The Dave Speakman Band
Top Quality Function/Cover Band
Introducing one of the busiest party bands in the UK! The Dave Speakman Band, combined with their dynamic stage presence, flawless musicianship and nonstop party classics will be the icing on the cake at your special event. The bandís repertoire is huge and spans over 6 decades of music from Rat... [ more ]
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» ProfileIntroducing one of the busiest party bands in the UK!
The Dave Speakman Band, combined with their dynamic stage presence, flawless musicianship and nonstop party classics will be the icing on the cake at your special event. The bandís repertoire is huge and spans over 6 decades of music from Rat Pack to current chart hits.
The band members are all highly trained professionals having performed on TV and radio, in Londonís west end theatres and have also toured and recorded extensively with the cream of pop royalty including Gloria Gaynor, Corner Shop, Suzi Quatro and Patti Boulaye to name a few. You have probably seen these musicians already and not realised it!
The Dave Speakman Band really know how to get your party started! They are going to make your event the one that everyone remembers!
Dave Speakman - Vocals/Guitar
Dave currently plays in a variety of ensembles ranging from big bands with the legendary Andy Prior to nationwide based funk and jazz groups. A man of many talents, he also is a prolific songwriter/composer and juggles a very busy teaching schedule.
Adam Fairhall (PhD) - Keyboards
Adam's distinctive piano playing has been noted for the diversity of its stylistic reference points; idioms drawn from any period of jazz history may be blended, collided, subverted, hinted at or played completely straight in his performances.
Barry Howard - Bass
Barry is a key player in the UK soul and funk scene. Barry has played bass in Kristyna Myles' band since 2005 and features on her debut album (decca 2011). Barry also teaches guitar and bass in his home town Wigan.
Gareth Hughes - Drums
Gareth is an in demand drummer hailing from Cheshire. Gareth's work encompasses a wide variety of musical situations. His live work sees him performing and touring all over the UK, Europe and Canada.
» Set List
- Moon Dance - Van Morrison
- Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
- I Feel Good James - Brown
- Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
- Twist And Shout - The Beatles
- Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
- That's Alright Mamma - Elvis Presley
- Everybody - Blues Brothers
- Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
- Soul Man - Sam And Dave
- Help! -the Beatles
- Johnny "b" Goode - Chuck Berry
- Tell Me Ma - Trad Irish
- Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
- I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
- Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
- Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
- Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
- Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
- I'm A Believer - The Monkies
- Keep On Running - Spencer Davis
- Knockin On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
- Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Ottis Redding
- I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
- Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
- Use Me - Bill Withers
- Come Together - The Beatles
- Galway Girl
- Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
- You Really Got Me - The Kinks
- Is This Love - Bob Marley
- Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
- Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
- Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
- I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
- Superstition - Stevie Wonder
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
- The Letter - The Box Tops
- Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
- Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
- (90's To Present)
- Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
- Two Princes - Spin Doctors
- Alright - Supergrass
- Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
- Forget You - Cee Lo Green
- Valarie - The Zutons/amy Winehouse
- Hey Soul Sister - Train
- Ruby - Kaiser Cheifs
- Song 2 - Blur
- Place Your Hands - Reef
- Wonderwall - Oasis
- Sit Down - James
- This Love - Maroon Five
- Beautiful - Christina Aguillera
- I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Cheifs
- The Scientist - Coldplay
- Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Dreaming Of You - The Coral
- I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
- She's Electric - Oasis
- I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Josef Zawinul
- What A Difference A Day Made - Jamie Cullum
- Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
- All Of Me - Simons & Marks
- Affirmation - George Benson
- Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
- Beautiful Love - Victor Young
- Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
- Cissy Strut - The Meters
- Look A Py Py - The Meters
- Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
- Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
- A Go Go - John Scofield
- That's Life - Frank Sinatra
- Four On Six - Wes Montgomery
- Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
- Night In Tunisia - Charlie Parker
- All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
- So What - Miles Davis
- Solar - Miles Davis
- The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
- And Many More!
» Testimonials"We hired the The Dave Speakman Quartet for our Wedding reception. We were delighted with their laid back sounds. It really helped to make our day special ."
- Rachel Abbott
Ive never known any band play something for every demographic and I never thought Id see my 17 year old nephew dancing along side my 80 year old mother! We will definitely be inviting the Dave Speakman Band back!
Brian Davies (50th birthday party, April 09)
"My feet have never been so sore! The best bit was seeing my usually shy husband moon walking to his favourite Michael Jackson songs. Many happy memories and even more fantastic photos for the wedding album! A BIG Thank you!"
- Charlotte Attack (Mother of the Bride, July 10)
"I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you very much for the gig you did at Stapeley Water Gardens last week for the Feaver wedding reception. I enjoyed the music a lot, and wanted to say cheers!"
- Tom Tubbs (Wedding Guest April 2008)
"Just a quick note to say how pleased everyone was with the gig yesterday - it made a special day for my Mum, just that bit more special. Thanks again for such a super performance. All the best to you and the band."
- Tim Whitely (40th Birthday Party February '11)
"Thanks again Dave for the excellent work put in by you and your band on new years' eve. I definitely want to book you again for next year..."
- Mark Kerwin, Restaurant Manager (New Years Eve '10/'11)
"Absolutely brilliant, we would recommend them for any event"
- Mike Potts
» Set FormatThe Dave Speakman Quartet Offer:
1 x 2 hours