Guitarist/vocalist that provides full entertainment without the full band price. Brett Gaertner is a 29 year old full time professional singer/guitarist living in Milwaukee, WI. He brings a high energy fun performance with popular songs ranging from country, oldies, to pop. This variety is sure to appeal to a wide audience at any event. With over 170 shows performed in 2016, Brett brings experience and talent that got him hired and rehired at many events. His services include performances at private parties, weddings, assisted living facilities, festivals, clubs, funerals, and any other event.
Available mornings, afternoons, and evenings
I was very pleased with Brett's performance. He was perfect. His professionalism and his music was wonderful. I will definitely hire him again. When he sang sunrise sunset my granddaughter was crying, he sang so beautifully. Both songs without a flaw. We are grateful to have found him. Patricia Colant
Everything went very well. Everyone loved his talent. Sound quality was perfect. Thank you for coming Brett. A few of my friends plan on using you.
Response from Brett Gaertner:
Thank you for having me Brian!
Brett arrived and set up quickly. We had given him our song choices and then later made changes. He was gracious and flexible with those. He set the tone for a lovely Celebration of Life for my Mother. I received so many compliments on his performance. I was definitely very fortunate to find him. Thank you, Brett.
Brett was amazing! He sang for our wedding. Through our entire wedding reception I got almost as many compliments on his performance as I did my wedding dress! Everyone loved him and has only good things to say. He read the crowd well. Even when the a/c went out at our venue he powered through and was the highlight of the reception. He would be our first choice for any future events and we can't thank him enough for making our day as easy and enjoyable as possible!
Brett was exactly what I was looking for to entertain a wide age range for our holiday party.
His voice and song selection was perfect!
Brett played for my Mother's funeral. He is amazing! I had so many compliments on his music. People attending said they wished he could have played all day. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Brett for any event. He's a pro!
What a wonderful touch to have such a talented and gifted singer/musician entertain at my nieces wedding. The guests were very impressed by Brett's talent and versatility.
My family and I would consider it an honor and privilege to hire Brett for another event.
Brett is a highly gifted musician, and a natural performer. He really made our event sing! I received tons of compliments from our attendees, and we all enjoyed every song he selected. We can't wait to host him here again!
Brett was wonderful to work with. Just with a few descriptions of what I wanted, he delivered exactly what I wanted. He sang a very special song at my father's funeral that meant a lot to me -- "The River" by Garth Brooks. He was respectful, professionally dressed, and used his intuition to meet the tone of the event. Family and friends commented how nice the song and performance was. I would highly recommend Brett for any event. He was excellent. Ann W.
My anniversary dinner started as some crazy idea and snowballed into something amazing and over-the-top. I contacted Brett about playing 1 song for me and my husband at a restaurant while we are. While most vocalists gave me the run around or didn't even respond to my request, Brett got back to me right away and offered options about how the song would go. At the end of the day you don't know what you don't know and this was his area of expertise. Loved the suggestions and he made me feel comfortable with my choosing him. He executed my plan exactly as we had discussed. I can't say enough about him. Such an amazing voice to accompany such a memorable dinner. Thanks Brett!
We plan for him to do our daughters graduation next summer. Everyone thought Brett was great. Personable, engaging, the entertainment and music that I.asked for was right on.point. Way to go, Brett!
There is extremely way to much to say about Brett. He's perfect in every way. He came to our Adult Day Center and did a wonderful job! Brett got our Elderly and Young people up out their chairs. They smiled so hard, danced away, laughed, and sang with him. I'd give him 100 stars if I could. He also has a great personality with clients and staff. Very loving and such a sweetheart! Thank you so much Brett for everything!!! Michailah A. and Alexian Village ADC
Brett Gaertner was hired for my wedding in July of 2014. He showed up early, was organized & set up quickly, and preformed beautifully. I hand picked the song for when I walked down the isle, which was an original song of Brett's that I heard him perform at a cafe once and fell in love with, and it was everything I wanted it to be! Just lovely. I highly recommend Brett Gaertner for any occasion!
We were looking for a local artist to play at our wedding reception for dinner and cocktail hour. I happened to see Brett preform at an event, and immediately knew he was perfect for our wedding. He was entertaining, fun, personable, and added a truly unique element to our wedding. He read the crowd and made appropriate choices to keep our guests entertained.
One thing that was especially important to us was our first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dances. Brett learned three new songs and made these dances unbelievably special for us.
We received SO many compliments for Brett, and I do not have enough good things to say about him. Having Brett perform at our wedding was easily one of the best decisions we made in our entire planning.
Brett Gaertner performance was outstanding. Everybody in the in the place was very complementary of his music, and remained engaged through the 4 hrs show. He is a great guy and very easy to work with, he also please the attendees with some request songs. We are looking forward to be able to see him perform in other avenues as well.
Brett is an amazing entertainer. He worked the entire event without a break! Everyone loved his music and vocal selections. Highly recommend hiring him, I know I will again.
We had an afternoon picnic event at the Milwaukee yacht club and hired Brett to play for us. With a wide variety of ages and music styles it's always hard to please everyone. But Brett did. Everyone said how great his voice was and his mix of music styles. And above and beyond that ....everybody said what a sweet soul he had and a great energy. We enjoyed him so much, at the end of the show we hired him for a second evening at our tiki bar club so more members could experience his music.
He's very professional, shows up on time, does what he says he's going to do, all with a great spirit!
Brett Gaertner plays upbeat, fun music that makes the beer taste good. He has a nice stage presence that, when mixed with his sense of humor and diverse playlist, makes for an excellent show. In a very short time, he went from being background noise to being the focal point in the room with people making requests. He is a solid performer with a wonderful voice and terrific technical skills.
I had Brett perform for my wedding ceremony in 2008 and it was EXACTLY what I had hoped for and envisioned. He has the perfect voice for weddings - everyone was in tears when I walked down the aisle to him singing. I'm not sure if it was because of me or how amazing he was! ;-) Highly, highly recommend Brett Gaertner, especially for weddings! His gorgeous, soft touch for such events is perfect!
“To anyone looking for talent: I have been hosting the Tuesday Night Open Mic at Two Bucks Milwaukee for nearly two years. As host to many talented Milwaukee musicians I have to say that Brett Gaertner is one of the top stand-out performers on the Two Bucks open mic stage! (Two Bucks has also hired him to perform for special events) This was apparent from the first time he took the stage! Brett is not only a great performer with an incredible vocal range and sweet tone, but also an accomplished guitar player. As if this isn’t enough, he is also a gifted songwriter with a pretty significant catalog of original tunes—the kind that stick in your head like ear candy! If you haven’t seen Brett perform, you better check out his Facebook page and make your way to his next performance. Pick up a CD of his original work while your at it! Seriously! This guy is good!
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What to Expect
Expect the full package when you hire Brett Gaertner for your event. His voice and guitar playing are matched with a stage presences that commands an audience.
Professionalism is a must and Brett will not disappoint you.
Brett Gaertner is an accomplished 27 year old singer/songwriter from the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His music is acoustic pop/folk with gentle tenor vocals and Fingerstyle guitar technique accompaniment. His covers range a variety of genres including country, pop, and oldies. Brett has been performing live music since 2003, being featured in theatre productions, night clubs, cafes, festivals, weddings, and more.
Music is Brett Gaertner's full time job. He devotes his time to learning new material, writing new songs, and performing most nights of the week.
His song "My Own Paradise" was used during an episode of "It Takes a Church" on the GSN network.
Past Booked Events
|August 14, 2018 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 05, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 13, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|September 09, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 29, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 30, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 27, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 12, 2016 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Dinner Party|
|August 20, 2016–August 21, 2016 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 12, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|November 26, 2015||Launch Party|
|June 23, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|May 09, 2015||Fair/Festival|
Billy Currington- Pretty Good At Drinkin Beer, Good Directions, People Are Crazy
Blake Shelton- Honey Bee, Came Here To Forget, She's Got a Way With Words
Darius Rucker- Wagon Wheel
Dierks Bentley- 5-1-5-0
Easton Corbin- Loving You Is Fun
Eric Church- Drink In My Hand
Florida Georgia Line- This Is How We Roll, Cruise, Sippin On Fire, Holy
Jake Owen - Anywhere with you, Beachin, Yee Haw, Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Jason Aldean- Dirt Road Anthem, Big Green Tractor
Joe Nichols- Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, Yeah
Johnny Cash- A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire
Keith Urban- Somebody Like You
Kenny Chesney- Summer Time, Out Last Night, American Kids, You and Tequila, When The Sun Goes Down
Luke Bryan- That’s My Kind of Night
Merle Haggard- Okie From Muskogee
Rodney Atkins- Farmer’s Daughter
Thompson Square- Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?
Travis Tritt- T.R.O.U.B.L.E
Waylon Jennings- Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Frank Sinatra- Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, The Way You Look Tonight, You Make Me Feel So Young
Bobby Darin- Mack the Knife
Dean Martin- Everybody Loves Somebody
50’s - 60’s,
Bobby Darin- Mack the Knife
Bobby Vee- Take Good Care Of My Baby
Bobby Vinton- Roses Are Red
Buddy Holly- Oh Boy, It’s So Easy To Fall In Love, Everyday
Dean Martin- Everybody Loves Somebody
Elvis- Love Me Tender, Little Sister
Johnny Horton- Battle of New Orleans
Louie Armstrong- What A Wonderful World
Neil Sedaka- Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Ricky Nelson- Travelin Man
Steven Lawrence- Go Away Little Girl
The Beach Boys- Do You Wanna Dance
The Beatles- I will, Blackbird
The Dell Vikings- Come And Go With Me
The Everly Brothers- Cathy’s Clown
The Sound Of Music- Edelweiss
The Temptations- My girl
CCR- Proud Mary
Eagles- Take It Easy
Elton John- Crocodile Rock
John Denver- Country Roads, Sunshine On My Shoulders
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird
Neil Diamond- Sweet Caroline
Neil Young- Heart Of Gold
Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl
Billy Joel- Piano Man, For The Longest Time
Jimmy Buffet- Why Don’t We Get Drunk, Margaritaville, Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise
John Mellancamp- Hurt So Good
REM- The One I love
Rick Springfield- Jessie’s Girl
Beauty and the Beast- Gaston
Mulan- Make A Man Out of You
The Lion King- Just Can’t Wait To Be King
Whiskey In The Jar
90’s and newer
Avicii- Hey Brother
Backstreet Boys- I want It That Way
Bright Eyes- First Day Of My Life
Fastball- Out Of My Mind
Jack Johnson- Better Together
Jason Mraz- I’m Yours
John Mayer- Why Georgia
LFO- Summer Girls
Marcy Playground- Sex and Candy
Michael Bublé- Everything
Oasis- Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger
Smash Mouth- All Star
Sublime- What I got
The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Otherside, Scar Tissue