Solo Dave & Bands Available
Piano/Keyboards : Restaurant/Dinner/Weddings.
Laid back piano with cool jazz/swing & Popular Classics for dinning/drinks. Can add vocals/trumpet & my own bass/drums backing tracks.
Function Bands/Theatre Shows :
Accomplished reading musician, all styles with a wealth of experience and gigs.
Jazz Ensembles/Big Bands
Renowned Jazz pianist, experienced for all situations
Can arrange jazz/swing and latin accompaniment with piano/bass & drums for vocalists/soloist. Individual arrangements suited to your keys.
With over 25 years experience arranging the weekly Swansea Jazz programme of events and 6 years of Swansea International Jazz Festival. Experienced in all areas of Marketing/Programming/Ticketing & Logistics
DAVE COTTLE / GARY PHILLIPS BAND
Multi Versatile Band for all occasions!
Dave has combined with Welsh Guitar maestro Guitar Phillips to create a musical tour de Force.
Renowned guitarist Gary, well known for his work with the Amigos over the years is comfortable like Dave with many genres and styles of playing. The Band works nicely as a trio with drums. Dave coverings keyboards and the bass, with Gary adding Acoustic/Electric & Slide guitar on anything from Swing/Latin Funk Jazz to Blues/Soul/Gypsy and Pop.
Combined with Daves all around musical spectrum from Jazz/ Swing era / Pop & Soul / Party Music the band can cover most situations.
Can also work as a Duo for more laid back occasions.
LOUIS & ELLA : A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
with rising star vocalist Sarah Meek
A night of pure Nostalgia and great songs!
Sarah Meek brings a new youthful energy to jazz with her powerful and versatile delivery coupled with an engaging stage presence and wide musical knowledge that has found her Welsh, UK and international audiences. Jazz Singer Sarah hails from Cheshire and is now based in Cardiff after studiyng at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
The band combines all of Dave's talents playing Trumpet and piano at the same time! They great songs duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong including They Can't Take that away from me, A fine Romance, I wont Dance and many more. Plus the great solo songs from Ella including Manhattan, My funny Valentine, That old Black Magic. Louis will be belting out Just one of those things, Hello Dolly and Wonderful World.
The concert will suit many events, Jazz Clubs, Theatres, Church concert, Wedding afternoon/ Dinner.
Works best with the full piece line up, but can also perform as a Duo for smaller events.
DAVE COTTLE JAZZ TRIO
The Swansea Jazz Trio
Dave Cottle - Piano
A vastly experienced trio of professional musicians who have a wealth of experience accompanying 100’s of Jazz artists from all over the world and can play many different styles. Renowned as one the best jazz trio’s in the UK all can sight read music to an extremely high standard and each are renowned Jazz improvisors. The Trio have provided the backing for visiting Jazz artists at Swansea Jazz for over 25 years.
THE COTTLE BROTHERS
With Richard and Laurence Cottle
Why book just 1 multi talented instrumentalist when you could have another 2 world class musicians join him!
For Special Events & Occasions the 3 Brothers can be reunited. The set will mostly feature the dixieland music they all played in their teens.
DAVE COTTLE'S POWER OF GOWER 18 PIECE BIG BAND
An electric melting pot combination of The Dave Cottle Jazz Trio with some of Wales finest musicians and guest UK/International musicians
The Big Band performs some of the top Jazz Big Band charts from the likes of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band, Gordon Goodwin. Tight ensemble work with exceptional Jazz soloists!