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!
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 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
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
DAY TRIPPER play soundclip
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
EVERY LITTLE THING
FROM ME TO YOU
HELP! play soundclip
HERE COMES THE SUN
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
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
IF I FELL
I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN
IN MY LIFE
LET IT BE
LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
MOTHER NATURE'S SON
ONE AFTER 909
PLEASE PLEASE ME
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
YOU CAN'T DO THAT
YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL
YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY
MAYBE BABY play soundclip
IT DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
NOT FADE AWAY
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
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.
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.