David Barnes

If you’re looking for a multi-skilled, talented singer & pianist you’re in the right place. David is an International performer with an enviable song list covering the best rock, pop & chart hits guaranteed to fill the dance floor. David can perform up to 3 x incredible sets and can even play some cool jazz and swing if you’d like music during the drinks reception or over dinner. All event types are considered and David will go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfectly run on the day. His wealth of experience throughout the industry is second to none.

In 2010 David had the amazing opportunity to be part of a backing group on the recording of the re-release of ‘In The Army Now’ by Status Quo. David went to the studios and recorded the song with Mr Francis Rossi and Mr Rick Parfitt, all of which became a great success. David attended the BBC studios in London for a live performance of the song on the ‘Alan Titschmarsh Show’ and soon after joined Status Quo in an open air concert with an audience of 10,000 people. David has also played with many other top level musicians including, Jools Holland, Catherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, JLS, 911, Sonia, Dario G (DJ) to name a few. 

Other appearances have been too many to mention but some that spring to mind was firstly singing live on South Korean TV at a Multi National Military Tattoo to which David became a resounding success with the local community for singing and performing. Dave also sang Live at Wembley Stadium in 2013 opening the world famous NFL Game alongside Gene Simmons from 'KISS'. Other events include singing the National Anthem on Sky Sports at Twickenham Rugby Ground in 2016 among many other festivals and the like. 

In 2015 David took the plunge and applied for ‘The Voice UK’ where he would undertake 6 months of auditions in a pool of 150,000 people. David was successful throughout all the auditions and managed to make it through to the TV stages, the all important ‘Blind Auditions’ in front of the internationally famous Paloma Faith, Boy George, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson. David got down to the last 26 and has now been signed by Sonic Boom Records.

David has spent a full career as a Soldier in the British Army and has recently left the force to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a recording artist in the mainstream industry. After leaving the Army he has been travelling the length and breadth of the country, performing to many audiences, all of which have been amazed at his vocal talent. With his piano skills as an extra bonus for those acoustic type events, David comes as a whole package and can execute pretty much anything in terms of LIVE Music. 

David performs:
Acoustic Piano/Vocals - A mixture of chilled/Up tempo covers to suit a mixed audience - Professional in approach, this combination never fails in pleasing an audience!

Dash Duo - Guitar/Piano/Vocals: A fast paced up tempo and popular duo that will literally get the audience moving all night long! All popular hits from across the ages!

Up Tempo Party Duo - Power Hits to fill the dance floor! Lights, Sound, Audience participation - Dance floor at the ready!

Live Evening Solo Professional Show - covering all the right songs for your audience - Ask and it will be played! This show is tried and tested and is currently touring the UK. Not to be missed!

Rewind Eighties - Professional 5 Piece Function Band guaranteed to have you dancing all night long! Covering all the major hits from across the 1980's, there is no better way to party!

Show Options

2 x 60 mins

2 x 45 mins

3 x 30 Mins Acoustic Sets


Dave Barnes is an outstanding talent. When being part of the audience for California Dreamers, (of which Dave is one of the stars of the show, as its out now) I found incredible joy. Within his role he sang, played the piano and flute with perfect ease and I believe there are no limits to his talents. His amazing connection to us as an audience, his fantastic voice and the way he presents himself on stage with enthusiasm, the love for what he's doing certainly comes across. Altogether a very inspirational and exciting person to watch. Dave is a naturally talented performer/artist who brings treasured music and performance to people in the best way possible. I loved it! Five stars all the way - Gemma Wilford

I’ve been waiting for what seems to be an eternity to see Dave perform and sing live...and last night it finally happened when I got to see his new show California Dreamers in Birmingham. I was totally blown away as I knew I would be! Not only has Dave got a truly incredible, powerful vocal range...but his stage presence draws the audience in with his charisma and charm. Not only that...he plays various instruments throughout the show! Dave is a multi talented outstanding artist who also has released a fantastic new album which I adore! It’s a collection of well known beautiful songs, beautifully sung and arranged and it’s called ‘The Recreated Album’. Go see him perform live and also download or order a CD of his amazing album...it’ll be the best thing you ever do!! - Ginnifer Osborn

While I haven't seen Dave Barnes live, I have followed him via Facebook and Youtube as well as that old stand by, radio. Whether it is an interview, a comic bit on Facebook or a proper performance, one thing rises to the surface every time-his ability to connect deeply with his audience. Combine this spectacular feat with his stunning musical talents and you have the recipe for a great and moving time. I find over and over that this ability of his to draw you into his music, his world, leaves you feeling like you were the one singing in front of thousands. His energy and expressiveness serve only to cradle his beautiful voice. If Dave's music and voice isn't part of your heart yet, get to it, life is too short to not be filled with pure joy - Larunce Pipkin (Texas USA)

Dave certainly makes every performance the best he can! Personalising it to his audience and venue! Every song is incredible with his Rock/Pop Vocals! He literally has a song from every genre and era ready to go! Very highly recommended! - Dawn Tiger


  • Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Castle On A Hill - Ed Sheeran
  • Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • My Girl - Temptations
  • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments
  • All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
  • Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Slow Hands - Niall Horan
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Kiss - Tom Jones/Prince
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • Perfect - Ed Sheehan
  • Theres Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Disco Inferno - The Trammps
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
  • Freedom - George Micheal
  • A Little Respect - Erasure
  • The Best - Tina Turner
  • Twist And Shout - The Beatles
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
  • All Right Now - Free
  • Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
  • Let It Be - The Beatles 
  • How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
  • Shotgun - George Ezra
  • If You're Over Me - Years & Years
  • Red Red Wine - UB40
  • Rule The World - Take That
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
  • Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  • Say You Wont Let Go - James Arthur
  • September Song - JP Cooper
  • This Town - Niall Horan
  • Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
  • A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
  • Last Request - Paolo Nutini