14 Strings specializes in classical music arranged for mandolin and classical guitar, for weddings, parties and corporate events. We also play instrumental versions of hymn tunes, celtic music, traditional folk melodies, and other popular tunes.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
We provide instrumental arrangements of much of the traditional, classical literature (Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Telemann, Mozart, Handel, Mouret, Clarke et. al.) for weddings, church services, parties, corporate events and other occasions. We also have arrangements of many familiar hymn tunes, old English melodies, and even a few Beatles favorites. Our music adds a sophisticated atmosphere to the event. We're a great fit for classy, relaxed occasion (but definitely not a dance band -- unless it's the minuet).
Bill Peterson and Gregg Miller are the duo that make up 14 Strings (6 on the guitar, 8 on the mandolin, for those counting).
Bill and Gregg first met in 1983 in a church choir, and have been making music together ever since. With both having extensive backgrounds in classical music, the two good friends make a natural combination.
Bill Peterson, classical guitar: Bill, a NJ native and Citadel alum, began studying guitar in his pre-teen years. After moving to Charlotte in 1982, he studied classical guitar with Charles Vaughn, and has taken a master’s class with Pepe Romero. Bill has also sung with the Charleston Opera Company, Charleston Renaissance Ensemble, both the Charlotte Oratorio Singers and Charlotte Choral Society and their respective chamber groups, Charlotte Cantata Singers/Ethos, soloed with American choral groups in Austria, Czechoslovakia and England, and is a charter member of Charlotte’s Singers of Renaissance.
Gregg Miller, mandolin: Gregg has been playing guitar since 1968, performing in dance bands, coffee houses, and restaurants over the years. He was also a member of various church choirs during that same time period, singing many of the major classical choral works. In addition, he was a member of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte for several years, further developing his knowledge of classical music.
The forty years experience with guitar and classical vocal music transferred quickly to the mandolin, which he started playing at the urging of his wife Tammy. In the summer of 2011, he attended the Swannanoa Gathering, where he studied mandolin with recording artist Claudine Langille.
Gregg is a member of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.
During the day, Gregg is a mathematics and statistics instructor at the local community college.
|Bill Peterson||Classical guitarist|
|Gregg Miller||Classical mandolinist|
2 chairs (armless)
Within 100 feet of grounded power outlet
If outside, a place in the shade (otherwise the instruments go out of tune)