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Dave Gates

Lincolnshire, UK

Rock  |  Singer-Songwriter  |  Pop

Dave's journey in music spans over two decades, during which he has mastered the art of songwriting, recording, production, and live performance. He's an adept player of the guitar, piano, drums, and is also a skilled vocalist. read on...

About Dave

His musical journey has seen him shine in various roles - from captivating live performances to introspective solo projects and collaborative session work. His unique style echoes the influences of renowned artists like Blur, Lewis Capaldi, and Radiohead.


For Dave, crafting songs is all about the power of lyrics and the structure of the tune - it's how he believes music truly resonates with the soul. As a gifted multi-instrumentalist, he's adept at weaving melodies across any genre or style, tailoring songs that touch hearts and celebrate special moments. His musical journey is marked by notable achievements, such as performing at the Leeds festival and composing orchestral scores for TV and film.


He is able to play most things purely by ear.

Choose Your Song-Style

Personalize any of Dave's songs under the genres below with your heartfelt stories & memories!

all songs, $199

  • Rock
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Pop

Rock samples

Surprise Me

Singer-Songwriter samples

Pop samples

Surprise Me

- OR -

Hire Dave to create an entirely new song
(+$50)


see below

Create a Song from Scratch

A truly one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love

Our professional musician will sit down, read your story and occasion, and come up with an entirely new song - written to perfection.

Completely custom songs for $249

How is this different than choosing an existing song from the artist above?

Hiring a musician to come up with an entirely new song is truly special. It differs because the song has not been made or used by any other customer. This is a new song that you are hiring a musician to create, versus using a song in their existing catalog.


How long will my song be?

Song length will vary depending on the lyrics provided, but our maximum song length for these songs is 4:00 minutes.


Will all my lyrics be used in the song?

Our goal is to create a great song, and use as much of your submitted lyrics or poem as possible. Note that often times the music can dictate the ebb and flow of the lyrics, and minor changes can be made to make a better song.

Give me more Dave!

Support Dave by seeing when he's playing live, share his music, or purchase some of his tunes here.

Create something completely new

If you know you like Dave's voice, but couldn't find the song-style you had in mind

...then this unique option is for you!

Step 1: Submit your song details (coming next)

Step 2: Share a couple of your favorite songs you hope to match your song vibe with

Step 3: Sit back & relax while Dave creates an entirely new song based on your info

*all 'Songs from Scratch' are guaranteed to be created with 100% new & original music

..and of course, completely custom lyrics inspired by you.

Song-style: Surprise Me

If you know Dave's the artist for you, but all his samples sound too good, then let him decide the vibe for you when creating your song!


Step 1: Submit your song details (next step)

Step 2: Dave reads your info and decides the perfect sound and style for you

Step 3: Then, sit back & relax while your custom song is created!

*Your song style will match the genre you are in now (R&B, Pop, Rock, etc).