Kevin Karrick - Guitarist, Vocalist

Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
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About
I offer personalized, solo performances for special events, such as festivals, wine tasting, parties, weddings, and corporate events.
My guitar work is perfect for wedding ceremonies, and for creating the groove for receptions and parties. When called upon, I love to sing acoustic and jazzy pop music. My repertoire includes popular tunes from James Taylor to Stevie Wonder, and classical favorites from Bach, Faure, Handel, Pachelbel and more.

In Colorado I played all along the Front Range, from Sheridan, WY to Colorado Springs, and the Mountain Resorts in the Rockies, from Telluride to Steamboat Springs as a soloist and with my band, Swing Essence. Since moving back to Oregon in 2013, I have played many events in Portland and surrounding areas, including the coast, and Tacoma down to Eugene. I am very proud of the many testimonials received from of wedding, private and corporate clients. Guitar has been a life long endeavor, starting when I was just 10. I have background in acoustic and electric rock, folk music, classical and jazz. I have formal training in concert band and orchestra, theory and composition and experience as a soloist, arranger and band leader.

BOOKING
Just inquire! You will receive a quote for adding my music for your event, including a reasonable rate for additional time, and any travel required. For your event, I will take every step to ensure that everything goes smoothly and you and your guests love the music.

BEYOND SOLO GUITAR
I am fortunate to be part of a community of some very fine musicians, so I offer several wonderful ensembles. My Acoustic Trio consists of me on guitar and vocals with upright bass and either violin or a woodwind instrument. The trio builds on my solo repertoire to include hundreds of songs from the American Swing and Jazz Songbook, Latin and Brazilian, even classical selections.

I also work with vocalist, Susan Sandel. There are some demos included here with vocalist, Susan Sandel.

TESTIMONIALS (in addition to gigmasters testimonials)

"Kevin, The word that comes to mind is delightful. It is just so musical ... just what I love to hear. This is a real musician playing ...One of the most delightful things I've heard in a long, long time. ..Brilliant"
- Internationally Renowned Guitarist, Friend and Teacher, Martin Taylor

"Every bride wants their special day to be delightfully memorable. Kevin selected and played a beautiful display of music that delighted the entire crowd. His professionalism and excellent communication throughout the wedding preparation process was seamless and stress free. Kevin went out of his way to learn and play a special song that I requested, and would sing to my husband during the event. I was extremely appreciative, and my husband was touched by the surprise. I highly recommend Kevin to play at any event. He is well rounded and a great person to work with."
- Bonni R."

"This surely was an easy part of my planning! When my first band told me they could not fulfill their obligation and play at my wedding, I was in a slight panic; however, when I found Kevin and had some correspondence with him, I was completely at ease! I can't emphasize how grateful I am to Kevin and his band! They did a terrific job and all of the guests enjoyed the music. His communication is great, he understands your style and gives great suggestions! I had great comfort knowing we will get what we've asked for...but they exceeded our expectations! I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!"
- Avelina K.

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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding

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Kevin you are just a dream! Kevin is extremely talented and gifted, but he is also a great communicator and excellent collaborator. He set the mood for our wedding, and had guests dancing even though it was just a dinner! He also was so generous in helping us out with picking songs or learning any new ones for our specific requests. To top it off, he suggested a duet between he and the bride with the groom surprisingly joining in that left the room in joy and happy tears. Kevin is a great value and necessity to any thoughtful gathering. Thank you Kevin!

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Kevin Karrick - Guitarist, Vocalist’s Response:

Thanks so much Kimberly. It was an honor to be included in your wedding day plans. Wonderful ceremony and a very warm reception, and your vocal performance was exceptional and so moving. Kevin

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Private Party

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If you have the opportunity to enhance your event with this talented, cordial and completely professional musician, please do. We had a private celebration at a local Golf Club and to the person, every guest commented on how Kevin’s music completed the mood and ambience. I couldn’t be more grateful to him and will definitely call on him in the future!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Kevin traveled from Portland, OR to Gig Harbor, WA (about a 3 hour drive) to play at our wedding-ceremony & cocktail hour. From the time we entered our request in GigMasters, Kevin was extremely responsive & communicative. I asked if he would sing a snippet of one of the songs we wanted for our ceremony and within the hour, he sent it from his home office! He also learned the other song we requested for the ceremony. We have had numerous guests comment on how terrific he was. Book him-you will be so glad you did!

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If I could give Kevin 10 stars across the board, I would. He is the consummate professional in every way. Using this website was easy and efficient. We were able to look at all of Kevin's set lists and build our own. I was even able to surprise my husband with a serenade that went flawlessly even without a rehearsal. Kevin is THAT good. I have received so many compliments praising Kevin and his playing.

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Wedding Ceremony

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I was looking for a classical guitarist to play at our wedding through GigMasters and Kevin was one of the first to respond by email to my inquiries. He provided a link to YouTube of him playing a variety of songs so I could see and hear him play, which I found to be very professional. His fees were reasonable and he was easy to work with. He also transcribed a song I liked at the last minute to play during the ceremony. It was all very beautiful. We ended up asking him to play during our reception so I could actually enjoy his performance. He also sings! I would highly recommend Kevin Karrick to anyone wanting to add that special something to any event!

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Event

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I would highly recommend Kevin for any event. He is a very talented guitarist and easy to work with.

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Wedding

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Kevin was amazing to work with. We planned our wedding in Boulder while living in California. Through emails and phone calls we talked about the wedding and chose our music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. He had great ideas and even learned a new song for a special moment in our ceremony. Kevin was on time, professional and our guests loved him! We highly recommend Kevin for any event.

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Corporate Function

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Kevin was easy to work with and flexible to accommodate our budget. Definitely would call again when back in the Denver/Vail area.

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Christmas Party

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Kevin was wonderful! Personable, respectful, and an exceptional guitar player. I will want to hire him again for our next office party!

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Fundraiser

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Kevin performed beautifully and added so much pleasure to our event. He provided a beautiful background to our Holiday Tea, the music was never over powering but a very special addition to our afternoon. His selections invited all to listen and be part of them. I would definitely hire Kevin again. Kathy Garrison Epsilon Epsilon Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
27
Funeral
Woodburn, OR
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
May
2
Wedding
Bend, OR
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Sep
20
Wedding
Hillsboro, OR
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Sep
19
Wedding
McMinnville, OR
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Sep
14
Private Party
West Linn, OR
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
7
Anniversary Party
Forest Grove, OR
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jul
27
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Private Party
Vancouver, WA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jul
13
Wedding Ceremony
Gig Harbor, WA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
8
Wedding Ceremony
North Plains, OR
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jun
4
Corporate Function
Portland, OR
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2019
May
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Portland, OR
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2019
Apr
16
Celebration
Woodburn, OR
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2019
Apr
8
Celebration
Portland, OR
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
ACOUSTIC
INSTRUMENTAL
Blackbird
Lennon-McCartney
Here Comes The Sun
Lennon-McCartney
Here There and Everywhere
Lennon-McCartney
Norwegian Wood
Lennon-McCartney
True
Martin Taylor
Linus and Lucy
Vince Giraldi
Lewis and Clark
Tommy Emmanuel
That's The Spirit
Tommy Emmanuel
Little Martha
Duane Alman
Overjoyed
Stevie Wonder
You've Got A Friend In Me
Randy Newman
La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful)
Nicola Pavioni
Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny
James
Pat Metheny
Don't Know Why
Nora Jones
El Farol
Santana
Runaway
60s
Sleepwalk
50s-60s
Tequila
50s-60s
CLASSICAL
INSTRUMENTAL
Air On A G String
Bach
Arioso
Bach
Bourree from Lute Suite 1
Bach
Cavitina
John Williams
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite 1
Bach
Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Bach
Mood For A Day
Steve Howe
Air from Water Music
Handel
Bourree
Handel
Fur Elise
Beethoven
Ode To Joy
Beethoven
Canon in D
Pachebel
Lagrima
standard
Malaguena
Traditional
Pavane
Gabriel Faure
Simple Gifts
Anonymous
Romance
Standard
POP R&B
VOCAL
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
vocal
All My Lovin
Beatles
All Shook Up
Elvis
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Can't Buy Me Love
Beatles
Crazy Love
Morrison
Days Like This
Morrison
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Taylor
For Once In My Life
pop
Forever Young
Bob Dylan
Groovin
60s
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
I Can See Clearly Now
pop
Into The Mystic
Morrison
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
Little Wing
Hendrix
Late In The Evening
Paul Simon
Lay Lady Lay
Bob Dylan
Loves Me Like A Rock
Paul Simon
Maybe I'm Amazed
McCartney
Moondance
Morrison
Something In The Way She Moves
James Taylor
Spooky
Classics IV
Stand By Me
pop
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
Stray Cat Strut
Brian Setzer (vocal option)
These Dreams Of You
Morrison
These Are The Days
Morrison
Tupelo Honey
Morrison
The Two Of Us
Lennon-McCartney
Under The Boardwalk
Standard
Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles
Under The Boardwalk
pop
Use Me Up
Bill Withers
When I'm Sixty-Four
Lennon-McCartney
Wildflowers
Tom Petty
XO
John Mayer
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
JAZZ
LATIN and BOSSA-NOVA
Con Alma
Dizzie Gillespie
Corcavado
Jobim
Dindi
Jobim
The Dolphin
Luis Eca
Forest Flower
Lloyd
Gentle Rain
Bonfi
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim
Green Dolphin Street
Standard
My Little Suede Shoes
Parker
Night and Day
Cole Porter
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Standard
One Note Samba
Jobim
Road Song
Wes Montgomery
Serenata
Standard
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Standard
Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
Standard
Song For My Father
Standard
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Triste
Jobim
Wave
Jobim
JAZZ
FUNKY
Chameleon
Herbie Hancock
Cold Duck Time
Standard
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Joe Zawinaul
Night Rhythms
Lee Ritenour
JAZZ
SWING
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
All The Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Almost Like Being In Love
Standard
Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
Bluesette
Toots Theilman
Blue Moon
Rodgers and Hart
Blue Skies
Bing Crosby
Don't Get Around Much
Ellington
How High the Moon
Les Paul and Mary Ford
In A Mellow Tone
Ellington
Freddie The Freeloader
Miles Davis
Joy Spring
Clifford Brown
Lullaby of Birdland
Mel Torme
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Gershwin
Route 66
Standard
Seven Steps To Heaven
Miles Davis
Stella By Starlight
Standard
Stompin' At The Savoy
Standard
Sweet Lorraine
Standard
S'Wonderful
Gershwin
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
They Can't Take That Away
Gershwin
Tuxedo Junction
Standard
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Nat King Cole
JAZZ
BALLAD
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Standard
Beautiful Love
Standard
Beatrice
Sam Rivers
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Standard
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Standard
Emily
Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Georgia On My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael
How Deep Is The Ocean
Irving Berlin
I'm In The Mood For Love
Standard
My Romance
Rodgers and Hart
My One and Only Love
Gershwin
Like Someone In Love
Jimmy Van Heusen
Prelude To A Kiss
Ellington
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Jimmy Van Heusen
Skylark
Hoagy Carmichael
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Jerome Kern
Tenderly
Standard
The Very Thought Of You
Standard
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
One Man Band
Folk Singer
Jazz Singer
Blues Singer
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Blues Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Kevin Karrick - Guitarist, Vocalist will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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