Live Musician

Dave Francis

Dave Francis is an accomplished performer, arranger, composer, teacher, and veteran of many wedding gigs.  He has worked for the past 15 years as one of Missoula's most sought-after guitar teachers.  "Teaching affords me the opportunity to relate to and interact with hundreds of different musicians.  I usually gain as much insight into the artistry of music as my students do, and playing guitar all day for a living keeps my skills sharp".

In addition and in conjunction with his work as a teacher Dave also works with several music publication companies as an arranger of popular music.  "The idea is to take a song and break down its essence.  Melody, percussion, bass, chord harmonies, and groove are all considered.  The fun, and challenge inherent to this process is discovering how to simultaneously combine all of these elements onto a single instrument".  This process has made him very comfortable with imagining customized playlists for events and delivering performances of songs that haven't been introduced to the world yet.

"My favorite aspect of playing weddings is the opportunity to use my skill set and experience planning to help bring all the elements together.  Seeing the joy of the present on my client's faces is so rewarding, and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to share in those precious and intimate moments."

Average number of Weddings and events a year:
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What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Visit the Karakoram. Compete in the Winfield (National) Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Use the word winter as a verb to describe where I live during the darkest season.

Do you have any strange phobias?

Totally. Trypophobia (fear and disgust when viewing a pattern of holes).

What was the worst punishment you received at school?

Having my mom go to high school with me for a day.

What is the strangest talent you have?

Linking any actor to Kevin Bacon in less than four moves.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

An eBay sports card store as a side hustle.

Can you play an instrument?

Yep! I play a couple.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

The Fisher Price barn with a door that said, MOOOO!

What was your favorite TV show when growing up?

The Simpsons

Which storybook/cartoon character would you prefer to be?

Winnie the Pooh, or Inigo from Princess Bride.

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

Where Did I Leave My Glasses?

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

s saying Amazon like asking the genie for more wishes? Probably Caras Nursery in Missoula, I love watching landscapes develop.

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We have an average customer rating of 4.99
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We loved working with RMF for our wedding. Not only were they very responsive to our wishes and easy to work ahead of the event, our DJ the day of was both professional and really friendly. In addition, he managed to read the room perfectly. The dancefloor was full from beginning to end and guests of all generations had a great time. Do not hesitate one second and go with RMF for your event!
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As the manager of a wedding venue, I see a lot of DJ's. When the time came to hire one for my daughter's wedding, I had no doubt. RMF is the best. They really make an event exciting and fun. I highly recommend them for your event. Jordan was very perceptive of what the crowd needed to keep the fun rolling.
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RMF was amazing to work with for our special day! They accommodated our requests for specific songs for our ceremony and were well prepared to implement our back up songs when I came down with a cold wedding week and was unable to sing during the ceremony as planned. Kaden did a phenomenal job getting the dance floor hopping and keeping it that way all night long. It is a day we will never forget and we highly recommend them for your big day!

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