Ken Earnest

Acoustic Guitar from Newport Beach, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2010
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BOOKED 33 days ago

$350 - $800 per event
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About
Thanks for checking out my bio. I play songs from every decade and all generations. The Beatles to Bruno Mars, James Taylor to Jack Johnson, Hank Williams to Keith Urban and everything in between.
All genres and age groups of musical styles are in my song list. I've been at this for a long time and have been on many different stages performing in front of thousands while opening for Major acts -The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty, Pat Benatar, Eddie Money and Glen Frey or playing for a small birthday party for a one year old and the family and friends. Whatever type of music you are looking for I will provide it at a reasonable cost.



Holiday seasons, travel distances and special setups incur slightly higher rates


***WEDDINGS:
I can provide all the music for your 'special day', including light cocktail & dinner music and will even learn any special songs you might want as part of your event! I will also assist you (if requested) in choosing appropriate song selections for your wedding ceremony (processional, bride entrance, sand or candle ceremonies, recessional and first dance). I understand how stressful your wedding day can be so I will always return your emails or phone calls promptly and will be available to discuss any details or concerns you might have. I will ensure that the music on your wedding day will be beautiful, inspiring, and above all memorable!

***COCKTAIL HOUR:
Appropriate song selections are tailored to the favorite music style of the bride and groom. Most importantly I will always perform at a volume level that is not overpowering and will allow the guests to easily converse with each other in a normal manner.

***CORPORATE AND PRIVATE PARTIES

***EQUIPMENT:
I have all of the musical equipment required for any event and the equipment is included in my pricing.



Sincerely,
Ken Earnest
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Ceremony

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I had the honor to have Ken be our musical genius at my wedding this past Sunday. Ken was very professional, he came a few hours early to ensure everything was set up on time, he was dressed to impress and he was such a friendly and lively person. Ken seemed to know the exact mood we were going for at the wedding, I felt comfortable letting him just do his thing! I truly hope I can have another event soon just to book Ken, he is truly talented at what he does and I wish I could have heard him perform even more. Thank you so much Ken for making our wedding day that much more special, you are awesome!!!

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Ken Earnest’s Response:

Rocco and Gabrielle THANKS so much for having me play at your wedding. It was a truly magical day! Easy going, mellow and the first time Ive ever played Foo fighters for first dance! Love that song. Best wishes always:)) Cheers

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Private Party

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Ken was absolutely incredible! Our supper club was transformed by the atmosphere Ken created with his performance. He interacted easily with our guests and is extremely gifted in his vocal abilities. We’re planning on hiring him again for our next supper series in October. Absolutely recommend him for all your private events!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired Ken for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was amazing. Guests were so impressed by his performance and so were we. Ken was timely, professional, and accommodated all my requests without hesitation. If I could give him 10 starts I would!!

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Wedding

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Ken was flexible and professional. We booked a DJ separately and Ken was able to work with that. He's got a lot of range in terms of his song selection, so you're unsure of what to play, he'll have something. Thank you, Ken for everything!

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Corporate Function

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Kenny is great and so easy to work with. It's so nice to just focus on my event and know that he's doing his thing and making people smile! :)

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I would definitely hire Ken again for a party or any event. Had a birthday party for my wife and Ken was early to set up before party. He learned a song to play for her as well. Very professional and talented. Played a lot of different songs and sounded great! We had about 7 or 8 musicians at the party and all commented on how good Ken was! Ken made the party very entertaining. Thanks Ken!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ken was AMAZING! He sang and played guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on November 18, 2017. He is so professional, so accommodating, talented and trustworthy. He learned new music I requested, arrived early, and was always very prompt with email and any questions I had leading up to the Big Day. I would 100% recommend him and will definitely reach out to him again for our next event!

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Corporate Function

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Ken is a wonderful person and amazing musician!! We've had him play at our customer dinner for the last several years and enjoyed every minute! He's easy to work with, takes requests and keeps the crowd entertained. Happy customer!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ken's musical talents are excellent as he created a beautiful setting and ambience for both my wedding ceremony and my wedding cocktail hour. I would recommend Ken to anyone and am extremely impressed with his performance.

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Celebration

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Ken did an AWESOME job! He showed up early to have everything set-up in plenty of time for the party. His music selections were spot on, everyone LOVED THE music, he's very talented! I'd hire him again in a heartbeat!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
26
Corporate Function
Irvine, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Nov
9
Private Party
Tustin, CA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Oct
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Indio, CA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Sep
15
Wedding Ceremony
Skyforest, CA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Aug
28
Corporate Function
Long Beach, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
10
Wedding
Costa Mesa, CA
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jul
30
Celebration
Solana Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Baby Shower
Westlake Village, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jul
19
Private Party
Newport Beach, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
30
Club Event
Lake Forest, CA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Private Party
Aguanga, CA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Reception
Laguna Niguel, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
16
Cocktail Party
Beaumont, CA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
May
17
Graduation Party
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3 Doors Down
Kryptonite
3 Doors Down
Here Without You
311
Lovesong
Adele
Rolling in the deep
Adele
Make you feel my love
Aerosmith
I don't wanna miss a thing
Al Green
Let's Stay Together
Alan Jackson
Remember when
Allman Brothers
Ramblin' man
America
Ventura highway
American Authors
Best day of my life
Augustana
Boston
Avicii
Wake me up
Bad Company
Feel like making love
Bad Company
Shooting star
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
Ben Harper
Diamonds on the inside
Ben Harper
Steal My Kisses From You
Bill Withers
Lean on me
Billy Currington
Must be doing something right
Billy Currington
People Are Crazy
Billy Joel
She's got a way
Black Crows
She Talks To Angels
Blake Shelton
God gave me you
Blink 182
All the small things
Bob Dylan
Like a rolling stone
Bob Dylan
Forever young
Bob Dylan
Lay lady lay
Bob Dylan
Don't Think Twice
Bob Marley
Is This Love
Bob Marley
Stir it Up
Bob Seger
Turn The Page
Bob Seger
Night moves
Bob Seger
We've got tonight
Bon Iver
Skinny Love
Bon Jovi
Living on a prayer
Brian Fallon
Forget me not
Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road
Bruce Springsteen
If I should fall behind
Bruce Springsteen
Pink Cadillac
Bruno Mars
Locked out of heaven
Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Marry you
Bryan Adams
Everything I do (I do it for you)
Bryan Adams
When you love someone
Bryan Adams
Heaven
Buddy Holly
Not fade away
Cage the Elephant
Ain't no rest for the wicked
Cat Stevens
Wild world
Cat Stevens
Morning has broken
Cat Stevens
The Wind
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
Coldplay
Green eyes
Coldplay
Clocks
Coldplay
Yellow
Coldplay
The scientist
Coldplay
Fix you
Collective Soul
The World I Know
Counting Crows
A long December
Counting Crows
Rain King
Counting Crows
Round Here
Counting Crows
Omaha
Creedence
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Crowded House
Don't Dream it's Over
Cyndi Lauper
Time after time
Damien Rice
The blower's daughter
Damien Rice
Cannonball
Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel
Daughtry
Home
Dave Matthews Band
Crash Into Me
Dave Matthews Band
Ants marching
Dave Matthews Band
The Space Between
David Bowie
Space Oddity
David Gray
If your love is real
David Gray
Babylon
David Gray
This Year's Love
David Nail
Turning Home
Death cab for cutie
I will follow you into the dark
Dobie Gray
Drift Away
Don Henley
Heart Of The Matter
Don McClean
American Pie
Doobie Brothers
Listen To The Music
Dramarama
Anything anything
Eagle-eyed Cherry
Save tonight
Ed Sheeran
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud
Edwin McCain
I'll Be
Elton John
Goodbye Norma Jean
Elton John
Your song
Elton John
Rocket man
Elton John
Tiny Dancer
Elton John
Candle In The Wind
Elton John
Love song
Elvis Presley
Love me tender
Elvis Presley
Its now or never
Elvis Presley
Can't help falling in love
Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Before You Accuse Me
Fats Domino
Ain't That A Shame
Firefall
Just remember I love you
Five For Fighting
100 Years To Live
Five For Fighting
Superman (It's not easy)
Fleetwood Mac
Landslide
Foo Fighters
Learn to fly
Foo Fighters
Everlong
Foster the People
Pumped up kicks
Frank Sinatra
The way you look tonight
Frank Sinatra
New York New York
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
The Dance
Gary Jules
Mad world
Gavin DeGraw
I don't want to be
Gavin DeGraw
We belong together
Gin Blossoms
Hey jealousy
Glen Hansard
Falling slowly
Gnarles Barkley
Crazy
Goo Goo Dolls
Slide
Goo Goo Dolls
Sympathy
Goo Goo Dolls
Iris
Goo Goo Dolls
Name
Gram Parsons
Return of the grievous angel
Grateful Dead
Truckin'
Green Day
Time Of Your Life
Guns and Roses
Patience
Hoobastank
The reason
Hootie and the Blowfish
Let her cry
Howie Day
Collide
Hunter Hayes
Wanted
Hunter Hayes
Still Falling
Imagine Dragons
Radioactive
Incubus
Drive
Iron and Wine
Trapeze Swinger
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ver.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Jack Johnson
Angel
Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson
Constellations
Jack Johnson
No other way
Jack Johnson
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Flake
Jack Johnson
Upside Down
Jack Johnson
Do you remember
Jackson Browne
Doctor My Eyes
James Blunt
You're beautiful
James Morrison
Better Man
James Taylor
Fire and rain
James Taylor
Sweet Baby James
James Taylor
Shower the people
James Taylor
How sweet it is
Jason Mraz
I wont give up
Jason Mraz
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz / Colbie Collait
Lucky
Jim Croce
Bad Leroy Brown
Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Come Monday
Joe Cocker
You are so beautiful
John Denver
Take me home country roads
John Legend
All of me
John Lennon
Woman
John Lennon
Imagine
John Lennon
Love
John Mayer
Gravity
John Mayer
Say
John Mayer
Waiting on the world to change
John Mayer
Your body is a wonderland
John Mellencamp
Little pink houses
Johnny Cash
Ring of fire Johnny Cash
Josh Groban
You Raise Me Up
Josh Turner
I wouldn't be a man
Joshua Radin
Brand new day
Journey
Faithfully
Keith Urban
Memories of us
Keith Urban
Without you
Keith Urban
Somebody like you
Keith Whitley
When you say nothing at all
Kenny Chesney
You had me from hello
Kenny Earnest (original)
The One
Kings of Leon
Use somebody
Kris Kristofferson
Me and Bobby McGee
Lady Antebellum
I Run To You
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
Shallow
Landon Pigg
Falling in love at a coffee shop
Led Zeppelin
Goin' To California
Lifehouse
Hanging by a moment
Lifehouse
You and me
Lionel Richie
Stuck On You
Live
Lightning crashes
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tuesdays gone
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
Maroon 5
This Love
Maroon 5
Sunday Morning
Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me
Matchbox 20
Push
Matchbox 20
3 AM
Matt Kearny
Nothing Left To Lose
Matt White
Love and affection
Max
Lights down low
Michael Buble
Home
Mumford and Sons
I will wait
Natalie Imbruglia
Torn
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
Neil Young
Heart Of Gold
Neil Young
Old Man
Nickleback
Far Away
Nine inch nails -Johnny Cash Ver.
Hurt
Norah Jones
Come away with me
Oasis
Wonderwall
Oasis
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Oasis
Don't look back in anger
One Republic
Stop and stare
Otis Redding
Dock Of The Bay
Parachute
She is Love
Paul Young
Every time you go away
Pearl Jam
Black
Pearl Jam
Better man
Peter Frampton
Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Gabriel
In Your Eyes
Phillip Phillips
Home
Phillip Phillips
Gone gone gone
Pink Floyd
Time
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Plain White T's
Hey there Delilah
Police
Every Little Thing She Does
Postal Service
Such Great Heights
Psychedelic Furs
Pretty in pink
Psychedelic Furs
Love my way
R.E.M.
The One I Love
Radiohead
Creep
Radiohead
Karma police
Radiohead
No surprises
Radiohead
High and dry
Randy Newman
Feels like home
Rascal Flatts
Bless the broken road
Rascal Flatts
My Wish
Ray Charles
You Don't Know Me
Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
Trouble
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dani California
Rick Springfield
Jessie's Girl
Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody
Rolling Stones
Wild horses
Rolling Stones
Beast of burden
Rolling Stones
You can't always get what you want
Roy Orbison
Pretty woman
Roy Orbison
In dreams
Ryan Adams
Lucky Now
Ryan Adams
Sweet Carolina
Ryan Adams
When the stars go blue
Ryan Bingham
The weary kind
Seal
Kiss From A Rose
Seal
Crazy
Shania Twain
You're still the one
Shawn Colvin
Sunny came home
Shawn Mullins
Rockabye
Simon & Garfunkel
Cecelia
Simon & Garfunkel
The Boxer
Simple Minds
Don't you forget about me
Slaid Cleaves
One good year
Smokey Robinson
The tracks of my tears
Snow Patrol
Chasing cars
Social Distortion
Ball and chain
Stain'd
Tangled Up In You
Steve Miller Band
The joker
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Pride & Joy
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
Sting
Fields Of Gold
Stone Temple Pilots
Plush
Sublime
Santaria
Sublime
Badfish
Sublime
What I got
Sugarland
Stuck like glue
Supertramp
Give A Little Bit
The Beach Boys
Surfin U.S.A.
The Beach Boys
In my room
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Here comes the sun
The Beatles
You've got to hide your love away
The Beatles
Get Back
The Beatles
Norwegian wood
The Beatles
Long and Winding Road
The Beatles
Let It Be
The Bee Gees
To Love Somebody
The Black Keys
Lonely boy
The Byrds
Mr Tambourine man
The Calling
Wherever you will go
The Clash
Should I stay or should I go
The Decemberists
Grace cathedral hill
The Drifters
Under The Board Walk
The Eagles
Peaceful easy feeling
The Eagles
Hotel California
The Eagles
Tequila Sunrise
The Fray
You found me
The Fray
Over my head
The Fray
How To Save A Life
The Killers
Mr Brightside
The Lumineers
Ho Hey
The Monkees
I'm a believer
The Pretenders
Back on the chain gang
The Ronettes
Be my baby
The Temptations
My Girl
The Turtles
Happy together
The Weepies
Somebody loved
The White Stripes
We're gonna be friends
Third Eye Blind
How's it going to be
Tim McGraw
My little girl
Tim McGraw
My best Friend
Tim McGraw
It's your love
Toad The Wet Sprocket
All I Want
Toby Keith
I Love This Bar
Tom Petty
Breakdown
Tom Petty
American girl
Tom Petty
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
The Waiting
Tom Waits
Jersey girl
Tommie James
Crimson and clover
Tracy Chapman
Give Me One Reason
Traditional American
Amazing Grace
Train
Calling All Angels
Train
Marry me
Train
Hey Soul Sister
Train
Drops of Jupiter
Tyrone Wells
Happy as the sun
Tyrone Wells
Running around in my dreams
U 2
One
U2
Beautiful Day
UB40
Red Red Wine
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Into The Mystic
Vance Joy
Georgia
Vertical Horizon
Everything You want
Vertical Horizon
Best I ever had (Grey sky morning)
Wallflowers
6th Avenue Heartache
Weezer
Beverly Hills
Weezer
Island in the sun
Willie Nelson
Stardust
Willie Nelson
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Zac Brown Band
Whatever it is
Acoustic Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Beach Music Acoustic Guitar
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ken Earnest will also travel to Balboa, Costa Mesa, Balboa Island, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Aliso Vajeo, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Westminster, East Irvine, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Orange, Surfside, Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Seal Beach, Stanton, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Cypress, Mission Viejo, Villa Park.
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