I'll be doing a free show in Clayton for their "Concerts on the Grove" series on Saturday June 22. Starting at 6:00 P.M.
This is my 5th or 6th year (I can't remember) doing this concert and i look forward to it each year. Young and old come out to the park for a great evening of Music and Fun!
JUNE 22 - Clayton Concerts on the Grove
For more info and directions:
I'll be at Dan's Bar Every Thursday:
Address: 1524 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Friday, May 31 at MEENAR in Danville
349 Hartz Ave Danville, CA 94526
Pete Crooks of Diablo Magazine asked me a few questions about my 75 years in the lounge:)
The article appears in the current November Issue of Diablo Magazine, the link is below:
Check out the nice write up about yours truly in the March-April 2012 issue of Walnut Creek Magazine:
Dear Diamond Dave,
Robert and I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job with our wedding. We felt so assured with your skills that this was one of the major aspects of our wedding that we did not have to worry about at all. Thank you for your help making our perfect night special and memorable for all of our guests. You did a spectacular job and I would recommend you to anyone needing an awesome DJ that brings the party to the event.
Sincerely Lindsey and Robert Prater
Robert and Lindsey Prater
Married~ May 18, 2013
Contra Costa Country Club
Pleasant Hill CA
Dave, thank you for the great performance at my daughter's wedding at the James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco on April 6, 2013. it was a rather formal wedding reception and you were perfect for the event. You were handsome in your white tuxedo jacket in keeping with the tone of the event. When we arrived at the Mansion, you were already there and ready to go with script in hand as a true professional. I appreciate your help with the program and the perfect background music during the dinner. The dance room was terrific and rocked all night (I don't think you ever took a break). You turned out to be one of the highlights of the evening. Feel free to have anyone contact me for more positive personal information about Diamond Dave.
Eric and Kate Cripes
Married~ April 6, 2013
Reception at The James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco
I had seen “Diamond” Dave perform at Petars in Lafayette several times and absolutely loved him! When organizing our company party I thought he would be a perfect fit for a very musically diverse group of people. I was right!, everyone loved him and we danced all night! People were talking about his performance for days after the event. We would definitely use him for our future events and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for the “best entertainer” hands down in Northern Cal.
Human Resources/Sales & Marketing
Pool Cover Inc.
Thank you for celebrating with us last night and keeping the party going. Everyone had a fabulous time and asked us, "Where did you find him?!" You're the BEST, Dave!!!
Jim and Kelly Ingraham
Married~February 16, 2013
Reception held at Scott's Garden in Walnut Creek
Dave – Sara and Randall are off on their honeymoon, and we are coming back to earth after such an incredible evening at the reception. Just wanted to say again what an overwhelmingly positive experience we had in working with you. You were the consummate professional on the business side – you led us through the whole process of engaging your services, planning the songs, and making payments. I really appreciated your flexibility in dealing with all the out-of-town issues involved in taking your show on the road.
Then we come to the show itself. I am sure you have heard this many times, but what you do is unique in our experience. Most people take quite a bit of time to even realize that it is you who is singing the wide variety of musical styles presented in your show. I especially enjoyed your Louis Armstrong cover. My son’s father-in-law hails from the New York area and was really pleased to hear your NY/NY cover. You do have an uncanny sense for what music to play and you have the ability to get the audience involved in a serious way. Our only regret was when the show was done!
The important people in my life have been thrilled all along that you were going to come all the way to Texas and appear at this wedding, and your performance exceeded their expectations. Many years from now, my daughter will look at the wedding video and re-live these moments. That is worth all the gold in the world to me.
We hope to see you again in 2014 as we may be coming out to your area for another family event.
Bill Martin- Father of the Bride
Sara and Randall Watson
Married~ February 2, 2013
Reception at The Eldorado Country Club, McKinney, Texas
I think the Diamond Dave experience can best be summed up by an entry a friend left in our guest book: "Life can now be summed up by B.D. and A.D. Before Dave and After Dave." Hiring Dave for our wedding was probably the best decision we made. He is so good at getting a crowd going and ensuring everyone, young or old, has an amazing time. We had so many guests asking about him, with some even wanting to hire him for their next events too! Beyond his obvious talents and wonderful stage persona, Dave is really just a super nice guy who was a breeze to work with. Hire him. You won't regret it!
Victoria and Joe
Married at The Penthouse Suite
San Francisco, CA
The magic of Diamond Dave must be experienced first-hand to be understood. It's like going into outer space - if you haven't been there, you just won't get it.
I can say now that I've been to the moon and back, and the moon calls himself Dave.
Words fail to adequately describe the level of awesome he brings to a party, but I'll try: Imagine if Frank Sinatra and Usher had a baby.
Oh yeah, he's that smooth.
He sings, he raps, there's a light show and an assortment of hats involved, and I'm pretty sure he's the reason the sun rises the next morning.
How hard does he bring the party? Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark where they look into the ark and it melts their faces? Diamond Dave calls that a slow night.
Although my bride is extremely beautiful, there were several times during the night that I found myself wistfully looking at Dave and wishing I'd married him instead. I was not the only straight man that night that felt that way.
Having a wedding? Without Dave, a wedding is just a boring church service followed by bad dancing, awkward speeches, and a lukewarm buffet.
Add a splash of Dave to your reception, and you now have an Event that people are actually excited to be at and will enjoy for years to come.
You simply must hire him.
Remember: Once you go Dave, you never go back. (That's an actual saying now.)"
Joshua J. Stevens
Josh and Alexis Stevens
Married~ Saturday, November 24, 2012
Reception at Wine and Roses in Lodi, CA
Diamond Dave was the DJ at our wedding on September 8, 2012. Let me start by saying this: we already knew how great Diamond Dave was after seeing him at Petar’s and a few other places. In fact, we changed the date we were planning on having our wedding to accommodate a weekend he wasn’t booked. It was SO worth it. My vision of our wedding was to have everyone up and dancing. Diamond Dave made sure that happened.
His setup is amazing. It rides a perfect line between club atmospheres and appropriate for Grandma to dance to. He has all the professional lights and the sound quality is amazing.
Then there’s Diamond Dave himself. Everyone was so impressed that it was actually him singing. No one believed it at first. This is especially true since he can do everything from Frank Sinatra to Baby Got Back. Everyone loved all of his costumes; we even had some of our guests and our photographer wearing them as well. Our caterers and wait staff were even taking pictures and videos of Diamond Dave (and you know they see a lot of DJs).
We could not have asked for a better DJ and had the time of our lives at our wedding. I think we can sum it up by saying we were the last ones to leave the dance floor, and that was only because we had to be out of our reception venue.
Sherri and CJ Wong
Married~ September 8, 2012
Reception at Reata in Oakdale, CA
Thanks so much for your hard work at our wedding, you were great! Here's an endorsement for you:
Dave was amazing and played a huge part in making our wedding such a success. From our parents to our friends, everyone was raving about how awesome Dave was. He got everyone on the dance floor and kept the party going all night long! Thanks Dave!
I'm sure our paths will cross again soon at Petars. Take care, and thanks again!
Eric and Liz Tausend
Married~ September 29, 2012
Healdsburg Country Gardens
We hired Diamond Dave for our wedding October 6th out in Livermore. From the very beginning, Dave helped me make our wedding our own, not just another DJ'd wedding. We had a lot of requests for random songs and he fulfilled every single one of them. He also had requests going during the wedding which our guests LOVED - it really got them involved in the dancing portion of the night.
TONS of my guests asked how I knew Dave, where we found him and how they could hire him! They were amazed at how many genres of music he knew and played. Everyone loved the show! I'm lucky enough to have known Dave since college and know how awesome he is, but tons of people said he was the best DJ they've ever seen at a wedding!
Thank you to Dave for making our wedding unique and a great party that guests of all ages could be involved in!!
Terra and Jared Childs
Married~October 6, 2012
Crooked Vine Winery, Livermore, CA
Dave, thank you so much for coming down to southern CA to perform at our wedding! The guests could not stop talking about how great you were! It really made for the wedding of my dreams! I wish you could duplicate yourself and be a regular down here since we can't get to Petar's every Thursday like our college days!
Katelyn and Darius Mogadam
Married at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente, CA
"Thank you Diamond Dave for being the highlight of our wedding! Your lively entertainment, upbeat personality and professionalism was more than we expected. Our guests could not stop talking about how fabulous you were and weeks later we are still getting calls about you! Never did I expect to see everyone from my 4 year old cousins to my 82 year old Aunt dancing for hours at the wedding! Dave, you have an amazing ability to inspire people of all ages to get on the dance floor and party! Thank you for making our day so memorable."
Natalie and Dr. Brandon Katz
Wedding Reception, September 22, 2013
Granite Bay CA
Thank you SO much for being our DJ at our wedding on Sept 15th. You were amazing and really got the party rocking. Even my 85 year old grandpa was hitting the dance floor... a rare sight! Everybody had such a great time, especially Gary and I. Thank you for everything!
Sara and Gary Rossi
Married~ September 15, 2013
Elliston Vineyards, Sunol CA
You performed at our daughter's wedding on Saturday in Oakdale. Incredibly fantastic! You were a huge hit, and we just wanted to thank you for helping us to celebrate a very special young couple.
Tammy Burton~ Mother of the Bride
Sherri and CJ Wong
Married~ September 8, 2012
Reception at Reata in Oakdale, CA
Thanks to you our wedding is going to be something people talk about for years to come. It was pretty much the most amazing day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for a better MC and entertainer. You were professional, extremely detailed, and you kept the flow of our event going smoothly. People assumed you were just a regular DJ up until you started performing your Diamond Dave rendition of Party Rock Anthem. People's minds were BLOWN! Our dance floor was bursting at the seams because every guest was up dancing. If people wanted to talk to us they'd had to find us on the dance floor because we weren't leaving! The saddest part of the night was when the music had to end. We wished we could keep the party going on forever. It was very special having you be a part of our day because we saw you perform at Petars on our 2nd date. Booking our wedding around your schedule was the best decision we ever made. Thanks again for bringing our wedding to the next level. Now we've gotta find a reason to hire you for something else!
Mark & Danielle Edgington
Married~ September 1, 2012
TJ Farms Estates, Chico CA
I just wanted to let you know that you did an exceptional job for my daughter's wedding on September 2, 2012. Everyone in attendance was amazed at your performance. In addition you did a superb job directing the wedding party and introduction of those in attendance. I have always been impressed with your abiltiy to bridge the generation gap in song choices and your unique presentation. Quite frankly, you're the best!
What is an amazing job you did at Cody's and my wedding !! We have received nothing but great compliments !!! People have said you are the best thing they have ever seen. I can't thank you enough!!
Kellye and Cody Caton
Married~ August 11, 2012
"From the moment I got engaged, the only thing I was sure about is that I wanted Diamond Dave to be our DJ. Before I finalized our wedding date, I had to make sure Dave was available. He surpassed every expectation we had, and everyone was asking about where we found him (check out Petar’s if you haven’t been). Diamond Dave got EVERYONE on the dance floor. My husband and I went to go visit other tables after dinner, but we could barely find anyone at their seats to talk to. Dave helped make our wedding the most special and memorable day of our lives! Thank you!"
Bill and Jenni Sauls
Married~July 22, 2012
Ruby Hill Country Club
"Diamond Dave performed at our wedding this past Saturday, and he was absolutely fantastic in all regards!!!!
In terms of just pure entertainment at a wedding, he seriously brings it. Your friends, especially those who have never heard of Dave before, will absolutely go nuts. He's so much fun, and everyone finds something to like. My frat-tastic friends loved him and my wife's grandmother told me last night how much fun he was.
Dave, thanks for being such a professional to deal with leading up to the wedding. Katy Hanson and I really appreciate it. You helped so much in making our wedding reception fantastic. I can't thank you enough."
Kevin and Katy Hanson
Married~ July 28, 2012
Reception at the City Club in San Francisco, CA
Diamond Dave is sort of like a unicorn. He is a legend among Saint Mary's College of California alumni and Petar's regulars, and when you finally get a chance to see him in action, all you can do is marvel at his talent and pay tribute to his special place in the world of entertainers. We were fortunate enough to secure this mystical one-man-show for our wedding on June 30 in Castro Valley. We had high expectations, as we had been in awe of his unique talent for years, and he exceeded every one of them - from his responsiveness throughout the planning process, to his willingness to accompany the Father of the Bride and Best Men during their surprise songs, to his unparalleled musical stylings, to his commitment to creating a fun dance floor experience where guests could let loose and don a mullet wig. Our guests cannot stop raving about Diamond Dave, and we could not be happier that the stars aligned for us to have this unicorn for our very special wedding day!
- Shaughn & Stefanie Daugherty
Thanks again for playing our wedding, you really made our day! I was thinking that I have been going to Petar's for so many years, I have gone to see you perform on my birthday countless times. When Suzie and I got engaged, the first thing I said after she said,"yes!" is I have to find out when Diamond Dave is available!
We had so many people come up to us during the wedding, stating "Diamond Dave is amazing! This is the best wedding reception I can remember!" It was great to hear. I also want to thank you for how quickly you were in responding to our requests and inquiries. For anyone that wants a truly memorable wedding, having you there is a must!
Jason & Suzie Scher
Married~ July 8, 2012
Palo Alto, CA
Hello Diamond Dave,
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding the most wonderful experience! All of our family and friends were so impressed with you and we all had such an amazing time and there was such an easy flow from the ceremony to the dance off at the reception!! It is so true that the music and DJ/MC sets the tone for such a special day and you surpassed all expectations! (and we had high ones) :) you were a big part in us actually having our dream wedding, thank you so very much!!! See you soon at Petars!
Kristin & Eki Erlec
Married~June 29, 2012
West Shore Cafe and Inn
Lake Tahoe, CA
We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us. You really went above and beyond for our special day, and all our friends and family CANNOT STOP TALKING about how wonderful you were! We can't wait to come see you at Petar's soon!
Stephanie and Shaughn Daugherty
Married~ June 30, 2012
Castro Valley, CA
"Diamond Dave is arguably the best entertainer available in the Bay Area. He brought more energy and charisma to our wedding than I could have ever imagined. I had seen him a few times prior at Petar's and really liked what he brought to the table, but what he brought to my wedding was unparalleled. Dave has an uncanny ability to get people out of their chair with their hands in the air. The dance floor at my wedding didn't even hit a lull, let alone die down for any amount of time. He absolutely killed it. Forever a fan of Diamond Dave!!!"
Aaron and Tori Cardenas
Married~ June 23, 2012
You were wonderful! Everybody loved you! We were so lucky to have you!
Jeff and Christina Dalton
Married~ June 16, 2012
Reception at The Claremont Hotel
It was an amazing day and our guests were absolutely floored by your performance. Thanks again and what a phenomenal show!
Ryan and Marisa Byrne
Married~ June 9, 2012
Running Rabbit Ranch
Thanks so much for the great job you did. People might remember the marriage but they'll never be able to forget the reception. The brides father was so impressed by Diamond Dave that there is talk of booking you for an End of the World Party in December. What a way to go...
Mark and Katie Johnson
Married~June 2, 2012
Hannah Nicole Winery
I just wanted to personally thank you for making my daughter and son-in-law's wedding such a fun and fabulous event this past Saturday at Hannah Nicole Winery. Did you know that there were several guests there that were actually counting down the hours from Friday night's rehearsal dinner until they could see and hear you? It is clear why you are such a rock-star to so many people. You are so good at making sure all age groups had a lot of fun - it couldn't have been more perfect. When my husband and I have a chance, we'll definitely be coming to Lafayette to hear you when we can. We are fans for life.
All the best to you and thank you so much again!
Hannah Nicole Winery
June 2, 2012
Thank you so much for a memorable memorial weekend bash at Blackhawk CC Sports Complex. The kids and moms didn't miss a song and in the end, you got the dads jumping in as well. Your interaction with our members is always a delight and we look forward to your next performance at the Club. Be well Diamond One and keep the world smiling!
Blackhawk Country Club
Thank you so much for keeping the party going! Everyone keeps talking about how awesome you were! :)
Thanks again for making our wedding so memorable!
Daniel and Julia Rijavec
Married~May 12, 2012
Thanks so much for your work last night. You did an amazing job and made our event a magical evening!!
Danny and Susan Hurwitz
Reception at Servino's, Tiburon, CA
May 5, 2012
Diamond Dave!!! thank you so much for playing at our wedding last week. Our guests could not stop talking about how much fun you are! James and I will have to return to Petar's soon for repeat performances. Really, thanks again. You really helped us have a fantastic time at the wedding!
Eve and James
Married~ April 14, 2012
Reception at Merryvale Winery
St. Helena, CA
"Thank you so much for everything. Everyone just thought you were so
great and asked where i had found you. So of course I plugged Petar's
and told them to come see you again with me in Lafayette.
I could not have asked for a better DJ or a more fun wedding. I knew
securing you for my special day would make all the difference!...and I
Lexie and Brian Hicklin
Married~ March 31, 2012
Marines Memorial Club
San Francisco, CA
You really made our Springhill party shine!
The timing of everything you did was just perfect.
As a total newbie to all of this public speaking and speech making, you were a huge asset to me personally, and your expertise help lead the way last night. I cant thank you enough for your contribution.
Looking forward to seeing you at Petar's soon.
Rock on DD
Lafayette Partners in Education
My wife and I had Dave perform for our wedding reception at the Lake Merritt Hotel and the best way to describe our experience was, Wow! We had him sing The Way You Look by Frank Sintra for our first dance and his voice was amazing. I can't believe how talented he is since he was able to sing all kinds of songs by Frank Sinatra, Tupac, Lady Gaga and even LMFAO.
Do you want your guests to have the time of their lives?
Do you want everyone to remember your wedding and continue to talk about it?
Don't waste your time with any other entertainer. Contact him now and book him as soon as you can before someone else reserves him on your wedding date. Your guests will never forget the memorable experience.
Phi and Nok Trinh
Married~ February 25, 2012
The Terrace Room
Lake Merritt Hotel
Diamond Dave, you made the Plotner Wedding a huge success!! We love you!! Thank you for coming!!
Mo Plotner 'Mother of Groom'
Mathew and Erica Plotner
Married~ January 28, 2012
Diamond Tower, San Diego CA
Diamond Dave - Thank you. Thank you. You made my daughter's recent wedding the best ever, as you did at my son's wedding a few years back. Your performance had everyone from 2 to 92 continuously rocking on the dance floor for hours. Simply stated, I have never in my life seen so many folks having so much such fun at a wedding. At least a half dozen people came up to me afterward and asked me where we "found" you. I, of course, proudly replied: "The world famous Petar's in Lafayette, California." No doubt about it Dave - you are the absolute best. So thanks again.
Sincerely, John Siamas (Orinda, California)
Dave, you were the catalyst that took our wedding reception to the next level. Thanks for doing an amazing job on Saturday and getting everyone to jam out. You blew everyone's mind. The feedback on your performance was overwhelming. Keep it up!
"Our wedding was the best party/wedding we have ever attended. Everyone was dancing the whole entire time and there was music for all to enjoy. We wish we could relive this day over and over!! Thanks Diamond Dave."
-Lindsay and Joe Tanner
Thank you so much for providing the most incredible entertainment for our big day. You absolutely blew everyone's mind! People are still talking about how great you were and how they danced the night away. We did determine our wedding day based on the one Saturday you had available in September!:) You made our weding absolutely Rock!! Thank you Thank you!
Can't wait to catch up at Petar's soon!
Kate and John Daw
Married~September 17, 2011
We made sure Dave was available before picking our wedding date, and it was one of the best decisions we made. Everyone is still talking about how awesome the music was. Dave also handled the sound for the ceremony, and it gave me peace of mind to know he was taking care of everything. One extra-special touch: When we met before the wedding, I gave Dave a playlist of the type of music I wanted to hear during dinner, just as an example. I was absolutely delighted to hear those exact songs playing at the wedding. Dave was more than just a DJ or performer; he really helped set the tone for our big day, and he worked with us to make it exactly what we wanted.
Married at The Green Valley Country Club
Thank you so very much for your entertainment at our wedding! So many of our family and friends commented on how much fun they had dancing and how amazing you were at keeping the party going. Of course we have been enjoying your music forever and loved dancing to all of our favorites. You seriously made it a party and we can't imagine the day without you!
Oh my Gosh! You made our wedding the most fun! Thank you for making our wedding so memorable.
Katie and Ryan Gummow
Married~July 9, 2011
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
Married ~June 18, 2011
Diamond Dave, we could talk for hours about how fun our wedding was thanks to your vocal and piano stylin's. Throughout the entire reception we had guests asking, "Where did you find this guy?" For our outdoor afternoon wedding, we knew it was going to be important to have someone who could keep the energy going and the party bumping, and you did just that. I would recommend YOU any day over a DJ for all you brides out there. Thank you for making our day so memorable.
Married~May 21, 2011
Diamond Dave -
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You have
Married~ May 14, 2011
Carmel Valley, CA
Our friends and relatives have not stopped talking about how fantastic you were at our wedding! You were an expert master of ceremonies, always keeping the wedding running smoothly. You had everyone (from ages 3 to 85) out on the dance floor from start to finish, and nobody wanted to miss a minute of your entertainment. Our guests were amazed at your singing versatility! From the first time I saw you at Petar's, I knew that I wanted to have you play at our wedding, and I was so thrilled when you changed your schedule to be able to accommodate our new wedding date. You were a huge part of the reason our wedding was so wonderful, and we can't thank you enough!
~Jill and Alan Fulkerson
Married April 15, 2011
Palm Event Center, Pleasanton
We cannot thank Dave enough for the amazing performance he put on at our wedding. Our family and friends absolutely loved all the music! When we got back from our honeymoon, everyone continued to talk about our wedding and how much fun it was. Dave was very easy to work with, courteous, punctual and well organized. He even found some special songs we requested. We would recommend Dave to anyone for any function, any time or any where. Thank you Dave!
Adriana and Dom Ayala
Married April 16, 2011
Roundhill Country Club
"Diamond Dave for President!!! I hired D.D. for my wedding and he was beyond awesome!!!! Every single person was dancing the entire night and nobody wanted the night to end. From start to finish D.D. is an unbelieveable performer. Without a doubt a true talent, very professional, and you couldn't ask for a nicer guy to work with. I knew when I hired D.D. my wedding was is good hands. He exceeded every expectation and then some. You just cannot have a wedding without Diamond Dave."
Thank you! You Rock!
Married Feb. 20, 2011
The Westin St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Married Feb. 2, 2011
Arden Hills Resort and Spa, Sacramento CA
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Every Thursday at:
1524 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Show time: 9:30 P.M.
Friday June 14 and Friday June 21 at
The Roundup Saloon
3553 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Saturday, June 22 I'll be in Clayton for a FREE CONCERT starting at 6:00 p.m.
as part of Clayton's "Concerts on the Grove" Series
This will be my 6 th year and it's one of my FAVORITE shows of the year.
Come on down for some summer night fun!