Meet Dave The Karaoke Guy!
David Gaines (a.k.a. Dave The Karaoke Guy) is a classically trained musician with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of music and audio. A recipient of Thumbtack BEST OF 2015 & 2016 awards as well as Thumbtack's exclusive Top Pro designation in 2017, he has been hosting karaoke with his unique blend of humor, encouragement, and friendly banter at private events around the Washington/Baltimore area since 2009. David has also been the house KJ at D.C.'s Uptown Tap House and Sign Of The Whale, the American Tap Room in Rockville, Md., Charlie's Bar at Mangia Italian Grill & Sports Café in Annapolis, Md., and Rams Head Dockside in Glen Burnie, Md.
Large or small, indoors or outdoors, formal or informal - karaoke adds uniquely memorable fun to any event. Dave has either been a KJ or provided machine rentals at venues ranging from a home basement rec room to a backyard birthday party to nightclub dance floors to a Baltimore Hilton main ballroom.
Dave brings the equipment you need, a huge variety of songs, and a big smile - you bring the voices! A Dave The Karaoke Guy show or system rental will make you and your family, friends or colleagues the stars at your next event!
A KJ is a cross between a game show host, a master of ceremonies, a disc jockey,
and a ringleader! I introduce singers, perhaps ask them a couple of questions to put them
at ease, announce the song, and keep the music going as smoothly as possible in between
singers. I might also suggest songs to people based on their musical interests or what kind
of voice they have. Overall, the more people who participate (singing talent NOT required)
and the more we interact with each other, the more fun everyone will have!
- Dave The Karaoke Guy