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Dave Read

Guitarist from Washington, NJ Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 76 Reviews
  • 133 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2004
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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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 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. Available for virtual performance


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Review by Beth R.

Private PartyReviewed on February 15, 2020From Randolph, NJ

Dave was amazing! He showed up an hour before his start time to set up. His music was great and he really made the party. The guests loved his music and voice. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to add some life to the party. My guests were all up and dancing as the night went on. Thank you Dave. We'll be calling you back.

Review by Tom G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 28, 2019From Somerville, NJ

I would definitely hire Dave again in the future. He was very easy to work with, and his music was great. We hired him for a birthday party at a restaurant. He was set up and ready to go when we arrived. He played all of the songs we asked for, and flowed flawlessly from one song to the next. Many of my guests commented on how much they liked the music. He really improved the vibe of our party.

Review by Karolina J.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 5, 2019From Wayne, NJ

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Song List

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  • 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


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Past Events

June 26, 2021 • Baby Shower
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lake Ariel, PA
February 15, 2020 • Private Party
Sat8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Randolph, NJ
December 28, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Somerville, NJ
May 5, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Wayne, NJ
February 16, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Quakertown, PA
August 4, 2018 • Cocktail Party
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Harrisburg, PA
May 27, 2018 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Woodbury, NY
May 18, 2018 • Club Event
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
October 22, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nazareth, PA
October 7, 2017 • Wedding
Sat3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thompson, PA
September 1, 2017 • Club Event
Fri7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Harleysville, PA
August 11, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Columbia, NJ

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