David Hornung, performing as a solo artist under the name of "Musical Memories", plays popular cover tunes from the early 1900's - 1970's, including familiar cover tunes, Big Band ballroom dance pieces and traditional ethnic music. The entire performance is on a fully midi-accordion, so the sound is high quality and delivered professionally. He performs for small and large groups in a variety of venues within the Fraser Valley, and travels from Abbotsford within Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Dave showed up to our event early and was set up and ready to go! He is warm, friendly and so easy to talk to. We had spoken previously on our music selections and he came prepared and played all of the favourites that he said he would. I commend him to the highest degree for his beautiful musical arrangements. We heard compliments galore over his playing. Dave, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going above and beyond for our Dad's 80th Birthday. Your music made the ambiance of the evening even better! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response from Musical Memories:
Thank you for your kind words, Laurie. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your family. After working so closely with you, I am happy that my portion of the celebration was worry free, and fit in with your planning. The Hawaiian theme with decorations and dancers was so much fun. Your Dad sure seemed to enjoy everything.
Again, thank you for thinking of me for your music needs, and perhaps we'll meet again. Aloha!
Above and beyond is what comes to mind in describing Dave and what he has done to prepare our music selections for my Dad's 80th Birthday party. Dave was so flexible and patient while we were trying to 'cement' our plans. We are presently 2 weeks out from the event and I couldn't be happier with how easy this whole process has been. Dave has kept in contact with me the whole time and he is an absolute delight on the phone! I requested an opportunity to be able to provide a review prior to the event because I thought it was important to convey how incredible Dave has been to work with and how easy the booking process was. Stay tuned for my review after the event...
Response from Musical Memories:
Thank you Laurie for your kind words. I am looking forward to meeting everyone in your family. It is a pleasure teaming up with you to make your Dad's 80th Birthday Celebration a success!
Price Range: $100 - $500 (Cdn$) and up (depending on expenses)
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect to be surprised by the quality of the music. As each venue is different, you can expect the presentation be personalized. My goal, with a little preparation and collaboration with the Event Planner, is to play music compatible with the theme of the celebration or favorite pieces of music requested by the guest of honor. Some examples of themes are: Oktoberfest, Romance, Canada Day, War Years, Hawaiian, 60/70's and Hippy Era, St. Patrick's or Robbie Burns Days, etc.
My stage time is almost continuous music except for short announcements (when appropriate). I can be expected to arrive early to set up, and be ready to start on time. If the booking is longer than the one (1) hour minimum, I do take a 10 minute convenience break each hour.
For larger events, a Service Contract between each party will be be expected.
When I was 8 years old, I started taking music lessons and playing an acoustic accordion. I progressed quickly, and, at 16 years of age, played in a dance band and assisted my music teacher instruct younger students.
Currently, I play a Roland V-Accordion with it's authentic accordion and orchestra sounds. The technological advances in the Roland MIDI accordion have allowed me to tailor and personalize my music to your specific requirements. My easy listening music sets generally have a good blend of music selections from various genres and time periods. Naturally, the dance sets cover the popular Ballroom dancing steps.
I am available throughout the week to play for special occasion parties and events such as birthdays, anniversaries, high tea, fashion show, background music and dance music. While I play mostly at retirement facilities residences within the region, but I do play during reception and meals at weddings and special events (New Year's Eve). I am available for other venues within the Lower Mainland of British Columbia too.
Additional Booking Notes
The Roland V-Accordion comes with on board adjustable speakers that are adequate for a smaller, more intimate gathering. (Example: background dinner music) The footprint space needed to accommodate the equipment is about 6 x 6 feet (2x2 meters). Plug in power is not required for this setup.
For larger crowds and venues, a sound system will be required. There will be an additional cost associated with this requirement. The foot print for this additional equipment is about 10 x 10 feet square. Plug in power is required. Access to the staging area for set up/sound check etc. is required at least one (1) hour before starting time. Normally, take down and exiting the venue is less than one (1) hour. Easy access to exit without interfering with your guests is greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|August 25, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Retirement Community Event|
|December 29, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (New Year, etc)|
|December 19, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Christmas)|
|December 16, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|December 11, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Main Lounge)|
|December 01, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|November 29, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Valhaven (War Years)|
|November 24, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|November 21, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (War Years)|
|November 18, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|November 13, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Main Lounge)|
|November 03, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|October 27, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|October 21, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|October 18, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Tentative - Harrison Point|
|October 17, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Oktoberfest)|
|October 14, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||L&L's Wedding|
|October 09, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Main Lounge)|
|October 06, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|October 03, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Lynnwood|
|September 30, 2017 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm||Wedding|
|September 29, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley|
|September 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Sound Check|
|September 25, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:20pm||Harrison Point (Sound Check)|
|September 21, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Valhaven (Harvest Theme)|
|September 19, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley|
|September 16, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|September 11, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Main Hall)|
|September 01, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|August 25, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|August 19, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|August 15, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|August 15, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Tabor Court (Main Lounge)|
|August 14, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Main Hall)|
|August 06, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Agrifair (Antique Machinery Building)|
|August 05, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Agrifair (Antique Machinery Building)|
|August 05, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Agrifair (Antique Machinery Building)|
|August 05, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Agrifair (Antique Machinery Building)|
|August 04, 2017 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm||Waverley (Dinner Hour)|
|August 04, 2017 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm||Eden (High Tea & Fashion Show)|
|July 28, 2017 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm||Waverley|
|July 27, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Hallmark (Lake)|
|July 26, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Hallmark (Park)|
|July 25, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Valhaven|
|July 18, 2017 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm||Waverley|
|July 17, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Tabor (Court)|
|July 15, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor Cherry Lane|
|July 10, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor Main Hall|
|July 07, 2017 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm||Waverley|
|July 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Lynnwood|
|June 30, 2017 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm||Waverley|
|June 20, 2017 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm||Waverley|
|June 17, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor (Cherry Lane)|
|June 12, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Tabor Main Hall|
|June 09, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||The Mayfair|
Influences & Inspiration
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