- 'Smooth guitarist – vocalist with melodic style and selective
eclecticism (jazz, Latin, classical).' - Jack Massarik from The Standard
Dave Reay -
‘…virtuosity and versatility. Sheer damn class.’
Dave Reay and Jamie Moore share a passion for guitar that shines
through in every style they play, whether it's Latin, swing or acoustic
rock. Equally at home making the party go with a swing or providing
tasteful background for sophisticated dining, the sympathy of their
playing and their infectious interaction give that little bit extra every
Canadian born Jamie Moore combines expressive lyricism with
fiery Flamenco on nylon strung guitar, puts the swing into a jazz
favourite, then tops it off with smooth transatlantic vocals. A graduate
of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he's also a prolific composer
with two albums of originals to his credit. After touring nationally in
Canada, he made his home in London, playing widely and holding residencies
in several West End Hotels.
Dave Reay plays fingerstyle for the quirky Bebop lines he
favours, then switches to plectrum for some extra speed and attack on
steel string acoustic. The fluency and excitement of his playing are
guaranteed to create a stir. He also composes and contributes some
originals to the set. He has toured nationally and recorded three albums
in an acoustic jazz/folk duo with his wife, Gay, and played across London
and the South East with a variety of jazz, blues and rock outfits.
And that's not all they do...
As well as their featured acoustic work, the duo can switch to electric
archtops for that classic, mellow jazz guitar sound, or even rock out if
required. These guys are just in love with the guitar, and they hope you
will be too, at least by the end of the night.
For a fuller sound, they're also available as a trio or quartet with
percussion or drums and/or bass.