Dave Read

Guitar from Washington, NJ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Dave Read is a dedicated in demand musician who engages his audience in a variety of music for many occasions. Dave has performed at Trump Golf Club for a hawaiian luau themed dinner hosted by President Trump in 2010, premiered on the WDVR radio show many times and has been performing various styles of guitar music for over 35 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 curretly 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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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave was very professional and pleasant. I could not imagine the party without his entertainment. My guests had an wonderful time from the little kids to grown ups. Thank you Dave.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Just wow! The way Dave sang as we walked into our wedding ceremony was amazing. Our guests raves about the music and his musical talents. Oh and he was an hour early! :)

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Wedding Ceremony

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This might not sound like a compliment, but I barely even realized Dave was there, the music was so natural and seamless. Save was very accommodating, doing my ceremony at one site and heading over to do cocktail hour somewhere else. I chose a style and just let him roll with it, and everyone said the music choices were great. (As the bride, I personally only heard the processional and recessional!) Dave brought some great atmosphere to our wedding -- A+!

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Wedding

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We hired Dave to play music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and I'm so happy I found him! He learned a new song for us on the ukulele that we wanted to have as our processional song and even sent me a recording of him playing the song a couple weeks before the wedding to make sure it was what we wanted. The cocktail hour music was fun, upbeat and cheery - exactly what we wanted! His overall performance was flawless and professional and I would highly recommend him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dave was awesome!! He met our expectations in every single way. We had about 100 people at a birthday party and so many people asked "where did you find Dave? He was awesome!" His talent, professionalism, range of musical ability and sense of feeling the mood of the crowd were all great. It was also my first experience with GigMaster, and that part was awesome too. I had a chance to watch/listen to 30-40 musicians to find what I thought would be exactly right. Landing on Dave was a great choice and the whole process was so simple and easy.

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Graduation Party

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Highly recommend. Hired for a family HS grad party. He was on time, nice choice of songs, good performance, kept all age groups entertained.

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Community Event

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Dave was a great part of our community event. He was there early scouting the venue and was set up on time. Everyone seemed to enjoy his music. His set list was interesting and sounded great

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Graduation Party

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Laid back,easy to work with, Dave was a nice addition to our party. The harmonica was great, the guests seemed to enjoy his performance.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Dave was an absolute delight. He is talented and communicative, and his music blended seamlessly into the vibe of our wedding. His repertoire is huge-- there is truly something for everyone. He has a great singing voice and a sunny disposition. It was a pleasure to work with him!

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2019
May
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Wayne, NJ
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Feb
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Quakertown, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Cocktail Party
Harrisburg, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
27
Wedding Ceremony
Woodbury, NY
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
May
18
Club Event
Philadelphia, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Oct
22
Wedding Ceremony
Nazareth, PA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Thompson, PA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Sep
1
Club Event
Harleysville, PA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Columbia, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toms River, NJ
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Graduation Party
Malverne, NY
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jun
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Riverside, CT
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
J.S. Bach
Prelude 1
J.S. Bach
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
Gaurdame Las Vacas
Narviez
Romanza
Traditional Spanish Ballad
Austarias
Issac Albinez
Etude 1-10
Leo Brouwer
Etude 1and 6
Villa-Lobos
Study in Aminor-Amajor
Carcassi
AppalachianLullaby
C. Dobbins
Pavan
Luis Milan
17th Century Suite
Robert Di Visee
Afro Cuban Lullaby
Traditional Cuba
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Horse With No Name
America
Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
Sister Goldenhair
America
Slip Slidin Away
Paul Simon
Me and Julio
Paul Simon
Take it to the Limit
Eagles
Loosing My Religion
REM
Is this Love
Bob Marley
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
Cats in the Cradle
Harry Chapin
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
Before You Accuse Me
Eric Clapton
Bell Bottom Blues
Eric Clapton
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
Low Rider
War
Runaway
Del Shannon
Star Spangled Banner/Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Let it Be
Beatles
Imagine
John Lennon
Rocket Man
Elton John
Daniel
Elton John
Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Johnny Rivers
Big River
Johnny Cash
Wanted Man
Johnny Cash
Uncle Johns Band
Grateful Dead
Free Falling
Tom Petty
Yer So Bad
Tom Petty
Blowin in the Wind
Bob Dylan
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Deep Blue Something
I Know Many More Songs and Originals
Dave Read
Children Songs
Children and adults are encouraged to sing along
Old Mac Donald
Child chooses animal
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Movement
Tie Me Kangaroo Down
Children play instruments and dance around the room
Limbo Like Me
Children Do the Limbo
I Can See Clearly
Children play instruments and dance around the room
Monkey Dance
Dance activity
Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes
Repetition Movements
Beyond the Sea
Instruments
Best Years of Our Lifes
Instruments
Surfer music
Jam Dance
Musical Chairs
Guitar and Drums
Hawaiian Songs
Ukulele/Guitar
Tiny Bubbles
Don Ho Uke
Over the Rainbow
Izzo Uke
What a Wonderful World
Izzo Uke
Let the Sun Shine In
Traditional Uke
You Are My Sunshine
Trad. Uke
Aloe Ha Oye
Hawaiian Uke
I'll See You In My Dreams
Roarin 20s Uke
When I'm 64
Beatles Uke
Girl
Beates Uke
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
John Denver
Hey Soul Sister
Train
Feel Good Island Music
Raggae
Summer Time Blues
Eddie Cochran
Crocodile Rock
Elton John
Lucy and Linus
Charley Brown Song-played on keyboard
Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley
Merry Christmas Baby
Elvis Presley
Run Run Rudolf
Chuck Berry
Jingle Bells
Christmas holiday
Jingle Bell Rock
Christmas holiday
Frosty the Snowman
Christmas holiday
Rudolf the Rednose Raindeer
Christmas holiday
Silent Night
Christmas holiday
Oh Holy Night
Christmas holiday
Oh Christmas Tree
Christmas holiday
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Christmas holiday
Grandma Got Runover by a Raideer
Christmas holiday
I know many more Christmas Holiday
songs
Singer
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Children's Music Singer
Classical Guitar
Ukulele
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Dave Read will also travel to Oxford, Glen Gardner, Port Murray, Belvidere, Hampton, Great Meadows, Stewartsville, Asbury, High Bridge, Bloomsbury, Califon, Clinton, Annandale, Hackettstown, Long Valley, Martins Creek, Phillipsburg, Lebanon, Mount Bethel, Pittstown, Columbia, Easton, Milford, Portland, Bangor, Ackermanville, Flicksville, Tatamy, Blairstown, Stockertown.
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