Pete Smyser

Classical Guitar from Harleysville, PA - Will travel up to 35 miles
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About
A master of the 7-string guitar, Pete provides world class instrumental music that is the perfect accent for a variety of events. With 20+ years of professional experience and positive reviews from past clients, you can be confident that the music for your event is in capable and caring hands. Pete Smyser's versatility and unique instrumental approach set him apart from other guitarists. Included among the genres that Pete performs are contemporary popular, standards/ jazz, classical, Brazilian bossa nova and more.

In addition to providing music for wedding ceremonies, corporate events, festivals, Universities, churches, community sponsored concerts and other private functions, Pete has performed concerts as a featured artist at venues such as The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Michener Museum (Doylestown, PA) and The Woodmere Art Museum (Chestnut Hill, PA). Pete was once invited to perform for a televised event with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Pete performs most frequently as a solo guitarist, but he also offers a variety of duo, trio, quartet and quintet options to suit the varied interests of his clients. Instruments that can be combined with Pete's guitar include… saxophone, upright bass, piano and drums. Clients are invited to choose specific selections from song lists of well over 1000 songs.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Wedding

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Pete is an amazing performer and an absolute professional. He was very communicative and accommodating throughout the planning process, extremely well prepared and punctual, and all of our wedding guests loved the music!

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Pete Smyser’s Response:

Thanks, Riley, for trusting me with your wedding ceremony & cocktail hour music and for this review! I'm so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed the music! It was a pleasure! -Pete

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Pete was fantastic. Very professional, everyone enjoyed his music!

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Pete Smyser’s Response:

Thank you Peggy! It was a pleasure to provide guitar music for your event! -Pete

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Wedding Ceremony

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Pete Smyser played at our daughter’s wedding on July 14,2018. Pete was very professional and kept in constant communication with us to ensure that everything went as planned. The guests commented on what a nice touch it was to have Pete performing and they all enjoyed his music. I would highly recommend Pete for any event.

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Pete Smyser’s Response:

It was a pleasure to provide music for your daughter's wedding! I'm so glad to hear that your guests enjoyed it! Thanks for including me & please send my best wishes to the newlyweds as they begin their new lives together! -Pete

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Corporate Function

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We hired Pete to play background music for a very important client function in Philadelphia. He was very professional and quite talented. We were in a modern facility so decided to go with contemporary music rather than jazz but Pete can play it all. We received lots of positive feedback from our guests - it added a lot of class to our event and helped set the tone of the event. Thanks Pete!

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Pete Smyser’s Response:

Thank you Cindy for including my music for your corporate event! It was a pleasure to be involved. I'm glad to hear that your guests feedback was so positive!

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Wedding Reception

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Pete was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! He was the perfect addition to our cocktail hour and created such a special atmosphere and vibe with his guitar playing. He was completely professional - he was on time, set up, and ready to go before any guests arrived. He played at a level that was audible amongst the noise and conversations during the cocktail hour, but at just the right volume level that it was not overpowering the crowd. Our guests came up to me continuously during the cocktail hour to compliment me on the music selection because his playing was that good! I would highly recommend Pete for any wedding, and I will definitely be using him again in the future!

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My husband and I are so glad that we chose Pete to play for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! Not only was he extremely professional, but also played beautifully. We received many positive comments about his style of playing and song choices. The music took the whole experience to another level- I will never forget how it felt hearing the first few notes of my processional song as I finally started down the aisle. Thank you Pete!

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Pete was excellent to work with. He was very professional and easy to stay in contact with during the whole process leading up to our wedding. We weren't able to hear Pete play live prior to the wedding but listened to all his music on his website and on the day of the wedding I think it exceeded our expectations. If you are unsure about hiring someone without meeting them first I would highly recommend going for it! Pete also played for our cocktail hour and although we did not get to hear much of it as the bride and groom, we heard from the guests that the music was the perfect volume and style for the cocktail hour.

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Rehearsal Dinner

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What a great guy. So talented. We had a small party where his music added the charm we hoped for. Pete. Thank you!!!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Pete was outstanding!!! We would definitely recommend him. The music was lovely and so was Pete.

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Pete Smyser’s Response:

Thank you, Susan, for the kind words! It was a pleasure providing music for Alex & Zach's wedding!

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Pete was great! He was easy to get in touch with and very thorough before the big day. Day of, the music was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Would definitely recommend him to a friend.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
5
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Dec
3
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Oct
18
solo gtr (wedding ceremony & cocktail hour)
Mendenhall, PA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
1
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Sep
3
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Aug
7
Jazz Quartet (private concert)
Lafayette Hill, PA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
6
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Jul
2
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Jun
4
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
May
7
Guitar & Sax (private concert)
Audubon, PA
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2019
Apr
6
Solo Guitar (private event)
Philadelphia, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Apr
3
Trio (guitar, sax & bass) private concert
Lancaster, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Apr
3
Trio (guitar, sax & bass) private concert
Lancaster, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Apr
3
Trio (guitar, sax & bass) private concert
Lancaster, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classical Guitar
Many titles by Bach-Handel-Mozart-Pachelbel etc.
Many Wedding Song Favorites
by Pachelbel-Wagner-Clarke-Beethoven-Vivaldi etc.
Standards & Jazz
nearly 1000 songs by Gershwin-Kern-Porter-Rodgers & Hart-etc.
Contemporary Popular Songs
Listed below
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Simon & Garfunkle
Accidentally in Love
The Counting Crows
Across the Universe
Beatles
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Bill Withers
All of Me
John Legend
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Alone Again (Naturally)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Always on My Mind
Willie Nelson
American Pie
Don McLean
Amie
Damien Rice
And I Love Her
Beatles
Angelina
Tommy Emmanuel
Angie
Rolling Stones
Annie's Song
John Denver
Ashokan Farewell
from the PBS miniseries “The Civil War”
Aubrey
Bread
Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton
Baby Love
The Supremes
Bein' Green
The Muppets
Bennie and the Jets
Elton John
The Best of My Love
Eagles
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Blackbird
Beatles
Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins
Born to Run
Bruce Sprinsteen
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
Brandy
Looking Glass
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
California Dreaming
The Mamas & the Papas
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
Come Together
Beatles
Cool Change
Little River Band
Could I Have This Dance?
Anne Murray
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Crying
Roy Orbison
Daniel
Elton John
Danny's Song
Kenny Loggins
Daughters
John Mayer
Daydream
The Lovin' Spoonful
Daydream Believer
The Monkees
Desperado
Eagles
Diary
Bread
Do You Believe in Magic?
Lovin' Spoonful
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John
Don't Worry Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin
Dream Weaver
Gary Wright
Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
Drops of Jupiter
Train
El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
Simon & Garfunkle
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
The Police
Everything
Michael Bublé
Eyes of the World
The Grateful Dead
Faithfully
Journey
Falling Slowly
G. Hansard/ M. Irglova (from the movie “Once”)
Fields of Gold
Sting
Fire & Rain
James Taylor
The First Cut is the Deepest
Cat Stevens
Forever & Ever
Amen
Forever Young
Alphaville
Forever Young
Rod Stewart
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
From This Moment On
Shania Twain
Getting Better
Beatles
God Gave Me You
Dave Barnes/ Blake Shelton
God Only Knows
Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine
Beatles
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Green Day
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
Got To Get You Into My Life
Beatles
Grow Old with Me
John Lennon
Happy
Pharrell Williams
Happy Together
The Turtles
Have I Told You Lately?
Van Morrison/ Rod Stewart
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Hello Goodbye
Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Here Comes Your Man
The Pixies
Here There & Everywhere
Beatles
Hey Jude
Beatles
Hey There Delilah
Plain White T's
Ho Hey
The Lumineers
Home
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Home
Michael Bublé
Honey Pie
Beatles
How Deep is Your Love?
Bee Gees
How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)
James Taylor
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
The Four Tops
I Do
Colbie Caillat
I Do
Paul Brandt
I Dreamed a Dream
from “Les Miserables”
I Got a Name
Jim Croce
I Got You
Jack Johnson
I Have a Dream
ABBA
I Will
Beatles
I Will Be Here
Steven Curtis Chapman
I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz
If I Fell
Beatles
I'll be There
Jackson 5
I'll Be
Edwin McCain
I'll Follow the Sun
The Beatles
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
Jim Croce
I'll Stand by You
The Pretenders
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Imagine
John Lennon
In My Life
Beatles
Invisible Touch
Genesis
Island in the Sun
Weezer
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
It's Now or Never
Elvis
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Keep Your Head Up
Andy Grammer
Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack
King of the Road
Roger Miller
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Lean on Me
Bill Withers
Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters
Leaving on a Jet Plane
John Denver
Let My Love Open the Door
Pete Townsend
Let it Be
Beatles
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Life is Wonderful
Jason Mraz
The Long and Winding Road
Beatles
Love Me Tender
Elvis
Love of My Life
Carly Simon
Love Theme
from the movie Cinema Paradiso
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
Lucky
Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan
Makin' Plans
Miranda Lambert
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Marry Me
Train
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney
Moondance
Van Morrison
More than Words
Extreme
Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens
Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan
The Music of the Night
from “Phantom of the Opera"
My Girl
The Temptations
My Love
Paul McCartney
My Sweet Lady
John Denver
Oh Darling
Beatles
Oh Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Open Arms
Journey
Operator
Jim Croce
Our House
Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Over the Rainbow
Israel "Iz" Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'Ole
Paradise
Coldplay
Penny Lane
Beatles
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Monkees
Poems Prayers and Promises
John Denver
The Prayer
Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
The Rainbow Connection
The Muppets
Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Blues
Johnny Rivers
Rocky Mountain High
John Denver
Run to Me
Bee Gees
Scarborough Fair
Simon & Garfunkle
The Scientist
Coldplay
Sea of Love
The Honeydrippers
She's Got a Way
Billy Joel
(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
She's Leaving Home
Beatles
Shower the People
James Taylor
Sister Golden Hair
America
So Far Away
Carole King
Something
Beatles
Something in the Way She Moves
James Taylor
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Still Crazy after All These Years
Paul Simon
Strawberry Fields
Beatles
Such Great Heights
The Postal Service/ Iron & Wine
Sunshine on my Shoulders
John Denver
Sweet Baby James
James Taylor
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Take it Easy
The Eagles
Take the Long Way Home
Supertramp
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
A Time for Us
Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years
Christina Perry
Time After Time
Cindi Lauper
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
Turn Turn Turn
The Byrds
Twilight and Mist
from Legends of the Fall
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
Vincent (Starry
Starry Night)
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
The Water is Wide
traditional English folk song
We've Only Just Begun
The Carpenters
What You Won't do for Love
Bobby Caldwell
When I'm 64
Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harem
Wild World
Cat Stevens
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Carole King
With a Little Help from My Friends
The Beatles
With or Without You
U2
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Wonderwall
Oasis
Wouldn't it be Nice?
Beach Boys
Yesterday
Beatles
You Are so Beautiful
Joe Cocker
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Raise Me Up
Josh Groban
Your Song
Elton John
You're My Best Friend
Queen
You've Got a Friend
Carole King
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Latin Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Anniversaries
Dinner Dances
Wedding Cocktail Hours
College Reunions
Community Events
Art Gallery Openings
Corporate Functions
Please note Pete Smyser will also travel to Lederach, Mainland, Franconia, Salfordville, Creamery, Earlington, Kulpsville, Salford, Skippack, Souderton, Spring Mount, Telford, Cedars, Hatfield, Schwenksville, Tylersport, Woxall, Green Lane, Lansdale, Sumneytown.
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