Papa G offer guitar-led instrumentals of jazz and Latin standards. Their sophisticated music creates a cool, ‘Dinner Jazz’ ambience. This is ideal for Alpha Suppers, ‘Cafe Style’ church, Marriage Course suppers, Charity Balls, Church meals and social events, weddings etc. where live jazz creates a great atmosphere!
Dave Gillard (aka Papa G ) has previously played guitar in many bands and many different musical styles in the context of both evangelism and worship, including… Meet Jesus Music, Kingdom Come, The Stoneleigh Worship Band and Breez. Now as Papa G he performs as a duo, with Paul Bartels on bass and flute, or as a trio with bass and drums.
Dave served as a full time Elder of his church for 27 years, exercising his evangelistic, teaching and pastoral gifts. He still regularly plays guitar and leads worship in his church. Now retired, he is available to serve the Lord and His church on a wider basis. Having spoken at many evangelistic meetings and seeker courses, Dave is always ready, if appropriate, to share his testimony and the Gospel in a clear and accessible way.
“After Hours Live played host to the amazing ‘Papa G ' who played some top quality smooth jazz. Papa G soon had the audience sitting back and relaxing to their soothing sounds. Playing a variety of instrumental numbers such as ’Sunny’, ’Summer Time’, ’Sugar’ and their jazz version of the classic hymn ‘Amazing Grace'. Papa G spoke about the craziest party he had ever been to and shared some of his life story and faith" Matt - Event Organiser.