DAVID COLLINS

Premium Guitar Services Barbados

"The ambience is heart-rending and yet, electrifying. One emerges from his performance, somehow inspired - elevated."

Daphne Ewing-Chow-Editor in Chief,brideLIFE Magazine

 

© 2017 by David Collins

Testimonials


Throughout my years of entertaining, I've had the opportunity to play for many weddings, corporate functions, private diners and less formal social events.

It is an honor to have been included in these special moments in peoples' lives. It is not a responsibility that I take lightly and I remain committed to providing the Premium Guitar Entertainment Service in Barbados and the Caribbean-bar none.

My commitment to professionalism is guaranteed throughout the planning stages through to the final performance. 

Below are a few extracts of what my clients have to say.


David’s music changed the atmosphere of the evening. It was the perfect touch to our corporate event.
— Stephanie Kelshall- Carib LPG
Perfection! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Thanks for being a major part in making my day perfect! Everyone commented on how amazing you were (like I needed to be told that!)
:) :) :)
— Margaret and Robert
One of the most memorable moments of our wedding occurred as my husband and I were getting ready in our respective bedrooms at the villa. We suddenly heard the first strains of David’s beautiful music trickling through the air, and at that very moment the magic of the day and the wonderful memories that would be created suddenly became so powerfully real. We believe that is truly what sets David apart...besides being courteous, professional, friendly and accommodating, his playing enhances and transcends the love and happiness that should be at the heart of every wedding. The day was made even more perfect by the fact that he learned a specific piece that we requested be played during the ceremony, and we couldn’t have asked for a more incredible rendition. We would highly recommend David’s services to anyone who is planning their wedding...thanks so much, David Collins!
— Eliab and Stacey
We had the pleasure of working with Dave for our wedding reception/family dinner. The entire arrangement was simple and stress-free; all details were planned thru e-mail which fit our busy work schedule from thousands of miles away. He asked about the attendees and offered suggestions on how to structure the evening. In the end, and most importantly, his performance was perfect; he was very professional and “invisible”...even as we moved from outside to inside the location. His repertoire included some vocal and instrumental, and the range and selection matched the mood throughout the evening. Everyone from the attendees (including the guitar players in the group) to the staff at event was impressed and extremely positive in their feedback. We would highly recommend David and would not hesitate to use his services again.
— Mark and Karina
A huge thank you David for creating such a beautiful ambiance and feeling throughout our wedding ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how incredible your music was, and the song you especially learned and played during the signing meant so much to Ben and I. Thank you for being so patient with us during the planning process, and flexible and friendly. Canon Layne also commented on how professional and respective you were towards the church, and most importantly the music was absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for making our ceremony so beautiful!
— Sarah & Ben
David played during the ceremony and cocktail reception at our beach wedding in Barbados. He was incredibly professional and a huge help in selecting the music for the ceremony. Organising a wedding abroad can be challenging and you have to put a lot of trust in people to understand your requirements without meeting them. In this respect, David was a pleasure to work with, he provided us with that trust and being an extremely talented musician, successfully delivered what we required on the day. Thank you so much David!
— Katie & Brett
David’s attention to detail before our wedding was exemplary. He tailored our play list to exactly what we liked, even learning new music to play at our ceremony. It was fantastic, the guest feedback was all extremely positive and he definitely made the atmosphere at the cocktail reception. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is considering a live music element at their wedding or event.
— Karen and Steve Roach
David played during our marriage ceremony, held at St James Parish Church, Barbados in October 2013. His music was everything that we had hoped for, plus much more. David spent several hours with us playing samples and discussing the songs that we might want played at our wedding, and even offered to learn something new that was special to us. Subsequently, David learned a new song which we particularly liked in just over a week, and then played and sang it at our wedding beautifully during the signing of the register. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and we were delighted to have him as part of our day. We would thoroughly recommend David to play at any event, party or wedding. He has a fabulous voice and is a very talented musician.
— Stewart and Anoushka Gill
David’s music set the tone for the VIP shopping evening and cocktail party at Dwellings; his mellow guitar notes were the perfect background music for an enjoyable evening with customers mingling and shopping.

David is extremely talented as well as being friendly and professional. His music is beautiful and relaxing, ideal for a sophisticated evening or a relaxing day. The Dwellings team would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for something special and memorable at their next event. We look forward to working with him again in the near future.
— Luis G. Carrillo Director
Dave’s lively guitar and vocals really enhance our beautiful Marina-side restaurant atmosphere. A Sunday Brunch with entertainment by David Collins makes the experience so much more fun, lively and memorable to everyone at 13/59. We look forward to his many performances and hope that both our new and repeat guests will have the pleasure of joining us and experiencing our food, service and the music for themselves!
— Eoin O'Higgins- Manager-13/59 Fine Dining Restaurant Port Ferdinand
Working with David was a pleasure. He is an extremely talented guitar player with a beautiful voice. David was dedicated to ensuring he delivered on our every request. Thanks to David we had beautiful music for our ceremony and cocktails.
Thank you for being a part of our special day David!
Best,
— Lindsay and Josh
Great vibes start with great choices.
We chose to have David play the guitar at our wedding ceremony after hearing him at a previous event, and were not only sold by his melody of music, but by his relaxed, charming and professional manner. He was very helpful when it came to choosing the most appropriate songs for our church ceremony, and took care in not only making sure the songs suited us as a couple, but were also suitable for the church. He played and sang absolutely beautifully on the day and we couldn’t have asked for more. We were so happy to have this very talented guitarist for this very special occasion.
Thank you David for helping us make our special day even more memorable!
— Sophie and James
Dear David,
Now that the wedding madness has subsided, we are just writing a quick note to thank you for playing at our ceremony. Your expansive and varied repertoire meant that we were spoilt for choice. The mere fact that you were willing to go the extra mile to learn a new composition so I could walk down the aisle to an acoustic arrangement of our favourite song, just solidified in our minds that we made the best decision by booking you.
Warm regards,
— Lynne and Joe
David puts everything into his work. He played at our wedding in August 2014 at St. Francis Church.
All of our guest commented and said such lovely words on his performance. He was also willing to learn
a new song for us which he sung beautifully. David is a very talented individual and we will recommend him
to anyone.
— Mario & Olivia xx
David Collins brought a special touch to our intimate garden wedding in Barbados last July. As he played under the trees, his music brought nature and love together and created exactly the atmosphere we needed to complete the wedding day we had planned. As we walked down the aisle after our ceremony, he played “In My Life” –Lennon/McCartney – it was magical. David’s versatility and beautiful guitar stylings, coupled with his warm and friendly presence, make him the perfect musician for a special and memorable occasion.
— Valerie and Meindert van der Meulen
Hi David, just wanted to thank you for yesterday. Everyone commented on the beautiful music and the songs for the church, I loved! Thanks again all the best for the holidays.
— Timothy and Lisa Mahon
The ambience is heart-rending and yet, electrifying. One emerges from his performance, somehow inspired-elevated.
— Daphne Ewing- Chow, brideLIFE Magazine
We contacted David almost a year in advance via email. Best decision ever. He made our wedding even more beautiful, even though we gave him almost no instructions. He just knew what to play by heart. We do highly recommend him!
— Bartholomaeus Katzmarzyk
A great deal of planning had gone in to our Meet the Experts sales event at Designer Décor, but we wanted to add that “extra something” to make it truly stand out. We found that in David. His professionalism and attention to details, from choosing the best location to set up his equipment ahead of time and arriving early on the day to do so, set the tone for a completely stress-free experience. His song selection was excellent: appropriate not only to the event but varied in genre and tempo throughout to best suit the atmosphere as the waves of customers ebbed and flowed. His adaptability must be praised, since it shows skill in range and an inherent understanding of appropriateness and taste.

Most importantly, David’s actual guitar playing and singing left nothing to be desired. Many of our customers that day complimented his talent and the wonderful ambiance it created in our store. We at Designer Décor would unhesitatingly recommend David to anyone who is looking for a talented professional with impeccable delivery and excellent customer service.
— Louisa Roche- Sales and Special Projects Manager
Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day! You were wonderful and all of our guests said such great things!
I will recommend to you to all of our friends in the future. Thank you again.
— Jaclyn and Corey
Our wedding ceremony was under the stars at night and David Collins was a huge contributing factor to how magical it turned out to be! I was hesitant at first to use live music but David made me feel very comfortable with my song choices and then far exceeded my expectations. I had no idea how talented he was until I was walking down the aisle and blown away by the atmosphere created by his music. Not only was he extremely professional to work with but he was also able to learn a song very special to me in just a few days.
My guests raved about how wonderful he was for days afterwards. I will be forever grateful that he was a part of our ceremony and would highly recommend him to anyone.
— Melissa & Chris Hoad
David played for the cocktail hour at our wedding reception at Cin Cin. He set the perfect tone. Not only is he a very talented musician, he is also the consummate professional. He learnt a couple of songs that we wanted and played them perfectly. Our guests enjoyed the performance so much, that they took photographs with him and asked for his contact details at the end. They continue to rave about his awesome performance. We highly recommend him!
— Craig & Sherry Waterman
What can we say about David other than I wish we hadn’t been taking photos a distance away while he played. EVERYONE commented on how great he was and for us as a couple who were fairly stressed he was accommodating, friendly, professional and above all a great guitarist and singer!! His rendition of the song I wanted to walk up the aisle too was more than I could have asked for. He’s a great find and a highlight of our day!!
— Kira and Phil
Working with David Collins has always been an absolute pleasure, not only from a professional standpoint but also being one of the most talented musicians on the island. His professionalism surpasses all expectations and we look forward to many more opportunities working with him.
— Malissa Blackman, Managing Director, Weddings By Malissa / brideLIFE Magazine

Music for weddings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, private dinners, corporate functions and casual events. 

Contact today to book your music. 

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© 2015 by David Collins