Kurt Borst

Why book Kurt Borst?

Kurt Borst is a NYC professional guitarist, singer, and songwriter with seven years experience playing wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, private parties, corporate events, clubs, restaurants, and large venues.



Very talented and Versatile

We are so grateful that we had Kurt perform at our event in Astoria, Queens. He was very professional and accommodating to our needs. We didn't give him much direction and he did an excellent job of playing his own tracks and mixing in great cover songs that had the whole place signing.

I was very impressed with his versatility and expansive musical knowledge. Two thumbs up for Mr. Borst

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Amir B.
Organization: ERDA
Event: Fundraiser in Astoria, NY
Event Date: Dec 5, 2012
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Kurt Borst:

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure playing for such a great cause.


Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $150 - $1500.

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Past Booked Events

02/28/14 Rockaway, NY
02/08/14 Rockaway, NY
01/11/14 Woodbury, NY
01/10/14 NYC
10/12/13 Warren, NJ
08/30/13 Dalton's Seaside Grill Rockaway, NY
08/08/13 Ladies Pavillion Central Park
08/02/13 Ryebrook, NY
07/27/13 The Bitter End

Kurt Borst

When playing a private party or event for clients, Kurt loves nothing more than an opportunity to entertain audiences, and welcomes all song requests. His easy going manner, and friendly personality matched with optimal musical abilities, makes him the ultimate choice for entertainment. With an ever growing list of cover songs, including Classic Rock, Reggae, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's hits, and current favorites, he seamlessly combine styles into smooth sets that keeps the crowd singing along. To hear audio samples, see cover song lists, photos, and more, visit www.kurtborstmusic.com

Set List

This is a sample song list: *If you have other songs you would like to hear, I will play them at your party or event. To hear audio samples of featured cover songs, go to www.kurtborstmusic.com

Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Withers
Badfish- Sublime
Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson
Better Man- Pearl Jam
Big Empty- Stone Temple Pilots
Breathe- Pink Floyd
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Burn One Down- Ben Harper
Californication- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can’t Get Enough- Bad Company
Caress Me Down- Sublime
Castles Made of Sand- Jimi Hendrix
Chase The Devil- Max Romeo
Corner Pocket- Midnight High
Cortez the Killer- Neil Young
Creep- Radiohead
Creep- Stone Temple Pilots
Daughter- Pearl Jam
Don’t Push- Sublime
Down By The River- Neil Young
Drift Away- Dobie Gray
Drive- Incubus
Easy Skankin- Bob Marley
Everlong- Foo Fighters
Feel Like Makin’ Love- Bad Company
Friend of The Devil- The Grateful Dead
Garden Grove- Sublime
Hey Joe- Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude- The Beatles
I’m Your Captain- Grand Funk Railroad
Interstate Love Song- Stone Temple Pilots
In The End- Midnight High
Jaded And Waiting- Kurt Borst
Karma Police- Radiohead
Knocking on Heavens Door- Bob Dylan
Layla- Eric Clapton
Legalize It- Peter Tosh
Let It Snow- Dean Martin
Let’s Get It On- Marvin Gaye
Little Black Submarines- The Black Keys
Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix
Mary Jane’s Last Dance- Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers
My Way- Kurt Borst
Night Nurse- Gregory Isaacs
No Diggity- Blackstreet
Pimpers Paradise- Bob Marley Plush- Stone Temple Pilots
Polly- Nirvana
Prevail- Midnight High
Red Red Wine- UB40
Santeria – Sublime
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing- Jack Johnson
Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye
Soul Rebel- Bob Marley
Soul to Squeeze- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stir It Up- Bob Marley
Stuck In the Middle With You- Stealers Wheel
Summertime- Sublime
Sympathy For The Devil- The Rolling Stones
The General- Dispatch
The Harder They Come- Jimmy Cliff
The Joker- Steve Miller Band
The Midnight Special- Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Wind Cries Mary- Jimi Hendrix
Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
Till Your Well Runs Dry- Peter Tosh
Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Undone- Midnight High
Use Somebody- Kings Of Leon Waiting In Vain- Bob Marley
Walking On The Moon- The Police
What I got- Sublime
Wise Man- Slightly Stoopid
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
Wonderwall- Oasis
Yellow Bedletter- Pearl Jam
Yesterday- The Beatles
Ziggy Stardust- David Bowie

Influences & Inspiration

Many including: The Beatles, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Alice in Chains, Ben Harper, Bob Marley.

Setup Requirements

3 prong outlet

Bottled Water

nothing required for outdoor acoustic performance


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