Michael Delalla

Guitar from Longmont, CO - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2008
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BOOKED 35 days ago

$150 - $2000 per event
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About
"One of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world....music of the most exquisite order."
Matt Fink, All Music Guide

Guitarist and composer Michael DeLalla's music is a delicious brew of traditional influences and classical, jazz, Celtic, World Music and folk stylings. A trained classical guitarist, he can bring a wide-reaching repertoire to any occasion, drawing on traditions worldwide. Weddings, corporate events and concert series are a specialty. Michael's longstanding reputation is built on his ability to communicate with first the client to establish the precise needs of the performance, then the audience with his solid and professional presentation.
Michael also works with a number of other musicians, guitarists and other instrumentalists/vocalists, if you prefer a duo or trio configuration.

FAQ about Michael DeLalla

“I see you tour nationally—do you even consider small intimate affairs, like a backyard wedding?”
MD: I most certainly do—in fact, I bring the same warm, engaging performance to your event that I do to the concert stage. We just need to coordinate our calendars.

“We're a multi-national corporation that hosts an annual party for our international contingent. What could you do for our event?”
MD: I have spent a professional lifetime exploring musical traditions found all over the world. With my compositions and arrangements for solo guitar (and voice, if you like—I also sing, in a few languages) you could expect to hear evocations of Japanese Koto to Celtic fiddle tunes to a Shona song for mbira to American jazz standards to ancient Breton songs to a homage to the middle-Eastern o'ud.

“Could you bring a group?”
MD: Depending on availability I have a large number of musical colleagues from whom I could put together a duo, trio or more.

"Do you take requests?"
I pride myself on constantly expanding my repertoire--that's often accomplished by the client requesting their special music. I'm happy to accommodate those requests.

"Michael DeLalla's finger-style guitar genius is akin to that of Tony McManus … of a class of what I call the Unholy Triumvirate of the American Acoustic Guitar: David Bromberg, John Fahey, and Leo Kottke…a guitar guru…"
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Wedding Ceremony

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Working with Michael Delalla was a great experience! He was so easy to get a hold of, had great music suggestions, gave us expert advice, and performed beautifully! He is a great musician and we absolutely loved having him play at our wedding ceremony! We would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a wonderful guitarist! THANK YOU MICHAEL!!

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We hired him for our small intimate wedding to play Canon D softly in the background & he was wonderful! Definitely knows his music and has a great personality! Would recommend to anyone. =)

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It was a pleasure to meet Michael. He was amazing! He has a large range of music he plays, and he had great ideas throughout the ceremony for music. He saw him in concert as well, it was beautiful! I was so happy we chose him, he made my dream wedding at the Stanley Hotel, even more beautiful :) Thank you Michael!

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Private Party

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Michael was wonderful. He was very professional and organized, which helped reduce our anxiety considerably. He came early to the reception to set-up, let us use his microphone for toasts, and played beautifully. So many people at the party asked who he was and where we found him -- they loved him! Michael helped make the night very special. We highly recommend him!

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Michael did a lovely job for us. He was very nice, played well, was on time. He did a great job...exactly what we were looking for.

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Corporate Function

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Really well done. Let us use his amp and p.a. system for our announcements. Great background music. He really looks like he enjoys what he's doing and is very appreciative.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Michael was great! He was very accommodating and professional. We had a small house party of 15 people and everyone was impressed by his musical talent. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Michael is super flexible and amazingly talented and was a great addition to our niece's wedding. I would without hesitation book his talents again.

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Celebration

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Michael made our wedding celebration so special. Our guests were truly wow'd!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
May
30
Wedding Ceremony
La Veta, CO
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Sep
22
Wedding Ceremony
Vail, CO
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Sep
14
Corporate Function
Commerce City, CO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Sep
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Littleton, CO
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
1
Wedding Ceremony
Vail, CO
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Aug
24
Wedding Ceremony
Golden, CO
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Aug
18
Celebration
Broomfield, CO
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Aug
3
Celebration
Frisco, CO
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
28
Wedding Ceremony
Dillon, CO
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding Reception
Jackson, WY
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Wedding Reception
Beaver Creek, CO
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Aug
31
Celebration
Boulder, CO
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Aug
12
Memorial Service
Colorado Springs, CO
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Andante
Matteo Carcassi
Jesu Joy of Man's Desire
JS Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite 1
JS Bach
Joropo
Luis Merlin
Fantasia
Alonso Mudarra
Guardame Las Vacas
Luis de Narvaez
Greensleeves
Traditional Renaissance
Canon in D
Pachalbel
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
arr by Izzy
Le Marchais du Malaucene
Michael DeLalla
Infinite Loops: See Loops, Infinite
Michael DeLalla
Lauren Grace
Michael DeLalla
Arise
Michael DeLalla
At Water's Edge
Michael DeLalla
Black Orpheus
Luis Bonfa
Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk
Dance Me to the End of Love
Leonard Cohen
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional
Ding!Dong!Merrily On High
Traditional
Christmas Day in the Morning
Traditional
Veni Emmanuel
Traditional
We 3 Kings
Traditional
O Come All Ye Faithful
Traditional
Winter Wonderland
Traditional
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
Traditional Celtic
Shebag and Shemore
Traditional Celtic
My Dearest Dear
Traditional Celtic
Danny Boy
Traditional Celtic
Wedding Song
Paul Stookey
Rocky Mountain High
John Denver
Annie's Song
John Denver
Rings
Leo Kottke
Fisherman's Blues
Waterboys
Because the Night
Patti Smith
Our Song
Joe Henry
You're not Alone
Mavis Staples
I'll Never Give It Up
Richard Thompson
Vincent Black Lightning
Richard Thompson
In My Life
Lennon & McCartney
When I'm 64
Lennon & McCartney
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Hero
Oliver Mtuzukundi
Linus & Lucy from a Charlie Brown Xmas
Vince Guaraldi
Summertime
George Gershwin
And countless more
by countless others
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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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Michael Delalla will also travel to Frederick, Dacono, Fort Lupton, Firestone, Erie, Mead, Niwot, Platteville, Lafayette, Brighton, Hygiene, Boulder, Gilcrest, Milliken, Denver, Eastlake, Berthoud, Johnstown, Louisville, Broomfield, Westminster, Henderson, Hudson, La Salle, Eldorado Springs, Dupont, Loveland, Commerce City, Lyons, Evans.
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