Brian Slaymaker

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Manassas, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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39 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2016
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BOOKED 26 days ago

$200 - $1500 per event
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About
Envision the music that will compliment your upcoming event. Guitarist Brian Slaymaker's engaging personality, musical versatility, and expansive repertoire can bring that vision alive. Brian specializes in classical guitar, but his repertoire includes Rock, Flamenco, Jazz, and Blues. The musician of choice for weddings, corporate events, and concerts, Brian has been performing professionally for over 20 years at venues in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Brian will prepare or expand a repertoire list based on client requests, and he is pleased to collaborate with singers and other instrumentalists as needed.
Brian Slaymaker started his professional performance career as a rock musician playing lead guitar and bass guitar with rock bands in Virginia, Maryland, California, and New York. What initially was an interest in classical music became a passion, which led to a Bachelor of Music Degree cum laude in Classical Guitar Performance from George Mason University. Along with his performance schedule, Brian maintains an active teaching studio in Virginia.

Testimonials:

"Brian Slaymaker is an extremely gifted educator and performer. Brian is equally at home playing and teaching classical repertoire as he is performing classic rock, jazz and blues. Brian's work ethic and professionalism are of the highest possible level and his attention to detail, responsiveness, positive attitude and willingness to go the "extra mile" ensure that the clients needs are always met. As a performer, educator, clinician and contractor of over 30 years I have had the opportunity to hire hundreds of musicians for events. I consistently hire Brian because I know he will provide his absolute best to every client every single time." Glenn Dewey-Executive Producer of Mason Music Productions, Bassist for "The President's Own US Marine Band", and Professor of Music at George Mason University.

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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

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We had a fabulous experience with Brian Slaymaker! He was very professional and a fantastic performer. He had a great selection of songs and was willing to go any direction we wanted. He was the icing on the cake for our party and the guest complimented his playing. If we had another party Brian would be my go-to! So glad I found him.

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Brian Slaymaker’s Response:

Jamie, Thank you so much for the nice review! That made my day! Awesome party! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Brian

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Cocktail Party

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Brian was on time and professional! He played beautifully and was accommodating to our outdoor setup situation. We highly recommend his musical services and enjoyed having him as part of our wedding reception!!!

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Grand Opening

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AMAZING! Very nice, perfect ambiance for the event. Everyone was complimenting the music the entire time.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Brian helped make my 40th bday celebration fabulous! We received many compliments on the celebration, specifically because Brian added just what we needed with his guitar playing. Not too intrusive and just right on the volume. He was very responsive and easy to get in touch with. We hit it off immediately with our first phone call and I hired him immediately. Thank you so much Brian!

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Wedding

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Brian was amazing to work with! From the start, he listened to what we were envisioning and even learned two songs for our wedding that had significance to us! Brian arrived on time, played an array of impressive music of different genres and styles, and provided a relaxing atmosphere to give us the vineyard vibe we envisioned. Thank you Brian for sharing in our day and making it extra memorable and special!

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Private Party

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Brian was amazing and I am looking for more reasons to have him preform for us. Thank you Brian you where amazing.

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Wedding

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Brian was professional and responsive via calls and emails, very easygoing and good person to work with. Aside from a hiccup on the available song list, things went smoothly. I enjoyed working with Brian. Would recommend.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Brian was patient, accommodating, talented, friendly, professional....I could go on. He did a very nice job and made our daughter's wedding that much more special. I recommend Brian without hesitation.

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Private Party

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Brian was prompt, talented, and professional. Since we were inside, he played unplugged. I will hire him again for a party.

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Corporate Function

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Brian was extremely kind, timely, professional, and talented. He played an array of songs that fit the ambiance of our corporate event. It was soothing and relaxing! He was an absolute pleasure and we would definitely rehire for future events!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
25
Chantilly Golf & Country Club
Chantilly, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
12
Holiday Party
Herndon, VA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
13
Wedding Ceremony
Nokesville, VA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
The Drawing Room
Marshall, VA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Sep
14
Creighton Farms
Aldie, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Sep
13
Epicure
Fairfax, VA
9:00 PM - 9:15 PM
2019
Sep
1
Cocktail Party
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
30
Chantilly Golf & Country Club
Chantilly, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
23
Club Event
Aldie, VA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
9
Chantilly Golf & Country Club
Chantilly, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
8
Wedding
Alexandria, VA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Aug
1
The Berliner
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Jun
29
Montclaire Country Club
Montclair, VA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jun
28
Chantilly Golf & Country Club
Chantilly, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sheep May Safely Graze
J.S.Bach
Sleeper's Wake
J.S.Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S.Bach
Cello Suite 1
J.S.Bach
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Preludes 1-5
Francisco Tarrega
Capricho Arabe
Francisco Tarrega
Lagrima & Adelita
Francisco Tarrega
Danza Mora
Moreno Torroba
Castles of Spain
Augustine Barrios Mangore
Maxxie
Augustine Barrios Mangore
Vals Opus 8, No.4
Leo Brouwer
Danza Characteristica
Leo Brouwer
Elogio de la Danza
Matteo Carcassi
Opus 60, Melodic & Progressive 25 Etudes
Roland Dyens
20 Lettres
The Beatles
Blackbird
The Beatles
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Michelle
The Beatles
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
Penny Lane
The Beatles
Yesterday
Eric Clapton
Layla
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Elton John
Your Song
Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are
Led Zeppelin
Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin
Thank You
Bob Dylan
Blow'n in the Wind
Neil Young
Cinnamon Girl
Neil Young
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Hey Hey, My Way
Cream
Strange Brew
Cream
White Room
Tom Petty
Learning to Fly
The Who
Behind Blue Eyes
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
Heart Break Hotel
Guns & Roses
Patience
Christina Perry
A Thousand Years
George David Weiss
Can't Help Falling in Love
Jonny Mercer
Moon River
Billy Preston
You Are So Beautiful
Oscar Hammerstein II
My Favorite Things
John Denver
Annie's Song
Lionel Richie
Endless Love
Edward Heyman
When I Fall in Love
James Taylor
Fire & Rain
Harburg & Arlen
Over The Rainbow
Wes Montgomery
West Coast Blues
Duke Ellington
In a Mello Tone
Herbie Hancock
Water Mellon Man
Johny Mercer
Autumn Leaves
George Gershwin
Summertime
George Gershwin
Our Love is Here to Stay
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Classic Rock Guitar
Rock Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Brian Slaymaker will also travel to Centreville, Clifton, Bristow, Catharpin, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Nokesville, Burke, Gainesville, Haymarket, Herndon, Oakton, Reston, Dulles Airport, Springfield, Vienna, Woodbridge, Broad Run, Merrifield.
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