Dave playing his Rickenbacker 12 string guitar
I mage of Dave dressed as Buddy

    ABOUT

DAVE HORTON, ORIGINALLY FROM LIVERPOOL,

PLAYS LIVE BEATLES and optional BUDDY HOLLY SONGS.

WITH HIS OWN BACKING TRACKS,

THE SOUND IS AMAZINGLY AUTHENTIC!

 

Dave Horton has played drums, guitar and bass in many bands since he was a teenager in Liverpool. Always a Beatles fan, he has now turned his talents to a one-man Beatles tribute act, showcasing a wide range of their most popular songs.  Using the latest recording software, Dave has recorded all his own backing tracks using live instruments and voices, over which he sings and plays guitar, for a very realistic sound. He uses Gretsch and Rickenbacker guitars, like the Beatles did, dresses in three different costumes as he travels through the sixties, and delivers interesting background information about the songs, in his Liverpool accent.

OPTIONAL BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTE GUEST SPOT

This optional half-hour spot features authentic Fender guitar and costume, and a Texan accent!

 

The Beatle, or "The Beatle & Buddy Show" is ideal for pub and club entertainment, themed weddings or corporate functions, fund-raising dances, restaurants or parties, particularly for Beatles, Buddy Holly or 50s/60s fans. Now based in Reading, Dave normally works in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Bucks but will go further afield in the South-East.

 

He regularly plays in Basingstoke, Wokingham, Maidenhead, Newbury, Andover, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Marlow, Henley, Farnham, Guildford, Southampton, Bracknell, Slough, Staines, Watford, West London, Aldershot, Epsom, Amersham, Oxford and Uxbridge, so if you're looking for a Beatles tribute in Bucks, a 60s singer in Berkshire, or a club entertainer in Hampshire, contact the Beatle! Yeah yeah yeah!

 
 
Image of Liverpool Cavern Club

GIGS

2022
Sat May 7:   Rising Sun, Hurley, Maidenhead, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat May 14: Fleet Social & Bowling Club, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat May 21: Private party, Cookham
Sat May 28: Royal Swan, Blackwater, Camberley, 8pm
Sat Jun 3:    Private party, Andover
Sat Jun 11:  White Hart, Tongham, Farnham, 8.30pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat Jun 18:  Private function, Charvil, Reading
Fri Jun 24:   Private function, Maidenhead
Sat Jul 2:     Bordon Working Men's Club, Hants, 8.30pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Tues Jul 5:   Baranda Restaurant, Wokingham, 8pm. Tickets £30 incl dinner from                                   baranda.co.uk       
Sat Jul 9:     Private party, Uxbridge
Sat Jul 16:   Private corporate function, Reading
Sat Jul 23:   Private party, Marlow
Sun Jul 24:  Wellington Arms, Sandhurst, 7.30pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat Jul 30:   Ball & Wicket, Wrecclesham, Farnham, 7.30pm
Sat Aug 6:    Private function, Windsor
Sat Aug 13:  Elephant & Castle, Hurst, Twyford, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat Aug 20:  Crown, Egham, 9pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat Aug 27:  Queen's Head, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, 7.30pm - Beatle & Buddy                            Show
Fri Sep 2:     Sutton Bowling Club, Earley, Reading - Beatle & Buddy Show. Members                              only
Sat Sep 10:  Arborfield Royal British Legion, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sep 11-30:   Holiday
Sat Oct 1:     Three Frogs, Wokingham, 7.30pm - Beatle & Buddy Show
Sat Oct 8:     Weavers Sport & Social Club, Sherborne, Dorset, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy                              Show. Non-members free
Sat Oct 15:   Private function, Slough
Sat Oct 22:   Basingstoke Conservative Club - Beatle & Buddy Show. Members only
Sat Nov 12:  Comrades Club, Wallingford - Beatle & Buddy Show. Members only
Sat Dec 3:    Private party, Woodley, Reading
Sat Dec 10:  Marlow Donkey, Marlow, 8pm - Beatle & Buddy Show

    SONGS LIST

SONGS WILL BE SELECTED FROM THIS LIST,

ACCORDING TO TIME AVAILABLE AND ADVANCE REQUESTS

 

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

ALL MY LOVING

AND I LOVE HER

BACK IN THE USSR

BIRTHDAY

BLACKBIRD

CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

DAY TRIPPER play soundclip

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

ELEANOR RIGBY

EVERY LITTLE THING

FROM ME TO YOU

GET BACK

GIRL

HELP! play soundclip

HERE COMES THE SUN

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

HEY JUDE

I CALL YOUR NAME

I FEEL FINE

I NEED YOU

I SAW HER STANDING THERE

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND play soundclip

I WILL

IF I FELL

I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN

 

IN MY LIFE

LADY MADONNA

LET IT BE

LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS

MOTHER NATURE'S SON

NO REPLY

NORWEGIAN WOOD

NOWHERE MAN

OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA

ONE AFTER 909

PLEASE PLEASE ME

REVOLUTION

ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

SHE LOVES YOU

SHE'S A WOMAN

SOMETHING play soundclip

THINGS WE SAID TODAY

TICKET TO RIDE

TWIST AND SHOUT

WE CAN WORK IT OUT

WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

YELLOW SUBMARINE play soundclip

YESTERDAY

YOU CAN'T DO THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

BEATLES SONGS

BUDDY SONGS

 

MAYBE BABY play soundclip

RAVE ON

HEARTBEAT

IT DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN

 

THAT'LL BE THE DAY

PEGGY SUE

EVERYDAY
OH BOY!
NOT FADE AWAY

 
Sign of The Beatle appearing at a gig

FAQs & BOOKING INFO

Prices within 30 miles of Reading:
Weekday evenings £225
Friday evenings £250
Saturday evenings £300
Buddy Horly (Buddy Holly tribute guest spot) +£50
30-60 miles (max) from Reading +£50
Ready before 7.30pm / finish after midnight +£50

FAQs

Q - How long will you play for?

A - The usual is 2 x 1 hour sets, or 3 x 45mins, with breaks. More is possible. If the Buddy Horly (Buddy Holly tribute) guest spot is chosen, that would normally take the middle of 3 sets for approx 30mins.

Dave's three Beatle guitars

Q - How much time do you need to set up?

A - Dave usually arrives 2 hours before his start time, to set up and sound check.

 

Q - Do you use karaoke backing tracks?

A - No! They sound pretty awful. All the backing tracks have been recorded by Dave himself using the latest recording software, with live instruments and live harmony vocals. Some of the songs use up to 12 tracks, with Dave always singing lead vocals and playing guitar live. The resulting sound is amazingly realistic.

Q - Can you play quietly, for example while people are eating?

A - Yes! Using high quality equipment means volume is controllable to the audience's taste. Dave often performs in restaurants where he plays the quiet acoustic songs over dinner, then increases the volume as required for dancing later.

Q - Can you play out of doors?

A - In warmer weather, yes, but cover must be provided, as rain can ruin expensive equipment.

Q - What power sockets are required?

A - Just one 13A mains socket will be enough.

Q - How much space do you need?

A - Not much! Dave hasn't found anywhere yet that he can't squeeze into. Ideally approx 3m long x 1m deep as a minimum.

Q - Can you do requests?

A - Only Beatles and Buddy Holly! (Not Abba, sorry!) If you want your favourite Beatles or Buddy song which isn't on the list (see earlier page), Dave may be able to do it, given some weeks' notice to record the backing tracks. If for your function there are any songs on the list that you particularly do (or don't) want, please give a week's notice of this, as Dave works out the programme carefully in advance.

Q - Can you provide background music?

A - Yes, we usually play a variety of 50s and 60s classics, before he starts, during intervals, and after he has finished. Or we can play your CD or MP3 music through our sound system.

Q - How does your booking process work?

A - After you've contacted us for a quotation, if you want to go ahead, we will send you two copies of a contract, one to keep, and one to sign and return with a non-refundable £100 deposit to confirm the booking.

 
Dave playing his Rickenbacker 12 string guitar

ENQUIRIES

Dave Horton

Phone: 07812 115002

Email: dave@thebeatle.co.uk www.thebeatle.co.uk

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