I am a solo acoustic guitarist that plays a wide variety of cover songs ranging from artists like Tom Petty and Jack Johnson to Paula Abdul and N'Sync. I make a strong effort to keep my song selection unique and aim to please all ages at any event. I've been a professional musician for 10 years and have experience playing formal events like wedding cocktail hours as well as backyard pool parties. I'm only 27 years old but this is my full time job and I take a very professional approach to ensure the highest quality musical experience. Thanks for reading and I hope to play an event for you soon!
He was the perfect addition to our wedding!!! He is an extremely talented musician and he even learned 2 of our favorite songs to play at our wedding. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him for any party , wedding or special event. We couldn't have been happier with him!!
Response from Evan Koteles:
Thank you, Andrea! You and John did a great job putting together a very nice evening - thanks for letting me be a part of it!
Evan provided exactly what I asked for. He was very professional and is a great musician. I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for a guitarist for any event.
Awesome guy, great singer, amazing guitarist, and very accommodating towards requests! Highly recommend.
Evan exceeded our expectations! He is so talented, kind, professional, and charming! We hired Evan to perform during the wedding ceremony and through cocktail hour. He arrived early with a great smile on a super hot day, performed wonderfully, and everyone loved him! We gave him minimal direction and he played great music and has an amazing voice. He learned a special song at our request and we were just beyond impressed. Be sure to check out his website and music videos - his original music is amazing! Thank you so much for being part of the Ryerson-Abrahams wedding!
My wife and I hired Evan to perform at our rehearsal dinner in Dahlonega, GA. I received a ton of compliments throughout the night on how great he sounded. Evan performed 90's-present day cover songs just like we had requested. He really added to the atmosphere of the event. He also took some song requests on after the dinner. In my interactions with Evan, it was apparent that he is a very genuine and kind person that cared about the success of our event. I would definitely hire Evan again and sincerely recommend him!
Evan adapted perfectly to our corporate event.
He is very talented and was very accommodating to the flow of our event.
We had such a great experience with Evan! He was perfect for our casual party of 25 people, and everyone loved his music choices. He is very talented, professional and fun! Everyone was asking where we found him. Thank you Evan!
Evan was wonderful. Punctual, professional, upbeat and a perfect fit to our event. Will definitely book him again!
Evan arrived on time, setup quickly, and was able to manage with the small space. His song choices were on point, and he really sounded great. This was exactly what we were hoping for! Thanks Evan!
Couldn't be more pleased with Evan. He did a great job setting up a customized program for my daughter's wedding and even learned to play some of their favorite songs. On top of that he let the groom plug up his acoustic and serenade his new bride.
Evan was perfect for our outdoor venue and many guests came up to me and said, "this guy is great, where did you find him?"
Thanks for making my daughter's day incredibly special!
We hosted a golf tournament and Evan was great! He kept everyone entertained! I had so many come to me and tell me that the music was great! Thanks Evan for making the drive and keeping the party going!
Evan provided great entertainment the entire night. The feedback received the days following the event was outstanding. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to book live entertainment for their event.
Perfect for our graduation party. Both teenagers and adults loved the music.
Evan was very professional, talented, and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend his services.
Response from Evan Koteles:
Thanks, Kristin! It was great working with you as well! Hope to do so again soon!
Evan did the music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. We cannot say enough great things about him. Evan is incredibly talented and versatile. He can handle just about any genre. After hearing Evan for the first time at a local bar/restaurant, we pretty much became groupies. We tried to hear him whenever he was playing nearby. Dave Matthews, Avett Brothers, The Beatles, Alabama, Darius Rucker, Bob Marley - he pulls it all off and well! He keeps the original artwork in mind while also being authentic to his own style. We highly recommend Evan!
Evan was a breeze to work with, had a wide-ranging set list, and his own equipment. Helped spice up our work event!
Evan did an incredible job for background music and vocals during a pre-wedding ceremony cocktail hour. He was very receptive to our needs/requests and even took the time to learn new music for the event. I would highly recommend him!!
Response from Evan Koteles:
Thank you, Ellen! So glad I could be a part of your big day :)
Evan played at a small 40th birthday party. He has a great voice and played a great set - perfect for an intimate party of 25 guests. There were tons of compliments on the music and a number of inquiries about how I found him. Evan was a perfect choice for our party and I look forward to booking him again for future parties.
Evan is very talented! All the guest commented on his performance. Also he was prompt, and communicated very well pre-event. Highly recommend.
We booked Evan for dinner after our wedding, wasn't going to be a traditional reception, just back ground music. Our party decided there should be a little more tradition, Evan was very accommodating, took a few requests and even stayed an hour longer than we booked him for. He even learned a few new songs for our playlist! Very happy with the whole experience!
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
One of the greatest advantages to hiring me as the performer at your event is my ability to adapt. I don't just 'do what I do' no matter where I am which is what has allowed me to go over well in different environments. If hiring me for the cocktail hour of your wedding and you want me to play instrumentally, then that is what I will do. If you'd like easy listening like Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz, then that is what I will play. I am always reading the crowd to determine my next song so every event I play is specifically tailored. I also use a loop machine which allows me to play a rhythm track, record it, and play lead guitar over top of it.
My name is Evan Koteles and I'm a 24 year old singer songwriter that has been working as a professional musician for the past 10 years. My brother and I recorded in Nashville for a few years and are being featured on a new show titled Next Great Family Band. Until that big break comes, I work as a gigging musician around Tampa Bay. My biggest priority when hired for a gig is to play a wide variety of songs so that everyone hears something they know and enjoy. Whether it be My Girl from the Temptations or Strait Up from Paula Abdul. I take a very professional approach in the way I present myself as well as ensure efficient timeliness. I use a high quality Bose sound system that takes me less than 15 minutes to set and is not bulky or ugly to look at. I have years of experience playing in all sorts of venues whether a wedding at the country club or by the pool in the back yard. I appreciate you taking the time to read and look forward to playing an event for you soon!
Additional Booking Notes
I'm extremely easy going and don't require much when at a gig. I use a Compact Bose sound system which takes up very little room but puts out a clear, high quality sound so I only really need a space of at least 5ftX5ft.
Past Booked Events
|October 04, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 23, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|July 07, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|June 23, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 09, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|May 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 11, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 26, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 09, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Sporting Event|
|June 30, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Oaxaca, Lawrenceville|
|June 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Pasti's Roswell|
|June 22, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Old Vinings Inn|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Pasti's Roswell|
|June 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Corporate Event|
|June 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Eddie's Attic Songwriter Competition|
|June 03, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Meehan's in Sandy Springs|
|May 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|April 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 20, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 06, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 19, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|June 12, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 21, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 07, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|October 10, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 09, 2015||Other|
|June 07, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 29, 2015||Birthday Party|
|September 06, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 10, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
Evan Koteles Solo Cover List
Something LIke Olivia
Pretty Girl from Michigan
Three Little Birds
Help From my Friends
Steal My Kisses
The Rock Show
Summer of 69’
Run to You
Grace is Gone
Come Back Song
One of These Nights
How to Save a Life
Look After You
Good Riddance (Time of your life)
All for You
JIMMY EAT WORLD
Ring Of Fire
Edge of Glory
Cooler Than Me
Its Gonna be Me
Don’t Look Back in Anger
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Slip Slidin’ Away
One of Those Nights
You Don’t Know how it Feels
Brown Eyed Girl
ZAC BROWN BAND
Keep Me In mind
Bad Moon Rising
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
Can’t You See
Influences & Inspiration
John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and other artists that start with 'J' haha
one power outlet
space of at least 5ft X 5ft
bottles of water