Christopher Wooley

Why book Christopher Wooley?

I'm a solo guitarist & vocalist, playing the finest songs from the last 40 years, from Mumford & Sons to The Beatles, Van Morrison, James Taylor & The Eagles to The Police, Tom Petty, U2, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Train & Dave Matthews. My 600 songlist also includes Country songs from Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley & Rascal Flatts. In 2013, I played events for Cartier, IBM & Amgen, Warner Brothers, Wineries in Santa Ynez, Beach Weddings in Santa Barbara & Malibu, events at The San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito and The Biltmore/4 Seasons, private events in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Las Vegas & NYC. I've written music for Sony, documentaries, & John Steinbeck movies

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Made our event a great experience!

Made my parents' 50th anniversary party fun and classy - was able to work with my parents' early 1960's playlist.

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Reviewer: Ira T.
Event: Anniversary Party in Thousand Oaks, CA
Event Date: Dec 29, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Folk Singer, Guitarist
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He totally made our wedding ceremony!

Chris was fabulous! He was really professional, easy to work with, great at making recommendations, and AWESOME at playing the guitar and singing. We want to hire him again! He played for the ceremony and happy hour at our wedding this weekend, and was great!

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Reviewer: Lauren W.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Santa Margarita, CA
Event Date: Sep 6, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Wow Christopher was Amazing at our wedding !!

Christopher did such a wonderful job with our music at our wedding. We were so pleased with everything. He has such a great list of songs to work with and was so willing to learn a song for us. We even asked him to play the guitar along, while one of my great friends Alicia sang. It was so beautiful and we thank him for that. Many of our guests were asking about him after because the music was so perfect for the event. Thanks again Chris and we will definitely call you again to perform. Thanks for making our day so so special.

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Reviewer: Kimberly E. B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Jul 7, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Great talent, consummate professional

I hired Chris Wooley for my October 2012 wedding. I was looking for a range of contemporary music executed beautiful with just the right sound....I needed the musician to put soul into his music. Chris is in one word amazing! Not only is his music beautiful, he is the consummate professional and warm as an individual. As a bride with all the responsibility of the wedding details, Chris was a breath of fresh air, as I never worried once that he didn't understand my vision muscially for my wedding. He also was over qualified artistically to perform, with on the dime changes to songs to coordinate with my ceremony being a piece of cake for him. Thank you Chris, it was a delight to have you as part of my wedding!

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Reviewer: Susan D. K.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Laguna Beach, CA
Event Date: Oct 28, 2012
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $300 - $1500
  • Insurance: $3,000,000 - General Liability Policy - The venue can be added as "additional insured" - I do this for my 5 star venues....
  • Languages: English

Overview

Always familiar & much loved songs, performed by acoustic guitar, ukulele & vocals - Depending on the client's wishes, I can play all brand new songs, all classic Rock, all Beatles, Country songs from the most popular artists - NO SAD songs.... ever... during a celebration.... I play at the proper volume to allow guests to enjoy each others company - I DO NOT stop between songs or demand your guest's attention or applause.... It's all about helping you with a great party...

Additional Booking Notes

I arrive self-sufficiant - I bring my own small amplifier & microphone - I bring at least 2 sets of equipment, allowing set-up in both places beforehand,....

Past Booked Events

10/29/10 Half Moon Bay
10/23/10 Santa Barbara
10/01/10 Santa Barbara
09/11/10 Paso Robles
09/03/10 Santa Barbara
08/29/10 Warner Center Concerts In The Park - 6 PM !
08/21/10 Weslake Village Inn

Christopher Wooley

Please take a listen to the music clips on this page - They're all recorded LIVE with no overdubs, second-takes, or fixed mistakes. Please take a look at my first few GigSalad reviews, I take great pride in making VERY happy clients.... I've done hundreds of events, From New York City to Lake Tahoe, Malibu, Santa Barbara & Nevada, including an Anniversary party for 300, Hollywood Hills Birthday party for 100, "All-Beatles" Malibu Beach Wedding for 35, San Diego Beach Cliffs Wedding for 85, beautiful occasions all... I just played a July 4th concert for 60,000 people in Warner Center Park... big fun...

I've been fortunate to play with members of some of the biggest bands in the world, toured many countries, played hundreds of gigs in many of the world's best venues, from the Montreaux Jazz festival to The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel. I just finished a CD with guitarist Tim Godwin & members of Los Lobos, Vertical Horizon, The Rembrandts, and other amazing players.

In fact, we just got a really nice "pat on the back" from a friend who's opinion we really value... Don Felder, guitarist for The Eagles ... " The CD is a big hit. Love the all acoustic guitars and the vocals are really great. I hope you’ll still talk to me after you become a big star from this CD.... Cheers, Don Felder

Last Friday, I flew to NYC to play at a Birthday party - This morning I received this note... " Dear Christopher, Thank you kindly for making the journey to NYC and sharing your beautiful acoustic guitar talent, mixed like a sweet cake with your wonderful singing voice. Your music and lyrics danced on the ears hearts and soul of everyone at my beautiful wife's birthday party. You greatly helped us make it a very special and memorable night for all. You sing and play from a place in the heart and soul which is truly a wonderful rare treat to experience. Keep sharing the magic and thank you so very much for the CD. I am listening to it now and we love it! Again, many thanks for a great and memorable night Peace and love, Kate, Rory and Matt "

This is why I do what I do.....

A couple of months ago, I played a Wedding ceremony & reception in Santa Barbara. The next morning I received this note from the Bride.

Chris - I am not even sure where to begin. Your talent, charming nature, and eagerness surpassed my wildest imagination, and that's after even seeing your youtube videos! You are a true talent, one I hope to encounter again. Thank you so much for making our evening soooooo very special. The music and your voice is absolutely breathtaking. I found myself swaying and singing along, and to play that song for me and my Dad, could not have meant more. I truly cannot thank you enough. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and so much fun emailing with you. If you ever think of it, I would love for you to send me more of the youtube clips and songs, I could listen to your voice all day long. Thank you again for being such a charming and wonderful part of our special day. All the blessings and all the best to you, Whitney

This is a Thank You note from a client, who asked me to play a family reunion in Santa Barbara, about 50 people, from 2 to 90... He was a Springsteen fan & I played "Thunder Road" for them...

Chris – you have legendary status in our household ….I can’t tell you how often we think about that night and about your performance….you were unreal/unbelievable…..and yes – “Thunder Road” - thanks for giving me my 5 minutes of fame – and letting me sing alongside you… Very nice of you to send the CD – much appreciated….

If you envision a Classic, Elegant wedding ceremony, I'll be glad to play a traditional acoustic guitar instrumental version of "Here Comes The Bride" and "Pachobel's Canon in D".... or.....get creative.... Close your eyes, choose songs & music that perfectly underscore your feelings for each other. Let me play & sing them for you. I can learn most any pop song.... Here's a few examples of songs I've learned for recent Weddings.... An All-Beatles Wedding, "Here Comes The Sun".... Jason Mraz "I'm Yours"... Pearl Jam "Just Breathe" ... Dave Matthews "Two Step"... Train "Hey Soul Sister".... Foo Fighters "Everlong".... Beatles "I Will".... Tom Petty "Here Comes My Girl".... Peter Gabriel "Book Of Love".... Alan Jackson "Remember When".... U 2 "Beautiful Day".... Jason Mraz/Colbie Calliet "Lucky"... Beatles "Two Of Us"..... Rascal Flatts "Bless The Broken Road".... Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"..... Cat Stevens "The Wind"..... Garth Brooks "Wrapped Up In You"..... Elvis "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You"........ "Over The Rainbow" - Instrumental..... "What A Wonderful World" ..... Use your imagination...

Most clients want me to play & sing for them - If you want totally instrumental music, I'm probably not the guitarist for you - However, I have a long list of Very Happy Brides & clients..... I take great joy in helping to make a perfect event -

I'm available to play for your Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception...

This is a partial songlist - I'm learning new songs all the time...



* Ho Hey - Lumineers
Lover Of The Light - Mumford & Sons
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
* Train - Hey Soul Sister
* Lady Antebellum - American Honey
* 3 Doors Down - Here Without You
* 3 Doors Down - Love Me When I'm Gone
* Five For Fighting - 100 Years To Live
* Five for Fighting - Superman
* Gavin Rossdale - Love Remains The Same
* U 2 - All I Want Is You
* Al Green - Let's Stay Together
* Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
* Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine
* Bad Company - Bad Company
* Beatles - And I Love Her
* Beatles - Blackbird
* Beatles - Dear Prudence
* Beatles - Fool On The Hill
* Beatles - Get Back
* Beatles - Hey Jude
* Beatles - Hide Your Love Away
* Beatles - In My Life
* Beatles - I’ve Just Seen A Face
* Beatles - Let It Be
* Beatles - Long & Winding Road
* Beatles - Mother Nature’s Son
* Ben E. King - Stand By Me
* Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
* Black Crows - She Talks To Angels
* Blind Faith - Can’t Find My Way Home
* Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice
* Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blues
* Bob Seger - Turn The Page
* Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can’t Go Home
* Bonnie Raitt - Angel From Montgomery
* Brad Paisley - Alcohol
* Brad Paisley - Letter To Me
* Bruce Springsteen - Meeting Across The River
* Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
* Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
* Bryan Adams - Everything I Do
* Carrie Underwood - Don't Forget To Remember
* Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You
* Death Cab For Cutie - Possess Your Heart
* Jason Mraz - Lucky
* Chris Whitley - Poison Girl
* Chuck Berry - Promised Land
* Coldplay - Yellow
* Counting Crows - Round Here
* Counting Crows - Omaha
* Counting Crows - Rain King
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Christopher Wooley

Guitarist / Vocalist

Testimonials

Chris – you have legendary status in our household ….I can’t tell you how often we think about that night and about your performance….you were unreal/unbelievable…..and yes – “Thunder Road” - thanks for giving me my 5 minutes of fame – and letting me sing alongside you… Very nice of you to send the CD – much appreciated….

– E.G - Santa Barbara

Chris - I am not even sure where to begin. Your talent, charming nature, and eagerness surpassed my wildest imagination, and that's after even seeing your youtube videos! You are a true talent, one I hope to encounter again. Thank you so much for making our evening soooooo very special. The music and your voice is absolutely breathtaking. I found myself swaying and singing along, and to play that song for me and my Dad, could not have meant more. I truly cannot thank you enough. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and so much fun emailing with you. If you ever think of it, I would love for you to send me more of the youtube clips and songs, I could listen to your voice all day long. Thank you again for being such a charming and wonderful part of our special day. All the blessings and all the best to you, Whitney

– Whitney - San Ysidro Ranch - Montecito

Chris was a real pleasure to work with. Very thorough with communication prior to the event. With so much on our plate preparing a wedding it was great to not have to be the one initiating contact to make sure everything was in check. He often sent emails to see if we had any concerns or questions and reassured us that we need not stress. As for the event. He was on time, very professional and a talented musician. We received many comments from guest about how good his playing was and how much emotion he played with. -- Michael T, Malibu, CA, 4/25/2010

– Michael - Malibu

What can I say Chris Wooley was awesome. My wife and I had him play at our wedding, he played our favorite song at the ceremony and for about three hours after during drinks and dinner. He arrived 2 hours earlier than planned to scope the venue and get himself settled, he provided us with a microphone for our ceremony and was helpful in every possible way. His range of music was sensational and he learned some songs that we requested before the event. We would recommend Chris to anyone requiring a talented and professional musician for their function, great job Chris thanks again mate! -- Cullen E, San Diego, CA, 6/5/2010

– Cullen - San Diego

Set List

I have 600 songs to choose from - From Sinatra to The Lumineers.... depending on the client's musical wishes...

Influences & Inspiration

Beatles, James Taylor, Sting, The Eagles, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson

Setup Requirements

a chair....

AC power is requested but not required

I have a battery powered amp if necessary

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