Dave Read

Why book Dave Read?

Dave Read is a dedicated in demand musician who engages his audience in a variety of music for many occasions. Dave has recently performed at Trump Golf Club for a hawaiian luau themed dinner hosted by Donald Trump, premiered on the WDVR radio show and has been performing various styles of guitar music for over 25 years. He has performed the guitar/ukulele for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktails, dinners, theatres, and various events. He also has performed popular styles of music for weddings, business functions, backyard parties, Jersey Shore gigs, birthday parties-all ages, hawaiian luau, special occasions, cafes and restaurants.

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Great performance

Dave provided us with a great experience. He was very easy to work with and all the guests enjoyed his performance. Would definitely recommend him.

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Reviewer: Mark W.
Organization: Service Plus
Event: Christmas Party in Cedar Grove, NJ
Event Date: Dec 20, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist, Harmonica Player, One Man Band

Great Performance

Dave made a great impression on all the guests, everyone commented on how enjoyable his performance was. Dave's got a great voice and added more than we could have asked towards the party. Would highly recommend Dave!

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Reviewer: Lisa K.
Event: Wedding Reception in Rockaway, NJ
Event Date: Oct 20, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist, Harmonica Player, Singing Guitarist, Ukulele Player

A highly professional performer and quite a gentelman

Dave arrived early, to make sure , the he is set up and ready for us. He was very honest about his qualification, and humble with us and the guests, A pleasure to deal with and a pleasure to listen to!

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Reviewer: Tsilla F.
Organization: Comfort Inn & Suites
Event: Hotel in Nanuet, NY
Event Date: Sep 12, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist, Ukulele Player

Couldn't have been better!

I was so pleased with Dave! He really made the party extra special. All of my guests also really enjoyed his singing and music. Not only is he a great performer but he's a super nice guy! We will definitely hire him again!

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Reviewer: Michelle W.
Event: Graduation in Coplay, PA
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Classic Rock Band, Harmonica Player, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour

Dave put on an outstanding performance both during our wedding ceremony and the cocktail hour. He played a variety of genres masterfully along with great vocals. Our guests were commenting all night about how good he sounded. We couldn't be happier with Dave's performance. He played a key role in making our wedding so special and fun. I would recommend Dave in a heartbeat. Thanks Dave!

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Reviewer: Brent M.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Atlantic City, NJ
Event Date: Jun 15, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

Perfect for Weddings

Dave recently performed at our wedding ceremony and working with him was wonderful. He was very professional, easy to work with, and has a large song repertoire which was helpful to us as we wanted to include some non traditional songs during the ceremony. I received a lot of compliments from our guests on how great the music was.

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Reviewer: Jennifer P.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in New City, NY
Event Date: May 18, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist

Tommy Bahama 20th anniversary event

Dave Read preformed at our 20th anniversary event in the Woodbury Commons on 3/16/2013. The event was successful. Dave was wonderful. He was very professional, on time and needed no supervision. He understood our company and our guests and selected music that was relevant to our atmosphere. He inspired our shopper to relax and have a good time while shopping. Our guests were pleasantly surprised to see him preform and only had great thing to say. We would definitely use Dave again.

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Reviewer: Clara M.
Organization: Tommy Bahama
Event: Anniversary Party in Central Valley, NY
Event Date: Mar 16, 2013
Hired As: One Man Band

Sweet Seranade

On a whim, I decided to surprise a retiring colleague with a seranade of "Happy Trails", the old Roy Rogers theme song. She is retiring to her home in Nashville, so (since I promised my kids I would not sing in public) I started to look for a performer who could do this for me and play the role of a Singing Cowboy. Dave was great...he learned the song, provided terrific guitar and harmonica accompaniment, and the surprise came off perfectly. She was so touched! In addition, he performed a Johnny Cash song ("Ring of Fire") and low and behold, it turned out my colleague had known Johnny Cash in Nashville! Dave was great at communicating, showing up exactly on time, and helping to plan the surprise. And I am so pleased my little scheme came off so well. Of course we took loads of photos. And great memories were made today. Thank you, Dave!

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Reviewer: Lily K.
Event: Other in Newtown, PA
Event Date: Jan 25, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Great Entertainment!

We hired Dave for our daughter's first birthday party after getting recommendations from others that have had him at their parties. He showed up early to set up and was very accommodating with the time frame. He was not only a fantastic musician, but he kept all of the children at the party entertained. We had children ranging in age from 1-9 and he was able to engage them all. He provided instruments, which the children loved and kept busy with. We even got compliments from the staff at the hall on how well behaved the children were being because they were enjoying the music! We were really pleased with Dave's playing and would definitely hire him for future parties.

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Reviewer: Jonna C.
Event: Birthday Party in Larchmont, NY
Event Date: Jan 12, 2013

wonderful addition to cocktail hour

Very professional, great performer. Glad we hired him for cocktail hour at our wedding

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Reviewer: colleen m.
Event: Wedding Cocktail Hour in Mount Laurel, NJ
Event Date: Dec 7, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist

Nothing short of spectacular!

I have known Dave for years, and when I started booking entertainment at Marianna's Restaurant & Bar in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was the first person I wanted to book. His professionalism, reliability and skill as a musician always makes him a pleasure to work with and watch perform. I would recommend Dave Read to anyone who is looking to book a great, experienced musician. We plan to have him back very soon. Definitely check this guy out.

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Reviewer: Michael S.
Organization: Marianna's Restaurant & Bar
Event: Restaurant in Phillipsburg, NJ
Event Date: Jan 20, 2012
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist, Harmonica Player, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Excellent, versatile. Blew away other solo guitarist/singers

Dave Read was excellent. He played requests from the party host on que. For instance, when Santa Claus made an appearance, he played "It Must be Santa" three times to help Santa with his entrance. This was a spur of the moment decision and it worked so perfectly. Later in the party, Santa Claus was reading a story and with no rehearsal and not even knowing about this, Dave Read played music in the backround that worked perfect for the reading. He did regular and Christmas music and my guests gave him a standing ovation without being asked to. He was absolutely terrific!!

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Reviewer: Thomas G.
Event: Christmas Party in Mendham, NJ
Event Date: Dec 16, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Dave provided an exemplory service

I hired Dave to play for the ceremony and cocktail hour at my daughter's wedding. The classical guitar music played with his top notch skills added a touch of elegance to the affair that we had hoped for. In addition, his professional manner and desire to accomodate us really helped as we were juggling venues due to possible inclement weather. He was prepared and eager to perform regardess of any last minute changes. At the right moment, he even made sure that he played one of my wife's favorite songs. I highly recommend hiring Dave for any event.

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Reviewer: Bob L.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Andover, NJ
Event Date: Jun 24, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist, Classical Guitarist

Review by Brian H.

Dave was fantastic...not only is he extremely talented, but he has an incredible ability to play to the mood of the party and really get the guests going!

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Reviewer: Brian H.
Event: Private Party in Philadelphia, PA
Event Date: May 7, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist, Harmonica Player, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist, Ukulele Player

Review by Katy C.

It has been a great pleasure working with Dave to make our ceremony everything I wished it to be! Because we live in Delaware, gettin married in PA, and he was in NJ, we worked mainly through email and an occasional phone call. He was alway quick to respon to any questions I had and offered suggestions for my blank spots :). When The Day finally arrived Dave was early on site and got right to it. The music was great and some of our guests have mentioned how great the performance was! Thank you Dave for adding that special detail to our special day!!!

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Reviewer: Katy C.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Stroudsburg, PA
Event Date: Apr 30, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $150-4000
  • Insurance: Any amount - AFM Union
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Additional Booking Notes

I have a sound and lighting for all kinds of venues large and small.

Upcoming Booked Events

05/03/14 Hunters Tavern 9-12am Stewartsville, NJ
05/09/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
05/18/14 Hunters Tavern 12-2pm Student Recital Stewartsville, NJ
06/13/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
07/11/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
07/12/14 Jenkinsons Beach Wedding Ceremony 3:30-4:30
08/08/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
09/12/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
10/10/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
11/14/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
12/12/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ

Past Booked Events

04/12/14 Tommy Bahama 11-3pm Central Valley, NY
04/11/14 Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, nj
03/22/14 Hotel Bethlehem/Wedding/4-8pm
03/21/14 Hunters Tavern/Stewartsville, NJ 9pm-12
03/14/14 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
02/07/14 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
02/01/14 Hawkpointe/Wine Tasting/Washington, NJ 7-10pm
01/10/14 Hawkpointe/Washington, NJ 5:30-8:30
01/04/14 Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, NJ 7-10pm
01/03/14 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
12/08/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Student Recital 12-2pm
11/09/13 Mediterranean Bistro 8-11pm
11/08/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
10/20/13 Cafe Metro/Wedding Reception 11:30-3:30
10/11/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
09/20/13 Mediterranean Bistro 8-11pm Washington, NJ
09/13/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
09/12/13 Comfort Inn/Hawaiian Luau 4:30-8:30Nanuet, NY
09/07/13 Allaire State Park/Wedding Ceremony Cocktail Hour 2:30-6:00pm
08/30/13 Lake Mohawk Country Club/Wedding 3:30-6pm Sparta, NJ
08/28/13 Two Rivers Tiki Bar 5:30-9:00pm/Seabright, NJ
08/11/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Student Recital 12-2pm Washington, NJ
08/10/13 Luigis Rancho Restaurant 6:30-10pm Belvidere, NJ
08/09/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
08/07/13 Zeeks Place 5-9pm Belvidere, NJ
08/04/13 Two Rivers Tiki Bar 4-7:30pm Seabright,NJ
08/03/13 Backyard Picnic/Dave Read Band 4-8pm Belvidere, NJ
08/02/13 Brant Beach Yacht Club 7:30-10:30 Brant Beach, NJ
07/27/13 Great Divide Campground 8-10pm Newton, NJ
07/27/13 Liberty Village Outlets 1-4pm Flemington, NJ
07/26/13 Two Rivers Tiki Bar 5:30-9:00pm Seabright, NJ
07/21/13 Childrens Birthday Party 2-3pm Plainview, NY
07/13/13 Mediterranean Bistro 7-10pm
07/12/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
07/06/13 Backyard/Party 5-8pm Easton, Pa
06/28/13 Sangria Restaurant 8-11pm Allentown, Pa
06/22/13 Graduation Party/Allentown, Pa 2:30-3:30
06/15/13 Wedding Ceremony Cocktail/Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ 5pm
06/14/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
05/31/13 Redwolf Inn Belvidere NJ 8-11pm
05/31/13 The Redwolf Inn 8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
05/26/13 Memorial Day Picnic 6-9pm Bloomsbury, NJ
05/24/13 Sangria Restaurant 8-11pm Allentown, pa
05/18/13 Wedding Ceremony/Paramount Country Club/New City NY 5pm
05/17/13 Long Valley Brew Pub 9-12am Long Valley, NJ
05/11/13 Camping Bonfire Party/8-10pm Newton, NJ
04/27/13 Luigis Rancho/Dave Solo Guitar/6:30-10pm/Belvidere, NJ
04/14/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Student Recital/Washington, NJ12:30-2:30
04/12/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
04/05/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Dave Guitar with guest Musicians/Washington, NJ 9-midnight
03/22/13 The Inn at Millrace Pond/Dave Solo Guitar/8-10:30pm/Hope, NJ
03/16/13 Tommy Bahama/20th anniversary Sale Centra Valley, NY 12-4pm
03/15/13 Architects/Thyme Restaurant Phillipsburg, NJ/Dave with Band Zaire 8-11pm
03/08/13 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
03/01/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Dave solo guitar with guest musicians/Washington, NJ 9-midnight
02/23/13 The French Manor Inn/Wedding Ceremony Private/3pm/South Sterling, Pa
02/16/13 Brazzo's Restaurant/Dave Solo Guitar 6:30-9:30 Harleysville, Pa
02/15/13 The Redwolf Inn/Dave Guitar with guest Music Students/8-11pm Belvidere, NJ
02/14/13 Brazzo's Restaurant/Valentines Day Dinner 6:30-9:30 Harleysville, Pas
02/08/13 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ/Dave with Guest Musicians/8-11pm
02/01/13 Long Valley Brew Pub 9-12am Long Valley, NJ
01/25/13 Private Retirement Event Surprise, Newtown, Pa 11am
01/25/13 Mediterranean Bistro/Dave Solo Guitar/ Washington, NJ 9-12mid
01/18/13 Mediterranean Bistro Washington, NJ 9-12am
01/12/13 Childrens 1st Birthday Party 2:30pm Larchmont NY
01/11/13 Redwolf Inn/8-11pm/Dave Solo Guitar/Belvidere, NJ
01/05/13 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
12/31/12 Long Valley Brew Pub/Dave Solo Guitar/Long Valley, NJ 6-9pm Call Reservations
12/21/12 Mediterranean Bistro/Dave Solo Guitar/9-12mid/Washington, NJ
12/16/12 Mediterranean Restaurant/Student Recital/Washing ton, NJ 12:30pm
12/14/12 Redwolf Inn/ Belvidere, NJ
12/07/12 Wedding Cocktail/Wyndham Hotel, Mount Laurel nj 6:30pm
12/01/12 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
11/24/12 Inn at Pocono Manor9-12am Pocono Manor, pa/DW Wilson Ent.
11/17/12 Moorestown Community Center/Country Band Event/ 8-11pm
11/09/12 Redwolf Inn/ Belvidere, NJ
10/27/12 Sweet 16 Birthday Partry 11-3pm New Hope, pa
10/20/12 Class Reunion/Dave Read Band/Fairfield, NJ 7-10pm
10/19/12 Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, Nj 9-12am
10/13/12 Wedding Ceremony Battlefield/Gettysburg, Pa 12noon
10/12/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
09/28/12 Inn at Pocono/Pocono Manor, Pa 9-12am
09/22/12 Wedding/Ceremony/Cocktail/Allair State Park 4:30-7pm
09/21/12 Hops and Barley Rest/Alpha, NJ 7-10pm
09/14/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
09/01/12 Luigis Rancho Rest/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
08/31/12 Mediterranean Bistro/Dave Solo/Washington, NJ 7-10pm
08/26/12 The Landslide Saloon Open Mic/Asbury, NJ 4-7pm
08/12/12 Mediterranean Bistro/Student Recital 12pm
08/10/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
08/04/12 Luigis Rancho Rest/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
07/29/12 Wedding Ceremony/The Manor/West Orange NJ
07/21/12 Luigis Rancho Rest/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
07/13/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
06/30/12 Backyard Party/Easton Pa 6:30-9:30pm
06/29/12 Private Beach Wedding/Cape May, NJ 4:30pm
06/24/12 The Landslide Saloon open Mic/Asbury, NJ 4-7pm
06/16/12 The Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, NJ 7-10pm
06/09/12 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
06/08/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
05/11/12 Redwolf Inn Belvidere, NJ 8-11:30pm
05/05/12 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ
04/29/12 The Landslide Saloon/Open Mic Jam/Asbury, NJ 4-7pm
04/22/12 Mediterannean Bistro/Washington NJ 12noon
04/20/12 The Manor/Wedding/West Orange, NJ
04/15/12 Stockton Inn/Wedding Ceremony 3:30-4:30/ Stockton, NJJ
04/07/12 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ
04/01/12 Playmakers Restaurant/Student Rock Band April Fool's Performance 3pm
03/31/12 Mediterranean Bistro 7-10pm Washington, NJ
03/09/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
02/24/12 Marianna's Cafe 7-10pm/Phillipsburg, NJ
02/19/12 The Landslide Saloon open mic 4-7pm Asbury, NJ
02/18/12 Private Hawaiian Aloha Party Colts Neck, NJ
02/17/12 Marianna's Rest. 7-10pm Phillipsburg, NJ
02/10/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
02/04/12 Luigi's Rancho/Belvidere, NJ
01/21/12 Woodbury Commons 11-2pm(Contact Dave for details) Central Valley, NY
01/20/12 Mariana's 7-10pm Phillipsburg, NJ
01/13/12 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
01/07/12 Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, NJ
12/30/11 Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
12/23/11 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
12/16/11 X-mas Party/Home/Mendham, NJ
12/11/11 Playmakers/Students Music Festival/Stewartsville NJ
12/03/11 Luigi's Rancho/6:30-10pm/Belvidere, NJ
11/26/11 Liola's Italian Grille 6:30-9:30pm/Stewartsville, NJ
11/18/11 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
11/05/11 Mediteranean Bistro/7-10pm/Washington, NJ
10/22/11 JP Kellys/Dave Read Band/Halloween Party/9-1am Great Meadows, NJ
10/16/11 Old York Country Club/Wedding/Chesterfield, NJ
10/14/11 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere NJ 8-11pm
10/07/11 The Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, NJ 7-10pm
10/01/11 Luigis Restaurant/Belvidere, NJ 6:30-10pm
09/16/11 Architects Golf Club Thyme Rest./P'burg, NJ Dave with band 8-11pm
09/10/11 Wedding Ceremony on the Beach 6-7pm/Ocean City, NJ
09/02/11 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ 8-11pm
08/27/11 The Berklee Restaurant/Dave Solo/10-1:30am/Seaside Park, nj
08/21/11 Playmakers Restaurant/Student Rock Band/3-5pm/Stewartsville,nj
08/20/11 The Frog and Peach 70 b-day party/New Brunswick, NJ 6:30pm
08/14/11 Meditteranean Bistro/Student Recital/12-2pm/Washington,nj
08/14/11 Musicfest Dave with band/Bethlehem, Pa 5-7pm
08/13/11 Wedding Ceremony American Visionairy Arts Museum5:30pm/Baltimore, Md
08/06/11 Luigi's Rancho 6-10pm Duo/Belvidere, NJ
08/05/11 The Redwolf Inn 9-12/Belvidere, NJ
07/31/11 Playmakers Restaurant/Student Rock Band/3-4pm Stewartsville,nj
07/30/11 Childre's Birthday Party/American Legion Larchmont, NY 3:30-4:30pm
07/29/11 Architects Golf Club Thyme Rest./Phillipsburg, NJ Dave with Band 7-11pm
07/15/11 Mediterranean Bistro 7-10pm/Washington, NJ
07/02/11 Luigi's Rancho 6:30-10pm/Belvidere, NJ
07/01/11 The Redwolf Inn 9-12 Belvidere, NJ
06/25/11 Children's Birthday Party 11-2pm/Old Mill Inn Basking Ridge, NJ
06/24/11 Perona Farms/Wedding ceremony cocktail/Andover, NJ
06/18/11 Farmhouse Restaurant/Skippack Golf Club7-10pm Skippack, Pa
06/17/11 Graduation Party 6-10pm/Cinnaminson, NJ
06/11/11 Martell's Waters Edge3-4:30pm/Bayville, NJ/Wedding
06/10/11 The Redwolf Inn 8pm-12/Belvidere, NJ
05/21/11 Dave Read Band-JP Kelly's 9pm-1am/Great Meadows, NJ
05/20/11 The Redwolf Inn 8-12/Belvidere, NJ
05/14/11 Private Anniversary Party 2-5pm/Phoenixville, Pa
05/13/11 Wedding Ceremony 3:30/Sandy Hook, NJ
05/07/11 Private Birthday Party/Philadelphia, Pa
05/01/11 Playmakers Restaurant 1-4pm/Stewartsville, NJ
04/08/11 The Redwolf Inn 8pm-12am/Belvidere, NJ
03/27/11 Kirkland Private Retirement Home 2-3pm/Bethlehem, Pa
03/26/11 Barmitzvah At Thyme Restaurant 1pm/Phillipsburg, NJ
03/18/11 The Redwolf Inn 8pm-12am/Belvidere, NJ
03/05/11 Luigi's Rancho 6-10pm Duo/Belvidere, NJ
02/26/11 Mediterranean Bistro 7-10pm/Washington, NJ
02/25/11 The Redwolf Inn 8pm-12am/Belvidere, NJ
02/20/11 Playmakers 3pm Student Rock Bands/Stewartsville, NJ
01/14/11 The Redwolf Inn 8-12am/Belvidere, NJ
01/09/11 The National Hotel 5-7pm/Frenchtown, NJ
01/07/11 Mediterranean Bistro 7-10pm/Washington, NJ
12/31/10 Brazzo's Restaurant 6-9pm/Harleysville, Pa
12/19/10 Playmakers Restaurant/Stewartsville, NJ
12/11/10 Mediterranean Bistro/Washington, NJ
12/10/10 The Redwolf Inn/Belvidere, NJ
07/10/10 Trump Golf Club/Hawaiian Theme Dinner for Mr, Trump 6-9pm

Dave Read

Dave Read is a dedicated in demand musician who engages his audience in a variety of music for many occasions. Dave has recently performed at Trump Golf Club for a Hawaiian luau themed dinner hosted by Mr. Trump, premiered on the WDVR radio show many times and has been performing various styles of guitar music for over 25 years. He has performed the classical guitar for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail hours, dinner functions, theatres, and various events. He also has performed popular styles of music for weddings, business functions, backyard parties, Jersey Shore gigs, birthday parties-all ages, Hawaiian luau, special occasions, cafes and restaurants. Dave also can play the ukulele. Dave can also offer a variety show including various styles such as classical, rock, blues, country, Hawaiian, reggae and popular music, which can be accompanied by cd music during breaks for continuous music. You can custom fit the music for your special event. He also plays harmonica and can use a rhythm unit to enhance the music. For a fuller sound, an optional duo with musician is also available. This combo can combine guitar with piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute,bass and optional electronic rhythm tracks. A 4-6 piece band is also available. (2-saxophones, guitar, bass, drums,keys, harmonica, 2-female vocalist and 3-male vocalist all covering soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass ranges) Dave has a Bachelor's Degree of Music Education from The College of New Jersey with his focus on classical guitar studies. He has studied jazz guitar as well. He is also a certified music teacher for grades K-12 and currently teaches music in a local public school. Dave has recently written and recorded several original compositions. He has recently performed on FM radio WDVR 89.7 in Seargentsville and 91.9 in Priceton. He also has performed for The Arts Council of Princeton in Princeton, N.J. and for The Riverside Festival of the Arts in Phillipsburg, N.J. Visit davereadguitar on-line for more info.

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The team providing the talent:

Dave Read

Guitarist, vocalist, harmonica

Kevin Johnson

Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar, Some Keys, Singer

John Dolan

Drummer

Robin Stone

Guitarist, Vocalist

Set List

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Across the Universe-Beatles
Against the Wind-Bob Seager
All Along the Watchtower-Bob Dylan
American Pie-Don McLean
And It Stoned Me-Van Morrison
Annie’s Song-John Denver
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You-Led Zeppelin
Baby I Love Your Way-Peter Frampton
Bad Moon Rising-CCR
Banana Pancakes-Jack Johnson
The Battle of Evermore-Led Zeppelin
Before You Accuse Me-Eric Clapton
Bell Bottom Blues-Eric Clapton
Beth-Kiss
Birthday-Beatles
Blackbird-The Beatles
Bloody Sunday-U2
Brain Damage/Eclipse-Pink Floyd
Breakfast at Tiffanys-Deep Blue Something
Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Bye Bye Love-Simon and Garfunkel
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love-Bad Company
Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis Presley
The Cat’s in the Craddle-Harry Chaplin
Center Field-John Fogerty
Check It Out-John Mellencamp
Closing Time-Semisonic
Cocaine-Eric Clapton
Crocodile Rock-Elton John
Daniel-Elton John
Devil in Disguise-Elvis Presley
Desperado-The Eagles
Direwolf-Grateful Dead
Down By the River-Neil Young
Drift Away-Dobey Gray
Feel Good Island Music-Raggae
Fire and Rain-James Taylor
Five O’Clock Somewhere-Jimmy Buffett
Five Years-David Bowie
For What Its Worth-Buffalo Springfield
Free Falling-Tom Petty
Friends in Low Places-Garth Brooks
The Gambler-Kenny Rogers
Good Love-The Rascals
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)-Green Day
Green Eyes-Coldplay
Ground Control to Major Tom-David Bowie
Handle With Care-Travelling Wilburys
Have You Ever Seen the Rain-CCR
Heart Break Hotel-Elvis Presley
Heart of Gold-Neil Young
Help-The Beatles
Hero in Me-Jeffery Gaines
Hey Soul Sister-Train
Hey There Delilah-Plain White Tees
Horse With No Name-America
Hotel California-The Eagles
I’ll Follow You Into the Dark-Death Cab for Cutie
I’m a Believer-The Monkees
In My Life-The Beatles
Interstate Love Song-Stone Temple Pilots
Into Your Arms-The Lemon Heads
Is This Love-Bob Marley
I Swear-John Michael Montgomery
Jenny-Tommy Tutone
Jumper-Third Eye Blind
Johnny Be Good-Chuck Berry
Karma Police-Radiohead
Keep Your Hands to Yourself-Georgia Sattelites
Let It Be-The Beatles
Light My Fire-The Doors
Limbo Rock-Chubby Checker
Loosing My Religion-REM
Low Rider-War
Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffett
Man on The Moon-REM
The Man Who Sold the World-David Bowie
Mellisa-Allman Bros.
Midnight Confession-Grass Roots
Mothers Little Helper-Rolling Stones
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
My Fathers Eyes-Eric Clapton
New Kid in Town-The Eagles
Nights in White Satin-Moody Blues
Midnight Confession-Grass Roots
No Rain-Blind Melon
No Surrender-Bruce Springsteen
Octopuss’s Garden-Beatles
Oh Darlin-The Beatles
Old Man-Neil Young
The One I Love-REM
Over the Rainbow
100 Years-Five for Fighting
Piano Man-Billy Joel
Pink Houses-John Mellencamp
Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
Proud Mary-CCR
Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Rocky Racoon-Beatles
Redemtion Song-Bob Marley
Runaway-Del Shannon
The Sad Café-The Eagles
Seagull-Bad Company
Secret Agent Man-Johnny Rivers
The Seeker-The Who
Sittin on the Dock-Ottis Reading
Sister Golden Hair-America
Smoke on the Water-Deep Purple
Something-The Beatles
Strawberry Fields-The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Summertime Blues-Eddie Cochran
Summer of 69-Bryan Adams
Sugar Mountain-Neil Young
Sunny Afternoon-Jimmy Buffett
Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond
Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
Still the Same-Bob Seager
Take It to the Limit-The eagles
Tequila Sunrise-The Eagles
Thank God I’m a Country Boy-John Denver
Thank You-Led Zeppelin
Thick as a Brick-Jethro Tull
The Times are Changing-Bob Dylan
Three Little Birds-Bob Marley
True Fine Love-Steve Miller
Tired of Waiting for You-The Kinks
Two Pina Coladas-Jimmy Buffett
Uncle Johns Band-Grateful Dead
Under the Bridge-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wanted Dead or Alive-Bon Jovi
What I Got-Sublime
White Room-Cream
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road-Beatles
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Yellow-Cold Play
Yesterday-The Beatles
You Got It-Roy Orbison
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away-The Beatles

Standards
Fly Me to the Moon
Moonglow
Satin Doll
Misty
Over the Rainbow

Songs I have performed during wedding ceremony with or without vocals (Processional or Recessional)
Over the Rainbow-Izzo version or jazz version
I’ll Follow You Into the Dark-Death Cab for Cutie
Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
In My Life-The Beatles
Bubbly-Coby Cailet
100 years-Five for Fighting
Black Bird-The Beatles

Hawaiian and Uke Tunes
Tiny Bubbles
Over the Rainbow
What a Wonderful World
In a Little Hula Heaven
White Sandy Beach
Pearly Shells
Sea of Love
Let the Sunshine in
You are My Sunshine
Aloha oye
I’ll See You in My Dreams
When I’m 64
Girl


Children Songs (Children and adults are encouraged to sing and dance along)
Old Mac Donald- (Child chooses animal)
This Old Man
Alphabet Song
Jimmy Crack Corn
Bingo
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Eency Weency Spider
It’s Raining It’s Pouring
If You’re Happy and You Know It- (Movement)
Tie Me Kangaroo Down- (Children play instruments and dance around the room)
Limbo Rock- (Children Do the Limbo)
I Can See Clearly- (Children play instruments and dance around the room)
Home on the Range
Monkey Dance- (Dance activity)
Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes- (Repetition Movements)
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Beyond the Sea (Instruments)
Best Years of Our Lifes (Instruments)
The Candy Man
On top of Spaghetti
This Land is Your Land
Surfer music-Jam Dance
Musical Chairs
Hula Heaven-(The Hula Dance-get your grass skirts)
Feel Good Island Music-(More Hula Dancing)

(I know many more songs)

Christmas/Holiday Songs
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolf the Rednose Raindeer
Silent Night
Oh Holy Night
Oh Christmas Tree
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Grandma Got Runover by a Raideer
Lucy and Linus-(Charley Brown Song-played on keyboard)
Blue Christmas-Elvis Presley
Merry Christmas Baby-Elvis Presley
Run Run Rudolf-Chuck Berry
Many more Christmas/Holiday songs

I play original music as well.

Sample list – not complete
Classical Guitar No Vocals

Popular Wedding Ceremony Selections or Cocktail, Prelude music

Processional
Here Comes the Bride-Wagner
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
Greensleeves – Traditional
Prelude 1 – J.S. Bach
Air on a G String- J.S. Bach
My Lady Hunsdon’s Allemande-Dowland
His Lady Allison-Linnamen
Guardame Las Vacas-Narviez
Pavan – Luis Milan
Asturias (Leyenda)-Albinez
Maleguena
Romanza

Recessional
Wedding March-Mendelssohn
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Here Come’s the Sun
Guardame Las Vacas
Pavan – Luis Milan
Asturias (Leyenda)-Albinez
Malaguena
Romanza

Prelude music, cocktail hour, dinner reception or dinner rehearsal

Renaissance 1430-1650

The Cobbler – Anon. Lute Trans.
Fantasia – Anon. Lute trans.
Pezzo Tedesco – Anon. Lute Trans.
Spangnoletta – Anon.
Alba Novella – Fabrito Caroso
Gratia D’Amore – Fabrito Caroso
Greensleeves – Francis Cutting
My Lady Hunssdon’s Allemande (Poulton 54) – John Dowland
Alman – Robert Johnson
Pavan – Luis Milan
Guardame Las Vacas – Luis de Narvaez
Sonnet – Enriquez de Valderrabano

Baroque 1600-1750

Air on a G string – J.S. Bach
Bouree in e minor – J.S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
Prelude 1 – J.S. Bach
Bouree – Robert De Visee
Minuet in D – Robert De Visee
Minuet in D Minor – Robert De Visee
Espanoleta – Gaspar Sanz
Gallarda – Gaspar Sanz
Passacalle – Gaspar Sanz
Pavana – Gaspar Sanz
Sonata in A Major – Domenico Scarlatti

Classica l 1740-1820

Study in A minor – Matteo Carcassi
Study in A Major – Matteo Carcassi
Andante – Ferdinando Carulli
Moderato - Ferdinando Carulli
Rondo – Ferdinando Carulli
Waltz - Ferdinando Carulli
Minuet in C – Fernando Sor
Study in B Minor – Fernando Sor
Allegretto – Mauro Giuliani
Cadence – Mauro Giuliani
Moderato – Mauro Giuliani

Romantic 1800-1920

Bagatelle – Robert Schumann
Melody – Robert Schumann
Spanish Ballad – Traditional
Asturias (Leyenda) - Isaac Albinez
Adelita – Francisco Tarrega

Contemporary 1900-present

Etudes 1-10 – Leo Brouwer
The Blue Calliope – Michael Coghlan
Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
Valse Choro – Francis Kleynjans
Barcarolle – Norbert Kraft
Reminiscence – Norbert Kraft
His Lady Allison – Maria Linnemann
Afro- Cuban Lullaby – Arr. By Christopher Parkening
Etude 1 & 8 – Heitor Villa-Lobos

Songs I have performed during wedding ceremony with or without vocals (Processional or Recessional)
Over the Rainbow-Izzo version or jazz version
I’ll Follow You Into the Dark-Death Cab for Cutie
Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
In My Life-The Beatles
Bubbly-Coby Cailet
100 years-Five for Fighting
Black Bird-The Beatles
Asturias (Leyenda)-Albinez
Guiardame Las Vacas-Narviez

Influences & Inspiration

Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Roy Orbison, Elton John, Billy Joel

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