Tom Duarte

Latin Guitar from San Pablo, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2010
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BOOKED 44 days ago

$100 - $150 per hour
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About
Lively and upbeat as well as romantic. My music is a mixture of predominantly Latin styles i.e., Flamenco, Spanish/Classical, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. I also incorporate tradtional classical music as well as recent (00's) alternative pop selections into my repertoire. The mixture is remeniscent of Gypsy Kings and Santana, but given the event, you may also get to hear anything ranging from the Bach repertoire all the way to Lady Gaga and Coldplay. *Note: I am an intstrumental guitarist but not a vocalist. I play a broad range of styles, but I do not sing.

CLIENT REVIEW: Justin Broome - October 6th, 2014
"We recently hired Tom to play at our wedding in wine country. To say the least, we were very satisfied with his performance! Indeed, we were impressed that one man could produce so many variations of sound from a guitar. Tom showed up at the venue ready to play. After briefly going over the wedding set list, Tom set right to work. Anyone who has had a wedding knows how nice it is not to have to worry about the musician. Throughout the night, Tom played a mixture of heavenly soft music followed by upbeat pop hits to bring up the energy for the evening. He happily took requests from wedding guests and even let my brother-in-law sing 'Hotel California' while accompanying him. Given that this was a small wedding, Tom played a big part in making the night special. Everyone in attendance loved his performance, and he went above and beyond what he was hired to do. Tom even learned a song just days before the wedding. I wholeheartedly recommend Tom to play for any event! If I ever have anything else in the Bay Area, Tom is first on the list. Five stars!!!"

**CLIENT REVIEW: Lou Hawthorne - May 25th, 2013:
"Tom Duarte is a fantastic guitarist. Last night he played for our wedding anniversary party, an intimate affair of 20 close family and friends. He played beautifully and with great sensitivity to the mood of the event, selecting songs and tempos that perfectly matched our mood. Everyone had a superb time and there were many comments about Tom along the lines of "Where did you find such an incredible guitarist?". Ours was a Spanish themed event and at my request he stayed pretty much in a flamenco vibe, but I've since heard on his CDs that his repertoire and stylist breadth goes far beyond that. Not only will I not hesitate to hire Tom again but am very much looking forward to my next excuse to do so. FYI, for a very reasonable fee he also composed an instrumental version of my wife's favorite song, and while he played I recited an original love poem. Not a dry eye in the house!"

**CLIENT REVIEW: Clay Tingley - November 4th, 2013
"Tom Duarte is a true artist and musician. He is professional, responsive, well prepared and a fantastic guitarist. I used him for a 50 person 40th
birthday party for my wife and he helped set the right ambience for the guests to socialize and have a great time. Many guests said how much they
enjoyed his music. He brings a deep passion for his music and you can feel it when he plays. I highly recommend him, 5 stars and would definitely use him again."
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Wedding Reception

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Hiring Tom for our cocktail hour music was one of the best decisions we made. He was great to work with from the beginning to the end. Very responsive during the planning and made everything so much easier. Our guest were talking about how wonderful he played and how much they enjoyed his mixed and different type of music that he played. We would definitely be using his services again and highly recommend him.

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Restaurant Event

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Tom performed at an outdoor wine event at our venue this past weekend, and he was responsive and professional through and through! I appreciated his quick turnaround time on all of our communications, and his insightful questions (what type of crowd, what specific songs, etc) he should be prepared for. We received lots of compliments on his performance and are looking forward to featuring him for another event in the next few months!

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Corporate Function

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Tom performed at our office happy hour for a young tech crowd. Everyone was impressed by his talent and appreciated the ambience he brought to our event. Would definitely book again. I think we even had a couple of our employees get his card to book him for their own private events.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Tom played for my 30th birthday party and he was a hit! My guests loved his music and they loved the ambiance that he created! He made my party extra special! I will definitely be booking him for future events and I highly recommend him for great background music! My guests even loved singing along to the songs that they recognized it was a blast!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Tom, as other reviewers have mentioned, was completely professional. He arrived early to ensure he was ready to perform when the party began. Many guests mentioned how enjoyable Tom's music was and how much it added to the party. Tom went above and beyond to accommodate us in every way. His musical selections couldn't have been better. During his breaks he mixed easily with guests as they came up to talk with him. There is no way I can rate Tom high enough. We will certainly hire Tom for all future celebrations.

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Private Party

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Tom is a very talented musician and was totally accommodating in regards to some special requests for our events. If you want good music and someone who's easy to work with hire Tom.

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Grand Opening

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Great!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Tom Durate was very professional and we enjoyed his music. It was my Mom's 91st Birthday and he did a great job. We will recommend Mr. Duarte to our friends. Thank you again Tom Durate for sharing your great talent!

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Cocktail Party

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music and volume was perfect. He arrive with plenty of time to set up and chat before the event. He asked me what I needed and it was perfect. I will definitly use him for the next function.

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Anniversary Party

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Tom was a true professional whose music was elegant and well-selected. He contributed to the atmosphere of our event and we would not hestitate to hire him again.

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Wedding Reception
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Bailando
Enrique Iglesias
Bomboleo
Gypsy Kings
Europa
Santana
El Farol
Santana
Samba pa ti
Santana
Have you really ever loved a woman?
Bryan Adams
Alejandro
Lady Gaga
Clocks
Coldplay
Disturbia - Rihanna Disturbia
Rihanna
Con te partiro
Andre Bocelli
Leyenda
Albeniz
Malaguena
Lecuona
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring
J.S. Bach
Gavotte en Rendeau
J.S. Bach
Courante in A Major
J.S. Bach
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Concierto in D Major
Vivaldi
Mood for a day
Yes
En las Cuevas
Farruca
Santuario
Saudade
Kiss from a Rose
Seal
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
Broken Hearted
Eric Clapton
Badge
Eric Clapton (Blind Faith)
Fantasy
Earth Wind and Fire
September
Earth Wind and Fire
Miss Independent
NeYo
Black Mountain Side
Led Zepplin
Babe I'm gonna leave you
Led Zepplin
Josie
Steely Dan
Kid Charlemagne
Steely Dan
More than words
Extreme
Say it Right
Nelly Furtado
Forget me not
Patrice Rushen
In memory of Elizabeth Reed
Allman Brothers
Jessica
Allman Brothers
Midnight Rider
Allman Brothers
Camisa Negra
Juanes
Piano in the dark
Brenda Russell
Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
Ordinary World
Duran Duran
Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden
Strawberry Letter 22
Brothers Johnson
In my life
Beatles
Telstar
Tornados
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
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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
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First Communions
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Christmas Parties
Please note Tom Duarte will also travel to El Sobrante, Richmond, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Rodeo, Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, San Quentin, Tamal, Emeryville, Port Costa, San Rafael, Tiburon, Vallejo, Canyon, Corte Madera, Kentfield, Larkspur.
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