Alex was amazingly professional and was the perfect music for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary dinner. He arrived on time, set up his area with out difficulty, and handled the toast giving portion of the dinner seamlessly. He played Italian music for our italian dinner, but also a range of other music including the La La Land music which my husband especially enjoyed! Thank you Alex for making it so special for everyone!
Alex Guillen is an acoustic guitarist/composer & arranger with almost 20 years of professional playing experience. Born and raised in San Diego, Alex's dad first showed him how to play his first bolero on the guitar when he was 12 years old. Ever since then, Alex has been hooked on the beautiful Spanish Sound! As a trained classical musician, Alex is comfortable playing many different styles of music ranging from Classical & Flamenco to Latin Jazz & World Music. When performing his original music compositions have been described as having "exciting guitar passages coupled with enchanting melodies that creates a sound that lingers in the listener's ear long after the performance is over."
As prolific arranger, Alex is able to play any of your favorite songs of your choice for your event. Some song may not be the best match for a guitar arrangement, but Alex has learned hundreds of songs for past clients and has over 7+ hours of music repertoire so chances are he will be able to play your favorites!
GUITARS AND GEAR:
*Len Laviolette Custom Concert Classical Cutaway (perfect for upscale classical music; weddings, awards night, etc)
*German Vasquez Rubio Concert Flamenco Cutaway (perfect for upbeat Spanish themed event; parties, dances, dinner hour, cocktail hour)
*Godin Grand Concert Cutaway Guitar (perfect for ambient Jazz; cocktail hour, dinner hour, fundraisers, mixers)
*Ibanez AS93 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar (Jazz cocktail hour, Big band Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll)
* Fender Stratocaster (Rock, metal, Blues)
*Fishman Acoutic miniLoudbox amplifier (smaller venues) - up to 50 guests.
*Carvin Battery-Powered PA System (great for outdoors; beach/park weddings and parties) - up to about 200 guests
*Mackie Powered Speakers with 16 Channel Mixer PA System (perfect for larger venues) - 450+ guests
*Wireless guitar system (Allows me to stroll around with my guitar)
*Sure Professional Microphone (FREE for your use for officiants, speeches, etc)
As a solo performer, Alex can either perform totally acoustic, or for a more full-bodied sound, he can perform with backing tracks that her records live with a guitar Boss LoopStation pedal to give the illusion of having more than one person playing at once. He can also add other musicians to his lineup depending on your needs. Whether playing background music for a corporate event, or performing on stage in front of an attentive audience, Alex's performances are always memorable!