Dave Dove

Solo Guitarist

(5 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Manchester, North West England
Performs: Worldwide
From: £150
Dave Dove is an experienced solo artist both as songwriter and performer for many years. He is also an experienced Bass Guitarist as both reader and improviser. Available for national tours, functions, worldwide cruises, festivals,
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Experienced pro solo Guitar/vocalist and Bass Player performing regularly as guest entertainer providing high quality worldwide entertainment in both cruises and national tours. I am very versatile musician and can perform a large range of styles from across the decades including folk-rock, rock, pop and classic hits as well as my own crafted original songs. I can work either solo, duo, trio or member of a partyband, wedding function band or national touring band.
Recently graduated with a BA Music Production and Sound Engineering I also offer Mixing, Mastering, sound design and composing ...


My name is David Dove from Congleton in Cheshire. Inheriting a love for folk, country, and pop from an early age with bands such as Fairport convention, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Garth Brookes and Smokie. Dave is an artist who has an unique sound that sounds very similar to David Gary, Timothy B Schimdt and Neil Young.
Dave is classically trained performing to Diploma standard and I have recently graduated at Middlesex University with a BA Music Production and Sound Engineering 2:1
HND in performing Arts and an experienced songwriter. Teaming up with lyricist Rupert ...

Reviews     (5 Reviews)

Dave Dove - Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist - Manchester, North West England Event Location: Piaza, Saphire Princess Event Type: Solo Performance 25th November 2018
Great voice so enjoyable. Why can't we hear him more often
Reviewed by: John Allan
Dave Dove - Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist - Manchester, North West England Event Location: Hillscourt, Rose Hill Event Type: Wedding 8th August 2015
Dave communicated throughout the planning progress to know which songs we liked from his extensive list. He arrived in plenty of time and set up well in advance. Dave was very smartly presented and looked the part. Dave played in the gardens for a drinks reception, he was at the right volume to hear but blended into the atmosphere as well. Dave did a great job and I would use him again with no hesitation. Thanks Dave.
Reviewed by: Richard Morris
Dave Dove - Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist - Manchester, North West England Event Location: Hotel Event Type: Wedding 9th April 2015
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for your beautiful playing yesterday. It really made it special and I received so many lovely compliments about the fabulous music ”
Reviewed by: Cass H


I have performed as guitar/vocalist as guest entertainer onboard Fred Olsen Cruiselines since June 2022 performing either to track or live. Recently I have also performed with a touring company Ibiza in Symphony in 2023. I have also performed throughout the UK in a wide range of different venues including folk clubs, pubs and clubs, festivals, weddings, private functions and theatres since 1997 and can perform a wide range of music from background, contemporary modern artists. Notable performances include supporting Seth Lakeman at the Middlewich Festival in 2007 and Spears and Boden at the ...

Previous Clients

Fred Olsen - Bolette, Balmoral and Borealis - 2022-2023
Holland America - Zuiderdam, Amersterdam - 2022
P&O Pride of Roterdam (May) 2019
P&O Pride of Bruges (July) 2019
Princess Cruises (Majestic) 2019
Princess Cruises (Royal, Regal and Sapphire Princess) 2017-2018
Saga Cruises 2016-2017

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Bridal Shower Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event Private Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Session Work Theaters / Stage University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Additional Information

All equipment is PAT Tested and insured.
BA Music Production and Sound Engineering
NVQ Level 3 in Administration
HND in Performing Arts (Music)
Grade 5 Standard Piano
Grade 8 Classical Guitar
C1/D Visa
STCW Training
ENG1 Certificate

Virtual Services Offer

One Off, Live Virtual Performance, Personally Produced for You

Imagine having an Acoustic Guitar/Vocalist perform virtually and live from your TV screen!

Everything is personalised around you so whether you want an solo set or a full band sound using backing tracks, I can design the acoustic sets around your event or family gathering. I can also create original songs on the fly

Please contact me to request a quote and we can discuss your specific requirements.

Online Guitar Lessons

I'm David Dove, an experienced teacher, songwriter and performer and I would love to share my passion for Guitar and Music Teaching with anybody who has the desire to learn. I am looking for keen pupils, learners and musicians of all levels who require tuition in Classical, Acoustic, Bass Guitar and Music Theory.

I can offer FaceTime, Skype or Zoom lesson's online in either Guitar/Bass, Music Theory or songwriting. They are like face to face lessons. I can demonstrate techniques, give you tips on your playing in real time and help you learn new songs you've always wanted to play. I provide all lesson materials in the form of PDFs for chord charts, TABs and mp3s for backing tracks and audio examples. These can be sent via email during the lesson and you can download all your guitar lessons, practice plans and any future material from a special section of my website.


I approach lessons in different ways depending on the student. I can teach pop, rock, acoustic, country, classical and folk styles and music theory on Classical, Acoustic or Bass Guitar. Some students prefer to learn in a more modern style so I use music charts to develop their improvisation skills while other students would like to learn new techniques and classical style of playing using notation. I always ensure students choose the route they are most suited to pursuing.

Online lessons are normally either 30m or 45m or max of 1hr long.

Please contact me to request a quote and we can discuss your specific requirements.

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