Adam is very nice and easy to work with very professional. He even changed the lyrics in the songs to reflect our event. One of the bridesmaids made a parody of a song and wanted to perform it. He worked with her secretly to get that done for her. Our first dance had a high note in it and he told us that he had been trying all week to hit the note but his voice wasn’t up to it. So, instead of doing the song live and not sounding great he was very honest with us and made the decision to use the recorded original. We were very happy with the turnout!
Adam can perform LIVE instrumental or vocal music on guitar, ukulele, or mandolin. LIVE music adds an extra element of thoughtfulness, intimacy, surprise, and a level of customization above that of purely DJ'd tunes. Great opportunities to feature LIVE music during your event:
Cocktail Hour (wedding or any other event)
After DJ'd tunes to end the night (great for venues with amplified music restrictions)
I also have years of experience touring and performing all over the northeast for every type of event you could imagine…from backyards to mountain tops to the open waters off the New England shoreline. What this all means is that I am prepared for your event. And, it is YOUR event (it's my performance, but it is important to me that it is your event). I strive to make the event yours. There is a difference between hiring a musician/DJ to put on a concert and hiring a musician/DJ for your event (they are different animals requiring different skill sets). I understand that. That means you can pick the music, the volume, the timeline…share your ideas, and together we will bring them to life!
Hiring a musician or DJ for your event is more than just music. It is also important to take into account the personality of the performer to make sure your event becomes what you envision. I am hard-working, easy-going, detail-oriented, super-aware, humble, polite/respectful, honest, and I only use the microphone as needed (for performance or for necessary announcements).
As a solo performer, it is easy for me to blend LIVE and recorded music throughout your event, provide a mic for your speech, or make announcements for you. Imagine how impressed your guests will be at your next event with a LIVE musician during dinner, and a spinning dance floor after desert! The mixture is perfect and really goes with the modern take on parties where art and fun are both appreciated on a whole new level!
You can customize the music as much as you'd like! I'm not bound to CD catalogue like older DJs, and as long as there is a wifi/cell signal, then I can download tunes at your request all night! Check out my reviews on Gigmasters and elsewhere (search for "Adam Rice"), and you will see how much can be added to your celebration!
My current set-up is prime for audiences of up to 150 guests. Adam is fully insured as required by your venue!