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Dave Holmes

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Singer / Guitarist, specialising in Brazilian Bossa Nova and English / American covers.

Please note I can also perform as a duo with one of Brazil's finest artists, Brazilian Singer Andrea Amorim ( soultonic .org/andrea-amorim.html ) DAVE HOLMES specialises in Brazilian Bossa Nova (singing in Portuguese and English) and also includes english language covers and originals in his set. Dave obtained his BTec National Diploma in Popular Music and Sound Recording from Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology and followed this up with Foundation and Advanced Audio studies at the renowned London audio college, Alchemea, and is a skilled Digital Audio editor, proficient in using programs such as Ableton Live. Brazilian Music Dave has performed Brazilian Samba percussion since 2007 at corporate events and shows, and in 2014 Dave released two well received Bossa Nova demo albums of covers called 'Born To Bossa', recorded live with just his guitar and vocals. Over the next couple of years these drew attention from around the globe. He has since played live on UK, Peruvian and Dutch radio, received glowing reviews from Jamaica to USA to Japan, and regularly toured with shows in Mainland Europe and UK. This eventually led to Dave being approached with projects by other established artists, such as the Brazilian vocalist and songwriter Andrea Amorim, taking on the role of Producer, guitarist and backing vocalist on her European Tours, and performing with her in Brazil. He now collaborates as a songwriter and artist on some of Andrea's albums, one album of which also features a track by Andrea with Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award winner, Roberto Menescal, who once commented "Dave's Bossa Nova swing is better than that of many Brazilian musicians." Electronic Music In 2012, under the alias Damon Breakz he initiated Cosmic Core, an international electronic music project which he directs, featuring over 40 artists and producers, from over 20 countries around the world, including top NZ DJ/producer Tom Cosm whose forum the Cosmic Core crew use. They have released 5 albums to date.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Latin jazz, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Samba, World music, Latin
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Instruments:
Guitar, Singer
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Ableton Live, Live looping
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Song list

Garota De Ipanema Girl From Ipanema
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
Samba Da Minha Terra
You've got a friend
I'm In The Mood For Love
How Deep Is Your Love?
There's Nothing Like This
Drifting
Estate
Chega De Saudade
Caminhos Cruzados
O Pato
Você E Eu
Os Grilos Crickets sing for Ana Maria
Carol Carolina Bela
Samba De Verão Summer Samba
Mas Que Nada
Samba De Uma Nota Só
Corcovado
Where is The Love?
Norwegian Wood
For No One
Fly Me To The Moon
Under The Bridge
Our House

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£170
Up to 1 hour£240
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£440
Available services
Top class Brazilian Singer
+£150

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Clarissa G, 7 months ago

O Poço das Artes teve o grande prazer de receber Dave Holmes em novembro de 2018, em um show que nos proporcionou deliciosos momentos de paz e bem estar. Esse é o sentimento que nos inspira a sua música, seja na Bossa Nova, nas clássicas baladas suaves ou em suas músicas autorais. Nosso espaço receberá sempre com prazer músicos como Dave Holmes, que transita entre culturas, pesquisando e experimentando o encontro de vários gêneros em uma confluência prolífica e fraterna. Clarissa Garcia, Poço das Artes. Translation: O Poço das Artes (The Well of Arts) had the great pleasure of receiving Dave Holmes in November 2018 in a show that provided us with delightful moments of peace and well-being. This is the feeling that inspires his music, whether in Bossa Nova, classic soft ballads or in his own music. Our space will always welcome musicians like Dave Holmes, who transits between cultures, researching and experiencing the meeting of various genres in a prolific and fraternal confluence. Clarissa Garcia, O Poço das Artes, Reife, Brazil.

Roberto L, 3 years ago

Dave's Bossa Nova swing is better than that of many Brazilian Musicians