James was wonderful to work with. He helped make our wedding ceremony and celebration absolutely perfect. A very talented guitarist!
History in brief: I began playing in Manhattan as a classical, rock, jazz and studio musician, and played on many pop recordings, commercials and film scores, plus in many famous venues in NYC. In 2005 I completely changed my style and direction to what it is today. My repertoire ranges from renaissance to Bach to Beatles, Broadway, film hits to pop rock! Please consider me when you wish elegant and engaging background and mood setting music.
Wedding ceremonies, corporate occasions, private and public events are my specialties. I play a wide range of music on solo guitar in a highly unique style – easy to listen to and highly appropriate for most occasions. I also offer duos of guitar/violin and guitar/flute. (I do not sing but can bring singers on request.)
Among the many venues I have played: BILTMORE (all facilities on top preferred vendors list), Old Edwards Inn (preferred vendor), Chota Falls, Castle Ladyhawk (preferred vendor), Mountain Aire Club, The Arboretum, Renaissance Hotel, Grand Bohemian, Beaufort House, Chetola, Grove Park Inn, Battery Books/Champagne Bar, High Hampton Inn, Highlands Inn, Waynesville Country Club, The Farm, Claxton Farm, many churches, and most similar venues in WNC. I also play often in Manhattan and Florida, SC, TN, VA & GA.
BRIDES! In addition to creating custom programs with you, I have created wedding ceremony music programs to help you plan and choose your music; you will find them on my website.
My fee includes (approximately) half hour of music while guests arrive; music selections for the procession of officiants and party members; Bridal entrance music; Celebratory theme after vows; Exit music; and hour of upbeat music while guests wait for the reception to begin. All Brides are different, all weddings differ, so I consult with you to customize your program.
For engagements over 120 miles from my office, please add $100 per 70 miles to cover increased round trip expenses; call or email for exact or negotiated amounts.