JOHN BALDWIN: Singer, Guitarist, 1-Man Band & DJ

One Man Band from Nags Head, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$350 - $600 per event
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For weddings I have several options for hire:

CEREMONY
Instrumental guitar, ukulele or steel drum while guests are being sat.
Bridal entrance song, vocal or instrumental.
Additional ceremony song, example sand ceremony.
Bride/groom exit song.

CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR
After Ceremony sing and play easy listening music for length of the cocktail hour. Typically 1-2 hours.

CEREMONY, COCKTAIL HOUR, & RECEPTION
After Cocktail Hour cover all the Reception music & MC announcements. Typical length 3-5 hours.
Option 1) One-Man acoustic band show, alternating with DJing dance music.
Option 2) Full band show: 4-piece band, male and female vocals, full sound and lights.


J O H N - B A L D W I N
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Solo Acoustic variety entertainer, Virginia's top-performing GIGMASTERS artist , GRAMMY-AWARD-nominated songwriter, heard by millions on "AMERICAN IDOL."

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John performs as a one-man band, but he sounds like 2 or 3 people. He sings while playing guitar and looping additional guitars, percussion, ukulele, and steel drum. He plays up and down the East Coast; playing weddings, parties, festivals, and clubs.

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John will learn new songs for a wedding ceremony, will play exactly what is requested, and will play what is appropriate as the event progresses. He is happy to MC where needed and to wait where needed. He is reliable, flexible with location and time, and most important very personable and fun for the guests.

John can play instrumentals or sing special songs during the wedding ceremony. He can then play music for the cocktail hour. He can then step up the energy for the reception if desired. And he will learn any special songs for couple dances and MC wedding guest introductions. He will DJ music on the ipod during his breaks.

__________BIOGRAPHY__________
John has been entertaining professionally for over 20 years. He performed nightly for 10 summers at the VA Beach festival Beach Street USA, playing for crowds of thousands. In 2010 he performed for 7,000 people on the main stage at the VA Beach Amphitheater. He performs largely on the East Coast. He has opened up for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Smokin' Joe Kubek, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton & Sinbad the comedian.

John has performed his music live on FOX TV mulitple times. His music has appeared on the TV shows "American Idol"(FOX), "Dateline"(NBC), "Crossing Jordan"(NBC), "CMT Cribs"(CMT), "Engaged and underage"(MTV), "Parental control"(MTV) and in the films "Knocked down" and "Play on."

John has released several music videos and 2 full-length albums. He has recorded with Will Lee, Tommy Newsom, Bob Bain, Saundra Williams, Kellie Rucker, Dan CiPriano, Ivan Bodley, James Dower, Dennis Wage, & B.J. Leiderman.

John has won the ASCAPlus award from ASCAP the past 3 years. He also won the Best Blues Artist award from PortFolio Weekly Magazine.

__________EQUIPMENT___________
Bose L1 Compact P.A. system. Martin DM acoustic guitar. Shure SM58 microphone. Boss rc-300 triple loop pedal. Steel Pan. Ukulele. Percussion. Apple ipod & ipad (sequences, lyrics, DJ music). Wireless power source. Compact lights. Backups for all equipment.

__________TESTIMONIAL__________
"For almost 10 years I ran the Beachstreet USA program in Virginia Beach, VA. I auditioned and employed over 160 musicians and specialty acts. Among those musicians was John Baldwin. John was with us from the beginning, and over the 9 years he was with us I have seen his talents as a musician soar. He has become a seasoned musician with a style all his own. John was always on time, always looked appropriate, always willing to go the extra mile when it was necessary. If you are seeking a fine musician, dependable, with great morals and work ethics, John is your man! I feel totally confident in recommending him."
-2010, Regina Marscheider, Director of Spectrum Entertainment, VA Bch, VA
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Wedding Ceremony

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We were honored to have John perform at my daughter's wedding. He has incredible talent and was just what we were looking for. My daughter wanted a classy ukulele player for the ceremony. I wanted acoustic guitar playing for the cocktail hour and we both wanted the reception to fun and lively. John was able to do all of the above. The guests all raved about how wonderful he was. Again, I am thankful that he was able to perform for us. His range of talent is amazing.

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John Baldwin is an extremely talented musician and did an amazing job at our wedding!! We hired him to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour...and he really impressed our guests! He has a HUGE song list and is willing to learn any new songs that you would like played as well! Definitely check out his website and his You Tube videos to see him in action! On the day of the wedding he came early to set up and stayed right on track with our timeline to ensure a flawless ceremony! Definitely choose John to play at your ceremony/wedding....he is a fantastic musician!!!!

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John is really an awesome talent. He blended a great cocktail of acoustic guitar, great vocals and fun musical choices. He lended such an amazing ambience to my husband's 40th birthday party, it felt so VIP! All of our guests, several of which play guitar, kept commenting on how good he was, and that says a lot! He was open to suggestions, pulled out some nostalgic pieces that we requested...even, Simple Minds, Dont You Forget About Me...which sounded amazing..and was extremely gracious when sharing his mic...And only one break! Unbelievable! I strongly recommend John, you will not be disappointed!

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I could not recommend John more highly. He played outside for us despite grill smoke and bad weather rolling in. When the rain started he moved inside for the remainder of the evening, and even stayed a little late. John was very helpful in working with me to design a set list everyone would enjoy, and he was very good at engaging the crowd. He even let some guests sing along on the mic. If you want a very talented musician that is willing to work with you to make sure your event goes perfectly look no further. John will interact with the crowd to ensure that everyone has a great time. - Spencer

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He did great for the overall day. Had some problems with equipement during the cermony. As we did with our mic system. Given the situation don't know if you improve on it. Thank You! John. Other than the amp cutting out at the beach people thought you played very nice.

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John was the perfect person to perform for our wedding. His acoustic performance for the ceremony was nothing short of magical! His DJ'ing and band performance for the reception was absolutely perfect. He kept the guests happy and moving. It was better than expected, and we will hire him for any future events we may have!!! Very highly recommended!

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John did a beautiful job! I wanted to surprise my groom with a wedding singer to perform our songs. John exceeded my expectations and my Groom was thrilled. I would definitely recommend John.

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John was wonderful! He was great to work with. Even though it raining on our wedding John helped make it a wonderful day! I would recommend him for any event. Thanks John for making the entertainment part stress free!

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BEACH MUSIC/REGGAE/TROP ROCK
SONGLIST
Toes
Zac Brown
Where the boat leaves from
Zac Brown
Jump right in
Zac Brown
Island song
Zac Brown
Knee Deep
Zac Brown
Three little birds
Bob Marley
I shot the sherrif
Bob Marley
One love
Bob Marley
No woman no cry
Bob Marley
You could be loved
Bob Marley
Is this love
Bob Marley
I shot the sherif
f Bob Marley
Kokomo
Beach Boys
Hot hot hot
Buster Poindexter
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Fins
Jimmy Buffet
Pirate looks at 40
Jimmy Buffet
Cheeseburger in paradise
Jimmy Buffet
Changes in latitudes
Jimmy Buffett
Volcano
Jimmy Buffet
One particular harbor
Jimmy Buffett
Pina Colada (Escape)
Rupert Holmes
Day-O
Harry Belafonte
Jump in the line
Harry Belafonte
Jamaica farewell
Harry Belafonte
Under the boardwalk
The Drifters
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Otis Redding
No shoes no shirt no problem
Kenny Chesney
When the sun goes down
Kenny Chesney
Brown eyed girl
Van Morrison
Islands in the stream
Bee Gees
Southern Cross
CSN
Baby I love your way
UB40
Can't help falling in love
UB40
Dyer Maker
Led Zeppelin
Fool in the rain
Led Zeppelin
Drive
Ziggy Marley
All along watchtower
Bob Dylan
Down Under
Men at work
Message in a bottle
The Police
Walking on the moon
The Police
Misirlou/Walk don't run/Wipe out
The Ventures
Over the rainbow
Iz
Under the sea
Little Mermaid
Stand by me
Ben E. King
Drift away
Dobie Gray
The lazy song
Bruno Mars
Wicked Game
Chris Isaak
Melt into you
John Baldwin
WEDDING BALLADS
SONGLIST
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Lucky
Jason Mraz
I won't give up
Jason Mraz
And so it begins
John Baldwin
Marry you
John Baldwin
Marry you
Bruno Mars
Just the way you are
Bruno Mars
Daughters
John Mayer
Marry me
Train
I do
Colbie Callait
You and me
Dave Matthews
My Valentine
Paul McCartney
I'll be
Edwin McCain
Maybe I'm amazed
Paul McCartney
If I ever leave this world alive
Flogging Molly (irish song from movie PS I love you)
Love you till the end
The Pogues (irish song from movie PS I love you)
I wanna grow old with you
Adam Sandler (song from movie The Wedding Singer)
You're my better half
Keith Urban
How sweet it is to be loved by you
James Taylor
Have I told you lately
Van Morrison
I'll be your lover too
Van Morrison
Somewhere over the rainbow
Iz
Time in a bottle
Jim Croce
Come what may
Moulin Rouge theme
It had to be you
Harry Connick Jr.
Woman
John Lennon
Can't take my eyes off you
Four Seasons
You're the biggest part of me
Ambrosia
Thank you
Led Zeppelin
Unchained melody
Righteous Bros
Smile
Uncle Cracker
Angel
John Baldwin (song from American Idol)
Tonight I'm yours
John Baldwin
SING-A-LONGS
SONGLIST
Friends in low places
Garth Brooks
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Wonderwall
Oasis
Santeria
Sublime
What I got
Sublime
Don't stop believin
Journey
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Family tradition
Hank Williams Jr.
Country roads
John Denver
American pie
Don McLean
You never even call me by my name
David Allen Coe
Wild Rover
Irish
Unicorn Song
Irish
Pontoon
Little Big Town
I love this bar
Toby Keith
Red solo cup
Toby Keith
Proud to be an American
Lee Greenwood
Royals
Lourde
A thousand mile
s Vanessa Carlton
Tearing up my heart
Nsync
As long as you love me
Backstreet boys
Living on a prayer
Bon Jovi
Wanted dead or alive
Bon Jovi
Jack & Dianne
John Cougar
Free fallin
Tom Petty
Blister in the sun
Violent Femmes
I will survive
Gloria Gaynor
COUNTRY
SONGLIST
Wagon wheel
Darius Rucker
Chicken fried
Zac Brown
Free
Zac Brown
Bad things
Jace Everett
Leave the pieces
The Wreckers
Need you now
Lady Antebellum
I run to you
Lady Antebellum
Are you gonna kiss me of no
t Thompson Square
I don't want this night to end
Luke Bryan
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Ring of fire
Johnny Cash
Jackson
Johnny Cash
Cocaine blues
Johnny Cash
Hurt
Johnny Cash
Boondock
Little Big Town
No shoes no shirt no problems
Kenny Chesney
You and tequila
Kenny Chesney
Someone like you
Keith Urban
Country girl (shake it for me)
Luke Bryan
Drink in my hand
Eric Church
Must be doing something right
Billy Currington
Copperhead road
Steve Earle
To make you feel my love
Garth brooks
Picture
Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
Summertime
Kid Rock
What was I thinking?
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T.G.I.F.
John Baldwin
MODERN ROCK
SONGLIST
Soul sister
Train
Waiting on the world to change
John Mayer
Crazy Gnarls
Barkley
Creep
Radiohead
Say it ain't so
Weezer
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews
Drive
Incubus
Smooth
Santana
Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
EIGHTIES SONGS
SONGLIST
Here I go again
Whitesnake
Missing you
John Waite
Voices Carry
Til Tuesday
Hold on loosely
38 Special
Jessie's girl
Rick Springfield
Everybody wants to rule the world
Tears for Fears
Pour some sugar on me
Def Leppard
Should I stay or go
The Clash
She talks to angels
The Black Crowes
More than words
Extreme
I want U to want me
Cheap Trick
Surrender
Cheap Trick
867-5309 (Jenny)
Tommy Tutone
Crazy train
Ozzy Osbourne
Don't you forget about me
Simple Minds
Tempted
Squeeze
When doves cry
Prince
Purple rain
Prince
1999
Prince
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Rock with you
Michael Jackson
Sweet child of mine
Guns & Roses
Let's go
The Cars
Bye bye love
The Cars
Just what I needed
The Cars
R&B/DANCE MUSIC
SONGLIST
Play that funky music
Wild Cherry
Brickhouse
Commodores
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
More than a woman
Bee Gees
If I can't have you
Bee Gees
Stray cat strut
Brian Setzer
Ain't too proud to beg
Temptations
My girl
Temptations
Dec 1963 (Oh what a night)
Four Seasons
CLASSIC ROCK/BLUES
SONGLIST
Sweet home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Gimme 3 steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd
What is and what should never be
Led Zeppelin
Oh Darling
The Beatles
While my guitar gently weeps
The Beatles
Roadhouse blues
The Doors
Pride & joy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix
Layla
Eric Clapton
SOFT ROCK
SONGLIST
Lights
Journey
Simple man
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Moondance
Van Morrison
Going to California
Led Zeppelin
Blackbird
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
Let it be
The Beatles
Imagine
John Lennon
Carolina in my mind
James Taylor
Fire and rain
James Taylor
Your song
Elton John
My life
Billy Joel
Only the good die young
Billy Joel
Dream on
Aerosmith
Melissa
Allman Bros
ORIGINAL SONGS
SONGLIST
Walk away
John Baldwin
I can't feel you in my heart
John Baldwin
Just a little
John Baldwin
Mistreated
John Baldwin
Flying blind
John Baldwin
Long way to your heart
John Baldwin
Redemption blues
John Baldwin
Make a wish
John Baldwin
Nothing without your love
John Baldwin
CLASSICAL GUITAR
SONGLIST
Bridal Chorus (Here comes the bride)
Wagner
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Canon in D
Pachelbel
River flows in you
Sungha Jung
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Ave Maria
Schubert
Fur Elise
Beethoven
Ode to joy
Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven
Sleepwalk
Santo & Johnny
Home at heart
John Baldwin
Dances with the Jovian Sky
John Baldwin (from VH1 Behind the music:Enrique Iglesias)
Singer
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Steel Drum
One Man Band
Folk Singer
Country Singer
Oldies Singer
Top 40 Singer
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Country Guitar
70's Hits One Man Band
80's Hits One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
Hawaiian Guitar
Wedding Singer
Ukulele
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 JOHN BALDWIN: Singer, Guitarist, 1-Man Band & DJ will also travel to Manteo, Wanchese, Kill Devil Hills, Stumpy Point, Point Harbor, Manns Harbor, Kitty Hawk, Harbinger, Powells Point, Rodanthe, Jarvisburg, Salvo, Waves, Grandy, Poplar Branch, Corolla, Aydlett, Engelhard, Columbia, Coinjock, Shiloh, Avon, Barco, Maple, Fairfield, Camden, Buxton, Elizabeth City, Durants Neck, Currituck.
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