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Bravado

The Duo For All Occasions

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Bravado are a "Top Draw" quality duo made up of Dave Robson and Nic Garland that incorporates outstanding musicianship with fun, fun, fun!!!

The guys have been together for six years and have what can only be described as a staggering versatility when it comes to the styles of music they play. Where else could you listen to a classic Bobby Darin song one minute and next be blown away by a virtuoso Gary Moore track.

Dave started playing guitar at 13 as a second instrument having already been classically trained as a violinist. He soon discovered that cigarettes and alcohol and axe sounded far more sexy than cigarettes, alcohol and fiddle.

His first serious band was the infamous Miss Spent Youth which then turned into a 2 1/2 year stretch with Britain's premier jump-jive band the Jive Aces with whom he toured heavily throughout Europe headlining renowned gigs such as the Slow Club in Paris and The Grand Cafe in Switzerland. During this period he work extensively in a duo that was an off-shoot of Mispent Youth under the same name.

His musical taste can best be described as ecclectic at best and more than idiosyncratic at worst. His style of playing is a peculiar mix of influences from Albert Lee, Larry Carlton and Gary Moore and also a hint of Dave Gilmour and Mark Knopfler. As well as being renowned for his virtuoso guitar playing he has also, through neccesity, developed an unique vocal style born of his love of the great swing voices and a passion for classic soul, not to mention Marlboro Lights & Bacardi!

Nic, A.K.A "Klaus" began playing Guitar in 1986 after hearing Dire Strait's Money for Nothing. A self taught player influenced heavily by Mark Knopfler. The first band he played in was called Nimbus. He was the baby of the band at 18 years as the other members were into their forties. This band covered many of the classic rock covers like Stairway to Heaven & Sultans of Swing. After this there were a few different projects until a severe broken wrist caused a two year break unable to play.

The next big project was Savannah. An originals band formed, funnily enough by Dave (Bravado) Robson and scouser Dave Ryan. Klaus took over the guitar spot after the band had been together for three years. During this period they played gigs at such venues as Covent Gardens Rock Garden and the Mean Fiddler to name but a few. An EP was also recorded featuring songs written and recorded by the various band line ups over the years, including the song With You Tonight written by Klaus & Dave Ryan which also received air play on Millenium Radio and AFR radio.

When Savannah finally split a short period of rest was taken until the formation of what is now known as Bravado. Dave was short of equipment due to all of his being stolen and knocked on Nic's door one day and said "Got a gig tonight and no gear can I borrow yours?" Soon after Bravado were hatched. Now playing his beloved Godin LGX guitar, sporting no hair and still singing like a goose farting in the fog he is still knocking out Sultans of Swing regularly on gigs 17 years on, Sad Git.


Bravado are made up of two guitars, top quality backing tracks and an array of other instruments including the Mandolin and Trumpet.

Virtually any situation you can think to put them in they can, and do, thrive.
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Song List

  • 2-4-6-8 Motorway
  • A Town Called Malice
  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • Achy Breaky Heart
  • Africa
  • Ain't No Pleasin' You
  • Albatross
  • All Night Long
  • America
  • American Trilogy
  • An Innocent Man
  • Angels
  • Another Brick In The Wall
  • Apache
  • Baby Jane
  • Bad Case Of Lovin' You
  • Bad Love
  • Baggy Cardboard Box
  • Baggy Trousers
  • Basket Case
  • Best Years
  • Big Fish
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Blame It On The Love
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Boney Maronie
  • Brothers In Arms
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Burning Love
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Chasing Cars
  • China Girl
  • Cocaine
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Copacabana
  • Country Boy
  • Coward Of The County
  • Cracklin' Rosie
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Dance With My Father
  • Dancing In The Street
  • Dancing On The Ceiling
  • Daydream Believer
  • December 63
  • Delilah
  • Desperado
  • Do Wah Diddy
  • Do You Fuck On First Dates
  • Dock Of The Bay
  • Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Don't Stop Believin'
  • Dreadlock Holiday
  • Drift Away
  • Duelling Country Banjo Boy
  • Englishman In New York
  • Eternity
  • Everybody's Changing
  • Fbi
  • Fields Of Athernry
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Footloose
  • Games People Play
  • Gimme Some Lovin'
  • God Save The Queen
  • Going Home - Local Hero Theme
  • Great Balls Of Fire
  • Guitar Man
  • Handbags And Gladrags
  • Hard To Handle
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Hazard
  • Hello
  • Here I Go Again
  • Hey Joe
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining
  • Holy Mother
  • Home
  • Honesty
  • How Sweet It Is
  • How You Remind Me
  • I Don't Like Mondays
  • I Feel Good
  • I Guess That's Why
  • I Shot The Sheriff
  • I Used To Love Her
  • I Want To Break Free
  • I'll Be Your Baby
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • I'm A Believer
  • I'm Still Standing
  • I'm Yours
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
  • It Must Be Love
  • It Was Over
  • It's My Life
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Jump
  • Just 17
  • Kick In The Head
  • King Of The Road
  • Knock On Wood
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Lay Down Sally
  • Layla
  • Let Me Entertain You
  • Let's Stick Together
  • Let's Twist Again
  • Livin' La Vida Loca
  • Livin' On A Prayer
  • Living Next Door To Alice
  • Lord Of The Dance
  • Losing My Religion
  • Love On The Rocks
  • Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Loving Arms
  • Lyin' Eyes
  • Maggie May
  • Mamma Mia
  • Midnight Hour
  • Misery
  • Money
  • Money For Nothing
  • Mony Mony
  • Moondance
  • Mr Pitiful
  • Mustang Sally
  • Mustang Sally Cabaret
  • My First, My Last, My Everything
  • My Girl
  • My Life
  • New York
  • No Easy Way Out
  • Olivers Army
  • Parisienne Walkways
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Piano Man
  • Purple Rain
  • Queen Medley
  • Reet Petite
  • Return To Sender
  • Revolution In Paradise
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
  • Riders In The Sky
  • Road To Hell
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Rockin' All Over The World
  • Rockstar
  • Romeo And Juliet
  • Samba Pa Ti
  • Santa Claus Is Going To Town
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
  • Shake Rattle And Roll
  • Shakin' All Over
  • She's Not There
  • Shine
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  • Simply The Best
  • Since You've Been Gone
  • Sir Duke
  • Sleepwalk
  • Smooth
  • So Far Away
  • Somebody Like You
  • Spirit In The Sky
  • Stand By Me
  • Standing Tall
  • Still Got The Blues
  • Stormy Monday
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • Stuck In The Middle
  • Stuck On You
  • Suddenly
  • Sultans Of Swing
  • Summer Of 69
  • Superstition
  • Suspicious Minds
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Sweet Child Of Mine
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Swing Trilogy
  • Take It Easy
  • Take Your Mama Out
  • Teenage Kicks
  • Tempted
  • That's Life
  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia
  • The Final Countdown
  • The Greatest Love Of All
  • The Irish Rover
  • The Loner
  • The Way It Is
  • The Wild Rover
  • The Wonder Of You
  • This Is The Last Time
  • This Love
  • Tiger Feet
  • Time
  • Too Tired
  • Top Gun
  • Tunnel Of Love
  • Unchained Melody
  • Under The Boardwalk
  • Up All Night
  • Up On The Roof
  • Valerie
  • Walk Of Life
  • Walk Of Life - Extended
  • Walking By Myself
  • Walking In Memphis
  • Walking On Sunshine
  • We Are In Love
  • We Will Rock You
  • Wherever I Lay My Hat
  • Whisky In A Jar
  • White Room
  • Wind Of Change
  • Wipeout
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Wishing Well
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Wonderful World
  • You Can't Hurry Love
  • You Give Me Something
  • You Really Got Me
  • You To Me Are Everything
  • Young Girl
  • You're Sixteen

Previous Clients

  • Park Resorts
  • Park Holidays
  • Haven
  • Pontins
  • Park Dean
  • Bourne Leisure
  • Bunn Leisure
  • Sr Leisure
  • Franklin Rooms
  • Robinson Masonic Lodge
  • Various Pub And Club Chains

Testimonials

would just like to say that Bravado were fantastic. They had
the crowd up on their feet dancing and singing and played everything we asked and more. We both would not hesitate to recommend these two lads to
anyone. - Many Thanks

- Bernard and Sharon.

Just to say thanks once again for coming all the way to Gosport to play at Hardway Sailing Club for Roger and Vicki - you not only made their night but I know everyone else had an amazing time because they didn't stop telling us a night never to be forgotten! How you managed to still be smiling the next morning after the dodgy sleeping arrangements I'll never know but I guess it means you enjoyed
it too and I hope you're back soon to entertain us - and have another swim.

- Take Care, Fi and Dave Dog.

Dear Guys, Thank you so much for everything, it has been a
wicked season with you guys. Thank you for your help and support through-out the season and with Park Finals, being judges and well....just being you.

- Bootsie and Cali Cliffs Park Resorts

I just thought I would drop you a line to mention that it was
great to see you guys on Tuesday night at the Seagull. It was good to see something very different, and anyone who plays the Top Gun tune is ok by me.

- Regards, Nicki

Dear Nic, Just a few lines to thank you for your excellent duo
who played at the Captain's Farewell Party. Bravado were extremely friendly, professional and enthusiastic the entire evening, I could not have wished for a more accomplished
performance. The ability, repertoire and obvious talent impressed everyone who attended and I am sure this will not be the last time you are invited to perform at Faversham. I would not hesitate to recommend you anyone who likes
to listen or dance to good music professionally performed.

- Yours sincerely, Nobby Clark (now ex-Captain)

Set Formats

Bravado Offer:

For Holiday Parks -

1 x 60 Minute Set (Cabaret)
OR
2 x 45 Minute Sets (1 Set of Cabaret, 1 Set of Party Music)

For Weddings/Parties -

2 x 60 Minutes of appropriate party music.

For Clubs/Pubs -

2 x 60 Minutes of appropriate music, varies.