David Andrew Smith
David Andrew Smith

David Andrew Smith

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Introduction: Often dubbed "Cat Stevens meets Adam Levine," David is a pop/rock singer/songwriter/guitarist in the Washington, DC area who has shared the stage with/opened for an eclectic mix of acts both solo and with his full band, including Maroon 5, Toby Keith, Owl City, Journey and Eric Hutchinson, to name a few. He has also been a featured act for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and the Citi Open (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic). With a repertoire of over 500 songs when playing solo, including acoustic top 40 from the '60s to now, as well as original material in the singer-songwriter realm, he performs with any format from solo to a 4-piece rock band. David always makes an effort to try and fit with the flow/feel wherever he's playing. Some performances, like many wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours he's played, require a more intimate, laid back type of performance, sometimes as background music. Others, like bars and clubs, tend to need something more driving, upbeat, and "up front," so people can dance. He can provide both of these, or something in between even, depending on the circumstances and what's desired.
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Hired 125 times

Serves Fairfax, VA

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26 years in business

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Reid M.
Jan 23, 2022
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If you were anything like me searching for live music, you had countless options and it was overwhelming. I narrowed it down to two music options, one being a DJ and one being David’s guitar & vocals. David’s stellar reviews sold me. Our large party’s age range varied from early 20’s to late 60’s. David had everyone dancing by the end with modern and throwback sensations. He also had relaxing, social ballads and he read the room with a gift. The worst part of the experience was when it was over, but David played Istanbul as a finale for us and we danced out the night. I cannot tell you how many times people kept coming up to me saying how great David was. And let me assure you, if you hire him, not only will you hear the same, you’ll hear an indescribably talented musician that you’ll wish could play the night away like David very generously did for us. Such a first class, nice guy. Stop your live entertainment search now and book David before someone else does. Thank you, David, for memories for a lifetime!

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Vocals • Guitar • Pop / top 40 • Other

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Jim B.
Apr 15, 2022
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David is an extremely talented musician and vocalist. The arrangement that he played for our son’s memorial service was moving and powerful. Guests could not stop commenting on how beautifully he handled the selected songs. This event was stressful for us, and having David there comforted us greatly. His demeanor is caring and compassionate. He was so professional and thoughtful about his set up. David’s music touched a lot of people and filled the atmosphere with hope and inspiration. We asked David to play both instrumental songs as well as vocal songs. His ability to craft each song with strong emotion, intense passion and beauty is amazing. I am planning to ask David back for another occasion we and everyone adored him so much. I would strongly recommend David. His music and voice moved so many people. He filled our home with a feeling of peace and consolation. I can’t thank David enough for helping us through this difficult evening. If you want to work with someone who has a deep commitment to his craft and really cares…it is David. People are still calling me about the music three days later. Thank you David.❤️

Details: General event / party • 26 - 50 guests • 51 or older • Vocals • Guitar • Variety • Other

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Frankie F.
Feb 7, 2022
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Amazing music, and very easy going. David brought all the energy to the birthday party my girlfriends were very happy with his music and personality. Thanks very much David. Awesome job! Frankie

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Other • Variety • Other

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Kelli T.
Nov 23, 2021
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My husband and I can't say enough about our experience with David. From the moment we contacted him to the moment he wrapped up providing music for our cocktail hour he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is so nice, responsive, easy to work with and TALENTED!! We looked at his extensive list of music and told him to use his judgement and boy was he great! Many of our quests commented on how amazing he was, how great the variety of songs was and how much they enjoyed him playing during the cocktail hour for our wedding. You will not regret hiring David - I guarantee it!

Details: Cocktail hour • 101 - 150 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Guitar • Vocals • Variety • Outdoors

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Alexa P.
May 26, 2022
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David was FANTASTIC!! I hired him for my company's party and he was perfect! He was extremely responsive, on time, and couldn't have been nicer when working with me! I highly recommend booking David for your next event! Thanks again David, you rock!!

Details: Cocktail hour • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Guitar • No preference • Variety • Outdoors

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