What an amazingly talented guitarist. His repertoire seemed boundless! We used him for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Classical pieces were played for the ceremony. During the cocktail hour he played current pop pieces, classical Spanish guitar and Argentinian and Colombian ballads and current Latin pieces. In short, we could not have been more pleased. All our guests commented how much they enjoyed his music! You will not be disappointed if you hire Neil Dixon Smith!
At the core of what I do, I perform a unique repertoire of classical, popular and folkloric music of Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, etc.), stemming from a longtime apprenticeship with a master guitarist from Chile. I can play sets of "high energy" music for cocktail parties, as well as more "mellow" sounds for background music for dinner. I consider myself to be a very empathetic musician as a background music artist, playing to the energy of the room.
I love playing for weddings, and I'm equally comfortable performing traditional wedding music as I am more non-traditional choices - including learning any requests you might have for ceremony music.
For events and parties, I'm happy doing 50-minute sets with 10 minute breaks. Three sets is common, four is no problem! My ethos is always to "play to the event, not the clock".
If you are further interested in my music, I hope you might check out my debut solo guitar album, The Panamericanist.
I love what I do, and I think you'll enjoy my friendly positive demeanor and professionalism as much as my musicianship.
Thank you for your consideration!