Dave Bywater - Acoustic Guitarist - Philadelphia, PA - Hero Main
Dave Bywater - Acoustic Guitarist - Philadelphia, PA - Hero Gallery 1Dave Bywater - Acoustic Guitarist - Philadelphia, PA - Hero Gallery 2

Dave BywaterAcoustic Guitarist from Philadelphia, PA

Will travel up to 50 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 65 Reviews
  • 94 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $350 per event

About Vendor

Learn more about this vendor for your event.

"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. 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 The Beatles, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, 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. Ready to dance? No problem! In addition to performing live, Dave also facilitates as a dynamic emcee and DJ. Dave seamlessly transitions between warm acoustic music to heart thumping hits providing the perfect musical experience for each phase of your event. Clients love the versatility of this "best of both worlds" package. 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 The Bash 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 The Bash today! We're really looking forward to your music on our wedding day." - Laura K.


Check out these verified reviews from bookings on The Bash.

Avg 5.0 | 65 Reviews

See all 65 Reviews

Review by Rachel M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 8, 2022From Kennett Square, PA

I highly recommend Dave without any reservations! He is very talented, professional, and easy to work with. Dave performed at my husband's 40th birthday party, and his performance was one of the highlights of the event. My guests loved Dave's music selection and talent. I would 100% work with Dave again!

Review by Lisa P.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 18, 2022From Villanova, PA

Dave was perfect. He played at a joint birthday party for my husband and me. He arrived early, he played through cocktails and dinner with just the right vibe. He also emceed for some toasts and led everyone in singing happy birthday. We couldn’t be more pleased.

Review by David T.

Private PartyReviewed on August 6, 2022From Haddon Heights, NJ

Dave was great. He plays a wide variety of music and performs it well. I highly recommend.

Awards & Badges

See why this vendor is top rated on The Bash.

Song List

Get a feel for the songs performed by this vendor. Contact them directly for special requests.

  • Ain't No Sunshine | Bill Withers
  • All My Loving | The Beatles
  • American Girl | Tom Petty
  • American Pie | Don McClean
  • American Tune | Paul Simon
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Can't You See | Marshall Tucker Band
  • Carolina In My Mind | James Taylor
  • Chicken Fried | Zac Brown Band
  • City on Down | O.A.R.
  • Country Road | James Taylor
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Creep | Radiohead
  • Cruise | Florida Georgia Line
  • Crush | Dave Matthews
  • Don't Look Back in Anger | Oasis
  • Elderly Woman | Pearl Jam
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • Fix You | Coldplay
  • Flake | Jack Johnson
  • Forever Young | Rod Stewart
  • Give a Little Bit | Supertramp
  • Good Riddance | Greenday
  • Hallelujah | Jeff Buckley
  • Heart of Gold | Neil Young
  • Hey Hey My My | Neil Young
  • Hey Ya Acoustic | Obadiah Parker
  • Home | Phillip Phillips
  • How to Save a Life | The Fray
  • How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
  • I Melt With You | Modern English
  • If You Could Only See | Tonic
  • I'm A Believer | The Monkees
  • In My Life | John Lennon
  • In Your Eyes | Peter Gabriel
  • I've Just Seen a Face | The Beatles
  • Jersey Girl | Bruce Springsteen
  • Keep Me In Mind | Zac Brown Band
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door | Bob Dylan
  • Landslide | Stevie Nicks
  • Lean On Me | Bill Withers
  • Let It Be | The Beatles
  • Me and Julio | Paul Simon
  • Midnight Special | CCR
  • Mrs. Robinson | Paul Simon
  • One | U2
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling | The Eagles
  • Polythene Pam | The Beatles
  • Red Red Wine | UB40
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • Ripple | The Grateful Dead
  • Rocky Raccoon | The Beatles
  • Rude | Magic
  • Say Something | A Great Big World
  • She Came in Through the Bathroom Window | Beatles
  • She's Got A Way | Billy Joel
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Sitting Waiting Wishing | Jack Johnson
  • Slide | Goo Goo Dolls
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Israel K.
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Child O Mine | Guns N' Roses
  • Teach Your Children | David Crosby
  • Thank You | Led Zeppelin
  • The Weight | The Band
  • Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
  • Three Little Birds | Bod Marley
  • Titanium | David Guetta
  • Touch of Grey | The Grateful Dead
  • Umbrella | Rihanna
  • Where Are You Going | Dave Matthews
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps | George Harrison
  • Wish You Were Here | Pink Floyd
  • Yellow | Coldplay
  • You Are the Best Thing | Ray LaMontagne
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want | Stones
  • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away | The Beatles
  • Zombie | The Cranberries


We recommend that you contact the vendor to confirm that the event date is open.

• : Booked Events

Choose the Date of Your Event

Date Selected: 2/1/2023

Booked Events

: The Bash Verified Bookings

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2023 • Private Party
Sat3:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kennett Square, PA

Past Events

October 8, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kennett Square, PA
October 1, 2022 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Feasterville Trevose, PA
September 18, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Villanova, PA
August 6, 2022 • Private Party
Sat4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Haddon Heights, NJ
May 22, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Morrisville, PA
March 19, 2022 • Saint Patrick's Day Party
Sat3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Kennett Square, PA
January 21, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Fri6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Glen Mills, PA
October 23, 2021 • Private Party
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Morrisville, PA
October 22, 2021 • Wedding Reception
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM King of Prussia, PA
August 27, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Schwenksville, PA
June 26, 2021 • Engagement Party
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pitman, NJ
June 11, 2021 • Celebration
Fri6:00 PM - 4:00 AM New Hope, PA

Share Dave Bywater

Information displayed on this page is courtesy of Dave Bywater

Plan, book, celebrate—with confidence

Find local vendors to bring your celebration to life.

Badge with check mark

Trusted Vendors

With verified reviews and thousands of ratings, it's easy to book the perfect vendor for all types of events—no matter how big or small.

credit card protected by a shield

Free Booking Platform

It's free to book and make secure online payments through The Bash. Once the booking is confirmed, it's covered by Our Guarantee.

envelope and phone with 5 stars

Top-Rated Service

Our US based team of Account Specialists are here to help every step of the way. Since 1997, we've connected planners with vendors for over half a million events.