Rick Bales

Acoustic Guitar from Palm Harbor, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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35 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$300 - $800 per event
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About
I will ensure that your event is a success! I play a wide variety of music from today's most popular artists including Jack Johnson, Train, Jason Mraz and more, as well as Classic Rock, 80's, Country and R&B. I strive to create an original style, and always play from the heart. I create unique acoustic interpretations of your favorite tunes.

I perform as a solo acoustic act, but can also play with a percussionist in a duo or with a bass and percussionist in a trio. Each instrumentation has a very natural laid back acoustic vibe. NO prerecorded music or tracks!
I have video and audio samples available. Please take a listen.

I have over 35 years of performing experience and have regular gigs at local hotels, restaurants, and other venues. I write and perform original music as well as covers.

I am available for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, corporate events, bars and restaurants in Tampa bay and the surrounding area.

I have the experience to adjust to specific needs for your event. I carry top notch equipment to fit the volume and energy level needed for each event, from soft background music to high energy party atmosphere.

** I carry a battery powered PA system for wedding ceremonies on the beach, or any location where electricity is not available. This includes a microphone to amplify the ceremony if requested. **

I have a large repertoire of songs and the set list for your event can be customized to meet your needs!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Engagement Party

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Rick was great for our backyard engagement party! He has a large variety of music in his repertoire and my guests gave tons of compliments and we're asking where I found him. A lot of people made sure to grab his card at the end of the night, just in case they were ever in need of some live acoustics. I would definitely higher Rick again!

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Wedding

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Rick was professional, courteous, and very receptive to our needs for our laid back, rustic brunch wedding in the woods. Numerous guests (many of whom are big music lovers) commented on how much they loved him, and many shared they were so glad we hired a "real musician". We requested specific songs for our processional and recessional, and he played them beautifully (Train's "MarryMe" and Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic"). It was a perfect, beautiful day, and Rick had a large part in ensuring our vision came to life. If you are considering hiring a musician versus going with an ipod (as we were)... do it and hire Rick. You will not regret it.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Rick was amazing!!! He was completely professional showing up before my event manager was even there. He braved the freezing weather and played every song I asked for and then some my guests requested. He was so polite and extremely talented, I would recommend Rick to everyone/anyone who is looking for an amazing artist to enhance and entertain a great party!!! Thanks again Rick!!!!!

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Wedding Reception

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I found Rick on GigMasters, about 1.5 months before our wedding, and he was able to accommodate all of our requests! The man played for just about four hours without taking a break!!! His talent is impeccable as well as his personality and professionalism! We could not have asked for more, especially from being out of town, and on a rather short notice! We had a musician lined up to play our reception, but we never heard back from him when it was time to discuss details - and we were worried when finding another - but Rick and GigMasters put all of our fears aside! Our friends in FL took notice, and will most definitely request his performance at their events!

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Family Reunion

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Great guy and great performance. We thank you for coming on such short notice and our family was thrilled. Thank you again! We had a great time! Great music!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Rick Bales was outstanding! He was extremely talented, professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to enhance a party or other public gathering with some great music!

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Corporate Function

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We booked Rick to perform in our trade show booth during the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando. Rick arrived very early and was set up and ready to perform well in advance of his scheduled start time. This was much appreciated as we had a lot of juggling to do during the trade show. Rick was very flexible in allowing us to use some of his equipment to make announcements and hand out awards between sets. He really went above and beyond. The music was FANTASTIC. We received dozens of compliments from attendees, commending us for providing quality entertainment. Rick was an absolute joy to work with and I would absolutely recommend him for future performances.

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Corporate Function

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Rick was wonderful! I explained to him how I wanted the night to go musically and he chose the song list for me. At the end of the evening, when the crowd was smaller than expected, he took requests. He set a great mood for our event. Thank you Rick!

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Wedding Reception

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We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Rick perform at our beach wedding. He was very accommodating, learning several new songs for our ceremony and the reception. Not only is Rick a very talented guitar player and singer, he is clearly an experienced performer. He helped our ceremony and reception run smoothly and played to the crowd, selecting songs based on what everyone wanted to hear. Our guests raved about him for days!

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Corporate Function

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Rick was fantastic all our guests and the staff working our party loved his music selection and his musicial talent. He was not the least expensive of my choice but worth every penny, a real profesional.

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2018
Nov
3
Wedding Ceremony
Apollo Beach, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Apr
27
Rehearsal Dinner
Dade City, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jul
28
Community Event
Odessa, FL
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
May
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Sarasota, FL
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Mar
30
Community Event
Land O Lakes, FL
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
10
Christmas Party
Brooksville, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Sep
17
Family Reunion
Oldsmar, FL
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jul
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding Reception
Largo, FL
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Dec
18
Community Event
Land O Lakes, FL
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Nov
14
Engagement Party
Tarpon Springs, FL
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jul
9
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
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Bad Company
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Ben Harper
Good
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Big and Rich
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Good Little Girls
Blue Country
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
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Summer Of ‘69
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My Best Friends Girl
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Bad Moon Rising
CCR
Proud Mary
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The Cure
Momma
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Landslide
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Garth Brooks
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Momma
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The Reason
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StrayCats
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Toby Keith
American Girl
Tom Petty
Breakdown
Tom Petty
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
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If You Could Only See
Tonic
Watermelon Crawl
Tracy Byrd
Drops Of Jupiter
Train
Hey Soul Sister
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Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morison
Moondance
Van Morrison
Into the mystic
Van Morrison
Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes
Beverly Hills
Weezer
Here Without You
3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down
Here Without You
3 Doors Down
Kryptonite
4 Non Blondes
What’s Up
AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long
Al Green
Ain’t No Sunshine
Al Green
Let’s Stay Together
Alan Jackson
5 O’clock Somewhere
Alan Jackson
Chatahoochie
Alice In Chains
Nutshell
Allison Krause
Nothing at all
America
Sister Golden Hair
Bad Company
Feel Like Making Love
Badfinger
No Matter what
Beatles
8 Days A Week
Beatles
Blackbird
Beatles
Norwegian Wood
Bellamy Bros
Redneck Girl
Ben Harper
Steal My Kisses
Better Than Ezra
Good
Big and Rich
Save a Horse Ride a cowboy
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
War Pigs
Blue Country
Good Little Girls
Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Bob Marley
No woman no cry
Bob Seger
Turn The Page
Brad Paisley
Then
Brian Adams
Summer Of ‘69
Cars
My Best Friends Girl
CCR
Bad Moon Rising
CCR
Proud Mary
Cheap Trick
I Want You To Want Me
Colbie Caillet
I do
Counting Crows
Mr. Jones
Cure (the)
Love Song
Darius Rucker
Then
Dave Matthews
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews
What would you say
Dixie Chicks
Landslide
Dobie Gray
Drift Away
Dwight Yoakum
These Arms
Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Eagles
Take It Easy
Edwin McCain
Ill Be
Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Your Song
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
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Foo Fighters
Times Like These
Garth Brooks
Aint going down
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
Much Too Young
George Michael
Faith
Georgia Sattelites
Keep your hands to yourself
Gin Blossoms
Hey Jealousy
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
Goo Goo Dolls
Iris
Goo Goo Dolls
Slide
Grand Funk
Some kind of wonderful
Green Day
Blvd Of Broken Dreams
Green Day
Time Of Your Life
Guns N’ Roses
I used to Love her
Guns N’ Roses
Paradise city
Guns N’ Roses
Patience
Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child Of Mine
Hank Williams Jr.
Family Tradition
Hank Williams Sr.
Bucket’s Got A Hole
Heartland
I loved her first
Hinder
Lips Of An Angel
Incubus
Drive
Inxs
Don’t Change
Israel K
Somewhere over the rainow
Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson
Flake
Jack Johnson
Sitting Waiting Wishing
James Blunt
Beautiful
James Taylor
Fire and Rain
Jason Mraz
Im yours
Jimi Hendrix
All Along The Watch Tower
Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville
John Anderson
Seminole Wind
John Cougar
Pink Houses
John Denver
Country Roads
John Mayer
No Such Thing
John Mayer
Waitin on the world to change
Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line
Journey
Don’t stop Believing
Kansas
Dust In the Wind
Keith Urban
Love somebody
Kenny Chesney
Brandy
Kid Rock
All Summer Long
Kings of Leon
Sex is on Fire
Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Tangerine
Led Zeppelin
Thank You
Los Lonley Boys
Crazy Dream
Los Lonley Boys
Hollywood
Love and Rockets
Sex and Candy
Lynard Skynard
Simple Man
Lynard Skynard
Sweet Home Alabama
Mamas and Papas
California Dreaming
Maroon 5
Harder to Breathe
Matchbox 20
Disease
Metallica
The Unforgiven
Michael Jackson
Billy Jean
Modern English
Melt with You
Monkees
I’m A Believer
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
Neil Young
Rocking In The Free World
Neil Young
Sugar Mountain
Nickleback
Rockstar
Nirvana
Lake of Fire
Oasis
Wonderwall
Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay
Outfield
Your Love
Pearl Jam
Elderly Woman
Pearl Jam
Last Kiss
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Plain White Ts
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Rhythm of love
Poison
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Queen
Fat Bottom Girls
Rascal Flats
Wont Let Go
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Breaking the girl
REM
Losing My Religion
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The One I love
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All The Way To Heaven
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Another Day
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Believe
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Close Your Eyes
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Cloudy Skies
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Hazel Eyes
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Momma
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Monster In Me
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Seems Like Forever
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Simple things
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Tears
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The Reason
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Tonight
Rick Springfield
Jessies Girl
Rolling Stones
Dead Flowers
Semisonic
Closing Time
Shooter Jennings
4th of July
Shooter Jennings
Lay Your Hair Down Manifesto
Sister Hazel
All For You
Smithereens
Blood and Roses
Soul Asylum
Runaway Train
Steve Miller Band
Swingtown
Steve Miller Band
The Joker
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
STP
Creep
STP
Interstate Love Song
STP
Plush
StrayCats
Stray Cat strut Hit the Road
Sublime
Santaria
Sublime
What I Got
The Who
Behind Blue Eyes
Thompson Square
Kiss me
Toby Keith
Good As I Once Was
Tom Petty
American Girl
Tom Petty
Breakdown
Tom Petty
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Tonic
If You Could Only See
Tracy Byrd
Watermelon Crawl
Train
Drops Of Jupiter
Train
Marry Me
Train
Soul Sister
U2
With Or Without You
Van Morison
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Into the mystic
Van Morrison
Moondance
Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun
Weezer
Beverly Hills
Willie Nelson
City of New Orleans
Acoustic Guitar
Beach Music Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Please note Rick Bales will also travel to Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Crystal Beach, Clearwater, Odessa, Ozona, Tampa, Dunedin, Holiday, Safety Harbor, New Port Richey, Elfers, Port Richey, Largo, Belleair Beach, Lutz, Saint Petersburg, Land O Lakes, Pinellas Park, Indian Rocks Beach, Hudson, Seminole, Bay Pines, Aripeka, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Mango, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Seffner.
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