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Dave Bywater

Acoustic Guitarist from Philadelphia, PA Will travel up to 50 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 59 Reviews
  • 86 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $350 per event

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"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.


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Avg 5.0 | 59 Reviews

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Review by Kurt O.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 28, 2020From Spokane, WA

Dave was amazing!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! He was extremely interactive and an amazing musician. We will definitely be hiring him again! Thank you Dave!!!

Dave Bywater:

Thanks for the rave review Kurt! My great pleasure!

Review by Jimmy R. C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 1, 2020From Temple Hills, MD

I booked Dave for a virtual concert for my wife's birthday, hands down one of my wife's best birthday gifts ever. Dave was amazing in his guitar playing and singing. His song selection was superb. He was very professional, punctual, patient and courteous. We did a sound check a couple days prior to make sure everything was good to go with sounds and connections. Will definitely do business again. Thank you Dave, you Rock!

Review by Leah K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 20, 2020From Kutztown, PA

We had a great experience working with Dave for our backyard wedding reception. He was very responsive in advance of the event and brought with him everything he needed. We were taking photos when he arrived, but he got himself set up and was ready to jump in with music at the right moment. His performance was excellent. He has a great voice and played the kind of music we love. One of the caterers even commented that she hears a lot of wedding music but that Dave’s talent was really special. Highly recommend!

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Song List

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  • 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


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Date Selected: 12/7/2021

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Past Events

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
March 13, 2021 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Scotch Plains, NJ
December 28, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Mon6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spokane, WA
October 3, 2020 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Feasterville Trevose, PA
August 16, 2020 • Private Party
Sun1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Jackson, NJ
June 20, 2020 • Wedding Reception
Sat3:30 PM - 8:30 PM Kutztown, PA
June 1, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Mon7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Temple Hills, MD
September 7, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Morrisville, PA

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