Entertaining audiences for over fifteen years, five star acoustic guitarist and singer Dave Bywater performs a vast repertoire of crowd favorites by Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Coldplay, The Beatles, U2 and many others. Audiences always compliment Dave on his full, soulful voice which inspires listeners to sing along. Dave's extensive songlist features diverse selections from the 60's to today and even includes lively Irish pub songs that keep crowds clapping and calling for more!
Dave's performance was amazing at my wife's 40th birthday party. The party was on a sunset cruise and Dave had the best attitude after he had to move inside and then back outside again during a storm. His voice is outstanding and his setlist was very broad. By the end of the night, blue skies came out and he had the whole party dancing on the top deck. I would highly recommend Dave.
Response from Dave Bywater Live Acoustic Performer:
Hope you are well! Thanks for the outstanding review! I too have many fond memories from your wife's 40th celebration!
Dave did an absolutely wonderful job for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. His playing and singing are beautiful and set the whole tone for our wedding. He listened carefully to what we wanted and helped us pick songs to create the exact feeling we were going for. He also came through at the very last minute and provided us with an additional mic for the officiant. He was flexible and professional and helped us push up the ceremony to avoid the rain. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Thank you Dave for making our day exactly what we had hoped for!!!
Dave performed at a private party we had on the Moshulu in Philadelphia. The music was great and I had nothing to worry about. Dave did a great job and even took some requests. I would highly recommend Dave if you are looking for a friendly, talented, and professional vocalist/guitarist.
Dave was extremely accommodating. Besides providing a great mix of guitar and vocals, there is a lot to be said for his unusual DJ Style. Our guests were overwhelmingly impressed with Dave's combination of styles and his agility on the dance floor. Many Kudos to you Dave,
Skip and Linda
My husband and I were referred to Dave through a family member. Being the first in my family to get married, I really did not know what to expect in terms of a DJ, and thankfully with Dave's experience and knowledge, he was able to thoroughly answer all of my questions and concerns! Dave was professional from the minute we met him, throughout the entire wedding planning process and during the wedding. He was especially helpful in offering his advice and he was patient when we changed our mind on song options several times! Dave even asked me for the contact information of our wedding coordinator so that he could work with the venue regarding the flow of the wedding directly, to help reduce the stress on the bride! To top it all off, Dave is an amazing musician! He preformed live for the ceremony and our cocktail hour, has a large selection of song choices and he even composed a variation of one of our favorite songs for my father and I to walk down the aisle to! Very talented, organized and professional! We highly recommend Dave for all of your entertainment needs!
Dave really made our 40th Birthday party a success! He was very professional and asked us for any specific song requests. He showed up early and started right on time. He is extremely talented with his singing and all of our guests were raving about him. I could have listened to his singing all night! We did have him switch to his DJ talent half way through the party which was so much fun. He got everyone dancing and showed us how to do some dances. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone planning an event. Thanks Dave for a great party!"
- Anne and Casey A.
"I found Dave Bywater on gigmasters last year and after reading all of the rave reviews, I knew we had to have him for our September 4th Wedding. I can't really express in words how amazing he was. Days after our Wedding we were still receiving calls from our guests telling us how amazing our DJ was. He was SO much fun! He really got the crowd going and he brought all kinds of props which was awesome!! All of the kids and adults loved him. Truly, SO MUCH FUN and he really made our reception memorable and a total blast. Absolutely without a doubt will RAVE about him to all of my friends for years to come and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone for any type of event. "
- Erica B.
Price Range: $500 - $3200
Gig Length: 120 - 360 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Professional Liability
What to Expect
"Where did you find this guy? He's amazing!!" Time and again my clients tell me they hear this from their guests. I am a five star rated musician / singer and dj and am determined to make your event a smashing success!
"Absolutely perfect! Dave is amazing." - Karen S.
"Dave was the PERFECT match for our wedding reception." - Laura A.
"I'm thrilled you're available! You were by far my favorite, I love the quality of your voice." - Penelope M.
"Dave made our wedding!!! I was looking for someone to set a fun, casual but romantic wedding day. Dave filled our requests and so much more! He played his acoustic guitar for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then emceed the recepetion. He played "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison and nailed it! It was magical and just how I IMAGINED it in my head. He was diverse and his sound was smooth and relaxing. For the reception, he got everyone dancing and even got down on the floor himself teaching all the guests fun new dances. I received nothing but wonderful reviews from all our guests. If you're looking for someone who can do it all and do it well, choose Dave. You won't be disappointed." - Jen S.
Entertaining audiences for the past fifteen years, five star acoustic guitarist and singer Dave Bywater performs a vast repertoire of crowd favorites by Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Coldplay, The Beatles, U2 and many others. Audiences always compliment Dave on his full, soulful voice which inspires listeners to sing along. Dave's extensive songlist features diverse selections from the 60's to today and even includes lively Irish pub songs that keep crowds clapping and calling for more! Determined to make your special event one you'll remember for years to come, Dave is eager to add your personal requests to his playlist.
When hiring an entertainer for your formal event, keep in mind that many venues require that performers, referred to as "vendors", provide proof of liability insurance in order to utilize their facility. Having played at many formal events, Dave is fully insured for such instances.
To contact Dave for a free quote, simply click "Request Free Quote" at the top of this page and complete the form. If you'd rather GigSalad not forward your contact information to entertainers other than Dave Bywater, be sure to uncheck the box on the next page.
"You did an absolutely amazing job! Everyone loved ya'! We all had a blast!" - Jennifer C.
"Your music ideas are perfect! I definitely want to book you. I'll make the deposit through Gigmasters today! We're really looking forward to your music on our wedding day." - Laura K.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide all equipment necessary to the facilitation of my services.
Past Booked Events
|October 05, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 16, 2013||Birthday Party|
|September 18, 2013||Private Party|
Dave Bywater – Complete Songlist
A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
Across the Universe (The Beatles)
All My Loving (The Beatles)
All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
Allison (Elvis Costello)
America (Paul Simon)
American Girl (Tom Petty)
American Pie (Don McClean)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Band On the Run (Paul McCartney)
Black (Pearl Jam)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Blowing In the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)
Brandy, You’re A Fine Girl (Kenny Chesney)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor)
Cat’s In the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
Country Road (James Taylor)
Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
Dance with my Father (Luther Vandross)
Daniel (Elton John)
Daughters (John Mayer)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
Don't Be Cruel (Elvis)
Don’t Cry (Guns N’ Roses)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Elderly Woman (Pearl Jam)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Father and Son (Cat Stevens)
Feels Like Tonight (Chris Daughtry)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Flake (Jack Johnson)
Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
Give a Little Bit (Supertramp)
Good Riddance (Greenday)
Gravedigger (Dave Matthews)
Green Eyes (Coldplay)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Happiness Is a Warm Gun (The Beatles)
Hear Me Lord (George Harrison)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Help! (The Beatles)
Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix)
Hey There Delilah (Plain White T’s)
Hey, Hey, My, My (Neil Young)
Hey Ya Acoustic (Obadiah Parker)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
How to Save a Life (The Fray)
How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
If You Could Only See (Tonic)
I’ve Just Seen a Face (The Beatles)
I'm A Believer (The Monkees)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Imagine (John Lennon)
In My Life (John Lennon)
In My Place (Coldplay)
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Jersey Girl (Bruce Springsteen)
Kiss From a Rose (Seal)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
Last Train to Clarksville (The Monkees)
Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Lucky I’m in Love (Jason Mraz)
Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Me and Julio (Paul Simon)
Midnight Special (CCR)
Mother’s Little Helper (The Rolling Stones)
Mrs. Robinson (Paul Simon)
My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen)
My Life (Billy Joel)
My Song Is Love (Coldplay)
Never Say Never (The Fray)
Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Octopus' Garden (The Beatles)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Our House (Graham Nash)
Patience (Guns N’ Roses)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (The Eagles)
Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)
Polythene Pam (The Beatles)
Rain King (Counting Crows)
Red, Red Wine (UB40)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Ripple (The Grateful Dead)
Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles)
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Beatles)
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, (Jack Johnson)
Slide (Goo Goo Dolls)
Small Town (John Mellencamp)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel K.)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zepplin)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)
Take it Easy (The Eagles)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
Teach Your Children (David Crosby)
Tell Her About It (Billy Joel)
Thank You (Led Zepplin)
The Best of What’s Around (Dave Matthews)
The One I Love (David Gray)
The Rising (Bruce Springsteen)
The Times They Are a Changin’ (Bob Dylan)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Time of My Life (David Cook)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Where the Streets Have No Names (U2)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)
White Room (The Cream)
With or Without You (U2)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
You Are the Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne)
Yer So Bad (Tom Petty)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (The Beatles)
|Dave Bywater||Live Acoustic Performer / Emcee / DJ|
Influences & Inspiration
James Taylor, The Beatles, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, U2
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