Dave Read

Guitar from Washington, NJ - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
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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Dave was an absolute delight. He is talented and communicative, and his music blended seamlessly into the vibe of our wedding. His repertoire is huge-- there is truly something for everyone. He has a great singing voice and a sunny disposition. It was a pleasure to work with him!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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We hired Dave for our daughters first birthday party to entertain the children for about an hour. I was afraid the kids would lose interest but Dave kept them entertained with instruments and even got some to sing into his microphone. He also included some adult favorites and went well beyond the hour time he was supposed to play without any complaints. he finished off his set with singing happy birthday and i couldn't have been happier. In the days that followed the party I got many remarks from guests saying how great and talented he was.

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Wedding

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Dave's ukulele music definitely created the laid back beach wedding atmosphere we were going for. We would love to hire him again in the future, highly recommend him.

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2016
Jun
4
Graduation Party
Morrisville, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Wedding Ceremony
Hawley, PA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
May
16
Birthday Party (Kids)
Hackettstown, NJ
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2014
Dec
31
Wedding Reception
Bethlehem, PA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Oct
11
Wedding
Collegeville, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Aug
16
Anniversary Party
Neshanic Station, NJ
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
3:30 PM - 4:30 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
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Acoustic Guitar
Harmonica
One Man Band
Children's Music Singer
Classical Guitar
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Oldies Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
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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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