Dave Milliken guitar  bass  piano  vocals
Performer • Teacher • Songwriter
Dave Milliken with his Yamaha acoustic guitar

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CURRENTLY OFFERING VIRTUAL LESSONS VIA FACETIME, SKYPE AND ZOOM. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT dave@davemilliken.com FOR DETAILS.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, I perform on guitar, bass and piano, sing, write songs and teach guitar, bass and piano lessons in a wide variety of musical styles.

Please contact me at dave@davemilliken.com to book me or any of my bands, or to enquire about guitar, bass or piano lessons.

To find out about the different groups that I play with, check out the bands page. For info about me as a teacher, refer to the lessons page. A discography of CDs that I've played on and written songs for is included on my bio page.

Upcoming Shows  (Shows listed in this colour are by invitation only.)

Sat, Jul 31, 2021 (3:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Cedarhill Golf & Country Club in Nepean, ON

Sat, Sep 25, 2021 (5:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Century Weddings & Events in North Gower, ON

Sat, May 14, 2022 (4:15 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at the Courtyard Restaurant in Ottawa

Sat, Sep 3, 2022 (4:15 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa


Recent Shows  (Shows listed in this colour were by invitation only.)

Sat, Dec 19, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Retrogrades at QSF

Photo by John Salim

Sat, Dec 5, 2020 (9:00 pm): The Retrogrades at a holiday office party at Matilda Hall in Brinston, ON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sun, Sep 27, 2020 (4:15 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at Strathmere in North Gower, ON

Sat, Sep 19, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Aug 8, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Aug 8, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Jul 18, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thu, Jun 11, 2020 (6:00 pm): The Retrogrades at a corporate party at Queen Street Fare in Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, May 9, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Fri, May 8, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Apr 11, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Mar 21, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Fri, Mar 20, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Sat, Feb 29, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Fri, Feb 28, 2020 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 (6:00 pm): The Retrogrades at a corporate party at Queen Street Fare in Ottawa

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 (6:00 pm): Dave Milliken at an office party at the Wellington Gastropub in Ottawa

Fri, Nov 8, 2019 (7:30 pm): Dave Milliken at a private party at Allegro Ristorante in Ottawa

Sun, Oct 27, 2019 (11:45 am): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony & cocktail hour at Sala San Marco, Ottawa

Sat, Oct 26, 2019 (5:00-7:00 pm): The Retrogrades at Light the Night at Carleton University Field House for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Retrogrades in action

Sat, Oct 19, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa

Retrogrades in action

Fri, Oct 18, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa

Sat, Oct 5, 2019 (6:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a private party in Ottawa

Sat, Sep 28, 2019: Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa

Sat, Sep 14, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Sat, Sep 14, 2019 (1:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at St Anthony's Church, Ottawa

Sat, Sep 7, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Fri, Sep 6, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 (6:30 pm): The Retrogrades at a corporate party at Queen Street Fare in Ottawa

Fri, Aug 9, 2019: The Retrogrades at a private party in Luskville, QC

Sat, Jul 27, 2019 (2:00-3:45 pm): The Priorities at the Perth Ribfest Music Festival, Last Duel Park, Perth, ON

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 (7:30 pm): Soul Cracker at the Spencerville Mill & Museum, 11 Water St, Spencerville, ON

Sat, Jul 13, 2019: The Retrogrades at a private party in Prescott, ON

Mon, Jul 1, 2019 (3:30-4:15 pm): The Retrogrades at Light Up Dunrobin

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Barrhaven, 3161 Strandherd Dr at Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa

Sat, Jun 15, 2019 (7:30 pm): Soul Cracker at the Kars Recreation Association Hall, 1604 Old Wellington St, Kars, ON

Sat, Jun 1, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Fri, May 31, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Byward Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Sat, May 11, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Sat, May 4, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa

Fri, May 3, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Preston Street, 353 Preston St, Ottawa

Sat, Mar 30, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Sat, Mar 23, 2019 (9:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a private party in Ottawa

Sat, Feb 16, 2019 (8:00 pm): The Retrogrades & DJ ACRO at Queen St Fare, 170 Queen St, Ottawa

Mon, Jan 28, 2019 (7:30 pm): Dave Milliken at a private party at Allegro Ristorante in Ottawa

Sat, Jan 26, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Barrhaven, 3161 Strandherd Dr at Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa

Retrogrades in action

Fri, Jan 25, 2019 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Heart & Crown Barrhaven, 3161 Strandherd Dr at Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa

Retrogrades in action

Sat, Jan 12, 2019: The Retrogrades at a private party at the Infinity Centre in Ottawa

Monday, December 31, 2018 (9:30 pm): The Priorities at Spruceholme Inn, 204 Rue Principale, Fort-Coulonge, QC

Saturday, December 15, 2018 (2:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a private party in Ottawa

Friday, December 14, 2018 (6:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a holiday party at Fairouz in Ottawa

Saturday, December 8, 2018 (2:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Strathmere in North Gower, ON

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Retrogrades at the Elmdale

Friday, October 12, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (3:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Stonefields Heritage Farm in Beckwith, ON

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (3:15 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa

Friday, September 21, 2018 (3:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at Evermore Weddings & Events in Almonte, ON

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (8:30 pm): The Retrogrades at a private party at Sussex Gallery in Ottawa

Retrogrades at the Sussex Contemporary Gallery

Sunday, September 9, 2018 (4:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at Pinhey's Point Historic Site in Dunrobin, ON

Dave Milliken performs at Pinhey's Point wedding

Photo by Joey Rudd

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (6:00 pm): The Retrogrades at a corporate party at Milestones Lansdowne in Ottawa

Saturday, August 11, 2018 (1:15 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at Billings Estate in Ottawa

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Friday, July 13, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

Retrogrades at the Elmdale

Photo by Barbara Bruna

Saturday, July 7, 2018 (3:45 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Brockville, ON

Sunday, June 24, 2018 (7:30 pm): Soul Cracker at Oysterfest at the Whalesbone, 504a Kent St, Ottawa

Soul Cracker Walking Promo Shot

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (6:00-7:00 pm): Dave Milliken at the Leslie Park Community Association 'Picnic in the Park' in Ottawa

Thursday, June 7, 2018 (6:00-9:00 pm): Dave Milliken at the lounge/bar at ARC The Hotel, 140 Slater St, Ottawa

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (8:30 pm): The Retrogrades at a corporate party at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa

Friday, May 11, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

Friday, May 11, 2018 (4:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a wedding ceremony at Stonefields Heritage Farm in Beckwith, ON

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St, Ottawa

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (5:00 pm): Dave Milliken at a volunteer appreciation dinner for the Kanata Food Cupboard at St Paul's Anglican Church in Kanata

Friday, April 13, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

Friday, March 9, 2018 (10:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

Retrogrades Poster

Friday, February 9, 2018 (9:00 pm): The Retrogrades at the Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

 

The photo at the top of this page is by Gordon Metcalfe.

Dave Milliken
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