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Dave Gellett

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About Dave

Solo acoustic performer with a varied repertoire of over 500 songs from old classics through to contemporary hits.
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Southend-on-Sea
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Whether you want a background ambience for your restaurant, a classy performance for the champagne reception at your wedding, or an upbeat lively set for your pub, bar or party, I'll ensure that your event is one which will be remembered for all the right reasons.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Acoustic, Americana, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Contemporary Christian, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

I can play over 500 songs. These are some of the most popular:
George Michael 'Faith'
Maroon 5 'She Will Be Loved'
George Ezra 'Shotgun'
James Bay 'Let It Go'
The Eagles ‘Hotel California’
Don Mclean 'American Pie'
Take That 'A Million Love Songs'
Travis 'Why Does It Always Rain on Me'
Taylor Dayne 'Tell It To My Heart'
Tom Petty 'Freefalling
Toploader 'Dancing in the Moonlight'
The Kinks 'Waterloo Sunset'
Rag and Bone Man ‘Human’
David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust'
The Lightning Seeds 'The Life of Riley'
Snow Patrol 'Chasing Cars'
Dire Straits ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Van Morrison 'Crazy Love'
Stealers Wheel 'Stuck in the Middle With You'
Pulp 'Common People'
Travis 'Driftwood'
Paul Weller 'Broken Stones'
U2 'All I Want is You'
John Legend 'All of Me'
Adele 'Rolling in the Deep'
Stereophonics 'Have a Nice Day'
Deep Blue Something 'Breakfast at Tiffanys'
Robbie Williams 'Angels'
Paolo Nutini 'Last Request'
Coldplay 'Yellow'
Christina Perri 'A Thousand Years'
Emeli Sande 'Read All About It'
Take That 'Greatest Day'
The Eagles 'Peaceful Easy Feeling'
Van Morrison 'Have I Told You Lately'
The Waterboys 'Fisherman's Blues'
Tracy Chapman 'Baby Can I Hold You'
Fleetwood Mac 'Dreams'
Stereophonics 'Dakota'
Billy Joel 'New York State of Mind'
Sting/Eva Cassidy 'Fields of Gold'
The Waterboys 'Whole of the Moon'
U2 'One'
Paul Weller 'You Do Something to Me'
Simply Red 'Holding Back the Years'
Sixpence None The Richer 'Kiss Me'
Radiohead 'Creep'
Elbow 'One Day Like This'
Ben E King 'Stand By Me'
Sting 'Englishman in New York'
Culture Club 'Karma Chameleon'
Oasis 'Don't Look Back In Anger'
Ocean Colour Scene 'The Day We Caught the Train'
Otis Redding 'My Girl'
The Beatles 'In My Life'
Paul Weller 'Wild Wood'
Radiohead 'High and Dry'
Fleetwood Mac 'Go Your Own Way'
James Bay 'Scars'
Don Henley ‘The Boys of Summer’
Chaka Khan 'Ain't Nobody'
Otis Redding 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay'
James 'Sit Down'
James Taylor 'Fire and Rain'
Gnarls Barkley 'Crazy'
Dire Straits ‘Sultans of Swing’
Ray Charles 'Georgia on My Mind'
Jackson Five ‘I Want You Back’
James Morrison 'Wonderful World'
Elton John 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight'
Crowded House 'Don't Dream It's Over'
Erasure 'A Little Respect'
Fleetwood Mac 'Landslide'
Ray Charles 'Hit the Road Jack'
Mike and the Mechanics 'The Living Years'
Eric Clapton 'Lay Down Sally'
Jackson Browne 'In the Shape of a Heart'
Florence and the Machine 'You've Got the Love'
Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'
Prince 'Purple Rain'
Eva Cassidy 'Songbird'
Ray Lamontagne 'Trouble'
Dolly Parton '9 to 5'
Annie Lennox 'Why'
James Taylor 'Carolina on my Mind'
The Monkees 'I'm a Believer
Neil Diamond 'Crackling Rosie'
The Beatles 'I Saw Her Standing There'
Paul Weller 'Town Called Malice'
Carole King ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’
Doobie Brothers 'Long Train Running'
Red Hot Chilli Peppers 'Under the Bridge'
The Foundations 'Build Me Up Buttercup'
Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Fleetwood Mac 'Say That You Love Me'
Prince 'Little Red Corvette'
Elton John 'I'm Still Standing'
Jackson Browne 'Sky Blue and Black'
John Denver 'Annie's Song'
David Gray ‘Babylon’
Train 'Drops of Jupiter'
Dolly Parton 'Jolene'
Damien Rice 'Cannonball'
The Jam 'That's Entertainment'
Bruce Springsteen 'Dancing in the Dark'
Katrina and The Waves ‘Walking on Sunshine’
Neil Diamond 'Sweet Caroline'
Crowded House 'Fall At Your Feet'
Journey 'Don't Stop Believing'
Justin Bieber 'Sorry'
Keane 'Somewhere Only We Know'
Elvis Presley 'Blue Suede Shoes'
Elton John 'Rocket Man'
Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’
John Denver 'Country Roads'
Rod Stewart 'Maggie May'
The Dubliners 'The Wild Rover'
The Killers 'Mr Brightside'
Adele 'Someone Like You'
Van Morrison 'Brown Eyed Girl'
The Eagles 'Lyin Eyes'
Elton John ‘Your Song’
Elvis Presley 'Suspicious Minds'
Johnny Cash 'A Boy Named Sue'
The Beatles 'Help'
Deacon Blue 'Dignity'
The Eagles 'Take it Easy'
The Beatles 'Twist and Shout'
John Hiatt 'Feels Like Rain'
Oasis 'Wonderwall'
Gregory Porter 'Hey Laura'
The Beatles 'Hey Jude'
Ed Sheeran 'Photograph'
Mike and the Mechanics 'Another Cup of Coffee'
Johnny Cash 'Folsom Prison Blues'
James Bay ‘Hold Back the River’
The Beatles ‘Come Together’
Ed Sheeran ‘The A Team’
Bill Withers ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’
Amy Winehouse ‘Valerie’
Tracy Chapman ‘Fast Car’
Billy Joel ‘Piano Man’
Adele 'Make You Feel My Love'
The Beatles 'The Long and Winding Road'
Ed Sheeran 'Castle on the Hill'
Birdy 'Wings'
James Taylor 'You've Got a Friend'
Chris Stapleton 'Tennessee Whiskey'
Mike and the Mechanics 'Over My Shoulder'
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The feedback I receive most often is how I can adapt my performance to make every event feel unique and really special. Whether you are keen to get people up and dancing, or want a great atmosphere for a special meal, this is one of the things that people comment on that I do best. Clients also love my versatility and range of music from across the decades.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at over 100 venues including: Gosfield Hall (wedding) Mange Tout Molo Lounge Oak Tree Bistro Peterboat Saxon Hall The Camelia Hotel The Boatyard Restaurant The Freighthouse The Gentings Casino The Palace Hotel The Shoebury Hotel Thorpe Hall Golf Club

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have eclectic tastes but some of my greatest influence is from the Eagles, Jackson Brown, Carol King and Ed Sheeran. I personally love singer songwriters.

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

One of my most high profile gigs was playing at Gosfield Hall for a family wedding of the owners of The Camelia Hotel.

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 just let me know.

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

Absolutely. I offer an iPod service for free if requested, playing background music.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my 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 have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure I 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 and all relevant PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can play over 500 songs, so if a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I may be able to do this for you depending on the song.

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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£200
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
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.
£600

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Lyndsey J, 6 months ago

Dave was amazing his song choices were perfectly timed to suit the vibe and got everyone up on the dance floor highly recommend

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Rosie C, 1 year ago

We booked Dave the guitarist for our wedding reception, he was great and has an amazing voice. Dave emailed me beforehand to find out what sort of songs we wanted and he played for about 5 hours. Dave arrived very early as he was worried about traffic getting to our venue. Dave is a lovely man and was also very smart. We would definitely re book and recommend Dave. Thanks again Dave for make our night even more special. Rosie & Leon x

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Jenny C, 1 year ago

I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful contribution to Es party We all loved your music and would be very happy to recommend you

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