Professional classical guitarist and guitar instructor at Arizona State University performing for events in the greater Phoenix area, including weddings, business events, and church services. All equipment provided and requests are always welcome. Bachelor of Music: Guitar Performance - 2009, Master of Music: Guitar Performance - 2011, Doctorate of Musical Arts - 2014.
Brendan is a superb artist and a professional who takes pride in his work and customer service. Many of our guests approached him about future engagements. He is our first choice for our next event.
Brendan helped set the wonderful mood at our recent alumni appreciation event. Brendan is personable, professional, and fun. I highly recommend him and will definitely request again for future events!
Brendan Lake was a true professional! He arrived in plenty of time to set up, he played for us during the ceremony and again at the cocktail hour. His music was beautiful and he adapted his style to the songs that I preferred. I never had to worry about this aspect of our wedding as it couldn't have been more perfect! Brendan was well-dressed, professional and played terrifically. I HIGHLY recommend Brendan Lake!!
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance candidate - Arizona State University
Guitar instructor and post-graduate study - University of Minnesota, 2011-2013
Master of Music in Guitar Performance - Arizona State University, 2011
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance - Arizona State University, 2009
I am a classical guitarist who performs for weddings, social events, company functions, parties, and any other event where acoustic/classical guitar is desired. I've been playing and performing for 13 years, and am currently a doctoral student at Arizona State studying Classical Guitar Performance. I also have a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from Arizona State in Classical Guitar Performance, and from 2011 to early 2013, I was a guitar instructor at the University of Minnesota.
I can provide all of my own high-end equipment and I'm more than happy to arrange music if special songs are requested. I play in the genres of Classical, Spanish, Tango, Contemporary, and various others, and I've performed on Good Morning Arizona and in several venues here in the U.S. as well as in Canada and Spain. For outdoor venues without access to electricity, I provide a silent generator to run any necessary sound equipment. In most cases, if you need to borrow a microphone set-up for any reason, including wedding officiants or speeches, I'm happy to do so free of charge with advanced notice. For more information, please visit my website.
I absolutely guarantee you'll be satisfied with my performance. Recently, I performed for a wedding, and the groom thanked me in his toast, and later offered to be a reference for me. He also wrote an email after the wedding, stating, "Thanks so much for playing at our wedding and reception. We received so many compliments on your music and it created the perfect atmosphere for the evening." Please refer to my testimonial page for more references.
Thanks for browsing my profile, and best wishes,
Past Booked Events
|January 19, 2019 • 4:00pm - 8:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 29, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party|
|October 05, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 23, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 19, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
All wedding standards - Various
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - JS Bach
Sleepers Awake - JS Bach
Cello Suite No. 1 - JS Bach
Cello Suite No. 3 - JS Bach
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
You're my Best Friend - Queen
Storybook Love from "The Princess Bride" - Mark Knopfler
1000 Years - Christina Perri
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega
Four Mazurkas - Francisco Tarrega
Maria, Rosita, Danza Mora - Francisco Tarrega
Popular Brazilian Suite - Heitor Villa-Lobos
Five Preludes - Heitor Villa-Lobos
The Flower Duet - Leo Delibes
Magic Flute Variations - Fernando Sor
Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie
Sonata Romantica - Manuel Ponce
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Your Song - Elton John
And many more, plus I'll be happy to accommodate any requests you have.
One chair, preferably armless.
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