status Quo
140 Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
141 Stars - Simply Red
142 For Your Babies - Simply Red
143 Run - Steven Fretwell
144 Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
145 Come Up and See Me - Steve Harley
146 Abracadabra - Steve Miller
147 The Joker - Steve Miller
148 Fields of Gold - Sting
149 Every Morning - Sugar Ray
150 The Weight - The Band
151 Whisky In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
152 Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
153 Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
154 I'm A Believer - The Monkees
155 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
156 Every Breath You Take - The Police
157 Squeezebox - The Who
158 I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
159 Africa - Toto
160 Fast Cars - Tracy Chapman
161 Talking About a Revoltion - Tracy Chapman
162 Time of Your Life - Green Day
163 End of the Line - Travelling Willberies
164 Handle With Care - Travelling Willberies
165 With or Without You - U2
166 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
167 Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
168 Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
169 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
170 Dakota - Stereophonics
171 Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
172 The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis
173 Ballad of John & Yoko - John Lennon
174 Galway Girl - Steve Earle
175 Homeward Bound - Paul Simon
176 Take It Easy - Eagles
177 Blowing In The wind - Bob Dylan
178 It's 5 o'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
179 Gone Country - Alan Jackson
180 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
181 Rock Me Mama - Bob Dylan
182 Don't Think Twice Its Alright - Bob Dylan
183 Cotton Fields - Credence Clearwater
184 Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater
185 Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
186 Lying Eyes - Eagles
187 Teenagers Wedding - Emmylou Harris
188 Leaving Louisiana - Emmylou Harris
189 Friends in Low Places - Garth Brookes
190 If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brookes
191 I Saw The Light - Hank Williams
192 Jambayla On The Bayou - Hank Williams
193 Setting the Woods on Fire - Hank Williams
194 Hey Good Looking - Hank Williams
195 Call Me The Breeze - JJ Cale
196 Mama Don't Like - JJ Cale
197 Down On The Corner - Jerry Reed
198 Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
199 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
200 The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers
201 Unknown Legend - Neil Young
202 Tennessee Waltz - Patsy Cline
203 Zimmerman Blues - Ralph McTell
204 I'll Meet You At Midnight - Smokie
205 Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
206 Johnny Come Lately - Steve Earle
207 Hillbilly Highway - Steve Earle
208 Dance Dance Dance - Steve Miller
209 The Devil's Right Hand - Steve Miller
210 Hillbilly Rock - The Woolpackers
211Poncho & Leffy - Townes Van Zandt
212 On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
213 Man In The Long Black Coat - Bob Dylan
214 When The Ship Comes In - Bob Dylan
215 Hurricane - Bob Dylan
216 One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan
217 Catch The Wind - Donovan
218 Colours - Donovan
219 John Gaudie - Fairport Convention
220 Matty Groves - Fairport Convention
221 Meet On The Ledge - Fairport Convention
222 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordan Lightfoot
223 Writer of Songs - Harvey Andrews
224 Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
225 How Sweet It Is. - James Taylor
226 You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
227 Fire & Rain - James Taylor
228 Frozen Man - James Taylor
229 Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull
230 May You Never - John Martin
231 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
232 Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
233 Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne
234 Scarborough Fair - Martin Carthy
235 Fields of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
236 A Pair of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
237 Streets of London - Ralph McTell
238 Every River - Runrig
239 From Galway to Graceland - Richard Thompson
240 Bees Wind - Richard Thompson
241 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
242 Waltzing For Dreamers -Richard Thompson
245 I Hope We Meet Again - The Saw Doctors
246 Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
247 All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span
248 Fisherman Blues - The Waterboys
249 The Water is Wide - James Taylor
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.


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
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.
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.
Dave Dove Live
I can create online live streamed performances and all setlists are tailored to suit your event I can offer - Full instrumentals with backing tracks - Performances using Live Loops with Guitar and Vocals or Instrumentals - Solo Guitar and Vocals with no backing


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Richard M, 6 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, 6 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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