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David Kearns

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Highly professional, competent and easy going!
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David has been playing, singing and writing for over 25 years and has developed a large repertoire as well as a definitive songwriting style during that time. He has played on many a different stage and to crowds as big as 25,000 people. He is currently frontman for The Father Teds and also plays drums for Take Cover and is equally competent at the front or back of the stage. He has recently returned from Seville where he studied Flamenco guitar with the great Francisco ‘El Pulga’ Morales. He also works with vocal coach Ruth Wood ensuring he keeps his voice in top condition and has been recording his own music, as well as others, for over 15 years. David likes to play solo gigs whenever he can fit them in to his busy schedule and can cover a broad range of styles including Folk, Pop, Rock, Latin, Flamenco and many more..

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
I own a PA system
Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Easy listening, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Motown, Funk rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Cuban music, Spanish music, Synth rock, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Funk, Disco, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Electronic, Electro-Swing, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Blues, Swing, Barbershop, Latin jazz, Ceilidh, Rockabilly, Experimental, Ambient pop, Americana, Hip Hop, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Flamenco, Punk rock, Power rock
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Actor, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker
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Song list

Brown Eyed Girl
Stuck In The Middle With You
In My Place
Handbags And Gladrags
You Never Can Tell
Saw Her Standing There
Twist And Shout
All My Life
Ticket To Ride
Folsom Prison Blues
The Fields Of Athenry
Whisky In The Jar
I’ll Tell Me Ma
Take Your Mama Out
All Shook Up
Hound Dog
The Hills Of Donegal
Fisherman’s Blues
No Woman No Cry
Three Little Birds
Redemption Song
El Cuarto De Tula
La Bamba
Canción Del Mariachi
Cucurrucucú Paloma
Alacrán y Pistolero
Hasta Siempre Comandante
Más Que Nada
Should I Stay Or Go
Star Of The County Down
That’s Life
Teenage Kicks
Sweet Home Alabama
Jump In Da Line
My Hero
Good People
Wish You Were Here
Black Velvet Band
Hey Joe
Sympathy For The Devil
20th Century Boy
Hoochie Coochie Man
Smokestack Lightning
Reconsider Baby
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Dirty Old Town
Streams Of Whisky
Fairytale Of New York
I Useta Lover
The Galway Shawl
The Galway Girl
Mustang Sally
Wake Me Up
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Driftin’ Blues
Town Called Malice
Oh Sit Down
Spancil Hill
Irish Rover
Wagon Wheel
The Green Fields Of France
A Horse With No Name
Chasing Cars
Clare To Here
Word Up
With Or Without You
Billie Jean
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

How professional and entertaining I am.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Symphony Hall, The Jam House, St Andrews Stadium, Molineux Stadium, Southwell Folk Festival, HMV Institute, The Crescent Theatre, South And City Audiotorium

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, NIN, QOTSA, TVOTR, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra to name but a few.

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

A Bob Brolly and Friends event to a sold out Symphony Hall sharing the stage with the likes of Jasper Carrot, Dave Spikey, Ruby Turner and Bev Bevan.

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

I’m generally quite flexible. Get in touch ASAP and I’ll do my best to accommodate.

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

Yes I normally provide background music before and between sets at no extra charge. I don’t offer a DJ service as yet.

How much time do you need to set up?

Setup time can vary depending on the venue but an hour should be more than ample in most situations.

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

No. My set lists are crafted to work in a particular way in order to get the best from my voice and also entertain the audience.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I provide instrumentation and microphones. I can also bring a PA if required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

There may be a chance I can learn a song for the event depending on time restrictions. This may incurr an additional cost.


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)£75
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£275


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