Booking

To book Tad Dreis, call (603) 762-9378, or send an email.

Tad Dreis

– Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

– Classic Rock, Jazz, Country, Celtic

– Solo Acoustic or Band

– Light Ambience or High Energy Pub Rock

My name is Tad Dreis and I enjoy sharing my music with audiences of all ages throughout southern New England. I began playing professionally in 2000 and past venues include colleges, festivals, weddings, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and seniors communities. Most of my performances feature singing, but I’m also comfortable playing pure instrumental music.

Rock, Pop, Country


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Jazz Standards

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Wedding Guitar
It’s an honor to play music for weddings, and my repertoire is constantly growing and changing as I create new arrangements for special song requests. Most often, I play instrumental guitar music for ceremonies and add vocals for the cocktail hour, but I’m also happy to sing a song for your special day as part of the ceremony. I’m comfortable drawing on music from the worlds of rock, pop, jazz, country, folk, and Celtic. Please contact me to discuss your music preferences and receive a quote for ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, or a package combining several performances on your wedding day.

Original Music
I’ve also written and recorded four original folk-pop albums. Some of the songs tell stories, some have more impressionistic lyrics. In the studio, I like to layer vocal harmonies and orchestrate different instrumental parts to frame my guitar and voice. The music player below will stream the latest album, which is titled “The Reluctant Hook (and the Day That Caught It).” The first song is called “The Makeup Company.”

Live Video

This live video captures me in singer-songwriter mode, playing original music with guitar, voice, and harmonica at the restaurant Fritz, in Keene, New Hampshire.


Rock & Pop

2000s
I Can't Feel My Face  The Weeknd
House of Gold         21 Pilots
Ho Hey                The Lumineers
Best Day of My Life   American Authors
Renegades             X Ambassadors
Count on Me           Bruno Mars
Safe and Sound        Capital Cities
Forget You            Cee Lo Green
Riptide               Vance Joy
Home                  Phillip Phillips
Pumped Up Kicks       Foster the People
Dog Days Are Over     Florence & the Machine
Dynamite              Taio Cruz
Forget You            Cee Lo Green
Little Talks          Of Monsters and Men
I Gotta Feeling       The Black Eyed Peas
Viva La Vida          Coldplay
Crazy                 Gnarls Barkley
Kids                  MGMT
Skinny Love           Bon Iver
Boulevard of Broken Dreams  Green Day
Mr Brightside               The Killers
Clocks                      Coldplay
Float On                                Modest Mouse
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)       Green Day
Wagon Wheel                            Old Crow Medicine Show
Hey Ya!                                OutKast
I Will Follow You Into the Dark        Death Cab for Cutie
Daughters                              John Mayer
The Middle                      Jimmy Eat World
Waiting Wishing                 Jack Johnson
Such Great Heights              The Postal Service
We Are Going to Be Friends      The White Stripes
Island in the Sun               Weezer

90s
What I Got                      Sublime
1979                            Smashing Pumpkins
If It Makes You Happy           Sheryl Crow
Wonderwall                      Oasis
All I Wanna Do                  Sheryl Crow
Buddy Holly                     Weezer
Last Dance with Mary Jane       Tom Petty
Free Falling                    Tom Petty
Man on the Moon                 R.E.M.
Losing My Religion              R.E.M.
Come as You Are                 Nirvana
Lovesong                        The Cure
Wicked Game                     Chris Isaak
Here Comes Your Man             The Pixies
Jane Says                       Jane's Addiction

80s
Is She Really Going Out with Him?       Joe Jackson
Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes    Paul Simon
Kiss                                    Prince
Land Down Under                         Men At Work
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic    The Police
Walking on the Moon                     The Police
Tainted Love                            Soft Cell
Tempted                                 Squeeze
Please Please Let Me Get What I Want    The Smiths
This Charming Man                       The Smiths
On the Road Again                       Willie Nelson
Blister in the Sun                      Violent Femmes
Just Like Heaven                        The Cure
Running to Stand Still                  U2
All I Want Is You                       U2

70s
Just What I Needed                      The Cars
More Than a Feeling                     Boston
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain            Willie Nelson
Werewolves of London                    Warren Zevon
Tangled Up In Blue                      Bob Dylan
Fire and Rain                           James Taylor
I Shot the Sheriff                      Bob Marley
Is This Love                            Bob Marley
Redemption Song                         Bob Marley
Tiny Dancer                             Elton John
Stuck in the Middle With You            Stealers Wheel
Coconut                                 Nilsson
Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard       Paul Simon
Rocket Man                              Elton John
Sweet Baby James                        James Taylor
Friend of the Devil             The Grateful Dead
Ripple                          The Grateful Dead
Heart of Gold                   Neil Young
Horse With No Name              America
Lola                            The Kinks
The Weight                      The Band
Up On Cripple Creek             The Band
Moondance                       Van Morrison
Pressure Drop                   Toots & the Maytalls
Rock'n Me                       Steve Miller Band
Reeling in the Years            Steely Dan

60s
Wild Horses                            The Rolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You Want     The Rolling Stones
Space Oddity                            David Bowie
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay          Otis Redding
I Heard It Through the Grapevine        Marvin Gaye
Blackbird                               The Beatles
I Will                                  The Beatles
Rocky Raccoon                           The Beatles
I've Just Seen A Face                   The Beatles
Norwegian Wood                          The Beatles
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away       The Beatles
People Are Strange                      The Doors
I'm A Believer                          The Monkees
Mrs Robinson                          Simon & Garfunkel
The Boxer                             Simon & Garfunkel
America                               Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl                       Van Morrison
She Belongs To Me                     Bob Dylan
What Goes On                          The Velvet Underground


50s
I Walk the Line                         Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues                     Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire                            Johnny Cash
Peggy Sue                               Buddy Holly
Everyday                                Buddy Holly
That'll Be the Day                      Buddy Holly
Johnny B Goode                          Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven                     Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee                      Chuck Berry
Blue Suede Shoes                        Carl Perkins


Jazz Standards

A Foggy Day
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia on My Mind
The Girl from Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones?
How High the Moon
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Just Friends
Lover Man
Misty
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Satin Doll
Summertime
There Will Never Be Another You

Contact
To book Tad Dreis, call (603) 762-9378, or send an email.