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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 hired RMF for our wedding at the end of August 2019. From the beginning they were impressive. They were quick to respond and were very helpful. They even got on a call with my husband to go over any questions we had and guided us when we didn’t know exactly what music we wanted for certain times. They played all of the songs we requested (we had a mixture of American and Mexican music) so they were very accommodating. On the day of the event the DJ was so good and did such a wonderful job of running the event from start to finish. All of the announcements and transitions from one thing to another we’re seamless. I would recommend RMF to anyone!!!
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It was so important to us to have a professional and high quality dj for our wedding. We planned our wedding from a distance which meant we weren't able to meet with any of our vendors in person. We were so pleasantly surprised by the level of communication we received from RMF. It is clear that they are a well run business and we never doubted our decision. DJ Kaeden worked with us to play hard to find songs from our African family's request list and really helped us cultivate the intercultural wedding celebration we wanted. We highly recommend the RMF team!
Rebekah King
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RMF was so organized and helpful. I truly had no idea how to plan a wedding and a wedding planner wasn't in the budget they helped with the timeline and helped me choose songs when I was unable to make up my mind. Their website is also very helpful in planning everything you will need for the special day. They are definitely a little more expensive then some of the other DJs I looked at but it was definitely worth every penny.

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