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Dan Heidt

Dan Heidt

7 reviews
Dan Heidt
4.955/5 stars – based on 7 reviews

Why book Dan Heidt?

An acoustic guitarist, who found his roots in Singer/Songwriters such as James Taylor, John Denver, Jackson Browne and the like. An optimistic, angst-free, and relevant music style with a lot of fingerpicking and some moderate strumming.

Available for your backyard parties, corporate events, Family Reunions, weddings, get-togethers, festivals, or even your living rooms. Very versatile and able to design a set according to the needs of the audience. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Dan was awesome, crowd loved it! Sound was perfect and music was relevant, I plan on booking Dan again.
Fundraiser in Columbus, OH
5 / 5 stars

Great Gig

Dan was awesome, crowd loved it! Sound was perfect and music was relevant, I plan on booking Dan again.

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Reviewer: David B.
Organization: Champps Kitchen and Bar
Event: Fundraiser in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Jan 29, 2015
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Birthday / Anniversary event. 54 guests. We are very pleased with Dan Heidt. On time. Pleasant, professional, friendly. Very good singing voice. Performed the songs we requested. All our guests enjoyed his singing and guitar playing. We would hire Dan again.
Birthday Party in Worthington, OH
5 / 5 stars
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We would hire Dan again!

Birthday / Anniversary event. 54 guests. We are very pleased with Dan Heidt. On time. Pleasant, professional, friendly. Very good singing voice. Performed the songs we requested. All our guests enjoyed his singing and guitar playing. We would hire Dan again.

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Reviewer: Lynn S.
Event: Birthday Party in Worthington, OH
Event Date: Jun 22, 2014
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Dan performed on 6/28/14 for my company party - around 15 individuals. Dan's performance was exceptional, bringing both orginal and hit tunes to the venue. Dan is an accomplished guitar player and has an amazing voice. Dan was the consumate professional and had my guests dancing in the isles within minutes. He's truly amazing.
Corporate Event in Westerville, OH
5 / 5 stars

Amazing and Completely Satisfied

Dan performed on 6/28/14 for my company party - around 15 individuals. Dan's performance was exceptional, bringing both orginal and hit tunes to the venue. Dan is an accomplished guitar player and has an amazing voice. Dan was the consumate professional and had my guests dancing in the isles within minutes. He's truly amazing.

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Reviewer: Murray H.
Organization: Carlisle Transportation Products
Event: Corporate Event in Westerville, OH
Event Date: Jun 28, 2014
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Dan did a fantastic job on a cover of a not well known song for our daughters wedding (father/daughter dance)! A true professional, easy to work with, etc. Not to mention, he is an excellent, innovative guitarist with a strong yet melodic voice. An excellent choice for any function. Thanks Dan!!
Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
5 / 5 stars

Amazing acoustic guitarist and singer!

Dan did a fantastic job on a cover of a not well known song for our daughters wedding (father/daughter dance)! A true professional, easy to work with, etc. Not to mention, he is an excellent, innovative guitarist with a strong yet melodic voice. An excellent choice for any function. Thanks Dan!!

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Reviewer: Mark P.
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Aug 10, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
We have actually had Dan out for two different events. Both times, he was absolutely fantastic, leaving our guests raving about the entertainment and asking where they could find his music. In regard to the booking process, Dan was easy to reach, quite pleasant to work with, always professional, and his rates were very reasonable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dan Heidt for any event you are planning.
Private Party in Dublin, OH
5 / 5 stars

Dan Heidt: One of Columbus' hidden treasures!

We have actually had Dan out for two different events. Both times, he was absolutely fantastic, leaving our guests raving about the entertainment and asking where they could find his music. In regard to the booking process, Dan was easy to reach, quite pleasant to work with, always professional, and his rates were very reasonable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dan Heidt for any event you are planning.

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Reviewer: Ann N.
Event: Private Party in Dublin, OH
Event Date: Jan 5, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Dan Heidt is a class act. An amazing finger style acoustic player with a voice like James Taylor. I can't wait to hire him again! Definitely a crowd please'r!
Restaurant in Columbus, OH
5 / 5 stars

Completely blown away!!!!!

Dan Heidt is a class act. An amazing finger style acoustic player with a voice like James Taylor. I can't wait to hire him again! Definitely a crowd please'r!

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Reviewer: George S.
Organization: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Event: Restaurant in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Jan 25, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist
Singing Guitarist in Columbus, OH
Dan is an excellent performer. The crowd agreed with that assesment.
Club/Nightclub in Columbus, OH
4.7 / 5 stars

Excellent performer

Dan is an excellent performer. The crowd agreed with that assesment.

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Reviewer: Mike B.
Organization: pie's gourmet pizza bistro
Event: Club/Nightclub in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Jan 24, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $200 and up
  • Languages: English

Overview

I am a singer and songwriter. My range is wide, meaning I can keep it at a low and level with fingerpicking softer melodies, or can strum up some blues or folk with heavier lyrics and tone. I am versatile and can adjust the set according to the needs of the audience. I take every performance seriously and professionally, but I also truly have fun each time I play. I make it a rule to be at least 30 minutes early in order to be completely set up and ready to play when I am scheduled to begin.

Additional Booking Notes

In terms of equipment, I use at least one acoustic Taylor guitar (714CE, sometimes I bring a second Taylor 610CE LTD , with additional tunings), one 60 watt amp (or one 200 watt amp, depending on the venue size), one mic stand and mic, plus a small harmonizing effects pedal and a small sound mixer. I pack pretty light, and can normally get from my car to the setup spot in one trip without assistance.

Bio

I am a guitar player and singer/songwriter who has a handful of originals, but mostly play covers of songs from that Singer/Songwriter genre. My style is positive. I don't get political and I don't get depressing. The music can be summed up as "optimistic", I guess.

I have had great opportunities over the years to play in really neat venues. From Small Town Celebrations to Backyard Bonfires, I've played them all. Most notably, I was fortunate enough to provide the music for the James Taylor/Carole King Pre-Show Party in 2011 at the Schottenstein Center, here in Columbus, just before their concert, and then again when James brought his solo act to Columbus in 2014.

I have been playing guitar since I was about 11 years old. My father showed me the G, C, and D7 chord, and I took it from there. I listened to a lot of music growing up, and can remember long car rides as a kid on vacation in the backseat listening to John Denver, Kenny Rogers, and Loretta Lynn telling vivid stories through music, which I was able to play back in my mind's projector. I remember really liking what I was hearing, and today I am happy that I am able to tell others' stories and my own stories through music.

I would love to hear from you concerning an event you might have that I could be a good fit for.

The team providing the talent:

Dan Heidt

Guitar, Vocals

Set List

By No Means in any order.... Here is a list of some of the songs I perform:
The Weight The Band
Summertime Gershwin
Wildflowers Tom Petty
Last Dance with Mary Jane Tom Petty
Up on the Roof Carole King
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Carole King
You’ve Got A Friend Carole King / JT
America Simon & Garfunkel
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters
Lighthouse James Taylor (JT)
Carolina in My Mind JT
You can Close Your Eyes JT
Sweet Baby James JT
Fire & Rain JT
Something in the Way She Moves JT
Frozen man JT
Copperline JT
Country Road JT
Handyman JT
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight JT
The Water is Wide JT / Traditional
We are Each Other’s Angels Chuck Brodsky
Letters in the Dirt Chuck Brodsky
Jack & Diane John Cougar Mellencamp
Into the Mystic Van Morrison
Rocky Mountain High John Denver
Country Roads John Denver
Poems, Prayers & Promises John Denver
Sunshine on my Shoulders John Denver
At Last Etta James
All Of Me Frank Sinatra
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Take it Easy Eagles
Heartache Tonight Eagles
Hotel California Eagles
I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles
Come Together The Beatles
Let It Be The Beatles
I’ve just seen a Face The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
Something in the Way She Moves The Beatles
When You Say Nothing At All Allison Kraus
Paradise John Prine
Angel From Montgomery John Prine
For a Dancer Jackson Browne
Song for Adam Jackson Browne
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Trad.
Wasted on the Way Crosby Stills & Nash
Superman Five for Fighting
Come Monday Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffet
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead
Gon’ Down The Road Feeling Bad Grateful Dead
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Turn the Page Bob Seger
Piano Man Billy Joel
Live & Die The Avett Brothers
You Swept me Away The Avett Brothers
Murdered in the City The Avett Brothers
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2
Fishing in the Dark Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Knee Deep Zac Brown Band
You Were Always on My Mind Willie Nelson
After the Goldrush Neil Young
Rockin’ in the Free World Neil Young
Blue Moon Rogers & Hart
‘Til there was You Meredith Wilson
Vincent Don McLean
Imagine John Lennon
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynryd
The Joker Steve Miller Band
Have You Ever seen the Rain CCR
Mightnight Special CCR
Ramblin Man Allman Brothers Band
Your Wildest Dreams Moody Blues
Drift Away Dobie Gray
To Make You feel My Love Bob Dylan
Caledonia Dougie MacLean
This Love Will Carry Me Dougie MacLean
Your Song Elton John
Happy Together The Turtles
I’ll Be There Jackson 5
Lady in Red Chris DeBurgh
Summer in the City Lovin’ Spoonful
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
Overkill Colin Hay
Send Me on My Way Rusted Root
Should I Stay or Should I go The Clash
All Along the Watchtower Bob Dylan
I’m Sailing Away Styx
Rocky Top Traditional
The Dance Garth Brooks
Lovesong The Cure
People Are Strange The Doors
Love Me Two Times The Doors
Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Treehouses Dan Heidt (DH)
Painting DH
Frosty Panic DH
The Dream DH
Another Song From That Summer DH
Go Down Moses DH
Speechless DH
Waiting DH
On Your Side DH
Life to Life DH

Influences & Inspiration

James Taylor, John Denver, Jackson Browne, David Wilcox, Graham Nash, Carol King, Chuck Brodsky, so many others.

Setup Requirements

no specific requirements other than access to an electrical source.

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