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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 Amanda S.

WeddingReviewed on September 28, 2018From Milwaukee, WI

Bret & Matt were absolutely amazing. They played at our wedding on labor day and we could not be happier. Our guests were stunned by how talented they were and kept asking how we found them. They met every request we had and the transition from pre ceremony all the way through the reception was perfect. We could not have made a better choice and we will definitely be trying to book them again for any future events. So happy --- book Bret, it is a no brainer!!

Review by Lexy D.

Graduation PartyReviewed on July 29, 2018From Geneva, IL

He was so sweet when he first arrived and made conversation with me and tried to get to know everyone. He fit in so well and him and George were like the spotlight of the whole party. Without them I don't think it would've been any good. Everyone was asking how I found them and of course all of my friends adored them. They even took some pictures in front of our photo booth. It was truly a day I will remember always.

Review by ANNA N.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 13, 2018From Baraboo, WI

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Bret and George. They entertained our 90 guests during my husband's 75th birthday celebration and everyone raved about how wonderful they were. In fact, one of our family members is hosting a celebration in October and is committed to having them perform at his event. Their musical abilities were amazing and they played to the crowd, became part of our crowd and we frankly didn't want the event to end, in large part due to them. I would highly recommend them and will most definitely hire them again the next time I'm hosting an event. You won't be disappointed in any type of venue. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart!

Review by Rebecca C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 2, 2018From Madison, WI

Bret and duo partner, George, were fantastic! Extremely professional, fun, and all our guests kept asking where we got them and how great they were! We are so happy they played/sang for our small wedding reception. It was just perfect!

Review by Abbie R.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 11, 2018From Lake Geneva, WI

Bret was fantastic. When I heard him start playing for my wedding party to walk to, I was overjoyed with how well he sounded. He had learned a couple of songs specifically for my wedding, and he blew it away. He had brought 2 other musicians with him to make it even more special. During cocktail hour, I had numerous people come up to me to tell me how amazing they 3 guys were. I would absolutely hire Bret again for any private event I will be hosting in the future. HIGHLY recommend!!

Review by alyssa w.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on June 28, 2018From Milwaukee, WI

I just recently got married and hired Bret to play for my ceremony and cocktail hour. Bret and his crew were absolutely amazing! He was able to come in at a super last minute request, help me decide on music for both my ceremony and cocktail hour, offered to bring in his friends who he does duo with to add to the vibe, and just BLOW us all away. They were exceptional, and SO easy to work with! He definitely ensured me that I could trust him in taking the lead in coming up with a list of great music and putting on a great performance. Will absolutely be requesting him again in the future!!!

Review by Courtney K.

WeddingReviewed on May 22, 2018From Brookfield, WI

Bret was phenomenal! He played at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and I was extremely impressed. He played instrumental songs, per our request, for the ceremony and it was exactly what we envisioned. Also, our guests raved about his music and singing during the cocktail hour. We are so happy we chose to work with Bret. He was quick to respond to our emails and calls, and so happy to help us make our wedding special! We would recommend him to anyone who is looking for beautiful music during their wedding.

Review by Kim K.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on May 2, 2018From Milwaukee, WI

Bret and George are an amazing duo. Very friendly and outgoing. They were both excited to celebrate with us at our companies 20th Year Anniversary. There harmonies were a perfect sink. I received nothing but compliments from our guests.

Review by Jackie B.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 5, 2018From West Bend, WI

We loved it, he sings contemporary, classic, and modern music. We loved the collaborations he performed. Overall it was a rather enjoyable performance for our business annual get together. We hope to use his services again in the future!

Review by Trish H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 17, 2017From Iron Ridge, WI

Would love to permanently have these musicians on the book for every event. Our guest were entertained and engaged the entire evening. They were the reason our event was a success!

Review by Laura S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 19, 2017From Waunakee, WI

Bret was great! We hired him for my husbands 40th bday party and he was extremely flexible when it came to moving locations and in/out due to rain and where majority of people were. There were a lot of kids at this event and he was great with the kids and played music everyone enjoyed. He was extremely responsive and great at communicating. I would definitely hire him again.

Review by Terry Q.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 26, 2017From Elkhorn, WI

Bret Huotari was the perfect choice for our wedding. He was extremely reliable and professional, and we didn't have to worry about a thing, for he was very organized and prepared with exactly what we had requested. His song choice was just what we had hoped for, his smooth and relaxing vocals and guitar skills set the stage for the ceremony, and were greatly appreciated by everyone. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony, due in large part to the atmosphere Bret created. I highly recommend him. Ms. Terry Quinn, Wedding Planner and Marriage Officiant

Review by Melissa U.

Private PartyReviewed on October 19, 2018From Lake Geneva, WI

Review by Dawn K.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 8, 2016From Nashotah, WI

Having Bret play at our party was the best! He was very friendly and interacted with the crowd. Great song choices, great sound, showed up on time, and extremely easy to talk to! Really enjoyed having him and his friends and will definitely book him again!

Review by Stephanie F.

WeddingReviewed on July 25, 2016From Lake Geneva, WI

We hired Bret to perform for our wedding ceremony, and we were very pleased! He arrived early on the day of the wedding, and despite there being a change of locations at the very last second due to weather, Bret was flexible and everything went without any hiccups. Several of our guests provided compliments on the music and Bret. I would not hesitate to recommend Bret to other brides.

Review by Ginger I.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 21, 2016From Saint Charles, IL

Bret was absolutely amazing, in every way! Such a talented guy and extremely easy to work with! Hire Bret!

Review by Amanda B.

WeddingReviewed on July 11, 2016From Milwaukee, WI

Bret did a great job at our wedding cocktail hour. Guests were dancing and singing along with him and my boss later asked for his information to book him for a party because she loved the performance. Thank you, Bret!!

Review by Anna S.

WeddingReviewed on June 21, 2016From Milwaukee, WI

We were beyond happy that we decided to hire Bret (and Matt & Olivia) to perform at our wedding ceremony and reception. He was easy and professional to work with in all aspects. The week of the wedding we found ourselves without a wireless mic for our officiant and for speeches and Bret even went out and purchased one for us to use. I cannot say enough about the music, it was perfect in every way! We received countless compliments on their performance. They even learned 2 new songs for our processional and recessional and it turned out perfectly! We would not hesitate to recommend Bret to anyone looking for wedding entertainment!

Review by Pam R.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 22, 2016From Western Springs, IL

Bret was the absolute perfect choice for our high school graduation party. He was easy to communicate with before the event and even arrived early the day of the event! We chose a few songs from his playlist, and he did the rest. His choice of music was perfect for our crowd. As an added bonus, he brought along a couple of friends, so we had a whole band at our backyard party! Bret was extremely accommodating and engaged the entire crowd. Everyone loved him, and many asked for his card. I would highly recommend Bret as a current artist who can play a wide variety of genres. He is extremely talented and very pleasant to work with. You will not be disappointed!

Review by Cindy P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 16, 2016From Fontana, WI

Bret was the perfect choice for my daughters wedding. He does a fantastic job performing, is very professional with details and is a delight to work with. He had played for an event of ours previously and now helped to make my daughters wedding truly memorable. I would highly recommend him and hope to use him again myself in the future.

Review by Kevin V.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 20, 2017From Mequon, WI

We booked Bret for a corporate picnic event and he folded perfectly into our event. He took a great pulse on the crowd and utilized his talents to accentuate the afternoon. A great talent with vast song list, I would recommend his services with confidence for a corporate or any other event! Thank you, Bret!

Review by Shana M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 8, 2015From Lake Geneva, WI

5 star performance! Completely happy with our decision in hiring Bret and his team for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From the beginning Bret was super easy to work with, open to all our song requests and accommodating/flexible to our last minute additions. Did I mention very talented as well?! Having live music at our wedding really made our day so special and personable. I know our guests agree too! I highly suggest booking Bret for your next event! From, Shana & Lance 8-1-15

Review by Lisa J.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 29, 2015From Lincolnshire, IL

Bret and Pierre were so much fun. Bret is a wonderful entertainer. He set a great mood for our party and got many guests involved by the end of the night. He even got my daughter and husband to play a few songs with them. Everyone had a fun night.

Review by Jennifer K.

WeddingReviewed on July 20, 2015From Verona, WI

Bret and the other performers were amazing and beyond my expectations. They made the night and everyone was in love with their performance at the wedding and during reception. They set the tone and vibe and created a wonderful atmosphere for the guest. It was a pleasure to work with them and can't wait to book them again, maybe for a 1 year anniversary party!!!

Review by Kevin G.

Private PartyReviewed on July 27, 2015From Waukesha, WI

From booking to the end of the evening, Bret and his band were AWESOME! I know it was not the norm, but I booked Bret and much to my suprise, his whole band showed. They were AMAZING and exactly what we pictured for our backyard party. We recieved comments like," Best Rehersal Dinner ever!, and " that band was the best I have heard at a private party!" A couple of our guests will be hiring Bret in the near future for their own events. We could not have been happier to start our wedding weekend with Bret and his band. It was absolutely perfect! Thank you to the entire group!