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About David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist

Solo acoustic folk guitarist, perfect for background music at wedding receptions, & during parts of the ceremony. Pieces learned on request.
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Cardiff
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Whether it’s a particular piece to walk down the aisle to, or beautiful background music for the drinks reception or dinner, I can provide the perfect musical accompaniment to your day. I have a large repertoire of classic & modern pop songs, all played in a folky acoustic style, along with many classical, jazz and folk pieces. I can prepare & learn special pieces for your day & tailor the music to compliment the ceremony perfectly. I’m based in Cardiff & have great experience performing at weddings and shows across the country. My own music has been played on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and by Cerys Matthews on BBC6 Music. Amongst other projects I have worked as a session guitarist at Abbey Road in London, & worked with Lighthouse Family on acoustic versions of some of their hit songs. I am able to travel across South Wales, Mid Wales, Bristol & The South West of England & can even come to Birmingham & the Midlands. Get in touch about travel costs for anything even further afield. I can play in large and small spaces, indoor & outdoor, and have amplification. All that is required from the venue is a power outlet.

Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Classical, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Bluegrass, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Acoustic, Pop, Covers
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist, Composer, Accompanist
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Song list

Perfect
Eternal Flame
Shut Up and Dance
Yesterday
Rocket Man
You've Got A Friend
Amazing Grace
Spirit of Django
Don't Know Why
Sitting On The Dock of the Bay
Calon Lan
Mistris Winters Jump
Bouree in A minor
Bouree in B minor
Here comes the sun
All you need is love
Here, There and Everywhere
Chasing Cars
Harvest Moon
Everlong
Quizas
Something
Time Of Your Life
She's Electric
Annie's Song
Get Back
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Across The Universe
Steamroller blues
Something in the way she moves
Cannonball
Get Back
Cheek to Cheek
Aint Misbehavin
Vincent
Fairytale lullaby
Hallelujah
Pear trees, Pine Trees
Fire and Rain
May You Never
Embryonic Journey
Thursday blues
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Oliver James
Blackbird
Road
One of these things first
Melissa
Say Yes
Angeles
Pitseleh
So Long
Better Dream
Say Yes
Angeles
Hallelujah
Cello Song
Thoughts of Mary Jane
Time Has Told Me
Saturday Sun
Day is Done
Fine lines
I am a Pilgrim
Other fun Blues & Bluegrass pieces
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients have often said they are over the moon with the special pieces that I learn for the wedding ceremony - I really enjoy finding ways to play familiar songs as a solo guitarist - so that you clearly hear the chords and melody in the performance. Clients have often said that I created the perfect relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere as background music too.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at various wedding venues including Dewsall Court, Homme House, Barns & Yard, Lemore Manor & Hampton Court Castle. As a musician I have also performed at venues across the UK, including at Manchester Albert Hall, The Roundhouse in London, Glasgow Fruitmarket, and Bristol O2, as well as session work at Abbey Road, & with Lighthouse Family.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My playing style is very influenced by guitarists such as James Taylor, John Martyn, Tommy Emmanuel and Nick Drake, but I enjoy playing songs from all sorts of artists, especially the Beatles.

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

The most high profile wedding gig I have performed was a wedding at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire. It is a truly incredible venue and I hope to go back there soon. Apart from weddings I have also played at London's Roundhouse in the band Fictonian, supporting Nick Mulvey on his UK tour. It was a great show!

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

It's no problem at all to make changes up until the day - I can be totally flexible!

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

No I don't sorry.

How much time do you need to set up?

I normally arrive 1 hour before the performance time, (just to be safe!), although it usually only takes me 10 minutes to set up.

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

Yes! I can tailor the setlist to meet your needs, and select particular songs for parts of the ceremony & I will happily prepare 1 or 2 pieces on request - perhaps for the aisle entrance or the exit. Normally I will play a selection from my repertoire for the drinks reception or through dinner.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I bring everything I need including amplification & extension leads. All I need from the venue is a power outlet somewhere nearby, and an armless chair.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! I will happily prepare 1 or 2 pieces on request - perhaps for the aisle entrance or the exit. (Included in the price!)

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£270
Up to 3 hours£270

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Laura K, 4 months ago

Dave helped us out of a real sticky spot due to last minute changes to our wedding day because of covid! He was recommended to us by a friend & we honestly couldn’t be happier that covid did scupper our original music plans! From the get go Dave was at the end of the phone for me to discuss logistics & songs! Dave played his guitar during our welcome drinks and wedding breakfast, he created the most relaxed atmosphere for us and our guests, playing on the balcony as we all enjoyed our food. He literally played for hours without needing any direction. His inbuilt playlist is incredible, he really is so talented! Dave absolutely made our wedding day even more perfect than we could have imagined & all of our guests where super impressed! Very reasonable price, friendly & professional! Highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you Dave!

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Jade H, 4 years ago

David is an accomplished musician with incredible talent. He performs an interesting set of varied classic and alternative songs - the perfect backdrop for any event. Speaking from the perspective of an event professional and guest, I highly recommend booking David. Jade H