Sharif

Rock Acoustic Guitar from Arlington, VA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
Sharif has been performing for over 20 years in venues throughout the US, Europe, and Central America. Companies like Sony, Dell and Starbucks have all hired Sharif to liven up their special corporate events. And most recently, Sharif earned his Master's Degree in Guitar Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Sharif's breadth of music is truly extensive, ranging from Classic Rock (Eagles, Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac) to 80's (Cars, Poison, Bon Jovi) to Modern Rock (Matchbox 20, John Mayer, David Gray) to Oldies (Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Sedaka) and even into the Hip Hop Realm (Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys).

Aside from his list of over 1000 cover songs, Sharif has also recorded 4 original records, with musicians from bands like John Mayer, David Gray, Beck, Jason Mraz, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and many others. Between touring schedules, Sharif plays weekly gigs in and around the DC area.

All of the samples on this site were recorded live at one of Sharif's concerts. Sharif utilizes many different pedals and effects to create a true "One Man Band" sound.

Should you decide to book Sharif for your special event, any song or list of songs can be learned and performed with just a little notice.
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Wedding Ceremony

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Wonderful! Great voice and very friendly! Would highly recommend.

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Private Party

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Sharif is an outstanding talented musician!! He made our party fabulous because of his songs and great guitar playing!! Entertained us with his great voice and fun personality!! Highly recommend him!! LK

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Sharif was fantastic! First off his communication was great - there were a few sound bytes I wanted to hear in advance of the wedding so he recorded himself singing them and sent to me. Second he was flexible - we were still working out the timing of the ceremony etc. and he was completely fine just reserving the day for us and figuring out details later. He came early to set up and do a sound check and his playing was beautiful! I got a ton of compliments from my guests about what a great job he did and how much they enjoyed him. As someone who works in the event planning industry myself and hears lots of different performers I would hire Sharif again!

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Sharif’s Response:

Thank you so much for the kind words, Sarah! It was such a pleasure coming to play for your wedding. The location was absolutely gorgeous, and I had a great time performing for everyone. Thanks again for making me a part of your big day, and Congratulations!!

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Sharif was so professional and talented! The whole process went very smoothly and he was a pleasure to work with. He got lots of compliments from our wedding guests :)

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Sharif’s Response:

Awwww. Thanks so much, Mackenzie! It was a pleasure playing for you yesterday. I'm so glad everything went well. Thanks for including me, and Congratulations once again!

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Sharif was great! Fantastic concert and highly recommend.

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Wedding Reception

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I was hesitant to book a musician for our wedding strictly based off of Gigmasters reviews, but Sharif has a 5.0 review history for a reason. From a standpoint of logistics, he was easy to book, easy to get in touch with for coordination, flexible with timeline, and accomodating with the handful of songs we asked him to learn. Musically, he is obviously very talented and did a great job working his set list to keep people entertained and get people dancing later in the night. Take a look at his song list- if you like it, I cannot recommend him enough for your wedding reception, especially if you are sick of DJs and the Electric Slide

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Sharif’s Response:

Thank you so much for the very kind review! I had a wonderful time performing for your wedding, and I'm so glad to hear that everyone else enjoyed it too. Wishing you both a long, lovely marriage together! :-)

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Yes, yes, and yes! Sharif played acoustic guitar and sang at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Hands down one of the best decisions we made! We asked Sharif to play five songs during our ceremony - one of which was a dedication to our parents. He learned to play and sing each of these five songs. He did awesome! One of my favorite moments of the ceremony was waiting to walk down the aisle, leaning up against the barn, and listening to Sharif sing "Kind and Generous" by Natalie Merchant (our song for our parents). Sharif was very responsive, invited us to one of his local gigs, and completely blew us away at the wedding! Highly Recommended!

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I would highly recommend Sharif to anyone looking for a musician for their event! He was very professional, personable and patient! He was prompt in his response to any correspondence sent his way. He was receptive to song requests, had great song arrangements and even learned new ones for my daughters wedding. Not only learned new ones, but had to learn a few specific arrangements in a short time. He played beautifully and had a voice to match!

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We hired Sharif to play ceremony/cocktail hour music at my daughter's wedding at Pippin Hill. To say that he is wonderful to work with doesn't begin to explain how incredibly accommodating, responsive and talented he is. My daughter and her husband had a song that was very special to them they wanted played during the seating of the wedding party and they had the instrumental version played during her walk down the aisle. Sharif learned that song for the wedding, and then at the last minute, learned another song that my daughter wanted played after the vows. He is incredibly talented and an absolute joy to work with. We feel so lucky he was available.

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So, my fiance (now wife) and I planned our wedding very last minute. we found Sharif a little more than a week before our wedding date. Fortunately he did not have anything booked that day and was able to play for our reception. At the very last minute we asked if he could also play for our ceremony, which was outside. No problem, he said. He was excellent! All the right songs in all the right places. Sharif played throughout our ceremony, wine hour, dinner, dancing...We ran long and he played on. Just an all around excellent experience for us. Sharif is an amazing guitarist and vocalist with an extensive song list. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!

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I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Deep Blue Something
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Personal Jesus
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Money For Nothing
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I Touch Myself
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Simple Twist of Fate
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Dylan, Bob
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Save Tonight
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Inside Out
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All I Have to Do is Dream
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The Way
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Landslide
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Everlong
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Big Me
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Pumped Up Kicks
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Franz Ferdinand
Take Me Out
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Do You Want To Build A Snowman
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Let It Go
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I Will Survive
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Hey Jealousy
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Til I Hear it From You
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19-2000
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Babylon
Gray, David
Please Forgive Me
Grease Soundtrack
You're The One That I Want
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Basketcase
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Time of Your Life
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Don't Cry
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Used to Love Her
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Forever
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That'll Be The Day
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Oh Boy
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Better Together
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Fallin'
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Mr Brightside
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Stand By Me
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One Fine Day
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
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Fly Away
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You Are The Best Thing
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Gravity
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I'm Gonna Find Another You
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Waiting on the World to Change
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Who Says
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Time to Pretend
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Careless Whisper
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Faith
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Our Love
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And it Stoned Me
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Brown Eyed Girl
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Caravan
Morrison, Van
Crazy Love
Morrison, Van
Into the Mystic
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I'm Yours
Nelly
Hot in Herre
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Always on My Mind
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On the Road Again
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Head Like a Hole
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Hurt
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All Apologies
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Breed
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Drain You
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Dumb
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Man Who Sold the World
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Don't Look Back in Anger
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Half the World Away
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It's Time to Move On
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You Don't Know How it Feels
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You Wreck Me
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Every Rose has Its Thorn
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District Sleeps Alone Tonight
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Nothing Better
Postal Service
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Raspberry Beret
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I Wanna Be Sedated
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Soul to Squeeze
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Dock of the Bay
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It's the End of the World as We Know It
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Losing My Religion
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The One I Love
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Volcano
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Different Drum
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Be My Baby
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Spirit of Radio
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Breakin Up Is Hard to Do
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Rock N Roll
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Perfect
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Nobody Does It Better
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Call Me Al
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Cecelia
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Me and Julio
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Mrs. Robinson
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Still Crazy After All These Years
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Fly Me to the Moon
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Bang Bang
Smashing Pumpkins
Today
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Somebody That I Used to Know
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Waltz 2
Snoop Doggy Dog
Gin n Juice
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Glory Days
Steve Miller Band
The Joker
Stewart, Rod
Maggie Mae
Stone Temple Pilots
Plush
Strokes
Last Night
Sublime
Santeria
Sublime
What I Got
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Blank Space
Swift, Taylor
Shake It Off
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Style
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My Girl
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The Way I Are
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Lovestoned
Timberlake, Justin
SexyBack
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No Scrubs
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Let My Love Open the Door
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Meet Virginia
Traveling Wilburys
Handle With Care
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Jenny (867-5309)
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All I Want is You
U2
Mysterious Ways
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One
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With or Without You
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
UB40
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Oh Donna
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We Belong Together
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Luka
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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Pale Blues Eyes
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Add it Up
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Blister in the Sun
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Gone Daddy Gone
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Kiss Off
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Please Do Not Go
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Prove My Love
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Waite, Jon
Missing You
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Say It Ain't So
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Sweater Song
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16 Days
Whiskeytown
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Fell in Love with a Girl
White Stripes
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Squeeze Box
The Who
Baba O' Riley (Teenage Wasteland)
Wilco
Box Full of Letters
Wilco
California Stars
Wilco
I'm Always in Love
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Jesus etc
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Cold Cold Heart
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Lovesick Blues
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Rehab
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Valerie
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Isn't She Lovely
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Wonder, Stevie
Superstition
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Life on a Chain
Yorn, Pete
Strange Condition
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Rockin in the Free World
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