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James E Barr, Wedding Ceremony Guitarist

Classical Guitar from Columbia, SC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $2500 per event
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About
Please visit my website for complete details, the latest music samples and photographs! I relocated this year to Columbia, SC from Asheville, NC, so you will see many references from that area.

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.
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One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2012!

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James was wonderful to work with. He helped make our wedding ceremony and celebration absolutely perfect. A very talented guitarist!

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James was very easy to work with and accommodating during the planning of our wedding and played wonderful music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Would definitely recommend!

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Wonderful friendly man and went the extra mile for us in learning two new songs I requested for my bride.

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2019
Mar
9
Wedding
Beaufort, SC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding
Savannah, GA
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding Ceremony
Tybee Island, GA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2017
Nov
4
Wedding Ceremony
Charleston, SC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Wedding
Hilton Head Island, SC
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Charleston, SC
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
May
28
Wedding Ceremony
Hilton Head, SC
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Mar
4
Wedding Ceremony
Charleston, SC
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Hilton Head Island, SC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Aug
13
Corporate Function
Asheville, NC
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
Weaverville, NC
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Wedding Elegance Package
Starting at $600
  • Ceremony Plus Performance...
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Canon in D
Pachabel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Trumpet Voluntary
Clark
Sleepers Awake
Bach
Menuet in G
Bach
Prelude and Fugue
Bach
Prelude 1st Cello Suite
Bach
Largo from Xerxes
Handel
Lute Suite Selections
Bach
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater)
Mauret
Water Music Theme
Handel
Here Comes The Bride
Wagner
Bridal March
Suite in D - French/Louis XIV
De Visee
Serenade
Hayden
Etudes - Various
Sor
Etudes - Various
Carcassi
Etudes - Various
Carulli and Guiliani
Largo for Harpsicord
Bach
Courante in E
Bach
Prelude in C Well Tempered Clavier
Bach
6 Renaissance Pieces
Anonymous
30+ Renaissance Selections
Various Composers
Ave Maria
Shubert
Ode To Joy
Beethoven
Theme from Piano Concerto 1
Tchaikovsky
Fur Elise
Beethoven
Selections - Various
Aguado
Theme & Variations
Mozart
On The Blue Danube
Strauss
Gymnopedies
Satie
Selections
Tarrega
Julia De Florida
Barrio
Simple Gifts
The Ash Grove
Bossa Nova - Various
Wouldn't It Be Loverly
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Over The Rainbow
Someday My Prince Will Come
You Are My Sunshine
Somebody Loves Me
The Glory Of Love
Don't Fence Me In
La Vie En Rose
Piaf
50+ Broadway, Film & American Classics
75+ American Pop/Rock Vintage
40 + Beatles Songs
40+ Various Pop/Rock Other
Allemande
Bach
Swing, Cowboy, Folk, Ethnic Songs
Various
Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
60's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Church Services
Valentine's Day Parties
Please note James E Barr, Wedding Ceremony Guitarist will also travel to Cayce, West Columbia, Ballentine, Hopkins, White Rock, Gaston, Irmo, Lexington, Rion, Rock Hill, Summerville, Blythewood, Peak, Elgin, Monticello, Gadsden, Swansea, Eastover, Chapin, White Oak, Pelion, Gilbert, Ridgeway, Jenkinsville, Lugoff, Saint Matthews, Richland, Leesville, Little Mountain, State Park.
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