David Smith

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Dave is a seasoned performer. He has played at numerous clubs, festivals, functions and shows throughout the UK and France.
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Dave is a seasoned performer and teacher with over 15 years experience. He has played at numerous clubs, festivals, functions and shows throughout the UK and France. He has appeared alongside artists such as Bobby Wellins, Selina Jones, JTQ, Rose Royce, and the Royal Marines Big Band. He has also written library music which has been used by international broadcasters, including the BBC. As well as the University of Chichester, Dave has taught guitar and has lead music workshops for over 12 years at various schools and colleges including Churchers College in Petersfield and Seaford College in Petworth.

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David's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sara F
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

Reply from David
11 months ago

Hi Sara thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to play for you.

From other customers:

Lindsey J
8 years ago

Hi Dave Thank you for organising the Jazz music for our wedding reception. You played exactly the music we wanted and created a wonderful atmosphere for the cocktails. My Dad was thrilled as the music was from his favourite era and he knew a lot of it. Regards Lindsey

Margaret R
7 years ago

Hi Dave Thank you so much for playing for my party yesterday and helping to make it such an enjoyable day. I'm very sorry I didn't get a chance to say thank you to you properly before you left but I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the music which really created just the right happy relaxed mood for the occasion. Everyone was very complimentary about your playing .., thank you very much for contributing to such a successful event! Best wishes Margaret

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David's Song list

Pop - more available on request!
As It Was (Harry Styles)
Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
Wicked game (Chris Isaacs)
Danny boy (trad)
Kiss from a rose (sixpence none the richer)
Kiss me (seal)
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Hotel california (the Eagles)
Take On me (Ah Ha)
Close to you (carpenters)
Feel my Love (Bob Dillan / Adele
Count On Me, Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
You’ve Got A Friend (Carol King )
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns n Roses)
No Surprises, Creep (Radiohead)
Learn To Fly - (The Foo Fighters)
Just The Way You Are, Lullaby, She’s Always a Woman (Billy Joel)
Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
No Woman No Cry, One Love (Bob Marley)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jonny Nash)
Love Me Tender (Elvis)
True Love Ways (Buddy Holly)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Now That I Found You (Alison Krauss / The Foundations)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns n Roses)
The long and winding road
Here there and everywhere
In My Life
Let it Be
Hey Jude something
Here Comes The Sun
Jazz standards
On the sunny side of the street (McHugh)
All the things you are (Kern)
Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael)
Stella by starlight (Young)
My Romance (Rogers)
Out of Nowhere (Green)
When Sunny Gets Blue (Segal)
They can’t take that away from me (Gershwin)
Darn That Dream (Van Heusen)
Beautiful Love (Young)
Gee baby ain’t I good to you (Razaf)
Here’s that rainy day (Van Heusen)
Fly me to the moon (Howard)
Just friends (Klenner)
Someday my prince will come (Morey)
Autumn Leaves (Mercer)
Have you met miss jones (Rogers)
Satin Doll (Ellington)
All of Me (Marks)
How high the moon (Lewis)
Body and Soul (Green)
I’m old fashioned (Kern)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn)
Sweet Lorraine (Burwell)
Don’t get around much anymore (Ellington)
Someone to watch over me (Gershwin)
ThereWill Never Be Another You (Warren)
Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller)
Almost Like Being In Love (Loewe)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)
The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini)
Embraceable You (Gershwin)
Night and Day (Gershwin)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Misty (Garner)
Don't Get Around Much Any More (Ellington)
Tangerine (Schertzinger)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Sweet Lorraine (Burwell)
When Sunny Gets Blue (Fisher)
Classical and South American
Various Bach!
Torraba - Sonatina, Jerigonza
Hommage a Tarrega
Pernambuco - Sons de Carilhoes
Barrios - Waltz 1,3
Sor -Les Adieus
Montoya - El Roble
Ferrer - Nostalgia
Carcassi -Allegretto, Menuet, Caprice
Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra,
Capricio Arabe, Adelita
Villa Lobos – Choro No.1
Suite Populaire Bresilienne
Guinga - Senhorinha
Dyens - Tango en Skai
Piazolla – Milonga del Angel, Verano Porteno
Bonfa – Manha de Carnaval, A Chuva Suave
Jobim – Chega de Saudade
Pujol – Cinq Preludes
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Debussy - Clare dear Lune
Various other classics!

David's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£312.50
Customer questions

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?

I can supply MP3 tracks if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can be set up and ready to play in under 10 minutes!

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

Yes of course! Please let me know if you want me to play anything specific.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

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'm happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a wide repertoire featuring jazz, classical and popular music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at the natural history museum, London boat shows, Goodwood house, Blenheim palace, and HMS victory as well as many other venues

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Joe pass, Kenny Burrell, John Williams, Julian Bream, Roland Dyens

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

I have performed at the natural history museum, London boat shows, Goodwood house, Blenheim palace, and HMS victory as well as many other venues.
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Swing, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Choro, French music, German music, Italian music, Latin, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching
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