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Dave Bywater

Acoustic Guitar from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $2800 per event
"Absolutely perfect! Dave is amazing." - Karen S.

"Dave was the PERFECT match for our wedding reception." - Laura A.

"I'm thrilled you're available! You were by far my favorite, I love the quality of your voice." - Penelope M.

"Dave made our wedding!!! I was looking for someone to set a fun, casual but romantic wedding day. Dave filled our requests and so much more! He played his acoustic guitar for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then emceed the recepetion. He played "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison and nailed it! It was magical and just how I IMAGINED it in my head. He was diverse and his sound was smooth and relaxing. For the reception, he got everyone dancing and even got down on the floor himself teaching all the guests fun new dances. I received nothing but wonderful reviews from all our guests. If you're looking for someone who can do it all and do it well, choose Dave. You won't be disappointed." - Jen S.

For 2017 events, Dave is offering his special 6 hour package featuring a combination of live music and dj/emcee services for only $2685. This all-inclusive package features non-stop musical entertainment for the entire duration of your event (e.g. ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception). Dave has received rave reviews for this "best of both worlds" combo which offers both versatility and exceptional value.

Entertaining audiences for the past fifteen years, five star acoustic guitarist and singer Dave Bywater performs a vast repertoire of crowd favorites by The Beatles, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, U2 and many others. Audiences always compliment Dave on his full, soulful voice which inspires listeners to sing along. Dave's extensive songlist features diverse selections from the 60's to today and even includes lively Irish pub songs that keep crowds clapping and calling for more! Determined to make your special event one you'll remember for years to come, Dave is eager to add your personal requests to his playlist.

Wanna dance? No problem. In addition to performing live, Dave also serves as an emcee and dj at formal events and receptions. Providing the perfect blend of atmosphere and energy, Dave seamlessly transitions from playing intimate, live acoustic music during ceremonies, cocktail and dinner hours, to mixing heart pumping hits that keep the dance floor packed long into the evening. Let Dave walk you through each step of the planning process and help design the perfect musical program for your celebration.

When hiring an entertainer for your formal event, keep in mind that many venues require that performers, referred to as "vendors", provide proof of liability insurance in order to utilize their facility. Having played at many formal events, Dave is fully insured for such instances.

To contact Dave for a free quote, simply click "Request Free Quote" at the top of this page and complete the form. If you'd rather GigMasters not forward your contact information to entertainers other than Dave Bywater, be sure to uncheck the box on the next page.

"You did an absolutely amazing job! Everyone loved ya'! We all had a blast!" - Jennifer C.

"Your music ideas are perfect! I definitely want to book you. I'll make the deposit through Gigmasters today! We're really looking forward to your music on our wedding day." - Laura K.
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From the first review of Dave on Gigmasters.com, I knew he would be perfect for my daughter's engagement party. Dave is a very talented musician with an excellent voice ~ guests ages 21 to 81 commented on how much they enjoyed his music! In addition, he is also a wonderful DJ and had our family and friends dancing to the end of the evening. Both my daughter and I were very pleased with Dave's music selection and that he knew exactly what to do to keep the party flowing. Do not hesitate to hire Dave for your event!

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Wedding

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Dave was fantastic and made our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception memorable! Dave is so talented singing and playing his acoustic guitar that all of our guests commented on how wonderful he was. Besides Dave's great singing and acoustic guitar, he also changed over to our DJ for the reception. Dave played great music and kept the crowd dancing. He was able to change the music up for all age groups all night long. Dave is so personable and professional in everything he does. There are not many musicians who sing, play acoustic guitar and also DJ so we were so excited to find Dave for our wedding day! Just wish the day didn't go by so quick! Craley's

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave was the easiest part of planning my party. He responded IMMEDIATELY to any emails/requests I sent him, he arrived VERY early to the party and was completely set up and already playing when I walked in 15 minutes before guests arrived. He is EXTREMELY talented, with a wonderful voice - all of my guests commented on how good he is. He even sent me a nice note about the party the next day. Dave is a top shelf musician and a wonderful addition to ANY party. Thanks Dave for a great night!

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2016
May
28
Birthday Party (Kids)
Langhorne, PA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Sep
14
Wedding Reception
Cheyney, PA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Jul
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
West Chester, PA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Jun
21
Anniversary Party
Media, PA
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Jun
13
Wedding Reception
Philadelphia, PA
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
May
31
Rivercrest Country Club
Phoenixville, PA
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Live Music / DJ Combo
Starting at $2,385
  • 6hr. Live Music / DJ Combo for Wedding Reception
A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
Across the Universe
The Beatles
All My Loving
The Beatles
All Summer Long
Kid Rock
Allison
Elvis Costello
American Girl
Tom Petty
American Pie
Don McLean
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Band on the Run
Paul McCartney
Black
Pearl Jam
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Rock Singer
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Dave Bywater will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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