David has 10+ years experience of performing at pubs, weddings, events, touring with national acts, and two contracts out of Australia on P&O Cruises. With such an extensive background, he has honed his ability to be flexible, engaging, & professional.
Performances showcase his ability to use Live Looping, creating layers of percussion, instrumental & vocal parts. These parts are recorded on the spot to produce a full and engaging One-Man-Band sound. No pre-recorded tracks,
Performances include a huge diverse list (300+ songs):
- Classics to modern
-Improvised pieces with looping
-Solo jazz guitar
-Ambient soundscapes, best for setting a relaxing atmosphere.
Ready to learn more at request.
THE BEST and so so nice! Everyone loved Dave!! His songs were perfect and voice is incredible. Probably the best part of our reception! Do me a favor and go ahead and book! :)
Dave was awesome, friendly and very talented. Great communication through out. Will definitely hire again.
Response from Dave Berger:
Thanks very much, Freddy! Had a great time.
Dave was a great performer to have at our event. He kept our guests happy and the mood upbeat! Will definitely book with him again!
Response from Dave Berger:
Thank you, Kalyn! It was a very nice atmosphere to play in. Glad to help.
a polite young man!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 210 minutes
What to Expect
Dave is a lover of a wide range of music, and this presents itself through his playing and taste. One of his most impressive skills is seen when performing live for a solo act. Through the use of loop pedals, he is able to sculpt a much larger sound than you'd expect from one musician. Recorded right there in front of you, he layers in percussive parts drummed out on acoustic guitar, both rhythm and lead guitar parts, multiple harmonies, and soaring soundscapes. Close your eyes, and you'd think there was a full band playing.
Anywhere from classic sing-along tunes of the 60's and 70's or modern pops, to jazz standards, to ambient soundscapes that provide background setting, you can expect a completely professional and enjoyable experience.
Originally from Upstate New York, David has recently made beautiful Austin his home.
He has been performing in a plethora of ways over the years, from his current solo act Willow|speak, to electro-pop rock groups like Joywave, or even Americana-funk groups like Upstate Rubdown. His primary focus over the past couple years has been song-writing and performing under the moniker "Hudson Quinlan".
David's education background includes a B.S. in Jazz Studies fromt SUNY New Paltz, two degrees from Finger Lakes Community College in Music Recording & Guitar performance.
In 2015 and 2017, David worked on P&O Australia Cruises as the resident singer/guitarist for five month contracts each time. Performing nearly every night for almost half a year has allowed him to truly sharpen his skills as a solo performer and entertainer. Playing to a crowd of thousands every week, from children to elderly and everyone in-between, his specialty has become reading the audience and being able to play something for everyone.
Additional Booking Notes
Gear generally includes:
2 guitars: Acoustic steel string, and arch top jazz guitar
Small amp (includes vocal amplification): AER Compact 60
1-2 Microphones with stands and cables.
Music stand and chair
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 22, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 18, 2018 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 13, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Texas Keeper Cider|
|May 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Brentwood Social House|
|March 17, 2016–March 18, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:00am||Holiday Party (Other)|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gomen Kudasai - New Paltz, NY|
|February 06, 2015||Private Party|
|January 13, 2015||Public Event|
|June 07, 2014||Fair|
Jazz setlist can include these and more:
• There Will Never Be Another You
• Bessie's Blues
• Bongo Bop
• Bright Size Life
• Body & Soul
• Maiden Voyage
• All the Things You Are
• Autumn in NY
• Beautiful Love
• 7 Steps to Heaven
• Eternal Triangle
Other set list can include these and more:
• Operator - Jim Croce
• Old Man - (Young)
• Blowin' In The Wind - (Dylan)
• Riptide - Vance Joy
• Homeward Bound - S&G
• Georgia On My Mind - (Charles)
• I've Just Seen a Face - (Beatles)
• Crazy - (Gnarles Barkley)
• Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
• I Will Follow You into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)
• Born Under a Bad Sign - A. King
• Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
|David Berger||Guitarist/Jazz Guitarist|
Influences & Inspiration
Jazz: Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Miles Davis
Acoustic Guitarists: Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee, Chet Atkins
Folk/Other: The Avett Brothers, The Tallest Man on Earth, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Neil Young
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