Dai is widely experienced in the art of public speaking. He is eloquent and well spoken, with a mild Welsh..
Following his hugely popular performance at the 2009 Ontario Fair Boards' annual OAAS ENTERTAINMENT SHOCASE - where Dai had an audience of hundreds in stitches - these are the comments of the event's organizer at the Royal York in Toronto: "Dai Bassett the Singing Farmer is great to work with, always cheerful and smiling. A very talented and creative man who can write a jingle for anyone." - Kathryn Lambert
"For the past six years I have had the great pleasure of working with Dai Bassett. As the artistic director for the Stone Fence Theatre I got to know Dai and his many talents very well. Working on any project that Dai was involved in meant that the process would move ahead easily- you could count on Dai’s commitment and total involvement in both rehearsal and performance. As a stage personality Dai is very versatile: he can “clown”, and always gets the most out of any comic part. Conversely, in a serious role he shows sensitivity that makes the character believable. As a master of ceremonies, Dai has a natural talent for putting the audience at ease and always finds a way to connect with the crowd. We have worked together in a lot of musical theatre. Dai has a wonderful voice, and in either solo or chorus, he makes every song sound great. A commanding stage presence, a multi talented performer, a man who takes his commitment to every performance seriously, that describes the Dai Bassett I have come to know." - Barry Goldie
"Carp Agricultural Society had Dai as the MC at their annual "Men's Night". Dai was fantastic to work with - any suggestions he was open to. He kept the evening on schedule and of course entertained the group with stories and even a "bit" of music. Carp Agricultural Society will certainly be inquiring about Dai schedule for future events that we host." - Joyce Trafford (General Manager - Carp Agricultural Society)
"Dai Bassett ia a first class after-dinner speaker. I have had the pleasure of listening to Dai on several occasions. He can relate to audiences of a rural or urban background, and with his fantastic delivery of his hilarious tales from his experiences in the U.K.and recently in Canada, he can really make a massive difference to an audience's enjoyment of their night out! His guitar in hand, his voice, his humour and his personality come through in his unique talent. As Chairman of the Cobden Fair's 150th anniversary committee, it was without hesitation we called upon Dai to M.C. the opening ceremonies and to entertain on the closing day of the fair. He definitely has what it takes to perform with tremendous humour and a high level of professionalism, and he makes sure everything runs on time too! Cobden fair heartily recommends Dai Bassett to other organizations within the community." - Brian Hamilton, Member Services Rep, Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
"Dai’s talents first came to my attention when I saw him perform at a local entertainment production, in which he was able to showcase his range of talents from the good singing voice, the easy-going manner of a host, and his sense of humour. It was not long before we had him contributing to various light entertainment television programmes with his hallmark rural humour and clever songs. His flexibility was always an asset as he was able to combine the three facets of raconteur, singer, and comedian into a wholesome ‘family-friendly’ package." - Rowena Griffin (Senior Producer HTV Wales/Cymru)
“I have had the opportunity to engage Dai Bassett for entertainment in both a professional and personal capacity. His performances have been enlightening, uplifting, and humorous. Dai has taken the extra effort to personalize his appearance specific to his audience. Guests have always commented how enjoyable and memorable our occasions have been with Dai as our entertainment.” - Brenda Powers-Ross, Administrative Coordinator, Whitewater Bromley CHC
"Dai Bassett entertains our residents at Pembroke Heritage Manor. Dai is very well received by our residents, they look forward to his Saturday afternoon performances. His song selection is very appropriate and residents relate well to his music." - Kim Thompson (Activities Coordinator), Pembroke Heritage Manor
"If you are looking for an Emcee, Dai is the man you need. We had him for our 2009 Fair, stuck him on stage without much preparation as we were all so busy, but he did the most wonderful job. We could not have asked for more. As for humor, be careful, or your little mishaps will all end up in a song. The crowd will be roaring with laughter, while you stand on the stage with nowhere to hide. It's all great fun" - Nicole, Massey Fair
"Dai we have had numerous comments on how they enjoyed your jokes, music and overall entertainment to start our weekend of Oktoberfest festivities. Our week end event was a success and you and the 3 thumbs up band were an excellent start to the event. We had people from Ottawa, Pembroke and the Valley who are faithful listeners attend specifically for your show and were very satisfied. You are a true crowd pleaser with your personal interaction with the crowd with your stories, your jokes and signing entertainment. Thank you again for your contribution to our successful event. As we say in German to give a toast 'Ein Prosit!' to the 3 thumbs up." - Karl Erfle
"Dai was the MC for the entertainment stage at our 'Relay For Life' event in Shawville. Even though we didn't have complete information ready for him, he took the mic like a pro and made the whole evening run as smoothe as silk. He also contributed to the entertainment with some songs of his own. We are looking forward to having him back for the next 'Relay For Life'." - George Campbell, Chair, Entertainment Sub-committee