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  • Avg 5.0 | 26 Reviews
  • Acoustic Guitarist from Palm Harbor, FL
  • 35 Verified Bookings
  • Starting at $300 per event

26 Reviews for Rick Bales

Review by Nick K.

Engagement PartyReviewed on November 14, 2015From Tarpon Springs, FL

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!

Review by Kristy C.

WeddingReviewed on March 1, 2014From Dade City, FL

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.

Review by Anastasia B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 21, 2011From Tampa, FL

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!!!!!

Review by Jeremy P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 1, 2014From Land O Lakes, FL

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!

Review by Jesse M.

Family ReunionReviewed on September 17, 2016From Oldsmar, FL

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!

Review by Jeff B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 14, 2010From Tampa, FL

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!

Review by Michael H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 5, 2014From Orlando, FL

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.

Review by Serenity M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 18, 2011From Tampa, FL

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!

Review by Jennifer P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 18, 2012From Bradenton Beach, FL

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!

Review by Roy R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 12, 2012From Tampa, FL

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.

Review by Elaine S.

Baby ShowerReviewed on May 12, 2012From Tampa, FL

Rick was hired to perform at a couples Baby Shower, he did a great job. Everyone was pleased with the songs & his talent. He was very professional, friendly & accommodating. I asked some of my guests how they liked his music & anyone I asked about him was pleased with his performance, especially my son & his wife! And that was very important to me that they were pleased. He helped to keep the party going with the good music that everyone was enjoying. I hired him & he treated me respectfully & I appreciate that immensely. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for excellent entertainment, & would hire him again in the future if needed.

Review by Scott A.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on September 17, 2011From Winter Park, FL

Rick , was great and made our wedding night pefect ....Thanks So much Rick .

Review by David C.

Private PartyReviewed on April 9, 2011From Sarasota, FL

Rick was great! Everyone at the party commented on is talent. Great job Rick! David Columber Sarasota,Fl.

Review by Jenny W.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 26, 2010From Orlando, FL

Rick was professional and friendly. He played great songs all night! We look forward to using Rick again.

Review by Jaaz A.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 4, 2010From Orlando, FL

Excellent performer. Great communication. Will hire again in the future.

Review by Jeffrey C.

Private PartyReviewed on January 15, 2011From Lakeland, FL

He gave a very nice performance. Everyone enjoyed his music.

Review by Christine C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 29, 2011From Lutz, FL

Review by Nina K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 8, 2014From Saint Petersburg, FL

Rick was amazing through the entire process! He is a genuinely nice person that has a GREAT range in music. He was extremely fun to work with and immensely talented. We loved EVERYTHING he played. He made our wedding easy and simple, because he asked the right questions and he played to what our needs were. I would recommend him to anyone! RICK HELPED MAKE OUR WEDDING PERFECT! Thanks Rick, Nina & Ben 11/8/2014

Review by Estelle B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 19, 2014From Orlando, FL

I highly recommend Rick. I just hosted a 40th Bday party and hired Rick to play for three hours. It was my first time hiring a musician, throughout the process he was very responsive and professional. On the night of the event everything went very smoothly, he played all of the songs I had requested from country to rock and pop. Everyone had a great time. I would definitely highly recommend Rick for any event. He is very talented and accomodating and reliable.

Review by Tamara H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 30, 2016From Tampa, FL

Review by Sherry S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 14, 2016From Largo, FL

Rick was a very good guitarist and singer. He did a great job at my daughters wedding reception. He was on time and set up well before the reception started. I highly recommend him. Thanks Rick!

Review by gregg s.

Community EventReviewed on December 18, 2015From Land O Lakes, FL

Rick, was very professional and I would use him again.

Review by Kitty M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 3, 2018From Apollo Beach, FL

Rick did a awesome job, everyone at our wedding said they loved the music and he was great to work with.

Review by amy g.

Community EventReviewed on July 28, 2017From Odessa, FL

Rick was perfect for our community event!

Rick Bales:

Thanks for having me play at your event. It was a great party!

Review by Kelly W.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 6, 2017From Sarasota, FL

Rick was very professional - very responsive to emails. He arrived right when he said he would and was set up and ready to go for the start of the party. This was a small party for my Mom's 80th birthday, about 25 people. He learned a special Irish song for the her. She was so pleased. Rick has a terrific voice and his song selection was perfect for the occasion, lots of songs we all knew and could sing along to. He also accommodated some requests. I recommend Rick to anyone who wants to make their average birthday party a memorable "event". Everyone at the party enjoyed his music and mentioned what a nice person he was.