Thousands of club, concert and private events performing solo 7-string guitar instrumentals: pop, jazz, blues, reggae, bossa nova. Six cd releases with international airplay. Creating the perfect ambience for your event.
Price Range: $150/hr
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Richard Stein, Executive Director, Arts Orange County:
"Dave Cross has performed at events I have produced for more than 20 years in Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa, California. These include the annual "Moveable Feast" of the Laguna Playhouse, a theater I led for 17 years, and the annual Orange County Arts Awards at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the organization I have led for 7 years, Arts Orange County. Dave is a seasoned musical artist of considerable talent, range and versatility, and his performances are enjoyed greatly by all who have attended these events. He is thoroughly professional in handling all aspects of his engagements and maintains regular communication with me and my staff to ensure that every detail goes smoothly. It has been a pleasure to employ his services these many years, and I recommend him highly."
Perfect ambience for private events and dinner clubs--music fills all corners of the room with guests able to converse comfortably. Repertoire ranges from Beatles to Marley, Monk to Gershwin, Jobim to Eagles.
Standard repertoire for wedding ceremonies: Bridesmaids Entrance (Pacobel's Canon in D) , Bride Entrance, Recessional.
Set up 45 minutes before guests arrive.
Jazz, blues, latin, R&B, pop 7-string guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, BMI songwriter, educator, composer (hundreds of cues for network and cable TV and film), AFM 7, counts thousands of dates performing along the west coast as a solo artist and with the band Crossection.
Dave Cross releases include 6 internationally distributed albums on Endurance Records: Jazz Blues And Gumbo Grooves; Back to Broke; Simple; The Dave and Sue Cross Songbook; Live At The Renaissance Cafe, and DC al Coda. All six albums receive airplay on radio stations across the country, in Latin America, Europe and Asia, and on cable, digital and television networks.
License Dave’s music for commercial use through gettyimages
Additional Booking Notes
Electric outlet at point of performance; shade if outside daytime gig.
Varies with gig
Influences & Inspiration
Guitarists: Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Les Paul, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, George Benson, Tal Farlow, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Chet Atkins, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Laurindo Almeida, Kenny Burrell, Django Reinhardt,
Pop Acts: Eagles, Beatles, Bob Marley, Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Sting, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Ruby and the Romantics, Carpenters, Meters, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, The Police, Tom Petty, The Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits
Blues Artists: B.B King, T-Bone Walker, Son House, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Freddie King, Mose Alison, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Charles Brown, Bukka White
Latin Artists: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Roberto Menescal, Louis Bonfa, Sergio Mendez, Nelson Faria, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Eliane Elias, Joao Gilberto, Baden Powell, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Paquito D.Rivero, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Jazz Composers: Duke Ellington, Joe Zawinul, Thelonious Monk, MilesDavis, Charlie Parker, Henry Mancini, Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke, Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin
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