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David Picarra

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Acoustic guitarist/vocalist. I play songs from the 1970's up until the 2000's. Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Stevie wonder or even Acqua!
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David Picarra is an accomplished guitar player and singer, with more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has established himself as a highly skilled musician and is known for his emotional performances. On You Tube, where he performs covers and originals, he amassed over 1 million views total. In addition to his online presence, David has performed for crowds of up to 80 thousand across Europe & Africa, accompanying well-known artists such as Agir, Anselmo Ralph, Los Bitchos and doing studio work for Josh Stanley, Shivjot, Monda, Maro, Feralman, Anjos, Fernando Daniel, Calema. His performances have been praised for their technical skill and artistry. Currently, David runs his own recording studio in Cambridge, where he produces studio recordings for clients worldwide. His studio is known for its high-quality recordings and attention to detail.

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David Picarra's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Kat S
5 days ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant- couldn't recommend enough. Will defiantly be booking again. X

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Hoyee C
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

David was an amazing singer! He was so flexible as the weather kept changing on the day so we had to change location last minute at the venue. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed his performance and I've had so many comments from friends and family that David was one of the best live singers they've listened to. Thank you for making the day extra special! Highly recommend!!!

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Tracey L
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

David was great just right for my husbands 60th birthday party. Played the songs requested. We have had lots of positive comments from family and friends saying what a great night.

Reply from David Picarra
1 month ago

Hi Tracey, thank you so much for your review. I really had a great time playing for you all, everyone was up and dancing and in the mood for having a great time which made my job super easy and very enjoyable. All the best, David

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Amanda S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Exceptional experience in every way. David is so talented and professional I cannot fault him. His voice is effortless and he is a genius on guitar. I was particularly surprised that having requested a few songs that were not on the play list.. he played them to perfection on the day (with very little notice). Also, David was engaging and connected with audience. The evening was so special and David was a large part of the success. I'll be booking again for any future events.

Reply from David Picarra
1 month ago

Hi Amanda, thank very much for your great review! It was absolutely great playing on such a special day! I'm very happy your Dad liked it, I loved playing for you all, and it was amazing that I reached all the way to Australia too :D All the best, David

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Michael V
6 years ago

If you need a talented, versatile and very receptive to your requirements guitarist, look no further - David is your perfect choice!

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Team J
2 years ago

Great Work. Definitely working again with David.

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David Picarra's Song list

1. 74 - 75 - The Connells
2. 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
3. A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
4. The A Team – Ed Sheeran
5. Act Like you know - Fat Larry's Band
6. Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
7. All About You - McFly
8. All night long – Lionel Richie
9. All the small things - Blink 182
10. Always on my mind - Elvis Presley
11. Angels - Robbie Williams
12. Another day in paradise – Phil Collins
13. Are you gonna be my girl - Jet
14. As long as you love me - Backstreet Boys
15. Baby can I hold you – Tracy Chapman
16. Baby I love your way - Big Mountain
17. Back for good - Take That
18. Bad Girls - Jamiroquai
19. Barbie girl – Ben L’Oncle Soul
20. Believe – Cher
21. Belter - Gary Cinnamon
22. The best - Tina Turner
23. Best of you - Foo Fighters
24. Big yellow taxi - Joni Mitchell
25. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
26. Black or white – Michael Jackson
27. Black velvet – Alannah Myles
28. Blame it on me - George Ezra
29. Blue ain't your color - Keith Urban
30. Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
31. Breakfast in America – Supertramp
32. Breakfast at tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
33. Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
34. Build me up buttercup - Foundations
35. Budapest - George Ezra
36. Butterfly – Jason Mraz
37. Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
38. Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
39. Can't get you off my mind - Lenny Kravitz
40. Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
41. Celebration - Kool and The Gang
42. Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
43. Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
44. Come as you are – Nirvana
45. Cose dela vita – Eros Ramazzotti
46. Crazy little thing called love – Queen
47. Cry me a river - Justin Timberlake
48. Dance Monkey - Tones and I
49. Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen
50. Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
51. Dancing on my own – Calum Scott
52. Dancing Queen – ABBA
53. Diamonds on the inside – Ben Harper
54. Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House
55. Don't know why - Norah Jones
56. Don't let the sun go down on me - Elton John
57. Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
58. Don't stop believin - Journey
59. Don't stop me now - Queen
60. Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin
61. Don't you worry child - Swedish House Mafia
62. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
63. Easy – Lionel Richie
64. Englishman in New York – Sting
65. Every breath you take - The Police
66. Faith – George Michael
67. Falling like the stars - James Arthur
68. Fast car - Tracy Chapman/Luke Combs
69. Fields of gold – Sting
70. Fire and rain – James Taylor
71. Five colors in her hair - McFly
72. Flowers - Miley Cyrus
73. Forget yoou - Cee Lo Green
74. Fragile – Sting
75. Free Fallin’ – John Mayer
76. Freed from desire - Gala
77. Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
78. Get down on it – Kool and the Gang
79. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
80. Girls just wanna have fun – Cyndi Lauper
81. Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
82. Good riddance – Green day
83. Gravity – John Mayer
84. Gravity – Sara Bareilles
85. Hallelukah - Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen
86. Happy - Pharell Williams
87. Havana - Camila Cabello
88. Have I told you lately – Rod Stewart
89. Hello – Lionel Richie
90. Hey baby - Bruce Channel
91. Hey Jude - The Beatles
92. Hi ho silver lining - Jeff Beck
93. High & Dry – Jamie Cullum
94. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
95. Holding back the years - Simply Red
96. Home – Michael buble
97. Hotel California - The Eagles
98. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
99. How deep is your love – Bee Gees
100. How to save a life – The fray
101. Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
102. Human Nature - Michael Jackson
103. How would you feel – Ed Sheeran
104. I belong to you – Lenny Kravitz
105. I can’t make you love me – Bonnie Raitt
106. I can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli
107. I feel good – James brown
108. I heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
109. I need a dollar – Aloe Blacc
110. I saw her standing there - The Beatles
111. I Still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2
112. I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
113. I will wait - Mumford & Sons
114. I wish - Stevie Wonder
115. I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
116. I'm a believer - The Monkees
117. I’m not the only one – Sam smith
118. I'm still standing - Elton John
119. I’m yours – Jason Mraz
120. If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys
121. If it makes you happy - Sheryl Crow
122. Imagine – John Lennon
123. Impossible - Nate James
124. Iris – Goo Goo dolls
125. Is this love - Bob Marley
126. Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
127. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over – Lenny Kravitz
128. It's my life - Bon Jovi
129. It's Now or never - Elvis Presley
130. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
131. Just the two of us – Bill Withers
132. Just The Way you are - Billy Joel
133. Just you and I - Tom Walker
134. Karma Chameleon – Culture club
135. Kiss – Prince
136. Kiss from a rose - Seal
137. Knocking on heaven’s door – Guns N Roses
138. Landslide - Stevie Nicks
139. Layla - Eric Clapton
140. The lazy song – Bruno Mars
141. Let it be – The Beatles
142. Let it go - James Bay
143. Let it rain - Amanda Marshall
144. Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye
145. Levitating - Dua Lipa
146. Little bit of love - Tom Grennan
147. Little lion man - Mumford & Sons
148. Livin la vida loca - Ricky Martin
149. Let’s make a night to remember – Bryan Adams
150. Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
151. Long train running - Doobie Brothers
152. Love me tender - Elvis Presley
153. Love never felt so good - Michael Jackson
154. Love of my life - Queen
155. Make you feel my love - Adele
156. Mamma Mia - ABBA
157. Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
158. Master blaster - Stevie Wonder
159. Mercy mercy me - Marvin Gaye
160. Mind trick – Jamie Cullum
161. Mr Brightside - The Killers
162. My girl – The temptations
163. My Way - Frank Sinatra/Elvis Presley
164. Mysterious girl – Peter Andre
165. Need you now - Lady A.
166. Never give up on a good thing - George Benson
167. Never gonna give you up - Rick Astley
168. No one – Alicia Keys
169. No woman no cry - Bob Marley
170. One love - Bob Marley
171. Ordinary people – John Legend
172. Over my shoulder – Mike and the Mechanics
173. Paradise - George Ezra
174. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
175. Price tag - Jessie J
176. Purple Rain - Prince
177. Rather be - Clean Bandit
178. Red red wine – UB40
179. Redemption song - Bob Marley
180. Roxanne – Sting
181. Rude – Magic
182. Santeria - Sublime
183. Say something - Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton
184. Say you won't let go - James Arthur
185. The Scientist - Coldplay
186. September – Earth Wind and Fire
187. Seven Nation army – The white stripes
188. Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
189. She Bangs - Ricky Martin
190. She drives me crazy – Fine Young cannibals
191. Shotgun - George Ezra
192. Shut up and dance with me - Walk The Moon
193. Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
194. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
195. Sitting on the dock of the bay – Otis Redding
196. Slow dancing in a burning room - John Mayer
197. Smooth operator - Sade
198. Smooth - Santana
199. Somwhere over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
200. Stand by me - Ben E. King
201. Stayin alive - Bee Gees
202. Stillness of heart – Lenny Kravitz
203. Stuck on you – Lionel Richie
204. Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
205. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
206. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
207. Superheroes - The Script
208. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
209. Sway – Michael buble
210. Sweat – Inner Circle
211. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
212. Sweet Child of mine - Guns N Roses
213. Sweet home alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
214. Take me home, country roads - John Denver
215. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
216. Take on me - A - Ha
217. Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
218. Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
219. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
220. The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
221. Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
222. Three little birds – Bob Marley
223. Time after time - Cindy Lauper
224. Times like these - Foo Fighters
225. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
226. Tompkins Square Park - Mumford & Sons
227. Too much love will kill you - Queen
228. Treasure – Bruno Mars
229. Treat her like a lady - The Temptations
230. True colors - Phil Collins
231. Try - Pink
232. Unchained Melody - Elvis Presley/Righteous Brothers
233. Upside down - Jack Johnson
234. Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
235. Use somebody - Kings of leon
236. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
237. Versace on the floor - Bruno Mars
238. Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
239. Waiting on the world to change – John Mayer
240. Wake me up - Aviici ft Aloe Blacc
241. Walking on sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
242. Walking on the moon – The Police
243. Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
244. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
245. What makes you beautiful - One Direction
246. What’s going on – Marvin Gaye
247. What's Love got to do with it - Tina Turner
248. What's up - 4 non blones
249. When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
250. When it rains it pours - Luke Combs
251. Where the streets have no name - U2
252. Wicked game – Chris Isaak
253. With or without you – U2
254. Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
255. Wonderwall - Oasis
256. Yellow - Coldplay
257. Year 3000 - Busted
258. You can't hurry love - Phil Collins
259. You to me are everything - The Real Thing
260. You're the one that I want - Grease

David Picarra's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Customer questions

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

We will keep in touch up until the day to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible!

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

Absolutely. I usually have pre downloaded spotify playlists for different vibes.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes me no more than 1 hour to have everything ready to go.

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

Yes, I update my songlist regularly and you can pick which songs from my list you want me to play.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring everything I need.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I can usually learn 2 songs with no extra cost up to 2 weeks before the event.
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Genres:
Acoustic, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Ambient pop, Funk, Disco, Covers, R&B, Vintage, Soul, Top 40, Motown, Folk, Folk rock, Americana, Pop rock, Indie, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Recording session, Charity event, Corporate event, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Cruise, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Accompanist, Theory teaching
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