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Rich Barry

Classical Guitar from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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34 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$450 - $5000 per event
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About
Rich Barry was praised by the last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". His career spans 30 years of dedication to the guitar as a soloist and in ensembles since the age of 5. He has appeared on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall "The Art of The Classical Guitar", "In Concert" on DC TV, "Hello Baltimore" on FOX45 and for music segments on WGAL TV, and WHTM TV. Reviews that speak for themselves "...His music is beautiful." - Martha Stewart ...such a talented musician" - Deenise Perez, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, "...we were blown away by your talent" - Mary Alice Stephenson, VH1
and "...you really make the guitar sing" - Tom Hall, WYPR.

In the last decade Rich has performed in New York, Knoxville, Dallas, Denver, Boca Grande, Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London.
Rich Barry's repertoire ranges from Classical, Spanish, Jazz, and Basso Nova to Acoustic Alternative Rock and Pop covers.

Rich Barry has been contracted for corporations around the world including GE, The Washington Post, NBC, Google, GroupOn, NewsCorp, Bisnow, Gannett, USA Today, Mastercard, House of Cards, TedTalks, Amazon, Hugo Boss and Movado. He has performed academic recitals at Johns Hopkins University, American University, Catholic University, Eastman Conservatory, Redlands University, Washington College. Notable venues where Rich performed include The Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, The Boom Boom Room of the Standard, The American History Museum of The Smithsonian, and The New York Stock Exchange.


Notable past music projects include NBC Universal Cable's 2018 "Erase the Hate" 20th year campaign with violinist Katie Thomas, the Maryland Live's "Chairman's Club" in 2017 with Dan Rather at Smithsonian with guitarist Mark Edwards, Mastercard's 2017 "Priceless" with celebrity chef Joseph Johnson at the Stand, Elle Magazine's 2016 Washington's Women in Power List gala, USA Today's 2016 "Make a Difference Day" luncheon hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt and "Make a Difference Day" in 2015 with Today Show's Natalie Morales, World Bank's 2015 Luncheon for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, Google's 2014 Analytics New Solutions launch event for New York headquarters, the DEA Vigil for Lost Promises in Baltimore Inner Harbor for victims of drug abuse, House of Cards 1st season, episode 3 production and music for Knight Takes King Productions, Ted Talks' 2013 - TEDMED Talks conference with singer Sara Jones at John F. Kennedy Center, Martha Stewart Media's 2012 "Sunset on the Hudson" on Omnimedia rooftop hosted by Martha Stewart and Groupon's pop-up concert with guitarist Ben Biers.

Rich started guitar lessons at the age of four and at nine gave his first major public performance at Steadman Auditorium of Mansfield University. Study during his teenage years with Dr. Pablo Cohen, the professor of guitar at Ithaca College and Cornell University guided Rich Barry to The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where he was awarded the prestigious Rose and Leon J. Neilburg Scholarship followed by a full graduate teaching assistant scholarship. While at Peabody, Rich studied with the esteemed pedagogue and performer Julian Gray, the current chair of Peabody's guitar department.

Rich Barry's performs on a Jim Holler Guitar with Bose Sound Amplification and has a $10,000,000 dollar insurance policy for events.


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event

Corporate Function

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Rich performed his beautiful music for our GigMasters Member Appreciation Party. He was absolutely phenomenal. His performance was lovely and his music is ideal for a cocktail party or networking event. It sounded amazing, but also allowed people to carry on conversations and mingle. Rich was also prompt, polite and a true professional. He is everything you would expect from a 5-Star Performer!

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Cocktail Party

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Rich was a very professional musician and I would highly recommend him to play at your event. Once I hired him through Gigmasters, there was very little additional work I needed to do on my end. Rich took care of everything on his own -- he designed the play list, he learned directions to our venue, he made arrangements with the venue staff for his set up, and he took apart his equipment discreetly while the party was winding down. And finally, his music was excellent. I am very happy I found him to play for our event; he was the right person and he did a fantastic job.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Great performance!. Extraordinarily enjoyable to work with him. Reliable, On time, very polite, proactive in suggesting recommendations based on experience. Overall fantastic!!! Thank you!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Oct
25
Wedding Ceremony
Media, PA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Feb
8
Wedding
Jersey City, NJ
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
23
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
2019
Jun
13
Private Party
New York City, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Apr
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Pennington, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Brooklyn, NY
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
17
Funeral
Elizabeth, NJ
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2017
May
6
Celebration
Spring Lake, NJ
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Nov
9
Corporate Function
Greenwich, CT
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Silver Spring, MD
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Feb
28
Engagement Party
Severna Park, MD
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Feb
1
Funeral
Westbury, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Dec
8
Celebration
Gaithersburg, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MOST REQUESTED SONGS
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Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Sway
Michael Buble
Home
Michael Buble
Yesterday
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Imagine
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Michelle
The Beatles
Let it Be
The Beatles
Black Bird
The Beatles
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
The Way I am
Ingrid Michaelson
You and I
Ingrid Michaelson
Such Great Heights
Iron and Wine
Angel
Jack Johnson
I'm Yours
Jack Johnson
Kiss from a Rose
Seal
Fields of Gold
Sting
59th Street Bridge
Paul Simon
Dream a Little of Me
Wilbur Schwandt
Marry Me
Train
Bittersweet Symphony
The Verve
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Moon River
Henri Bonell
Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
When I Fall In Love
Edward Heyman
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosma
What a Wonderful World
Bob Thiele
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
Beyond the Sea
Charles Trenet
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Please note Rich Barry will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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