Dave Read

Guitar from Washington, NJ - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Dave Read is a dedicated in demand musician who engages his audience in a variety of music for many occasions. Dave has recently performed at Trump Golf Club for a hawaiian luau themed dinner hosted by Mr. Trump, premiered on the WDVR radio show many times and has been performing various styles of guitar music for over 25 years. He has performed the classical guitar for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail hours, dinner functions, theatres, and various events. He also has performed popular styles of music for weddings, business functions, backyard parties, Jersey Shore gigs, birthday parties-all ages, hawaiian luau, special occasions, cafes and restaurants. Dave also can play the ukulele. Dave can also offer a variety show including various styles such as classical, rock, blues, country, hawaiian, reggae and popular music, which can be accompanied by cd music during breaks for continuous music. You can custom fit the music for your special event. He also plays harmonica and can use a rhythm unit to enhance the music.
For a fuller sound, an optional duo with musician is also available. This combo can combine guitar with piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute,bass and optional electronic rhythm tracks.
A 4-6 piece band is also available.
(2-saxophones, guitar, bass, drums,keys, harmonica, 2-female vocalist and 3-male vocalist all covering soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass ranges)
Dave has a Bachelor's Degree of Music Education from The College of New Jersey with his focus on classical guitar studies. He has studied jazz guitar as well. He is also a certified music teacher for grades K-12 and curretly teaches music in a local public school.
Dave has recently written and recorded several original compositions. He has recently performed on FM radio WDVR 89.7 in Seargentsville and 91.9 in Priceton. He also has performed for The Arts Council of Princeton in Princeton, N.J. and for The Riverside Festival of the Arts in Phillipsburg, N.J. Visit davereadguitar on-line for more info.

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Wedding Ceremony

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This might not sound like a compliment, but I barely even realized Dave was there, the music was so natural and seamless. Save was very accommodating, doing my ceremony at one site and heading over to do cocktail hour somewhere else. I chose a style and just let him roll with it, and everyone said the music choices were great. (As the bride, I personally only heard the processional and recessional!) Dave brought some great atmosphere to our wedding -- A+!

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Wedding

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We hired Dave to play music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and I'm so happy I found him! He learned a new song for us on the ukulele that we wanted to have as our processional song and even sent me a recording of him playing the song a couple weeks before the wedding to make sure it was what we wanted. The cocktail hour music was fun, upbeat and cheery - exactly what we wanted! His overall performance was flawless and professional and I would highly recommend him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave was awesome!! He met our expectations in every single way. We had about 100 people at a birthday party and so many people asked "where did you find Dave? He was awesome!" His talent, professionalism, range of musical ability and sense of feeling the mood of the crowd were all great. It was also my first experience with GigMaster, and that part was awesome too. I had a chance to watch/listen to 30-40 musicians to find what I thought would be exactly right. Landing on Dave was a great choice and the whole process was so simple and easy.

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2017
Oct
22
Wedding Ceremony
Nazareth, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Thompson, PA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Sep
1
Club Event
Harleysville, PA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Columbia, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toms River, NJ
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Graduation Party
Malverne, NY
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
J.S. Bach
Prelude 1
J.S. Bach
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
Gaurdame Las Vacas
Narviez
Romanza
Traditional Spanish Ballad
Austarias
Issac Albinez
Etude 1-10
Leo Brouwer
Etude 1and 6
Villa-Lobos
Study in Aminor-Amajor
Carcassi
AppalachianLullaby
C. Dobbins
Singer
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Harmonica
One Man Band
Children's Music Singer
Classical Guitar
Pop Guitar
Rock Guitar
Oldies Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Ukulele
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Dave Read will also travel to Oxford, Glen Gardner, Port Murray, Belvidere, Hampton, Great Meadows, Stewartsville, Asbury, High Bridge, Bloomsbury, Califon, Clinton, Annandale, Hackettstown, Long Valley, Martins Creek, Phillipsburg, Lebanon, Mount Bethel, Pittstown, Columbia, Easton, Milford, Portland, Bangor, Ackermanville, Flicksville, Tatamy, Blairstown, Stockertown.
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