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Coach Dave

One Man Band from North Attleboro, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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.."you put on a great show last night,".."the concert was fantastic,"..it will be difficult to find entertainment to follow you,"..we really appreciated your fantastic attitude and of course awesome playing." These are but a few of the reactions from people who have heard "Coach Dave" Laprise perform. Dave began entertaining as a musician and band leader more than 50 years ago and for many years made his living as professional musician and music teacher. After a hiatus of several years, his desire to once again play music and entertain resurfaced. He worked for quite some time returning to his roots and redefining his musical abilities learned while studying at the Berklee School of Music and is actually playing better than ever!

Dave does not play "stereotype" accordion but has a unique style. He plays an all electronic, digital accordion. Not only does he play melodies and jazz choruses with his right, keyboard hand, he plays the left hand buttons like a stand up bass, a technique few accordionists have mastered. Besides the 14 authentic accordion sounds, he will play big band music featuring horns and saxes. On old standard ballads he may utilize strings. Small group light jazz sounds could include organ and vibes. Classic country piano sounds are always a hit. Folk and Bluegrass feature banjo sounds so authentic you will not believe they are coming from an "accordion". Also a little rock n' roll and some 50's. The sounds are endless. There are no pre-recorded cd's or backing tracks. All music is performed live as you listen.

"Accordion Cool" is the title of Dave's TV show on public access television. It is taped in Attleboro, MA, but if you want the show seen In Your area, call your local cable station and they are required to show it. You can find previous shows on the internet. More about that later. Dave also has a recurring live guest spot on AM 1320, Tom Rafferty Show in the Attleboro area.

There are several tracks on the audio section. The first 8 are from Dave's CD(s), and are standard accordion. The ones marked "on digital" are short songs and the rest are from Dave's newest cd and are all digital accordion. Enjoy!

On a personal note do not let the cowboy hat mislead you into thinking that Dave is a country act. The hat is worn as a symbol and tribute to Dave's two brothers , who he did not know existed for more than 60 years and he met for the first time at a family reunion in Scottsdale, AZ several years ago after one brother painstakingly tracked Dave down after all the years.

Dave entertains at many different venues and is equally at home doing small home concerts, large concerts, corporate background, farmers markets and restaurant or lounge work and has even played at the finish line of major running road races. He travels around America in a motor home and may be in an area near you.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Coach Dave’s Response:

I am a bit disappointed in the client review of this gig. In my initial response, I indicated that Italian music was not my specialty but music from the era of an 80 year old was. The gig was not confirmed until three days prior to the event and the person booking the gig had the wrong date. I went out of my way to find the Italian music and had to dig through decades of music stored in large bins. Many of the songs I had to re copy. I then spent several hours practicing the songs. The client then mentioned that the gentleman was a John Denver fan, back to the bins. The client indicated that as long as I had a few of the songs that would be fine and i could f

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2016
Jun
8
Retirement Party
Randolph, MA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Aug
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Andover, MA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Dec
27
Attleboro cable TV
Attleboro, MA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Dec
14
Attleboro Farm and Gardens
North Attleboro, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Dec
7
Attleboro Farm and Gardens
North Attleboro, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Nov
30
Attleboro Farm and Gardens
North Attleboro, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All of Me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Autumn Leaves
Bill Bailey
Blue Moon
Blue Suede Shoes
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't HelpFalling in Love
Canadin Sunset
Keyboards
Accordion
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40's Hits Keyboards
Jazz One Man Band
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Coach Dave will also travel to Attleboro, Plainville, Centerville, Cumberland, Mansfield, Sheldonville, Linwood, North Uxbridge, Norton, Pawtucket, Wrentham, Central Falls, Foxboro, Lincoln, Manchaug, Manville, Rehoboth, Franklin, Rumford, Seekonk, South Walpole, West Upton, East Mansfield, Norfolk, Providence, Woonsocket, Bellingham, Blackstone, East Providence, North Dighton.
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