Dave Holmes - Guitarist
Session and West End guitarist
A top London session guitarist, Dave performs in the West End, is a teacher at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) on the guitar higher diploma and songwriting degree courses and a professional coach to guitar players ready to embark on their professional careers.
Performing and recording around the world, Dave has worked with Michael Ball, Shirley Bassey, The Bee Gees, William Bell, Colin Blunstone, Peabo Bryson, Carl Carlton, James Fox, Rachel Fuller and Pete Townshend, Natasha Hamilton, Katherine Jenkins, Ronan Keating, Annie Lennox, Vanessa Mae, Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Dorothy Moore, Billy Paul, Freda Payne, Sinead Quinn, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Lionel Richie, Candi Staton, Stiltskin, Russel Thompkins and the New Stylistics, Bonnie Tyler, Voice Of The Beehive, Deniece Williams, Matt Willis and Will Young.
TV appearances include the Prince’s Trust Concert 2006, An Audience With Lionel Richie, The Royal Variety Performance Shirley Bassey's Electric Prom, The James Bond 50th Anniversary Concert and many others including playing for The Magic Numbers, Kelly Osbourne, Jamelia, Chaka Khan, Lemar.
His extensive career includes numerous West End productions including Beautiful Game, Billy Elliot, Blood Brothers, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Grease, Mamma Mia, Oliver!, Our House, Prisoner Cell Block H, Saturday Night Fever, Shrek, Sunset Boulevard, Tell Me On A Sunday, The Full Monty, Tonight’s The Night, We Will Rock You, Viva Forever, Whistle Down The Wind and currently Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Listen to Dave's session work here and his album here