Bret Huotari

Acoustic Guitar from Milwaukee, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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152 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
BOOKED 12 days ago

$275 - $3000 per event
About


Over the past couple years I have performed at hundreds of gorgeous venues across the Midwest, and had the opportunity to grow my knowledge and share it with other musicians from many different backgrounds, as well as learn from them. I've organized and rehearsed with many different instruments under short time constraints and love the challenges I'm faced with each new request.

Fast forward to the now: I'm performing public shows either at festivals or bars with my musicians friends or sometimes solo. I love performing ceremonies and cocktail hours at weddings. I also hire DJ's independently for couples, and oversee the day of the event. This way I get to work with people who have a great track record and also the client only has one person to trust.

Along the way of playing shows, I found that trust is peace of mind and that people are willing to pay more for a service if they know the job will get done right and they don't need to worry.

If you want to book me for your event, but you have a bunch of questions, feel free to just ask away. We can work together to organize exactly what you want.

Price: I treat every show differently depending on rehearsal time, distance, number of people, venue and some more factors. We can figure out a fair price two different ways: You can tell me what your looking for and what your budget is and I can design the best sounds around that, or you can tell me what you need and Ill shoot you a quote back. Either way works for me.

Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit about me, I look forward to working with you!




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Words can not express the happiness I feel about having Bret Huotari play at our wedding. He completely set the tone for cocktail hour and dinner, playing unbelievable renditions of songs that everyone knew and enjoyed. He transitioned seamlessly from song to song. Countless times throughout the night people approached me asking where I found the band and how blown away they were with the talent. I literally enjoyed the live performance from start to finish. It was one of the best things I booked for the wedding, it would not have been the same without them there. Beautiful singers, amazing talent, and true performers. Could not be a happier Bride. Speechless.

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Bret was amazing!! He was on time, very courteous, and very very good at what he does. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a class act.

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We had the time of our lives at the wedding and so did all of our guests,thanks for helping make that possible!!! The ceremony music was beautiful, guests commented on how great cocktail hour music was and music to follow for dinner and dancing was perfect. I do not think the dance floor was ever empty so that says a lot!!! I highly recommend you and your band mate/DJ. Many of the guests were asking how we found you and are keeping you in mind for their upcoming events. You guys are awesome and we look forward to seeing you play again!

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Bret was the perfect guitarist for our wedding, and we were so lucky to book him. He learned a song to sing in our ceremony, and knocked it out of the park. He also learned and played all our aisle music, and then sang songs from his repertoire during our cocktail hour. He was so personable and willing to work with us. We liked his prompt communication and reliability. (As a side note, many women commented on his attractiveness.)

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Guests are still raving about the "wonderful guitarists" that we had at the wedding! Bret was very professional and easy to work with from day one! How many people would be willing to learn any song just for you? Bret was able to learn two new songs for our ceremony and performed them without a flaw! His timing throughout the wedding was perfect; he started and stopped songs right on time! Bret and his friend, George, worked so well together and they were so friendly!!! We couldn't believe how appreciative THEY were to be there! The pleasure was all ours! We couldn't have asked for a better guitar duo! Thank you and look forward to booking you in the future!

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Bret and his group were spectacular at our wedding! We hired Bret and George to play during our ceremony and cocktail hour, and Nick to DJ. All of our guests loved the live music, and commented on how talented they are. The day of the event they worked directly with our wedding coordinator and photographers to coordinate everything, taking the stress off of us. Bret and George even wrote an acoustic version of our favorite song for our first dance! I would highly recommend this group to anyone looking for music at their wedding, they are so talented and really helped set the mood for the entire event.

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Dear Bret, Words cannot say how thankful we are to all of you for the beautiful music played at Rose and Calvin's wedding at Schuster's Farm. You did an outstanding job!!! I have been getting compliments ever since, on everything. Thank you so very much for help making my daughter's dream wedding come true. Forever Grateful, Sharon DeMuynck

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Bret & George were amazing! They did an excellent job as the ceremony musicians for our wedding! The guys early, giving them plenty of time to meet with me briefly, decide where to set up, and start playing as the guests began to arrive. They were friendly and personable right from the start, I loved the congradulatory hug I got instead of a handshake! They dressed professionally & even saved the day when the rented wireless mic didn't work - they let us use one of theirs! Their performance was perfect, Bret was more than willing to play songs that were special to my husband and I. Thanks for helping to make our special day the best day of our lives!

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One word - AMAZING! Bret was super accomodating for our wedding ceremony! I had a *special* request and he was eagerly willing to coordinate with other muscians to pull it off as a surprise for my new husband. Everyone commented ALL night long on what a FABULOUS job he and his band did. We were pleasantly surprised with their vocals & guitar skills. This was a touch that set our wedding apart from others in the past & I would highly recommend them! Even our ring bearer cheered after their song! Very cute! Overall, I can't say enough good things about Bret's performance! You will not be disappointed! THANK YOU so much! BETSY & JOSH

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If you want to make your day beyond memorable, George and Brett are your guys. George and Brett were willing to go far beyond expected to make the music planning easy. George was phenomenal performing our ceremony/cocktail hour music; we received so many complements after the Ceremony and throughout the night about how remarkable he was. During the reception Brett made a surprise appearance to perform our first dance song, which we sincerely appreciated. I would recommend George and Brett to anyone and everyone. They are class act guys that made our wedding day more spectacular than imagined. We cannot thank them enough~ Devin and Amber Helt

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