Dan performs solo guitar arrangements of classical, jazz and popular tunes, perfect as a backdrop for events such as ceremonies, cocktails hours, and corporate meetings. Dan has been playing guitar for more than 30 years, building a large and varied repertoire of music ranging from Bach to Beatles, Norah Jones to Jobim, and much more. Dan will work with you to provide the perfect soundtrack for your event.
We had a very intimate wedding with only close friends and family. Dan provided the music as guests arrived and also during our cocktail hour. He played selections that We requested but also had an excellent repertoire.
Dan was prompt, polite, professional, and most importantly, he sounded great! I am so happy with my choice to hire local vendors, and as a local artist, Dan did not disappoint. I would recommend him for any events. Thank you, Dan!
Dan arrived right on our scheduled time. He brought a couple different guitars to offer variety if needed. He offers a great set list with good variety and right on point with our theme. He stayed in tune with the audience and played to their vibe. I couldn't ask for more. He exceeded my expectations on all levels.
We hired Dan to be a soloist at our wedding. Dan is a phenomenal guitarist, and played every song we requested. He has a great repertoire, and also quickly learned a special request that I had.
Dan helped to make our event very special, and kept himself in the background so the focus was on our special day.
I had many people comment to me about his playing and song selection.
Would hire him in a minute if needed, and have suggested he be used for some intimate corporate events.
Thank you Dan.
Response from Dan Spollen:
Thank you John! It was an honor to be part of your event. Congratulations!
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Dan Spollen plays a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, rock, and blues. Dan also composes original music for solo guitar, band, and orchestra.
After early lessons on piano and drums, Dan discovered guitar, learning the basics through self study. This led to enrollment at Berklee College of Music, where he formally studied jazz, rock and other styles, and subsequently West Chester University, studying classical guitar, theory, composition, and performance. While attending WCU, Dan continued private lessons in jazz and began teaching and playing gigs in various group and solo settings.
Dan began playing professionally in 1990, performing regionally, nationally and abroad in a variety of ensembles. Notable events include performances for the Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor. Dan also worked in Los Angeles, working as a session player, arranger, and composer.
In 2001, Dan's original composition, "The Truth Of Being", was released worldwide on Real Music records.
In 2008, Dan collaborated with YES singer Jon Anderson, resulting in the “Survival & Other Stories” album. Then again in 2016, composing two pieces for Jon's album "Invention Of Knowledge".
In 2012, Dan scored the documentary film "The Great Lesson".
Dan's original music has appeared on MTV, The Learning Channel, and The Weather Channel.
Today, Dan focuses on composition and recording at his home studio, and on performing original and arranged pieces for solo guitar.
Besides performing and composing, Dan teaches music, providing private and group lessons. Many of his students have continued on to university music programs and music careers of their own.
Dan also freelances as a graphic designer and sketch artist, and has been commissioned for advertising campaigns, logo redesigns, and portrait artworks.
Past Booked Events
|August 15, 2020 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|