Susan Savia

Why book Susan Savia?

I am a seasoned, professional singer and instrumentalist, offering a wide variety of music for any event or bar/restaurant. Guitar, ukulele, harmonica and piano. Vocals - 3 1/2 octaves. Over 700 songs in my repertoire from 1920's through 1940's, standards, jazz, folk, classic country, classic rock, blues, 1950's through 1980's popular music, and original music. Victorian era music is a specialty. Weddings (esp. beach weddings) are a specialty. Ambient Instrumental music as well. Also, play in two duos (The Howdy Duo and The Howdy Pardners) and jazz duo/trio (Savoire Fare), and jazz quartet (Melodious Thunk). Bose PA for performances (or battery operated PA for Beach weddings).

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Reviews

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Susan has a lovely voice and she was thoroughly prepared

Right from the beginning, Susan worked with me on song selection and how to surprise my husband for a Valentine Serenade. Susan practiced the song (Girl From Ipanema), and it showed. My husband was surprised, and he commented on Susan's perfect pitch! Susan is a true professional.

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Reviewer: Susan J.
Event: Other in Wilmington, NC
Event Date: Feb 14, 2014

Response from Susan Savia:

Thank you, Susan! It was a delight to work with you and a wonderful opportunity to be a part of your Valentine's Day. I enjoyed learning the song and surprising and serenading your husband. It was so fun to watch you dance during the song. :~)

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Perfect

Susan was the perfect pick for our beach ceremony. She was extremely easy to work with and was able and willing to learn anything we asked her to. I would definitely recommend Susan for anyone.

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Reviewer: Sheena h.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Jacksonville, NC
Event Date: Sep 14, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
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Amazing. Really enjoyed Susan. Short notice. Big Heart!

Susan was super personable during the contact period. The crowd loved her. She performed wholeheartedly and the folks were not leaving until she was! Highly recommend!!!

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Reviewer: Jeanne C.
Event: Other in Jacksonville, NC
Event Date: Aug 30, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Susan Savia:

Thank you so much for your glowing review, Jeanne! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and so happy everyone loved the music. I appreciate your recommendation.

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Susan..thank you..wonderful..greatly added to event success!

Susan:
Event was a real hit! Your easy going interactive style, and willingness to adapt to the crowd, really contributed to the success. Many guests personally commented to Pat and I how much they enjoyed your singing and asked where in the world we found you. They were delighted! Can't thank you enough!
Dale and Pat

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Reviewer: dale n.
Event: Private Party in Wilmington, NC
Event Date: May 19, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

Response from Susan Savia:

Thank you, Dale and Pat, for your kindness and generosity, and your wonderful hospitality. I SO enjoyed being in your beautiful home to entertain your guests. I certainly enjoyed having an attentive audience in the parlor for most of the party, and had fun singing with Ann and her sister later on the porch. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know you, and to help to make your event MEMORABLE. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review!

Deployed Marine's Anniversary

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan, and unfortunately I could not spend my first anniversary with my wife. I thought it would be nice to have Mrs. Savia go to my wife and sing our song, "Cowboys and Angels" by Dustin Lynch. I contacted Mrs. Savia through this website, and got a response almost immediately after my inquiry. She thanked me for my service, and was more than willing to do this for me on a price that would be convenient for me. She commuted almost an hour and a half round trip, and performed beautifully, bringing tears to my wife’s eyes. She went out of her way to find an anniversary card, appropriate for the occasion, and bought her 7 red roses, for how many times I think of my wife in a minute, neither of which I asked her to do, and was not at my expense. Mrs. Savia was more than happy to go the extra mile for me, and for that, I am grateful. Mrs. Savia's professionalism and dedication are far beyond anything I could have imagined. I have no doubts that this anniversary will be a memorable one, even 25 years from now. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for Mrs. Savia for bringing a piece of me to my wife, even from ten thousand miles away.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Savia’s services to anyone who is even considering doing something like this. I am extremely pleased with the outcome, and I know my wife is as well. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Reviewer: Cpl B.
Organization: USMC
Event: Anniversary Party in Jacksonville, NC
Event Date: Apr 18, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Susan Savia:

What an honor to be a part of your celebration of love! Thank you for your very kind and generous review!

Perfect for our Gig!

Susan Savia was just the perfect singer/entertainer for our intimate fund raiser. We held a fund raiser at Noni Bacca Winery to raise money to send a UNCW student to a Leadership Conference. Susan was the perfect choice for this event because of her talent, her music choices, and her willingness to give of herself and share in this event. We were very fortunate to have her.

(Jean D'Addario, President, Wilmington AAUW)

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Reviewer: Jean D.
Organization: AAUW Wilmington, NC
Event: Fundraiser in Wilmington, NC
Event Date: Feb 10, 2012
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Fee: $200-800
  • Languages: English, Other

Overview

Enjoyment and Suprrise!! Crystal clear sound and no earplugs ever needed (Bose PA system). A wide variety of music is offered, many genres available. Cover music, eclectic and popular (Folk, Blues, Standards, Classic Country, Classic Rock, Pop) and some originals. Dynamic Vocals (3 1/2 octave range used sometimes), guitar, finger picked or rythym, depending on the song. Harmonica (blues or folk). Ukulele. Or piano if there is one in the room.

I ask for requests, I have over 700 songs in my electronic music pad. OR, if performing a specialty event, such as in an Assisted Living Facility, I will be entertaining with age appropriate popular music. Or all 1920's music for a Great Gatsby Event. Or Victorian Music from 1850-1915 for a special concert. Or children's music, or Christmas music, or WEDDING MUSIC. It all depends on the event.

I work closely with the person hiring and make sure I am meeting their needs. I am a professional, I ALWAYS arrive early, I never drink during performances and I RARELY take a break.

I am told my performance is ALWAYS MEMORABLE.

Additional Booking Notes

Contract/agreements available
Bose T1 Model II PA System
Battery Operated System for Beach Weddings

Susan Savia

See "Live Performance" below. For Biographical information, please visit my personal website.

The team providing the talent:

Susan Savia

Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica, Piano

Susan Savia

Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica, Piano

Set List

I never make up a set list for any performances other than Weddings. I read the crowd and take requests, so I never know what will happen. You can find my song list on my personal website www.susansavia.com.

Setup Requirements

One Electrical Outlet

One Electrical Outlet

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