We hired Paul to play guitar at our son's wedding while the guests were being seated and during processional and recessional at an outdoor venue. Every note that came out of that guitar was beautiful, and many of our guests complimented us on having chosen Paul to play for this occasion. Knowing I was a little nervous about the timing, Paul offered to attend the rehearsal the evening before which went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend his playing skills for any event.
Jazz Fingerstyle, Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Spanish-Classical, 'themed' Solo Guitar
Do i play cover songs or my own music?
both. Whatever the customer wants.
What is my offer:
Background solo guitar instrumental music
What kind of events is my music for:
weddings, parties,festivals, ceremonies,memorials, fundraisers and corporate events.
Do i sing as well?
my own PA sound system(s) provided for all events
What happens after you book me:
Once you have hired me,we will speak or use message board here on Gigmasters
about your event days or weeks before so i know what you expect
from me as your music entertainer including volume level and even proper dress.
How to book me:
there should be a hire or book now icon on my GM profile page, or
you can simply let me know that you want to hire me and i will
click that you hired me, and GM will verify that with you by email.
then i can generate a simple contract for your records about your
booking details to send to you.
Do i have audio and or video samples to listen to?
Please please please-see my profile for audio/video samples!
(new samples to be added/updated periodically) and make sure this
kind of music will be a good fit for YOUR event!
Do i accept special Song Requests:
*If you have song requests, if possible allow me to have time to prepare an arrangement
for you before your event.
How long have i played guitar?
I have been playing the guitar for 30 years now.
Some of my background and experience as a guitarist:
i have played for guitar competitions in Finger-style and open guitar/acoustic guitar,
Performed in competition 2010 and 2011 on the Merle Travis Stage of the Merle Travis Music Center
Numerous gigs for weddings, parties, ceremonies, fund raisers and corporate events.
Previously and still a member of:
The Cincinnati Guitar Society,
Ohio fingerstyle guitar club,
the Kentucky fingerstyle-thumbpicking guitar club
Over the years i have been invited and attended various guitar clinics some private such as Gary Hoey,
and George Lynch(Dokken) and classical instructors such Classical/Chet Atkins instructors John McClellan
and Robert Anderson, Buster b Jones, Doyle Dykes, and son of Merle Travis-Thom Bresh, as well as members of
The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club-of whom i have learned much from all of these people from their clinics and sessions.
In 2018 i also enrolled in study with a top Flamenco instructor in Spain, for further study on timing and classic
Flamenco rhythm the correct way.
Heitor Villa Lobos
Manitas De Plata
Gypsy Kings-Tonino Balliardo
Jazz Fingerstyle influences:
Bucky and John Pizzarelli
many many more
Buster B Jones
What kind of guitars do i play:
acoustic-electric nylon string guitars.
Please allow me the opportunity to add the setting of background
guitar music to your event :)