David Barnes - The Voice UK

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David is a World Class Musician/Vocalist/Entertainer - With masses of experience this guy MUST be booked!
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David Barnes first captured the nation’s hearts when he took part in Hit TV show ‘The Voice UK’. After successfully making it through to Team Ricky (Ricky Wilson), David’s career really has taken a huge leap forward! Shortly after the show, David soon started to realise his dream and was signed officially to ‘Sonic Boom Records’. Wickenden - Founder of 'Sonic Boom Records said “This signing is very exciting and important to us, we have a very diverse and professional artist in which we are immensely proud of”. Since the age of 16, David has served a full career in the Army, travelling across the globe to over 38 countries, a deployment in Iraq in 2003 and performing and teaching music throughout; David is now continuing his career as a full-time singer, performer and entertainer, much delight to his ever growing fanbase. David has sung live at Wembley Stadium, as well as Twickenham Stadium for the Army & Navy rugby match live on Sky Sports in which 82,000 people attended. He has recorded with Status Quo, sang with Gene Simmonds (Kiss) at Wembley and performed on the same stage as JLS, Jools Holland, Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra and Russell Watson. After 25 years as a gigging musician, David is now finally able to share what he has to say through his lifelong passion, Music. With the ever-increasing drive for his passion, David has starred in the smash hit stage show ’80’s Mania’ as a principle vocalist - The leading 80’s tribute show which is currently taking the UK by storm in every major theatre across the country. Playing the big Hits from this iconic era, David found himself entertaining thousands every weekend. Releases: David has released several discs available to download now on all major platforms: 1. The Re-Created Album 2. I’ve Got It Covered 3. We Applaud You (#applaudNHS) Single 4. #ApplaudNHS Single David also goes by the name 'Preston D Barnes' and has recently had 4 No1 Singles, 2 No2's and 1 number 3 since May last year in the iTunes Country Charts. David is touring Nashville in the summer and has several headline gigs and festivals lined up for 2023.

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David's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Stephanie L
2 days ago
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5 out of 5

David was fantastic from the booking process right through to the end of the party. He called prior to confirm the booking, turned up 30 minutes early everyone complimented him saying what a fantastic singer he was. Thank you David you made our party, we will definitely be booking him again in the future!

Sean S
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent all round - superb on the night,

Diane D
24 days ago
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5 out of 5

David was amazing- fabulous voice, you won’t be disappointed

Kim S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

David was excellent . Punctual and all our guests enjoyed the entertainment .

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Tracy P
2 years ago, for a Corporate event in Spalding
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5 out of 5

Wonderful Evening David has a fantastic voice, and a lovely personality. We are in the process of sorting another date for next year. Received lots of kind comments from guests expressing their thanks and praise, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David a true professional, well done and thank you for making our evening event a success best regards 😀😀

Adrian E
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Barton-upon-Humber
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5 out of 5

I booked Dave for my 60th birthday party, the audience age was a range from 20 through to 80 plus. Nothing was too much trouble and I left the timings to Dave. In between singing Dave played song titles by request. The last 8 months have been a challenge as I lost my son George to suicide on 30th April 2021 he was a veteran and lots of George’s friends attended my party they had a great time and it was so nice to see so many smiling faces. I would definitely recommend Dave Barnes for any event and look forward to booking him in the future. Best wishes Adrian Ellis Adrian Ellis

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David's Song list

Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Castle On A Hill - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - Temptations
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
With Or Without You - U2
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
Wonderwall - Oasis
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Tom Jones/Prince
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Theres Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Dakota - Stereophonics
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
Freedom - George Micheal
A Little Respect - Erasure
The Best - Tina Turner
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
All Right Now - Free
Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
Let It Be - The Beatles
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
Shotgun - George Ezra
If You're Over Me - Years & Years
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rule The World - Take That
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Say You Wont Let Go - James Arthur
September Song - JP Cooper
This Town - Niall Horan
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Last Request - Paolo NutiniWaterloo sunset – The Kinks
Rocket Man – Elton John
Hide your love away – The Beatles
Suspicious minds – Elvis
Miss you – The Rolling Stones
Stuck in the middle with you – Steelers Wheelers
Your song – Elton John
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
America – Simon & Garfunkel
Dock of the bay – Otis Reading
Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
With a little help from my friends – The Beatles (Joe Cocker version)
Starman – David Bowie
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Wild horses – The Rolling Stones
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
All my loving – The Beatles
Happy together – The Turtles
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
Redemption song – Bob Marley
Lucky man – The Verve
The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
Rolling in the deep – Adele
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Hey ya – Outcast
Crazy in love – Beyonce7 Days - Craig David
1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Babylon - David Grey
Budapest - George Ezra
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Come Together - The Beatles
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Easy - Lionel Richie
Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Love On Top - Beyonce
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Message In A Bottle - Sting & The Police
Moondance - Van Morrison
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading
Someone Like You - Adele
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
There’s Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Your Song - Elton John
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Sorry – Justin Beiber
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Hold On – Drake
Purple Rain – Prince
Dakota – Stereophonics
Day We Caught The Train – Ocean Colour Scene
Roxanne – The Police
American Idiot – Green Day
Run – Snow Patrol
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Yellow – Coldplay
Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
With Or Without You – U2
More Than Words – Extreme
Heaven – Bryan Adams
The Wonder Of You – Elvis
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Amazed – Lonestar
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Bad Company
Hard Days Night – The Beatles
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Burning Love – Elvis
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police
Last Night – The Strokes
Rocks – Primal Scream
Cigarettes and alcohol – Oasis
Rule The World – Take That
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Tainted Love – Marc Almond
She Said – Plan B
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Valerie – Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse
Fascination – Alphabeat
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Sleep The Clock Around – Belle and Sebastian
Maybe I’m Amazed – Wings
Money – Ray Charles
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratelli’s
It Must Be Love – Madness
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Rockin All Over The World – Status Quo
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs

David's 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)£75
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Customised Gigs
Any venue, event that needs customisation is workable into a set package to suit your needs. Please contact me for further information.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The ability to play requests and also add a disco option for free

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Genting Casino NEC Wembley Stadium Birmingham Symphony Hall Royal Albert Hall Twickenham Rugby Stadium Theatres Across Europe Buckingham Palace South Korean TV BBC ITV

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bon Jovi Jack Savoretti James Morrison

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

Wembley Stadium National Anthem BBC The Voice UK NEC International Military Tattoo Trentham Gardens

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

This can be easily fixed - I will always accommodate your timings

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

Yes I can

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

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

Yes of course

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes all equipment is provided

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes all requests can be placed on booking and I will perform these live
Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Reggae, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Tribute, Alternative rock, Post rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Punk rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy, Composer, Arranger, MC
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