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Matthew Kanon Classical Guitarist from Mount Holly, NJ

Will travel up to 75 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 136 Reviews
  • 252 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2005
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Starting at $175 per event

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Uncomplicated, unpretentious, under the radar. Your wedding or private party is about you and it's my job to make it as easy-going and hassle free as you'd like. Since moving to North Carolina in '04 I have played in 100's of weddings and private events as a solo guitarist and in various jazz and pop bands. If your function requires the subtle and beautiful sounds of a classical guitar, please contact me and we'll make that happen! Thanks for looking, Matthew About Me: since studying with the lauded guitar department at Duquesne University as a teenager (their classical guitar teacher stopped me at the elevator on my way out of the audition and said I'd be studying with him and not a grad student) both in workshops and in individual lessons, I knew my true calling was guitar. I had since selected to study with Pablo Cohen, an Argentinian-borne guitarist and protege of Manuel Barrueco at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. While studying Music Therapy as my vocation, I made an effort to join every ensemble I could, playing saxophone (my first instrument), bass, guitar voice and even percussion. I couldn't get enough! And I still can't. After college I embarked on a series of various jobs until finally settling in Raleigh, NC, all the while performing in pop and rock bands, musicals and solo events. It wasn't until I moved here that I discovered the joys of playing weddings. Bottom line, I love playing music and I love that my music has been a part of many a couples' special days. People have said I have reasonable rates compared to the rest of the market. Whether that is true or not, I'm not in it for the money. I'm here to share my joy of music at your wedding and leave a legacy of touching as many lives as possible in whatever way I can. Thanks for reading and I hope I can help make your day more special. Thanks, Matthew About HB2 in North Carolina - I will play for anybody's wedding/ceremony/cocktail hour regardless of sex, gender, race, disability, etc. wait ... Kinda sounds like a Federal Law doesn't it?


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Review by Monica C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 26, 2015From Raleigh, NC

Matthew was the easiest vendor I booked on my wedding day. I literally sent him three emails after I booked him months in advance. The first email was to give him a song list for my ceremony, the second email was to ask how to deliver payment and the third email was to send a last-minute request for my ceremony. He accommodated all my requests, showed up on time and played beautifully. He even learned a new song for our ceremony exit and it was flawless. I would highly recommend Matthew if you want beautiful live music and stress-free planning.

Review by Jessica C.

WeddingReviewed on August 21, 2014From Raleigh, NC

Matthew was wonderful; he has a great talent and a very outgoing personality (which makes life for a bride so much easier). He is very professional, and always responded to my emails with record timing. I felt confident in him and the service he was expected to provide on my wedding day; I would hire him a million times over again.

Review by Jennifer L.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 8, 2012From Pinehurst, NC

I asked a musician family member living in another state to recommend a guitarist from Gigmasters for the wedding. He chose Matthew based on many factors, but mostly it was "if he can play that he has to be fantastic" referring to the music in Matt's repertoire. Then I was speaking to a recently married friend and she said, "get Matt Kanon" - this without knowing we had already contacted him. He was prompt, accomodating, and an excellent musician. The songs for the wedding were done beautifully. I was very pleased. So this I say to you if you are looking for a guitarist: Get Matt Kanon!

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Song List 

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  • Many Classical guitar selections | Sor, Giuliani, Bach, Carulli, Villa-Lobos
  • Canon in D | J. Pachelbel
  • Wedding March | F. Mendelsohn
  • Ave Maria | F. Schubert
  • Cello Suite No. 1 | J. S. Bach
  • Sleeper's Awake | J.S. Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary | J. Clarke
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | J. S. Bach
  • Jupiter (Chorale Theme) | G. Holst
  • Intermezzo from "Carmen" | G. Bizet
  • Air on a G String | J. S. Bach
  • Bridal Chorus ("Here Comes The Bride") | R. Wagner
  • Here Comes The Sun | The Beatles
  • Life In Technicolor | Coldplay
  • You've Got Friend | Carol King/James Taylor
  • I Will Follow You Into The Dark | Deathcab For Cutie
  • I won't give up | Jason Mraz
  • Lucky | Jason Mraz
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Falling Slowly | From the movie "Once"
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis Presley
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  • Annie's Song | John Denver
  • Baby, Now That I've Found You | Foundations/Allison Krause
  • Bless The Broken Road | Rascall Flatts
  • Carolina On My Mind | James Taylor
  • Come Away With Me | Norah Jones
  • Grow Old With Me | J. Lennon/ M. C. Carpenter
  • I Do | Mark Wills/98 Degrees
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Love | J. Lennon
  • Just Like Heaven | The Cure
  • Love Me Tender | Elvis Presley
  • All of me | John Legend
  • All You Need Is Love | The Beatles
  • Summer Song | Chad and Jeremy
  • Danny Boy | Traditional
  • I Swear | John Michael Montgomery/All 4 One
  • Adagio ("Moonlight Sonata") | L. V. Beethoven
  • Alla Luce Del Dio | Mark Magnuson
  • Ode To Joy | Traditional/L. V. Beethoven
  • Arioso (Cantata 156) | J. S. Bach
  • Come Thou Fount | Traditional
  • It Had To Be You | F. Sinatra/H. Connick Jr.
  • La Vie En Rose | Edith Piaf
  • Angel | Jack Johnson
  • The Wedding Song | Peter Yarrow
  • Holiday Music as well! | 20+ Christmas Songs
  • Many Other Classical and Popular Selections | Your Choice!

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Past Events

September 23, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Raleigh, NC
September 16, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Raleigh, NC
September 8, 2017 • Wedding
Fri7:00 PM - 7:15 PM Raleigh, NC
July 1, 2017 • Wedding
Sat4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Chapel Hill, NC
May 21, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Raleigh, NC
April 8, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Raleigh, NC
February 17, 2017 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Raleigh, NC
December 17, 2016 • Graduation Party
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Raleigh, NC
October 21, 2016 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Wilson, NC
October 15, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Creedmoor, NC
October 1, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Greensboro, NC
September 24, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Greensboro, NC

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