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  • Acoustic Guitarist from Denver, CO
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  • Starting at $275 per event

85 Reviews for Bret Huotari


Review by Irina V.

Private PartyReviewed on January 16, 2024From Colorado Springs, CO

I am so happy that I found Bret. He came early with another musician to set everything up. The choice of music they performed was great. It was background music that allowed guests to talk without any issues. I saw our clients even dancing a little. I have also got great feedback from everyone who attended the party. I highly recommend Bret! Hope to work with him next year.

Review by Alyssa C.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on July 6, 2023From Englewood, CO

Bret was wonderful to work with!! We will definitely book him again.

Review by Hilary L.

Rehearsal DinnerReviewed on August 28, 2022From Beaver Creek, CO

Bret was wonderful. He is an excellent musician and our guests loved him. He is also pleasant and professional. I would strongly recommend Bret.

Review by Jay B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 1, 2022From Broomfield, CO

Bret was awesome. He had his own equipment, showed up early, and worked the venue to get set up and was playing when we arrived. Bret was easy to work with communicating ahead of the event on music content to play, logistics, and even preparing a few requested songs. During the event, Bret was gracious enough to extend his playing time and even allow a few folks to sing along on stage. Definitely enjoyed the song choices! I would not hesitate to hire Bret again for an event.

Review by Nicole D.

WeddingReviewed on October 14, 2014From Tinley Park, IL

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.

Review by Kelli G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 1, 2019From Burlington, WI

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.

Review by Erica G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 18, 2012From Hubertus, WI

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!

Review by A S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 8, 2012From Delavan, WI

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.)

Review by Hillary J.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 25, 2012From Eagle River, WI

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!

Review by Elizabeth F.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 25, 2013From Madison, WI

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.

Review by Sharon D.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 3, 2013From Deerfield, WI

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

Review by Samantha Q.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 8, 2013From Lake Geneva, WI

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!

Review by Betsy M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 6, 2012From Oshkosh, WI

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

Review by Amber M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 22, 2013From Waunakee, WI

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

Review by Sarah P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 13, 2011From Brillion, WI

Bret was, in a word, FANTASTIC! He performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and we received so many compliments about his performance. Many of our friends and family were even interested in contacting him directly to share with him how much they loved his music. Bret truly added an element of magic to our wedding day, and we are so grateful. THANK YOU, BRET!!!

Review by Mark K.

WeddingReviewed on June 26, 2013From Wisconsin Dells, WI

Bret and George were amazing. They are both very talented musicians. We were blown away by their performance and so glad we worked with them. All of our guests gave rave reviews and loved hearing them play before/during/after ceremony. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for live music at any function.

Review by Kristen B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 2, 2012From Lake Geneva, WI

My husband and I could not have made a better decision on the musician for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Before we hired Bret, we wanted to hear him live so we could understand his style and talent. He came to our house to play for us. We were blown away and hired him that day! Bret is very professional and is willing to do everything he can to assure that your event is exactly what you envisioned. We heard a song weeks before the wedding that we loved. We sent the link to Bret and he learned it for us! Bret is extremely talented and has a promising future ahead of him. I highly suggest you book him for your event; you will not have any regrets.

Review by Andrea M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 20, 2011From Delafield, WI

We couldn't have been happier with Bret's performance. Amazingly talented, professional, acommodating and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Bret to our friends anyday. We just can't say enough! All of our guests were also commenting on how talented he is. Thanks Bret!!!

Review by Jenna S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 29, 2013From Madison, WI

Bret and George performed for our wedding ceremony 5/25/2013, and it was incredible!! They arrived early and played while all of our guests were being seated!! We received multiple comments from our guests saying how wonderful and talented they were!! We had 2 songs in mind for during our ceremony that they learned and played beautifully!! And on top of all this, they stayed to perform while Mike and I released each of guests from their seats. We cannot say enough, they helped to make our ceremony AMAZING!! Thank you is not enough! Mike and Jenna Dobling

Review by Rhoni M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 14, 2011From McHenry, IL

He did amazing and played so beautifully! We picked the songs we wanted during the ceremony and never heard a complaint out of him- he was so sweet and accommodating! Our guests raved about the music- they loved the personal touch and the live music! He was great to work with, incredibly patient and was very professional! He even sent a personal email after the wedding- which I thought was an incredible and professional touch! We will recommend Bret to anyone in a heartbeat! If he hasn't made it big by then-we would love for him to play our anniversary :)

Review by Jessica B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 5, 2013From Oshkosh, WI

Bret and George were amazing! They played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They arrived early to get set up and sound check. They played all of our requested songs for during the ceremony and played a nice song selection for during the cocktail hour. Guests commented on how wonderful they were and said they really enjoyed listening to them! To sum it up, Bret and George were fabulous and definitely made our ceremony and cocktail hour memorable - we would highly recommend them! Nick and Jessica

Review by Sam Y.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 14, 2011From Milwaukee, WI

Bret was a great choice!

Review by Joyce O.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 14, 2011From Colgate, WI

Bret played at my birthday/retirement party. He was outstanding. My guests loved his singing and playing. This young man is going places!!!

Review by Kristen V.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 15, 2011From Waukesha, WI

I can't say enough about Bret! We had a great connection with Bret right away!!! We hired Bret to play and sing songs before the ceremony while guests were arriving as well as play a very tough song with 2 of my good friends during the Unity Candle time. He drove all the way to my rehearsal to practice and was overall just so professional! I had so many sincere compliments about him from guests about how special he made our day! I would tell anyone to hire Bret no matter what kind of music you are looking for - he will work hard to make your day amazing! Thank you Bret - we will forever be greatful to you!!! Dan & Kristen Corrie Waukesha, WI

Review by Jaime G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 2, 2011From Sheboygan, WI

Our wedding events wouldn't have been the same without Bret. We offered a continental breakfast to guests as he played his guitar. He created an atmosphere unlike any other wedding I have EVER been to. He knew exactly what I wanted with only a word or two of direction. He arrived with plenty of time to spare and stayed until the majority of our guests left. (Which was much longer than we had planned.) Bret, you did an excellent job! Thank you! Sincerely Jaime and Paul