Dave Bywater

Acoustic Guitar from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 50 miles
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$350 - $2800 per event
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"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. 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.

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.

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"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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50+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Engagement Party

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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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Birthday Party (Adult)

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All I can say is David surpassed my expectations. He performed this past weekend at my wife's 40th surprise b-day party and everyone (120 guests) was raving about him. He is veteran performer, great voice, and guitarist. Leading up to the event he was 100% on top of everything - asking the right questions, sharing playlists, offering advice on music and lighting, etc. If you need a more detailed reference just email me - dkrizo@gmail.com.

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Private Party

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Everyone at our party mentioned how much they enjoyed Dave's performance. Dave did a great job. He showed up on time, was ready to start exactly on time, and fit in perfectly to the experience we were trying to have. When he took his break, and when he finished for the evening he just put the iPod back on without being asked. Our event was outdoors. At one point, it started drizzling, and I thought everyone would run inside. No one did-- they all stayed outside to listen to Dave. We were very happy with our experience.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We are all into music in the circle of my family and friends, and definitively I did not want to take a chance when celebrating my girl's 18th birthday surprise party. But guided by the stars above and a star pianist friend of mine, I simply hired the best. Thanks Dave for your incredible energy and art! We had a memorable celebration.

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Bar Mitzvah

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Dave was fantastic. He played guitar and sang at the adult cocktail hour for our children's B'nai Mitzvah. We spoke prior to our event and he was amenable to all our song requests. He was very professional. We received many compliments on his performance. We would highly recommend him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave really made our 40th Birthday party a success! He was very professional and asked us for any specific song requests. He showed up early and started right on time. He is extremely talented with his singing and all of our guests were raving about him. I could have listened to his singing all night! We did have him switch to his DJ talent half way through the party which was so much fun. He got everyone dancing and showed us how to do some dances. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone planning an event. Thanks Dave for a great party! Anne and Casey

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Wedding Ceremony

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I found Dave Bywater on gigmasters last year and after reading all of the rave reviews, I knew we had to have him for our September 4th Wedding. I can't really express in words how amazing he was. Days after our Wedding we were still receiving calls from our guests telling us how amazing our DJ was. He was SO much fun! He really got the crowd going and he brought all kinds of props which was awesome!! All of the kids and adults loved him. Truly, SO MUCH FUN and he really made our reception memorable and a total blast. Absolutely without a doubt will RAVE about him to all of my friends for years to come and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone for any type of event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave was fantastic. His voice was amazing and everyone loved him. He listened to our requests and even showed our guests how to do the Cotton Eyed Joe dance. He really gets the party going. We would love to have him at our next event. Thanks for everything!

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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
2014
May
31
Rivercrest Country Club
Phoenixville, PA
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2013
Dec
18
Corporate Function
Kennett Square, PA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2013
Oct
26
Engagement Party
Elverson, PA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Oct
19
Bar Mitzvah
Radnor, PA
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2013
Oct
12
Wedding Reception
Philadelphia, PA
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2013
Sep
21
Wedding Reception
Perkasie, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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
Black Magic Woman
Santana
Blowing In the Wind
Bob Dylan
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis
Brandy, You're a Fine Girl
Kenny Chesney
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon
Carolina In My Mind
James Taylor
Cat's In the Cradle
Harry Chapin
Country Road
James Taylor
Daniel
Elton John
Daughters
John Mayer
Daydream Believer
The Monkees
Dead or Alive
Bon Jovi
Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses
Don't Look Back in Anger
Oasis
Elderly Woman
Pearl Jam
Evil Ways
Santana
Father and Son
Cat Stevens
Feels Like Tonight
Chris Daughtry
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
Fix You
Coldplay
Flake
Jack Johnson
Friday I'm in Love
The Cure
Good Riddance
Greenday
Gravedigger
Dave Matthews
Green Eyes
Coldplay
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
The Beatles
Hear Me Lord
George Harrison
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Help!
The Beatles
Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix
Hey There Delilah
Plain White T's
Hey, Hey, My, My
Neil Young
Hotel California
The Eagles
How to Save a Life
The Fray
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2
If You Could Only See
Tonic
I'm A Believer
The Monkees
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Imagine
John Lennon
In My Life
John Lennon
In My Place
Coldplay
I've Just Seen a Face
The Beatles
Kiss From a Rose
Seal
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
Last Train to Clarksville
The Monkees
Lean On Me
Bill Withers
Let It Be
The Beatles
Living on a Prayer
Bon Jovi
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Me and Julio
Paul Simon
Midnight Special
CCR
Mother's Little Helper
The Rolling Stones
Mrs. Robinson
Paul Simon
My Hometown
Bruce Springsteen
My Life
Billy Joel
My Song Is Love
Coldplay
Nights In White Satin
Moody Blues
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Octopus' Garden
The Beatles
One
U2
One Love
Bob Marley
Our House
Graham Nash
Patience
Guns N' Roses
Peaceful Easy Feeling
The Eagles
Pink Houses
John Mellencamp
Polythene Pam
The Beatles
Rain King
Counting Crows
Red, Red Wine
UB40
Redemption Song
Bob Marley
Ripple
The Grateful Dead
Rocky Raccoon
The Beatles
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
The Beatles
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Jack Johnson
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Goo Goo Dolls
Small Town
John Mellencamp
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zepplin
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Sympathy for the Devil
The Rolling Stones
Take it Easy
The Eagles
Take Me Home Country Roads
John Denver
Teach Your Children
David Crosby
Tell Her About It
Billy Joel
Thank You
Led Zepplin
The Best of What's Around
Dave Matthews
The One I Love
David Gray
The Rising
Bruce Springsteen
The Times They Are a Changin'
Bob Dylan
Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
Time of My Life
David Cook
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Where the Streets Have No Names
U2
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Harrison
White Room
The Cream
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
With or Without You
U2
Yellow Submarine
The Beatles
Yer So Bad
Tom Petty
You May Be Right
Billy Joel
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
The Beatles
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Wedding Singer
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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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