Well, that's me! Since being made redundant as an ICT Systems Manager in May 2014 I have been concentrating on music in a number of different, ever-evolving acts, involving many very talented people. You can see details in the description below. I have also been recording songs, mainly covers, in my own right, because I really like them! The plan is to make a living at doing one of my greatest passions, so we'll see how that pans out in the future. There will be many gigs and many recordings.
Dave Nicholls Solo Complete
Everything in one place! Choose from Vintage, Dance, Acoustic & DJ. Have any combination or go for the whole package!
Dave Nicholls Solo Vintage
My solo act offering well-known songs from the Great American and British Songbooks and beyond. Think The Rat Pack v Michael Buble.
Dave Nicholls Solo Dance
My solo act offering well-known songs that everyone can sing along and dance to. Let's get that dance floor filled!
Dave Nicholls Solo Acoustic
My solo act offering well-known songs played on acoustic with or without backing tracks. Playing songs from the 1920s to modern-day. Great for when you don't need the entertainment in ya face!
Dave Nicholls Music DJ
As a DJ I offer a complete DJ setup available with or without Karaoke and from your living room to large venues. Catering for your every taste!
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Who are your previous clients?
I have a residency at The Albany Club and I have performed in many pubs, clubs, weddings and corporate events, over many years
How long do you play for?
Up to an hour and a half, although this can be extended with background music I can provide, when I'm not performing.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes, including DJ lighting, when required.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
I am able the work with very limited space, including your lounge! I do, and have performed at many house/garden parties.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Almost certainly, given enough notice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Breaks are bespoke based on the requirements of the client and I always discuss all details of any event with the organiser.
What style of music do you offer?
Vintage, pop and some rock, although I'm more Michael Bublé than Axl Rose
Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
Do you do open-air acts?
Yes and have done many, including Zone 52 Festival, Bannerfest, and Bartonfest (twice) to name a few.
This list includes songs/tunes performed by Nicholls & Simes:
500 Miles The Proclaimers
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley vs JLX
A Year Ago Kenny G
All Time Love Will Young
Alone Kenny G
Angela Theme From TV Series "Taxi"
Angels Robbie Williams
As Time Goes By Casablanca
At Home Again Happily Gilbert O'Sullivan/Dave Nicholls
Autumn Leaves Nat King Cole
Birdland Weather Report
Blackbird The Beatles
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Can't Get Used To Losing You Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams
Careless Whisper George Michael
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Change The World Eric Claptop
Close To You The Carpenters
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Desafinado Antonio Carlos Jobin
Diamonds Are Forever From "Diamonds Are Forever"
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis
Don't Panic Coldplay
End Of The Night Kenny G
Equinox John Coltrane
Everlasting Love Love Affair
Everybody's Changing Keane
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime The Korgis
Fairground Simply Red
Feel Robbie Williams
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
Food Glorious Food From "Oliver"
Forever In Love Kenny G
Free Me Emma Bunton
Girl Like You Edwyn Collins
Give Me Just A Little More Time Chairman Of The Board
Give Me Some Lovin' The Spencer Davis Group
Going Home Kenny G
Happy Together The Turtles
Hard Days Night The Beatles
Hard To Handle Ottis Reading
Harlem Nocturne Earle Hagan
Havana Kenny G
Hello Lionel Richie
Here, There And Everywhere The Beatles
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Hold Back The Night The Trammps
Holding Back The Years Simply Red
Hopelessly Devoted To You From "Grease"
I'll Be There For You The Rembrandts
I'm A Believer The Monkeys
I'm Still Standing Elton John
Imagine John Lennon
In The Summertime Mungo Jerry
Innocence Kenny G
Is This The Way To Amarillo Tony Christie
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
La Bamba Ritchie Valens
Ladie's Night Kool & The Gang
Lady Madonna The Beatles
Lady Marmalade Patti LaBelle
Let's Groove Earth Wind & Fire
Lily Was Here Dave Stewart And Candy Dulfer
Locked Inside My Mind Nicholls/Madden
Look Of Love Burt Bacharach
Love John Lennon
Love Grows Edison Lighthouse
Love Is a Losing Game Amy Winehouse
Love Train The O'Jays
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Cockney Rebel
Mary Scissor Sisters
Misty Johnny Mathis
Moonriver Andy Williams
Morning Dance Kenny G
Morning Dance Spyro Gyra
Mr Brightside The Killers
Mustang Sally The Commitments
My Favourite Things John Coltrane
My First, My Last, My Everything Barry White
My Funny Valentine Chet Baker
My Girl The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On From "Titanic"
My Valentine Paul McCartney
National Express Devine Comedy
Need You Tonight INXS
Never Let Her Slip Away Andrew Gold
Night Train Jimmy Forrest
Nights In White satin The Moody Blues
No Particular Place To Go Chuck Berry
Nothin' About Me Sting
Nothing Like This Omar
On The Beach Chris Rea
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Dean Martin
Open Arms Journey
Penny Lane The Beatles
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Pure Imagination Willy Wonka
Real Gone Kid Deacon Blue
Reelin' & Rockin' Chuck Berry
Rocky Raccoon The Beatles
Rollercoaster Ronan Keating
Runaway Train Soul Asylum
Saltwater Julian Lennon
San Tropez Pink Floyd
Sentimental Kenny G
September Earth Wind & Fire
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
She Bangs Ricky Martin
She Loves You The Beatles
She's The One World Party
Sister Rose Kenny G
Smile Charlie Chaplain
Songbiird Kenny G
Speed Of Sound Coldplay
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Stand By Keep Us Alive Ben E King & The Eagles
Stand By Me Ben E King
Stranger On The Shore Acker Bilk
Strangers In The Night Frank Sinatra
Strong Robbie Williams
Stuck In The Middle Steelers Wheel
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch The Four Tops
Summer Place Andy Williams
Summertime From "Porgy And Bess"
Summertime George Gershwin
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Take 5 Pauld Desmond
Tequila The Champs
That’s The Way I Like It KC & The Sunshine Band
The "In" Crowd Dobie Gray
The Age Of The Innocence Don Henley
The Dream David Sanborn
The Girl From Ipanema Frank Sinatra
The James Bond Theme From "Dr. No"
The Joy Of Life Kenny G
The Moment Kenny G
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Prince
The Pink Panther Henry Mancini
The Shadow Of Your Smile Johnny Mandel
The Way You Look Tonight Michael Bublé
The Wedding Song Kenny G
There Are Worse Things I Can do From "Grease"
They Can't Take That Away From Me George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin
This Masquerade The Carpenters
Three Times A Lady The Commodores
Time Pink Floyd
To Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
Tomorrow From "Annie"
Tonight's The Night Rod Stewart
Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Valerie The Zutons
Walk Away Renee The Four Tops
Walk On By Burt Bacharach
Walkin' In Memphis Mark Cohn
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks
We Go Together From "Grease"
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
What Becomes of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
What The World Needs Now Dionne Warwick
When Doves Cry Prince
Work In The Morning Dave Nicholls
Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
You Ten Sharp
You And I Stevie Wonder
You Get What You Give New Radicals
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away The Beatles
TRUE Spandau Ballet
Moonlight In Vermont Jazz Standard
Wouldn't It Be loverley From "My Fair Lady"
Over The Rainbow From "The wizard Of Oz"
If I Were A Rich Man From "Fiddler On The Roof"
Send In The Clowns From "A little Night Music"
Some Enchanted Evening Rogers And Hammerstein
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Duke Ellington
Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller
Stardust Hoagy Charmichael
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Glenn Miller
Have You Met Miss Jones Rogers And Hart
Me And My Shadow Sammy Davis Jr. And Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife Robbie Williams
Things Bobby Darin
Aint That A Kick In The Head Dean Martin
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me Duke Ellington
Begin The Beguine Cole Porter
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Doris Day
The Phantom Of The Opera From "Phantom Of The Opera"
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington
Moon River From "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
Come Fly With Me Jazz Standard
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You Jazz Standard
The Lady Is A Tramp Rogers And Hart