Singing guitarist

David McNamara

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Very experienced acoustic guitar/singer solo entertainer. 20+ years of experience in weddings, parties and corporate events.
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With over 20 years performing in the wedding, parties and corporate world I've fined tuned my abilities to play to any crowd. With an ever growing 1500+ songs in my repertoire I have the ability to switch up songs as requested on the night with ease. This truly adds to an experience your guests will remember. I love interacting with new audiences and I like listeners to feel part of the night. Performance experience P&O house band 20+ years of weddings, parties and corporate events Festivals Backing artist for tributes to ABBA, The Beatles, John Lennon, Elvis, Jeff Buckley, The Commitments, Free, Steely Dan and more Qualifications BA (Hons) in Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music HND Performing Arts Leigh PGCert in Teaching Education

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David's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gillian H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, could play and sing any song requested, made the party go with a swing, would be happy to recommend and would definitely have him again Thanks David for making my birthday memorable!🎶💃🏻😃

Reply from David
1 year ago

Ah thanks Gillian it was a pleasure to meet and play to all your family and friends. You were all very welcoming and I loved performing all the requests you suggested See you again in the future Thanks Dave

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

David McNamara was a joy to listen to and chat with during breaks. My wife and I had about 12 people over for the event. All were impressed. The weather was not good but; David was very accommodating and helpful. The wife and I will recommend David and will have him again. He learned songs that he never heard of, just for us, no problem. Sing.... good lord this man can sing. BOOK HIM ! you'll hear. Thank you, Encore & David. Mr. & Mrs. Diss

Reply from David
1 year ago

Ah thanks for the nice words Ken. It was a pleasure learning all your requests. Most I have never heard before but I always like playing new songs. Lovely couple with lovely friends and family. Very welcoming. Enjoyed every moment. Dave

Jemma D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dealing with David has been a real pleasure. He and his band member were excellent on the night, but before had David’s communication was brilliant which reassured me he was reliable. On the night he arrived and set up in good time and was so flexible when the weather was sunny and despite having already set up, david was happy to take instruments outside to play an acoustic set at our late request! They sounded great and really adapted the songs and playlist to the vibe of the evening. They got everyone up dancing at the end too! Thank you for a wonderful night.

Reply from David
1 year ago

Hey Jemma thanks so much for a great evening. You and your guests were so welcoming and accommodating. Such a great night with a great atmosphere. Speak soon. Dave

From other customers:

Ria S
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Wigan
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5 out of 5

Dave was absolutely brilliant performing at my party. My friends and family all loved him and commented how amazing his voice is. He sung everything we suggested and the interaction between the guests was awesome. He was charisnatic and made the night so much fun. His guitar playing and sound was really full and energetic. I will definitely be booking him for my next big birthday Ria

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David's Song list

Small Sample of Dance floor fillers.........
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
A Little Respect - Erasure
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Town Called Malice 0 The Jam
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Jonny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
Shot Gun - George Ezra
Disco 2000 - Pulp
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - The Artic Monkeys
Its not Unusual - Tom Jones
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
American Pie - Don McLean
Small Sample of chilled music....
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Waterfall - Stone Roses
Talk tonight - Oasis
One Day Like This - Elbow
Love is in The air - John Paul Young
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Golden Slumbers - The Beatles
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Greatest Day - Take That
Purple Rain - Prince
One - U2

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)£120
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm a very friendly person. I don't have an ego. My love for performance. I like to have a laugh and most people think I am funny. I always interact with guests. I love to accommodate the client, Its not my big night, its yours!!!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

North West wedding venues to name a few..... Peckforton Castle, The Mere, Sandhole Oak Barn, The Belle Epoque, Mere Court, Heaton House Farm, The Fir Grove, Thornton Manor, Delamere Manor, Old Trafford, Colshaw Hall, Macdonald Portal, Rookery Hall, Inglewood, Nunsmere Hall, Soughton Hall, The Ashes and many many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love many artist and styles. If I was to choose an artist I never get bored of it would have to be Jeff Buckley. His vocal I believe are the greatest there has ever been. He was untouchable. Out of this world guitarist too.

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

I performed at the Bearded Theory Festival in front of 20,000 people. I was playing bass for a band called The Whip. We were supporting Reverend and the Makers and Robert Plant who was the singer of a little band called Led Zeppelin

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

We always arrive in good time so changing the performance time is not a problem. Its better to play at the right time for the event. I understand you have to take into account changes on the day.

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

It is no extra cost to play music before and in-between sets. If you wish me to stay later then a small additional fee is required to DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need about 20 min allocated set up time. Usually it can take only 10 mins to set up though if its an easy load in.

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

Certainly. I have 1500+ songs, so the list you see in my songs is a small snippet. I'm prepared to cater the songs exactly to your needs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring full PA, mics, lighting and instruments.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes not a problem. I'm a very fast learner when it come to new songs.
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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