Dave Smith's Acoustic Nostalgia

  • Acoustic Musician in Queenstown, SA

  • Travels Statewide
  • From $120 to $480
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Solo singer/guitarist with a huge repertoire from the 50s to today, but with an emphasis on 60s and 70s. If you are planning an event and you want some great nostalgic music that you can still talk over, Dave Smith's Acoustic Nostalgia is for you. From a wedding to a wake, corporate function or private party, don't hire a jukebox, hire me instead! From Cat Stevens to Pink Floyd, Neil Diamond to Neil Young, Stealers Wheel to Smokie, Credence to Eagles, Beatles, Bowie, Clapton, Dylan, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, The Seekers, PLUS a whole bunch of Aussie bush and patriotic songs if that's to your taste. Do yourself a favour and book a live act! You won't be disappointed.


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Some great, nostalgic music from many genres and many decades, I can go from "Hello Dolly" to "Paint it Black" to "Nothing Else Matters" to "All Australian Boys Need A Shed" and keep the whole crowd happy. Though not a complete list, you'll likely hear hits made big by some of the following:
3 Doors Down, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson, Air Supply, America, Beatles, Ben E King, Bernard Fanning, Bob Dylan, Bread, Buddy Holly, Burl Ives, Carly Simon, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Charlie Pride, Chuck Berry, Coldplay, Credence Clearwater Revival, Crowded House, David Bowie, David Bowie, David Cassidy, Dean Martin, Don McLean, Dr. Hook, Dusty Springfield, Eagles, Elton John, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Green Day, Hall & Oats, Harry Chapin, Herman's Hermits, Hunters And Collectors, James Taylor, John Farnham, John Legend, John Lennon, John Williamson, Johnny Cash, Jon English , Joni Mitchell, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Leo Sayer, Leonard Cohen, Louis Armstrong, Manfred Mann, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Men At Work, Metallica, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Ozzy Osborne, Pete Murray, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, Redgum, Rod Stewart, Supertramp, Russell Morris, Simon & Garfunkel, Sixto Rodriguez, Skyhooks, Slim Dusty, Small Faces, Smokie, The Animals, The Beatles, The Big Bopper, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, The Irish Rovers, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, The Seekers, The Traveling Wilburys, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Youth Group, Zager and Evans ... AND MANY MORE!!!

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Around 30 minutes set up before and 20 minutes pack up after performance.
I have a compact footprint requiring only around 2m X 2m, and have an amplifier which can run on batteries if your party is out bush, in the hay shed, or on a boat.
For larger events (>100 guests, large outdoor spaces, etc.), you may need to hire a suitable P.A. system.

Not a complete list, but the following will give you a good idea of the breadth of my repertoire:
A Boy Named Sue, A Whiter Shade of Pale, A World Of Our Own, Ain't No Pleasing You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, All Of Me, All Out Of Love, Almost Like the Blues, Always On My Mind, Amazing Grace, American Pie, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Annie's Song, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Bad Habits, Beautiful Sunday, Ben, Better Be Home Soon, Billy Don't Be A Hero, Black Is Black, Blow Up The Pokies, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Bridge Over Troubled Water, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, Bye Bye Love, Candle In The Wind, (I) Can't Help Falling In Love (With You), Cat's In The Cradle, Clancy of the Overflow, Click Go The Shears, Comes A Time, Comfortably Numb, Cracklin' Rosie, Daniel, Danny Boy, Daydream Believer, Dead Skunk, Delivering The Morning Milk, Desperado, Diamantina Drover, Donald Where's Your Trousers, Don't Cry Daddy, Down Under, Dream Lover, Dreamer, Drift Away, Easy, Elanor Rigby, End Of The Line, Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Eve of Destruction, Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me, Father and Son, Fields of Gold, Fire And Rain, Flash Jack From Gundagai, Folsom Prison Blues, For The Good Times, Forever Young, Forget It, Four Strong Winds, From Little Things Big Things Grow, Garden Party, Georgy Girl, Ghost Riders, Gold, Guitar Man, Hallelujah, Handle With Care, Hazy Shade of Winter, Heart Of Gold, Hello Dolly, Hello Mary Lou, Here Without You, Home Among The Gumtrees, Hooked On A Feeling, Hotel California, House Of The Rising Sun, I Am Australian, I Am Pegasus, I Believe In Music, I Can See Clearly Now, I Don't Want To Talk About It, I Only Want To Be With You, I Started A Joke, I Still Call Australia Home, I Think I Love You, I Was Only Nineteen, I Wonder, If Not For You, I'm A Believer, Imagine, In The Ghetto, In The Summertime, In The Year 2525, Itchycoo Park, Jane S Piddy, King Of The Road, K-K-K-Katy, Knock Knock Who's There, Knock Three Times, Knocking On Heaven's Door, Lazy Sunday, Lean On Me, Let It Be, Let Me Be There, Like Janis, Lily The Pink, Little Arrows, Logical Song, Lola, Long As I Can See The Light, Long Live Love, Long Tall Glasses (I can dance), Longer Boats, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Love On The Rocks, Love Potion Number Nine, Lucille, Lyin' Eyes, Me And Bobby McGee, Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo), Miles From Nowhere, (I Love You) More Than I Can Say, Morning Has Broken, Mrs. Robinson, Mulga Bill's Bicycle, Mull Of Kintyre, My Way, Needles and Pins, Nights In White Satin, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Had Flown), Nothing Else Matters, Nowhere Man, Oh Lord It's Hard To Be Humble, Oh! You Beautiful Doll, On The Road Again, On The Wings Of An Eagle, Opportunity, Paint It Black, Pancho And Lefty, Peace Train, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Play Me, Poor Ned (The Balad of Ned Kelly), Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Raining On The Rock, Red Red Wine, Redback On The Toilet Seat, Rhythm Of The Rain, Rich Folks Hoax, Ring Of Fire, Rock And Roll I Dave You (All The Best Years Of My Life), Runaround Sue, Save The Last Dance For Me, Sea Of Heartbreak, Seven Spanish Angels, Sister Golden Hair, Slipping Away, So Beautiful, Solid Rock, Solitary Man, Sound of Silence, Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia), Space Oddity, Speak To The Sky, Stand By Me, Streets Of London, Stuck In The Middle With You, Stumblin' In, Sugar Man, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Suspicious Minds, Sylvia's Mother, Take It Easy, Take Me Home Country Roads, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Boxer, (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay, The Dying Stockman, The Establishment Blues, The First Cut Is The Deepest, The Gambler, The Man From Ironbark, The Millionaire, The Night Chicago Died, The Overlander, The Pushbike Song, The Real Thing, The Road To Gundagai, The Rose' The Scientist, The Times They Are a-Changin', The Wanderer, The Wild Colonial Boy, There's A Kind Of Hush, These Days, Those Were The Days, Top Of The World, True Blue, Tuesday's Dead, Under The Boardwalk, Up There Cazaly, Vincent, Wake Up Little Susie, Walk Right In, Waltzing Matilda, Watch Over Me, Wedding Song (There Is Love), What A Wonderful World, Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love, What's Up, When I Need You, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Wild World, Wish You Were Here, Wonderful Tonight, Yellow River, Yesterday, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, You Weren't In Love With Me, You're So Vain, You've Got A Friend ... AND MANY MORE!!!

I am willing to offer discounted rates to senior citizen's groups, retirement homes, charity events, and for private parties held in private venues.

I hold a $20million Public Liability Policy.