What people say about my shows
"You did a fantastic job Dave, we really appreciated having your talent and the energy of live music in our home for this memorable celebration. It has been over a year since we've seen some of these friends
so I know there were great conversations happening but at one point, I was talking to someone who said "Oh, I love this song, gotta go!!!"
I heard so many great compliments about you throughout the night. I am really grateful you were available to join us on short notice"!
Tonya Ferrari 2-26-17
"Dave was great, his style and song selection went perfectly with the theme of our event. He was friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend him"
Shellie C 9-3-16
"Dave was incredible. He engaged the crowd, took requests, sounds just like Buffett, and made our event super special. Would book him again in a heartbeat."
Kellie Johnson 7-30-16
"Thank you so much for being there, Dave, you were awesome! Hope you have a great rest of your summer!"
Best, Andrea 7-10-16
"Dave did a fantastic job. Everyone enjoyed his show and several asked "Where did you find him? He's great".
Deborah Burdett 6-28-16
"Thank you for playing at the Leukemia Cup this year! It was so much fun to have you!
The participants had a great time and I will certainly keep you in mind for future events".
Emily Mosera 6-15-16
"Shelter Bay's annual Music on the Green event was a huge success thanks to the music of our own Jimmy Buffett (Dave Calhoun).
The event was attended by approximately 175 residents and guests who enjoyed dancing and merriment at the marina. Thank you, Dave"
"Our group loved him !!
Peter Bolay Nordic Tugs Rendezvous 5-28-15
"On-time, easy setup, friendly, entertaining, great speakers, a good voice and a good theme. All in attendance were complimentary of the show. Thank you Dave!"
- Lee C 4-28-14
I wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you did on Saturday night. I loved the music, song choices and your great set up. I'll be sure to recommend you for functions we have at the golf club I work at. Thanks again, really great.
Craig Hunter 3-25-14
"Dave did an excellent job. Lots of compliments from the audience. Would highly recommend him."
Stephanie G. 8-17-13
"Thank you so much for the great job you have done. I was kind of worried about picking someone off the internet without hearing them first – WELL – let me say this – you were GREAT and everyone loved you from young to old – The lady I helped to the dance floor for the shirt contest is 92 and she LOVED you!! Thank you for the pictures and we will print them off for the bar wall"!!
Glenn Richardson 7-30-13
"Dave was an awesome addition to our Margaritaville Party. He was very professional and extremely talented. We all enjoyed his music very much. We will definitely have him back for our next Jimmy Buffett style party and I would recommend him to anyone who is having their own party"!
Lisa Richardson 7-30-13
"Thank you, Dave, for your wonderful tropical music, but also for being so great about accommodating all our crazy requests, like the revised version of Margaritaville and the limbo contest. You handled it all with graciousness and good humor. Thank you, also, for the CD you had Roger give to me! We would be more than glad to recommend you at any time, so feel free to use our names as a reference. Jackie loved the party and we are 100% happy customers."
Georgie Chaffin 10-29-12
"Dave! You were wonderful and a perfect entertainer! Thanks for your unaffected adjustments to all of the emergency situations, last minute rushing around, children, etc etc on Friday night. Everyone had a great time and thought you were great! Good job."
Karen Leland, 8-20-12
"Dave was absolutely fantastic at our outdoor wedding reception! We have recieved a ton of compliments from guests on his performance. We would love to have him again for another event! Thanks!"
Becky Piccone 8-1-12
"People thought you were their favorite part of the night and I really enjoyed all of your tunes. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of each other over the years and hope you get some new referrals from my guests. Thanks again for everything and being a good sport".
Luke Xitco, Tacoma, WA 9-26-11
"Dave just rocked the Clackamas “Paradise” party last night. He has a wonderful voice and we all certainly enjoyed the music. It was a super fun party – with hamburgers and fries and onion rings and Janets’ homemade potato salad disappearing fast. Thanks for sharing your music – we will all have to do that again"!
Kathy Piestrak, Contract Furnishings Mart, Clackamas, OR 9-14-2011
"Thank you again for playing at our reception, with out exception, everyone mentioned how nice the music was. You were a BIG help to making a great night even better! We wish you the best".
Jeb & Cathy Baker, Port Orchard, WA 9-1-11
"Thanks for the wonderful performance last Saturday. Everyone was raving about your music and it made the party. I hope to have you back again soon!"
M. Johnson, Sea-Tac, WA 7-18-11
"Dave, you were awesome. Thank you for giving the party the warmth and atmosphere that Mother Nature wouldn't!! At least the 'Ol Girl got wet at her party ;) Destiny really is a magnificent boat and Mike & I are extremely lucky to have her for our home. See you again in a few weeks and we'll do boat drinks on deck this time! Thanks again Dave!!"
Dawn H. 7-16-11
"Dave MADE our Fathers Day event. He is so professional but so welcoming. We are a private golf club and our members fell in love with him! Many requested Dave’s information for private parties in the future. He is a real class act and would HIGHLY RECCOMEND him for your event! Thanks so much Dave you're AMAZING!"
Katie Farr, Snoqualmie, WA, 6/19/2011
"Dave provided a fun and entertaining night of caribbean music. Attendees loved the variety of songs and his enthusiastic style of performing. Some came to listen and others came to dance, everyone had a great time."
Dave Ainsworth, Lacey, WA, 6/11/2011
"Dave-You have outdone yourself! Your new CD is awsome. Ruth and I sat aboard Angelique and listened to it several times. Very very good". Doug Young SV Angelique 4/17/11
"I really enjoyed your music. I have had so many compliments today on how I was able to find you. Hope this will bring additional parties for you". Michelle Dean 11/28/10
Thanks SO much for making my brother’s 50th a special night! You were terrific, and everyone kept commenting on how authentic you were…which is saying a lot from a bunch of Buffett nuts!
We loved the music and are enjoying your CDs as well! We’re going to spread the news that you’re the man to invite to all the parties!
Hope to see you again soon…on a beach near us! Stan and Dawn Lemmel, Des Moines, WA 11/29/10
Thanks for the great performance at our party!!!!!! Everyone who attended were blown away!
They loved you!!!! Can't wait to do it again! If you need a reference, use me cuz I think you rock!!!!!
Thanks again! Stan Chambers Olympia, WA 8/28/10
"We had a fantastic event thanks to Dave. I will definitely book him for other functions".
Maria, Everett Golf and Country Club 8-17-10
"We enjoyed Dave entertaining at the Parrothead club's Christmas Party back in 2005 which motivated us to have him be our Chief Entertainer for our annual private party each summer. Clients enjoy the tropical zone he brings with him for an entire evening which yeilds many compliments about his music flare, humor and laughs. Clients look forward to the next year in seeing him once again. I would not think of having anyone else entertain our guests!"
Heidi Kuester, Manager of Critter Mountain Ranch, LLC 7/31/10
"Dave was an absolute hit with our family, friends and neighbors. He is very talented and a true professional.
We will recommend Dave to all our friends and will hire him again for future parties.
Dave was the highlight of our party".
Shelene 6-28-10 (Private Party, Maple Valley, WA)
"Dave was very friendly and very professional. He brought a great energy to the bar.
I would recommend him very highly to anyone".
Griffy Bibeau, Manager Suds Tavern, Boise ID 4/24/10
"Dave performed for my intimate(12 people) birthday party; we sang, danced,
then enjoyed Dave in the background during dinner.
Dave was talented, fun and attuned to our needs at my event.
All the music was happy and fitting for the occasion. Loved the talking parrot"!
Desiree Grant Mercer Island, WA 9/14/09
"I booked Dave Calhoun for my husband's 40th birthday party.
Not only was he on-time, prepared and professional, but he MADE the party.
Dave is such a talented and warm individual. All my guests wanted to know
where I found him. He's by-far the best entertainer I've ever hired and I'd bring
him back again and again. A+++".
Julie Treves Clyde Hill, WA 9/13/09
"Dear Dave, Thank you for helping make the return of the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole
Bay Marina such a success. Our attendance was over 7,200 people which is a
3.5% increase from the last time we were at Shilshole in 2004. Many exhibitors
have also reported that their sales were as good or better than in 2004.
The VIP Preview Night was a huge success and a lot of fun. In three hours 728
salmon dinners and nearly 1300 drinks were served. This was a new event for
us and I truly appreciate everyone's flexibility and determinations to make the
VIP Preview Night excellent.
Putting on the Boat Show is a team effort and, on behalf of all of us at the
NMTA, I would like to thank you for being part of our team".
George Harris 8/28/2009,
Northwest Marine Trade Association
I recently was introduced to your music. Sorry it took so long. I
absolutely love it! I live on a floating home just down river from
Island Cafe and will be sure to be there to see you in person Saturday
Aug 29th. I own a little drive thru coffee kiosk on the island, at
the Eco car wash across from Safeway. I have outside speakers and
play your cd all day long. Many people ask who that is, as they know
it isn' t Jimmy, but sounds very similiar.
If you get a chance when you get to the island, stop by and I will buy
ya a cup of coffee.
Looking foward to seeing/hearing you at the Island Cafe. And I will
be needing to buy your new cd as Love Dot Palm will be worn out soon I
am sure. :-)"
Leslie Austin, 8/25/2009
Jantzen Beach/Hayden Island, Portland, OR
"Absolutely phenomenal evening. Dave Calhoun was perfect. His sound is so authentic, some people had to do a double-take to see if it really was Jimmy Buffett in our backyard. He was very accommodating and could go as soft or as loud as we wished. He played all our requests, looked as if he was having a good time as well. He put the crowd at ease and even pleased the neighbors who weren't even invited to the party. Aside from the professionalism and fabulous sound, he also is just a great guy".
-Shauna H, 5/22/2009, Celebration, Oak Harbor, WA
"Dave absolutely made our night. We had a wonderful time; he warmed the crowd right away and even gave two birthday wishes. Not only would we strongly recommend Dave to anyone looking for a tropical band; we'd recommend Dave to anyone looking for any band. Dave is: genuine, warm, kind and very funny. We enjoyed every second of his performance and our only recommendation is: Brother you should charge more; we totally would have paid it! What a great night; thanks to Dave"! -Team Rainier Connect
-Sabrina K, 12/12/2008, Corporate Function, Tacoma, WA
"Dave was wonderful! He interacted with our party so well, his music fit the theme and he was terrific to work with. I would hire him again without any hesitation, his talent is top notch. He even emailed me photos after the event. He helped to make our event a success! Thank you"!
Megan Loctor on behalf of everyone at Sunstream Boat Lifts
-Deborah H, 9/19/2008, Corporate Function, Mercer Island, WA
"Very friendly and a fun entertainer. Perfect for a 40th birthday ! party! He even gave us a copy of his CD for free as a birthday gift".
-Crystal M, 11/22/2008, Birthday Party - Gig Harbor, WA
"It was a pleasure to have Dave perform at our Hawaiian Luau. His music was upbeat and fit the occasion. We hope to have him back again".
-Kathy V, 8/15/2008, Festival, Dupont, WA
"We hosted a Hawaiian Holiday party and Dave’s music was an excellent complement to our theme! We will be sponsoring a summer event this year and are already considering Dave as our entertainment for that event as well. Mahalo, Dave"!
-Trisha B, 12/21/2007, Corporate Function, Everett, WA
Love the new CD!!! Thanks so much for the copy. My wife, who can be very critical of music said, "that's a very happy fun CD"! I totally agree. I burned it on my iPod and will start playing it between sets at my shows. I've listened to it twice all the way around. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I'll be stuck in the car so I'll get a few more spins".
Gary Seiler- Singer/Songwriter/Perfomer, San Diego,CA
"Dave, just listened to your new CD for the first time. GREAT JOB! What a fun album.....love the cover too. Hope this sells well for you. Mine went out to you Friday, should arrive soon. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for yours Dave"!
"Mexico" Mark Mulligan, Singer/Songwriter/Performer, San Carlos, Mexico
Thank you card from the great folks at the Seattle Boat Show
© 2013 Dave Calhoun