Pete Simms

Classical Guitar from Sarasota, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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27 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009
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$175 - $600 per event
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About
I've been performing solo instrumental guitar in Florida for the past nine years. I use a battery powered amplifier for beach weddings, a system for large functions, and a special system for small rooms. I am comfortable and prepared for most settings. I've played for dinners of 8 people and weddings/parties for 300. I'm generally booked through talent agents, but I have occasional open slots where I can book myself = Gig Masters. I enjoy performing at private parties-dinners-weddings.

I also won the 2014 Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Thank you for considering me to be part of your special event! Sincerely ~ Pete

"Peter has performed at: Ritz Carlton (Naples+Sarasota), Longboat Key Club, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Ringling Museum/Cad'Zan, Crosely Mansion, The Colony, The Founders Club, The Oaks, Selby Gardens, The Lido Resort, The Venetian Club, Gasperilla Inn (Boca Grande), Harbourside, Useppa Island, Pine Island, North Captiva Island Resort, Longboat Grille, Café L' Europe, Caragiulos, Sarasota Arts Center, ....etc."

Peter is also available as a DUO = Guitar/Flute or Guitar/Upright Bass. TRIO = Guitar/Upright Bass/Drums. Quartet = Guitar/Flute/Bass/Drums. AUDIO SAMPLES ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Wedding Ceremony

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Pete was always easy to communicate with and prompt to respond. Always very friendly and professional. He learned 2 custom songs for our ceremony for no extra charge. The acoustic guitar is a really nice touch for an outdoor ceremony. He did a great job, we were very happy with him and would definitely recommend him!

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We have nothing but great things to say about Pete. Prior to our wedding, he responded to all of our requests and emails in a timely manner. I met him briefly on the day of the event. He was on time and ready to go. He played our ceremony and the cocktail hour, and our guests loved him. With a million things that can go wrong with a wedding, it was nice to have one less thing to worry about. I would definitely recommend him, and we hope to use his services in the future. My only regret, as the groom, is that my wife and I didn't get to enjoy his playing as much as our guests did. Dave and Stacy Parker 12/13/14

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He went above and beyond playing and learning a special song for me to share with my hubby during our ceremony. His sound is perfect and he is a delight to work with! HIGHLY recommend!

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I hired Pete to play my wedding in clearwater beach last week. He was professional and responsive from the outset of the planning process. He was super accommodating when it came to my music choices and played a couple of songs that were not even on his list. Wedding planning is a difficult thing from out of state and Pete made me feel confident and secure that I had picked the right guitarist. He is an all around good guy and very talented. The music made my day extra special and I would recommend him without reservation. Thank you again, Pete!

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Pete learned new material for our bride and was as elastic as I needed him to be- the processional was planned literally the day before at the rehearsal and there wasn't much for him to go on- just a 5 minute conversation and a few emails back and forth. He performed beautifully and took my cues from 50 yards away, playing Canon in D, Claire de Lune and Ain't No Sunshine, among other requested tunes. He would be an asset to any wedding as either a processional musician or main performer.

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Pete was fantastic. It was a business/social event and he made it better than anticipated. I highly recommend Pete for any event.

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Peter was the perfect choice for music at our wedding. Not only is he extremely talented, but he is very easy to work with. He is extremely professional, and honestly I never even really knew he was there except that I could hear him playing the most beautiful music. Thank you Peter! You were amazing!

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I was very pleased with Peter. He arrived early to the wedding ceremony site and even stayed a little longer following the ceremony. We were a little late getting started due to the rental company getting lost and he graciously stayed and played a little longer to please the client. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone that is looking fora classical instrumental element to their event. Thank-you, Peter!

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Peter is a great person to work with, and is an amazing guitarist. He played at my wedding on the beach - and made it all that more special - he has a wonderful repertoire of music which he played during the cocktail hour and dinner. I would highly recommend him as he is easy going, very professional and a very talented musician. Thank-you Peter for making our day so wonderful.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
17
Plymouth Harbor
Sarasota, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
18
Landings - Private Event
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
19
The Cottage - w/Trio
Siesta Key, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
25
Whole Foods UTC
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
27
Seafood Festival
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Nov
2
Mote Marine
Sarasota, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Oct
15
Hyatt Regensy
Bonita Springs, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
13
Bay Preserve - Private Event
Osprey, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Mar
24
Plymouth Harbor
Sarasota, FL
11:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2019
Mar
15
UTC Whole Foods Restaurant
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Feb
16
Selby Gardens - Wedding
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Feb
3
St. Pete Beach Fish Festival
Saint Petersburg, FL
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Feb
1
UTC Whole Foods Restaurant
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
25
Englewood Fish Fest. w/SRQ Steel Pan Band
Englewood, FL
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
24
Suncoast Porsche - Corks & Forks Event
Sarasota, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
20
SRQ Fish Festival w/SRQ Steel Pan Band
Sarasota, FL
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Jan
13
Longboat Key Wine Tasting
Longboat Key, FL
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jan
11
Gasperilla Inn Wine Festival
Boca Grande, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
** Contemporary Songs **
Clocks
Coldplay
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Marry Me
Train
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
"IZ"
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Bittersweet Symphony
The Verve
Sweet Child of Mine
Guns and Roses
Your Song
Elton John
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
Someone Like You
Van Morrison
Love Story
Taylor Swift
I'll Always Be Right There
Bryan Adams
Jack and Diane
John Melloncamp
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
At Last
Etta James
In My Life
Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Have I Told You That I Love You
Rod Stewart
Crazy Love
Van Morrisan
Story Book Love
Theme from "Princess Bride"
From This Moment
Shania Twain
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis
And I Love Her
Beatles
Many More!
If I don't know it already, I'll learn it for you :)
Bridal March
Wagner
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
** TRADITIONAL SONGS **
Canon in D
Pachebel
Jesus, Joy of Man's Desire
J.S. Bach
Trumpet Voluntary
Clark
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ode To Joy
Beethoven
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
Spring
Vivaldi
+ All The Classics
*** DINNER & COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC ***
Light: Latin-Jazz-Pop-Caribbean
Night and Day
Latin
Theme from "Arthur"
Contemporary
Girl From Ipanema
Bossa
Moon River
Waltz
Jamaica Farewell
Caribbean
Autumn Leaves
Jazz
All of Me
Swing
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Jazz
Samba de Opheus
Samba
Wave
Latin
I Got Rhythm
Swing
Lots...Lots... Lots....More
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Latin Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Funerals
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Conventions
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Divorce Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Anniversaries
New Year's Eve Parties
Studio Session
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Community Events
Art Gallery Openings
Corporate Functions
Please note Pete Simms will also travel to Tallevast, Manasota, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Oneco, Bay Pines, Palmetto, Terra Ceia, Holmes Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Bradenton Beach, Osprey, Parrish, Anna Maria, Laurel, Nokomis, Sun City, Venice, Myakka City, Ruskin, Saint Petersburg, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Apollo Beach, Englewood, North Port, Balm, Gibsonton, Port Charlotte.
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