Hello, I am Dave Holmes, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist , performer , music teacher and producer from UK.

I play Brazilian Bossa Nova classics on guitar and voice in Portuguese and English, mixing in other covers and my own songs, with a little Bossa Nova feel. Please get in touch if you would like my relaxing sophisticated music at your event, I am exceptional value. Drop me a message!


In April 2014 I recorded an 18 track demo of my laid-back, feel-good Brazilian Bossa Nova and MPB sound.
This was well received and reviewed across the world in Bossa Nova Circles on social media and specialist websites such as BNovaMusic.com in Jamaica. www.bnovamusic.com/interview-dave-holmes/

In August 2014 after a mini tour of Belgium, I recorded my second album which was premiered on Brazilian Blend Radio show in Netherlands on ORTS Radio. www.BrazilianBlend.nl

I played live on this station during a second tour of Belgium and Holland in November 2014, culminating in a final performance in Brugge, Belgium.

Download or stream both my cover albums for FREE on Bandcamp here: www.BornToBossa.com (the colour album cover is the new album).

My influences are varied but for Bossa Nova they are: Marcos Valle, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes, Baden Powell, Ale Vanzella, ... and others

In the summer I will be releasing a single of original material on i-tunes.

Other projects I have been involved with:


Working alongside Belgian music producer and animator 9000Knobs, I wrote a short piece of music for an advert being played before every film in cinemas across Flemmish speaking areas of Belgium.


In 2012, under my alias Damon Breakz, I initiated, produced on and directed an international netlabel of electronic music producers which has evolved into a group of over 40 artists from 16 countries and we have released 3 albums of 61 tracks. Visit www.Cosmic-Core.com for more info. We are currently making our 4th album.

I've also been part of a UK Samba Percussion group called Toque Tambor, off and on, playing gigs and festivals in the UK and Ireland during 2007/8 and 2012.

Multimedia Links


www.DaveHolmesMusic.com/Discography.html OR simply www.BornToBossa.com







Enjoy the sounds, Thanks,

Dave Holmes

View my website http://www.daveholmesmusic.com/

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Telephone: 07905 038 957
Email: daveholmesmusic@gmail.com
Website: http://www.daveholmesmusic.com/

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