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Alan Lee Wilson

Classical Guitar from Portland, ME - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MAINE'S NO.1 CLASSICAL/ACOUSTIC GUITARIST!! WITH OVER 100 GIGMASTER'S VERIFIED BOOKINGS! ONE OF THE MOST REVIEWED GUITARISTS IN NEW ENGLAND!! EARNED GIGMASTER'S"BEST OF" AWARD EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW! 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 over 50 years and classical guitar for over 45.I also Sing I have been Gigmasters no. 1 ranked classical/acoustic guitarist in Maine for the past 6 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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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Awards Night Party

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Alan was absolutely excellent in every way possible. The music selections were fabulous and well received by our guests and fit the mood of the event perfectly. I would definitely hire Alan again and would recommend him without hesitation. Very professional and a top notch musician. He was a huge hit!

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Community Event

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Alan Lee Wilson’s Response:

Thanks Mary for your great review it was my pleasureeeting and playing for you and your group!

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Wedding

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Alan was the perfect artist for our event (wedding). He was responsive and very helpful in planning. He asked good questions we hadn't considered and made excellent suggestions on everything from music selection to venue setup. Most importantly, his performance was fantastic. He did a beautiful job. We had several nice comments from the attendees. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his performance. We highly recommend Alan!

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Alan Lee Wilson’s Response:

Thanks Michael and Linda for your great review! It was once again a pleasure meeting and playing for you both!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Sep
4
Wedding
Laconia, NH
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Camden, ME
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Sep
12
Fundraiser
Rye, NH
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Sep
12
Wedding Ceremony
York, ME
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Sep
5
Wedding
South Paris, ME
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jun
20
Private Party
Putnam Station, NY
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Jun
13
Celebration
Old Orchard Beach, ME
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Dec
21
Wedding
Portland, ME
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding Ceremony
Stockton Springs, ME
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Oct
18
Community Event
Newbury, MA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
7
Corporate Function
Freeport, ME
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
4
Art Gallery Opening
Portsmouth, NH
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
1
Wedding Reception
Portland, ME
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Singer Guitarist
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Baby Showers
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Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Alan Lee Wilson will also travel to Ocean Park, South Windham, South Freeport, Bar Mills, Freeport, Biddeford Pool, Cape Porpoise, Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach, Pejepscot, West Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Scarborough, Biddeford, Newfield, Saco, South Portland, Emery Mills, Peaks Island, Kennebunk, South Hiram, Cliff Island, Long Island, Wells, Westbrook, York Beach, Chebeague Island, Bailey Island, Falmouth, Milton.
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