About Dave

Dave specializes in performing, song writing, producing and engineering. With over 15 years of experience performing and recording, Dave has also taken on teaching guitar, ukelele, songwriting and teaching recording techniques and theory from his home studio "Picket Fence Recording".

While working on original material for other artists, Dave also releases original music under "Mellohoney", a garage rock duo from Toronto, ON

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Services & Specialties


Ceremonies, Cocktail Hour & Reception

No event is too big or too small. Dave performs acoustic covers of well known popular songs, ideal wedding music for ceremonies, cocktail hour and receptions. He's here to help your special day run smoothly.

Wedding package includes:​

  • Full compact PA system
  • Curated set-list for the Bride & Groom
  • 350+ Song list to choose from
  • Special requests

Pricing is determined hourly, if there are special requests, location of venue, and any extra requests such as equipment usage for speeches, toasts, etc. Please inquire for more details.

Restaurant & Pub Entertainment

Private Parties, Backyard BBQs

Dave can cater material to a romantic night out, a loud energetic bar or to the bachelorette who wants to dance all night. ​A great night out means the songs, energy and volume is exactly what the venue/crowd calls for!

Dave can cater material to a romantic night out, a loud energetic bar or to the bachelorette who wants to dance all night. ​A great night out means the songs, energy and volume is exactly what the venue/crowd calls for!

Pricing is determined hourly, if there are multiple bookings and location of venue.
Please inquire for more details.

Music Lessons

Guitar, Ukelele, Songwriting & Recording

Whether you're 6 or 65, Dave is the teacher for you. His hands-on approach helps even the most timid musician come out of their shell. Dave is a self taught musician and can cater to you or your child's specific way of learning. If you're a beginner and want to try something new, this is a great first step!

Guitar, ukelele, songwriting or mixing/recording. The studio is a great environment for any musician to explore their passions and dive deep into their own creativity.

Both private and semi-private lessons are available in either half hour or one hour weekly time slots.

Pricing is determined by duration of lesson, and frequency. Please inquire for more details.

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Phil & Katie Marshall

Dave performed during our wedding ceremony and he really is as good live as he is recorded. He took the time to learn what mood and tone we were going for, what songs we envisioned and performed them perfectly. In addition to his raw talent, he was extremely organization and reliable, he came to the ceremony space early, ensured his equipment was setup, and even had back-up equipment in case there was any unforeseen issues. We had so many comments from our wedding guests about Dave and how his live guitar and vocals made the ceremony that much more intimate and romantic. I would 100% recommend Dave to anyone looking for a live performer!

Kristyn & Cam Madeley

Recently, Dave provided the music for our wedding ceremony and we could not be happier! Dave has an absolutely incredible voice and is a very talented musician. He was able to learn each song we requested, which helped make our ceremony so special! He was so accommodating, prompt and professional. We would highly recommend Dave for any wedding or event where live music is needed. Thanks Dave - you're the best!

Jacked Up Coffee Roasting Co.

Dave is the best!! Not only does he have an amazing voice but his songs are so universal and can please any crowd. He instantly draws you in and you’ll never want him to stop. He’s very easy to work with and brings life to any event. We always look forward to having him.

Chris Mohamed

Learning a stringed instrument such as guitar and ukulele can be very challenging.  Dave has taught my entire family an instrument.  From the very basics to more complex pieces; Dave is able to provide the necessary teaching support and structure to ensure success.  Seeing my child play chords and progress to riffs has been particular exciting, for me and for them.  Having a child that is excited to see Dave each week, looks forward to it and practices daily makes us feel fortunate to have Dave as a teacher and mentor.  Dave is great with beginners as well as the seasoned player.  Rock on Dave!

Steph & Nick Brodie

We hired Dave to perform at our August 2021 wedding in Petersburg ON and couldn't have been happier. In addition to playing 6 hours of personal requests and crowd favourites, Dave happily took on the additional roles of DJ and MC. Our wedding guests were blown away with the quality of musical entertainment. I'm still receiving compliments about the entertainment and numerous requests for Dave's booking information. Highly recommended!

Alex Gavaris

Dave was the best guitar teacher that I’ve ever had. Every class I had with Dave was a great time and he would always make sure that I was progressing by showing me little tricks and tips that he uses when he plays. He is such a skilled musician and singer, every time he sang while playing a song I wanted to learn it made me want to keep playing. He gave me fun exercises that improved my skills every week until I was able to play the songs that I wanted.. no matter the difficulty he could always teach me in a way that worked for me. I am so glad that I started lessons with Dave because after having lessons with other instructors, I never felt like I could learn and progress until Dave showed me that I could do that while having  fun at the same time!