Dave Bywater

Princeton, NJ

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About this pro

Delighting audiences for over 15 years, Dave Bywater is a seasoned acoustic guitarist and singer with a vast repertoire of favorites by James Taylor, Jack Johnson, U2, Coldplay, and many others.

Dave performs at formal and informal events throughout the greater Philadelphia area and works closely with clients to design the perfect playlist for each event.

Dave also facilitates as a dynamic emcee and DJ. Providing the perfect blend of atmosphere and energy, Dave seamlessly transitions from performing intimate acoustic music to mixing heart pumping hits that keep the dancefloor packed long into the evening.


Princeton, NJ 08540

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3 Reviews
  • Alli T. Sep 16, 2013
    Dave was excellent! He played for a fundraising event in Philadelpia. He was extremely professional; he showed up early for our event to prepare and make sure he was set up and ready to go. It started raining during our outdoor event and Dave remained calm and continued to play through the rain. We finally moved indoors and he was so flexible and moved all of his equipment inside with no complaints. Dave is very talented and we received many compliments on his performance. Thank you!
  • Casey A. Jul 5, 2013
    Dave really made our 40th Birthday party a success! He was very professional and asked us for any specific song requests. He showed up early and started right on time. He is extremely talented with his singing and all of our guests were raving about him. I could have listened to his singing all night! We did have him switch to his DJ talent half way through the party which was so much fun. He got everyone dancing and showed us how to do some dances. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone planning an event. Thanks Dave for a great party! Anne and Casey -Casey A.
  • Erica B. Jun 5, 2013
    I found Dave Bywater on GigMasters last year and after reading all of the rave reviews, I knew we had to have him for our September 4th Wedding. I can't really express in words how amazing he was. Days after our wedding we were still receiving calls from our guests telling us how amazing our DJ was. He was SO much fun! He really got the crowd going and he brought all kinds of props which was awesome!! All of the kids and adults loved him. Truly, SO MUCH FUN and he really made our reception memorable and a total blast. Absolutely without a doubt will RAVE about him to all of my friends for years to come and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone for any type of event. " - Erica B.


What types of customers have you worked with?
I perform warm, festive acoustic music at private events, most often weddings and milestone birthdays. My audiences, which typically include 50-150 guests, appreciate the quality of my live performance as well as the diversity of my playlist. When performing for more than 3 hours at a given event, I often include dj services in order to facilitate dancing. This versatility is highly valued by my clients who are often repeat customers.