With dynamic stage presence, flawless musicianship and music from Chuck Berry to Kings of Leon, the Dave Speakman Band guarantee to get your party started! The band plays a cool blend of new and old party music, keeping the dance floor full all night. Expect tunes from The Beatles, Killers, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Elvis, Blur and The Kaiser Chiefs. There’s something for everyone!! Previous clients include the BBC, XFM, Hilton, 235 Casino, Salford University and many more. If you’re looking for a great live band for your party or wedding, this band is one of the best bands for hire in the North West.
Dave Speakman Band North West
All members of the Dave Speakman band are highly trained professionals, having performed on TV, radio, in London’s West End theatres and on stages at concerts all over the world. Working as a musician has taken lead singer and guitarist Dave all over Europe and given him the delight of playing on BBC radio and in many of the UK’s best jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants, festivals, theatres and recording studios. Dave’s career has seen him performing with Kristyna Myles and Andy Prior along with members of The Kooks, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lamb and Aim. Dave also teaches guitar and music technology part time and works occasionally as a consultant producer and sound recordist.
Adam Fairhall – Keyboards: Adam’s distinctive piano playing has been noted for the diversity of its stylistic reference points. Having won multiple awards for his jazz piano playing, Adam has attracted keen media attention and sold out venues on most of his recent European tour. Adam won the Take 5 scholarship in 2010 and recently wrote a commissioned piece for the Manchester Jazz Festival. Adam’s album’s have been well received by critics and the public alike – his latest creation “The Imaginary Delta” was given a 4 star review in Jazzwise magazine. Adam is also a well regard-ed educator of music as a course leader at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Barry Howard – Bass: Despite his playful and often witty approach, Barry is a key player in the UK soul and funk scene! He has played bass in Kristyna Myles’ band since 2005 and features on her debut album (Decca 2012). Barry has per-formed at music festivals all over the world; T in the Park, South X South-west, Glastonbury, Montréal Blues Festival and has undertaken several European and US tours.
Gareth Hughes – Drums: Gareth is an in demand drummer. His work encompasses a wide variety of musi-cal situations. Gareth’s live work sees him performing and touring all over the UK, Europe and Canada including work on Brittany Ferries, countless music festivals and the QM2 (Cunard’s flagship cruise liner). Session work includes the Royal Variety Show and sessions live on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 & 5 Live including shows from Mark Radcliffe, Giles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Stuart McConey. He also did the drumming for the “Bob the Builder” Movie! Gareth is also an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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