Dave Berman is a musician and singer/songwriter who has a style that makes familiar songs sound new and unfamiliar songs sound like old favorites. Dave plays a mix of rootsy, acoustic music on guitar and harmonica from standards to rock and folk to punk.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Dave Berman has a style that is at turns energetic, emotional, angry, elated, and just plain fun. Using vocal harmonizer and "band-in-a-box" pedals that accompany him and loop his performance, Dave creates layers of sound that engage and entertain. He uses the harmonica as a lead instrument in melodies and solos.
When Dave plays, you can expect to hear cover songs from the 40's and 50's to modern artists and a wide range of original music. He can capture the audience with stories and jokes or provide the perfect background music for most occasions.
Dave Berman is a musician and singer/songwriter who has a style that makes familiar songs sound new and unfamiliar songs sound like old favorites. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Dave plays a mix of rootsy, acoustic music on guitar and harmonica from standards to rock and folk to punk.
Dave started playing ukulele at age 10, piano at 11, and guitar 13. He has played electric bass in Omaha cover bands for over 20 years. He learned to play harmonica from his father and continues to make that instrument an essential part of his repertoire. His go-to guitar is the same one he received as a gift from his wife and young son on Father’s Day, 1978.
In recent years, Dave has honed his solo performance at coffee houses, bars, and private parties. He is known in the local open mic scene for performing 8 complete songs in 15 minutes. His personal brand, Club Dave Music, is dedicated to making the live music experience fun and engaging for listeners and players. He also hosts a monthly all-ages open mic and plays bass guitar and harmonica and sings 60s and 70s cover music in the Happy Together Band.
Additional Booking Notes
If sound reinforcement is required, I bring a Fishman SoloAmp PA. I provide my own microphone, stand, and cables. Power requirements are only 2 110 AC plugs for the PA and pedal power source.
If sound is handled by the venue, I need only 1 vocal mic. My guitar has an active pickup, so it can go through a DI or straight to the mixer. My vocal harmonizer needs an XLR cable between the mic and pedal. I can provide this.
My only other requirement is a stool or small table to put my harmonicas on.
Past Booked Events
|May 20, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Concert|
|September 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Patio Music - Dave & Buster's|
|September 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Patio Music - Dave & Buster's|
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
Euphoria Rev. Gary Davis
Oklahoma Trembles Original
Bloodshot Eyes Trampled by Turtles
Love Potion Number Nine Clovers
Across the Universe Beatles
Heartbeat Buddy Holly
A Legal Matter The Who
Teach Your Children Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Watch TV Original
I Don't Remember Original
Killing the Blues Various
I Know You Rider Trad. (Grateful Dead)
Rainy Afternoon Original
Bobby McGee Kris Kristofferson
I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James & The Shondells
For No One Beatles
Tomorrow is a Long Time Bob Dylan
Norma Lee Original
Miss Nebraska Original
Taking it Easy Too Long Blitzen Trapper
You Know Original
Runaway Dell Shannon
Passing of Time Original
Necessary Evil Original
I Buried A Bone Blind Pilot
On the Road John Denver
Heart of Gold Neil Young
All You Need is a Song Original
Photosynthesis Frank Turner
Some of Shelly's Blues Michael Nesmith
You Can’t Make Me Dance Original
Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
Don't Be A Stranger Blitzen Trapper
Long May You Run Neil Young
Ruined Love Original
When I'm Sixty Four Beatles
My Baby's Good To Me Original
If I Needed You Townes Van Zandt
Willin' Little Feat
Ruin My Life Pat McCurdy
Guns and Sirens Original
Affairs of the Heart Original
I Still Believe Frank Turner
Kemba's Got the Cabbage Moth Blues Shovels and Rope
Breakfast At Tiffany's Deep Blue Something
Last Kiss J. Frank Wilson
Oh Roberta Slade Cleave
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen
Love Minus Zero Bob Dylan
A Little Bit of Everything Dawes
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead
Little Darlin' Trad.
Rave On Buddy Holly
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
I Will Beatles
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Dylan, Beatles, Frank Turner, Chris Smither, John Prine