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Diamond Dac

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About Diamond

Guitarist
Huddersfield
American Roots Country Blues, Ragtime, Slide Guitar & Vocals

Bringing the sounds of Mississippi John Hurt, BlindBoy Fuller, Tampa Red, Brownie McGee, Charlie Patton, Willie Walker, Robert Johnson, BlindWillie McTell amd many more.“Diamond Dac’s recordings and live performances are constantly enhancing his reputation as he delivers memorable moments through his six-string and 12-string wooden guitars, banjo and his National steel resonator slide guitars. “Dac’s albums Got These Blues,  Live at the Hepworth Gallery,   Old Roots   Lonesome Road,  have been featured on European, Australian and American radio stations and  with a new album out January 2017 Every Day.  he is in constant demand for festivals, concerts, gigs, workshops and private tuition.” Diamond Dac has performed on Broadway New York, 12000 feet up in the Trap bar in the Rockie Mountains, little French taverns, Pubs clubs art centres and festivals all over the place and has had airplay on many european radio stations and has recorded five albums……

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Easy listening, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music
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Instruments:
Guitar, Slide guitar
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Event types:
Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Customer questions

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

I always try 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?

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, I provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for mylive performance!”

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

YES I bring all the equipment and I have full public liability insurance as most venues demand this

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

It depends on time .. 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 am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed 100 gigs a year for the last 30 years in all kinds of venues large and small.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Dylan. Johny Cash. Robert Johnson. John Prine. Blind Willie McTell. Blind Boy Fuller. Mississippi John Hurt.

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

New York , Furnival Hall.On Broadway . Virgin Superstar Finalist. Lumley Castle. Party in the Park .

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)£60
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250

Reviews

From customers:

VARIOUS, 3 years ago

SOME REVIEWS... Diamond Dac played a masterful set of fingerpicking and slide blues at the Blues n Roots night at the Black Bull, Haworth. His warm engaging style belies his clever tecnique. ... Ben (Blue) Waters Dac entertained the audience for two hours of foot tapping rhythms and great songs engaging with his large audience in a relaxed and easy manner....................... New Conservatory Leeds Festival Skilful blues guitar , tremendous talentVery authentic powerful performance........Windmill Music New York Dac will do a great job for you. he is great fun and very accessible........ Maggie Loughran…..MuelMusic