Payan was personable and talented. He provided a quality and well put together program. Was professional in every way. Will definitely hire him again!
My selection of guitar music repertoire creates an upbeat, fun, and classy environment featuring exciting and recognizable melodies. My repertoire has a wide range from pieces and songs for the Spanish Classical Guitar as well as classic and alternative rock, jazz and blues standards. I makes use of the latest technology with current equipment, and an occasional backing track/beat as well as live singing. The music selections are meant to create a fun vibe, energetic mood, and upbeat but classy atmosphere.
I am available for wedding ceremonies, engagement parties, weddings cocktail hour, corporate events, and fundraisers. I currently perform at the Laguna Canyon Winery, The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, The Sherman Gardens, and the exclusive Shady Canyon Country Club in Irvine. I donate my time and music to the MS Walk and Arthritis Walk. Payam is liability insured for employment up to $1,000,000 and has played at over 200 concerts, weddings, and corporate events since 2006 with no problems or issues.
My repertoire during the cocktail hour consists of popular classical guitar pieces.
Leyenda, Mallorca, and Rumors de la Caleta by Isaac Albéniz.
Suite Castellana, Fandanguillo, Arada, Danza by Fernando Moreno Torroba.
An exciting and intense Soleares, Farruca, Malaguena, Alegria's by Sophocles Papas.
Contemplative pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Traditional works like the Romanza, Canon in D, Wedding March, Greensleeves.
Folk inspired songs works like Scarborough Fair, Norwegian wood, Blackbird, from the Beatles.
Classic Rock Pieces by Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here and Is there Anybody Out there?
I find that my audience appreciates mixing in these lighter instrumentals and vocal tunes between the heavier classical guitar hits! It adds a nice variety to my program and is appealing to all ages!
My jazz guitar repertoire of popular standards:
-Fly Me to the Moon
-Come Rain or Come Shine
-Four on Six by Wes Montgomery
-Mr. PC by John Coltrane
-The Girl From Ipanema, Wave, and Corcovado by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
My rock repertoire:
-The Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Dave Matthews Band
-and a wide range of other top artists.
-played solo, and/or with backing tracks.
Amplification: For outdoor venues I have a portable battery-operated amplifier (Roland Cube Street EX) It increases the volume just a little bit so that I can be heard while guests are talking and mingling but no so loud as to hinder conversation.
A Full-size PA System is available to cover 200 or more guests. I guarantee you a professional, smooth, and enjoyable amplified sound. (No technical difficulties issues or annoying feedback coming from the speakers.)
Typically, I like to arrive about 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the event to set-up, sound check, and be playing as the first guests arrive...
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions! I will send you a mp3 file, youtube link, or a demo CD. Simply just send me your mailing address.
Looking forward to entertaining you!
-Current Alumni member of the UCLA Guitar Ensemble directed by Professor Peter Yates.
-President of the Orange County Guitar Circle at Chapman University (2015-20)
-VIP Performer at many SoCal events such as the "Milestone Dinner" for UCLA Chancellor Carnesale, Featured Artist for the Grand Opening of the Nanotechnology Building hosting former Governor of California Gray Davis.
-Grand Opening Ceremony for special guest Nancy Reagan as well as former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital Dedication Ceremony 2001.
-Featured artist entertainment for Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Tom Curren (Pro Surfer) and Paul Naude (Billabong CEO, Vissla Owner) at the Waterman's Ball from 2009-2013.
-CSET Music & CBEST exams passed.
-Zoom Guitar Lessons via Orange County Guitar Academy (My own music teaching business, please inquire for lessons)