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Alan Lee Wilson Classical Guitarist from Portland, ME

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 101 Reviews
  • 174 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 14 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $350 per event

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MAINE'S NO.1 CLASSICAL/ACOUSTIC GUITARIST!! WITH OVER 150 GIGMASTER'S VERIFIED BOOKINGS! WITH OVER 100 REVIEWS I AM ONE OF THE MOST REVIEWED GUITARISTS IN NEW ENGLAND!! EARNED GIGMASTER'S"BEST OF" AWARD TEN TI MES!! ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER GUITARISTS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND!VERSATILITY!AUTHENTIC NYLON STRING CLASSICAL GUITAR AND STEEL STRING ACOUSTIC GUITAR AVAILABLE .CLASSIC ROCK,RAGTIME, POP,BLUES,STANDARDS! OVER A HALF CENTURY OF PLAYING EXPERIENCE!! Vocals!"An Honest If Not Brilliant Approach To Guitar Playing" New England Conservatory 1972! "Alan Was Amazing", "Very Professional", "Punctual", "Easy To Work With" These Are Just a few of the words from some of my most recent reviews to describe my services! Hello Everybody My name is Alan Lee Wilson. From a very young age I have had a love affair with the guitar and the music that emanates from it's delicate curvaceous body.Guitar and Music are the passion of my life I am a full time musician all I do is play gigs and I can focus completely on a heart felt performance for your event. I have been playing guitar now for 58 years and classical guitar for over 55.I also Sing I have been Gigmasters no. 1 ranked classical/acoustic guitarist in Maine for the past 10 years running. I would love to share my talent with you. I play and learn the music that you want me to play! You are in the driver's seat! I Studied guitar at New England Conservatory in Boston with a major in guitar Performance. My repertoire ranges from Bach to Rock! . I played Electric Guitar at age thirteen and played in several rock bands in the Midwest before developing an interest in Classical or "Spanish" guitar which is traditionally payed on a nylon stringed instrument with the fingers. The Classical guitar refers more to a technique of guitar playing rather than the music and it is a very versatile method of playing where you can play almost any type of music on it from Bach to Pop. The guitar is almost like a miniature orchestra and presents numerous possibilities for a Wedding or Dinner setting. The guitar is very much a solo instrument but unlike the organ or piano the guitar is very portable and can go almost anywhere and when it is amplified through my fine sound system it presents absolutely no problem when amplification is necessary.There are many people who have never heard of "The Classical Guitar" and may even be turned off by the mere mention of classical music but to them I invite them to listen to my numerous audio and video examples and to read my reviews which I feel speak for themselves, and give me a try and you may be pleasantly surprised at what my guitar can do for your event. My first Classical Guitar teacher was Jim.Bleskan in Superior Wisconsin. I then went on to study with Jeffrey Van and Charlie Pederson in Minneapolis. I also studied guitar with Robert Paul Sullivan at New England Conservatory in Boston. I also studdied with Bill Viola And Joe Mayes in Philadelphia.I also studied Jazz Guitar with Harry Chalmiers at the Indian Hill School of Music in Littleton,Ma. I was the first student to recieve credit for Classical Guitar at The Unniversity of Wisconsin, Superior chiefly from my own efforts in pursuading the Administration in recognizing the Guitar as a worthy insrument of serious study alongside the piano and violin. I also studied string bass under Johann Lingamen while at the Unniversity of Wisconsin and I played that instrument in the Unniversity symphony orchestra while there. I have a huge repoirtoire from the Rennasaince period music of John Dowland such as the Frog Galliarde or from the Baroque period such as Jesu Joy or the 1st lute suite by J.S. Bach to Spanish Romantic music such as Granada or Sevilla by Issac Albeniz or La Maja De Goya by Enrique Granados. I also play Music by The Beatles for classical guitar such as Across the Unniverse or Here There and Everywhere. I also play rock aranged for acoustic guiar such as Riahnon or Freebird (Clasdic, Rock, Pop or Folk songs available with or without vocals) and Ragtime such as The Maple Leaf Rag or The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.I also play Standards like Paper Moon or Georgia on My Mind. I once went for a one night gig at The Weathervane Resturant in Readfield Maine and I ended up Playing there for four years every week. I was also featured in a recital by the Boston Classical Guitar Society. I have two sound systems that I set up separately so I don't have to set up twice when playing both the ceremony and cocktail hour. I can run on battery power for locations without electricity.I can go completely unplugged for small intimate events. I have mics for announcements and a DJ machine I can patch trhough my PA for recorded music. I do DJ services on a limited basis when clients may be on a tight budjet, One of my many jobs in my life ouside of music was a radio DJ many years ago in the 70's and 80's..Alan Lee Wilson plays Jose Ramirez and C.F. Martin guitars.

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Review by Donna M.

CelebrationReviewed on September 1, 2022From Groton, MA

I hired Alan for my husband's Celebration of Life. My husband played the classical guitar, and I wanted to capture his essence, and upbeat attitude for the event. Like a pro, Alan promptly reached out and asked if I had specific musical selections in mind, which I did. He kept in touch regularly up to the week of the event, inquiring about particular details he needed to do a great job. He did an outstanding job creating a lively, celebratory atmosphere, exactly what I was expecting from a professional. Alan was pleasant to work with, reliable, and experienced. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Gratifying experience. Thank you, Alan!

Alan Lee Wilson:

Thank s so much for your fantastic review Donna. It was my pleasure meeting and playing for you!

Review by Cheryl H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 27, 2022From Portsmouth, NH

Alan was terrific. Not only is he talented but catered music to fit our needs and request. Wedding started late and he stayed cool as a cucumber and went with the flow. Highly recommend!!

Alan Lee Wilson:

Thank you so much for your great review Cheryl . I enjoyed meeting and aging for you.

Review by Caroline M.

WeddingReviewed on June 21, 2022From Provincetown, MA

Alan was amazing! He learned new pieces of music for our wedding and sounded fantastic playing. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a musician!

Alan Lee Wilson:

Thank you so much Caroline and Sarah for your great review. It was my pleasure meeting and playing for you and Sarah.

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  • Dallas Rag
  • Pomp and Circumstance
  • Sonata | Domenico Scarlatti
  • Prelude no. 3 | Villa Links
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door | Bob Dylan
  • Band on The Run | Paul and Linda McCartney
  • Estrellita | Manuel Ponce
  • Prelude From 2st Cello Suite | J.S.Bach
  • I' D Love to Change The World | Ten Years After/ Alvin Lee
  • White Room | Jack Bruce
  • Babe I' M Gonna Leave You | Led Zepplin
  • Hesitation Blues
  • I Just Wanna' Be With You (vocals) | Hootie and The Blowfish
  • I' D Rather Be | Clean Bandit
  • Yellow | Cold Play
  • Team | Lorde
  • Wanted Dead or Alive | Jon Bon Jovi
  • What I Like About You ( Vocals) | The Romantics
  • House of The Rising Sun
  • Hurts So Good | John Mellencamp
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Away in a Manger
  • Silent Night
  • Coventry Carol
  • Happy Birthday
  • Sheep May Safely Graze | J.S. Bach
  • Sonata Opus 15/ Allegro con Spirito | Mauro Guiliani
  • Etudes 1 through 20 ( Segovia Edition) | Fernando Sor
  • Grand Solo | Fernando Sor
  • Rondo | Fernando Sor
  • Dedicatoria | Enrique Granados
  • Grand Waltz | Francisco Tarrega
  • Natalia ( Venezuelan Waltz) | Antonio Lauro
  • More Than Words
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Your Song | Elton John
  • Suite Judy Blue Eyes | Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young
  • It Had To Be You
  • Abracadabra | Steve Miller Band
  • I want You To want Me | Nielson
  • Time in a Bottle | Jim Croce
  • I'm Leaving on A Jet Plane | John Denver
  • Sunshine On My Shoulders | John Denver
  • Rosita | Francisco Tarregga
  • Canarios | Gasper Sanz
  • Annie's Song | John Denver
  • Natalia | Antonio Lauro
  • Cavatina | Stanley Meyers
  • Princess Royal (Traditional Irish) | Turlough O'Carolan
  • Danny Boy(Traditioanal Londoderry Aire)
  • Sonata Opus 15(first movement) | Mauro Guiliani
  • Morning Has Broken(Traditional (Irish) | Arrangement by Cat Stevens
  • When irish Eyes Are Smiling(Traditional Irish)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me(Irish Origin Civil war Song)
  • Milongo Del Viento | Jorge Morel
  • El Choclo (Tango)
  • Mazurka Choro | H. Villa Lobos
  • Schottish Choro | H. Villa lobos
  • Choro No. 1 | H. Villa lobos
  • Prelude No. 1 | H. Villa lobos
  • Canon in D | Pachebell
  • Jesu Joy | J.S. Bach
  • Lute Suite no. 1 in e minor | J.S. Bach
  • Cello Suite no. 3 | J.S. Bach
  • Pelude from lute | J.S. Bach
  • Gavotte 1&2 in aminor from lute | J.S. Bach
  • Sleepers Awake | J.S. Bach
  • Minuett | J.S. Bach
  • Sonata in A Major L.483 | Domenico Scarlatti
  • Sonata in A Major L. 238 | Domenico Scarlatti
  • The Frog Galliarde | John Dowland
  • Passacaille | Sylvius Leopold Weiss
  • Fantasia | Sylvius Leopold Weiss
  • Alman | Robert Johnson
  • Hit and Take It | Robert Johnson
  • Greensleeves | Francis Cutting
  • I Serve a Worthy Lady | Scottish Anonymous
  • Sonata Opus 15 | Mauro Guiliani
  • Capprichio Arabe | Francisco Tarrega
  • Adelita | Francisco Tarrega
  • Marietta | Francisco Tarrega
  • Lagrima | Francisco Tarrega
  • Maria | Francisco Tarrega
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Francisco Tarrega
  • Maybelita | Agustin Barrios
  • La Catedral | Agustin Barrios
  • 4 Waltzes | Agustin Barrios
  • Sevilla | Issacc Albenis
  • Granada | Issacc Albeniz
  • La Maja De Goya | Enrique Granados
  • El Testement De Amelia | Catalan Folk Song
  • Catalan Folk Song
  • Afro Cuban Lullaby
  • Nobody Cares For Me Like Jesus | Charles Weigle
  • Amazing Grace | William Walker
  • Pleasant Moments | Scott Joplin
  • The Entertainer | Scott Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag | Scott Joplin
  • The Easy Winners | Scott Joplin
  • Heliotrope Bouquet | Scott Joplin
  • The Bridal Chorus | Richard Wagner
  • The Wedding March | Richard Wagner
  • Gymnopedie #1 | Erik Satie
  • Across The Unniverse | Beatles
  • Here There And Everywhere | Beatles
  • Yesterday | Beatles
  • Michelle | Beatles
  • Penney Lane | Beatles
  • Nowhere Man | Beatles
  • Maxwell's Silver Hammer | Beatles
  • In My Life | Beatles
  • Georgia on My Mind | Hoagey Charmichael
  • Paper Moon
  • Moon River
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Crockodile Rock | Elton John
  • Riahnon | Stevie Nicks

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