Gary Prisby, is a premier acoustic entertainer in Pittsburgh, PA. His solo acoustic performances showcase a tasteful variety of new and classic rock, alternative and blues, as well as his award-winning original material.
Gary's song list boasts over 500 songs, so there is something for everyone. Want to hear a song that is not on his play list? Gary will learn it just for your event! His attention to detail and commitment to perfection make Gary the perfect choice for any gathering: Corporate events, private parties, restaurants, bars as well as wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and intimate receptions.
Gary did a great show for us at Pike Run Club and Lodge in the Laurel Highlands!
It was a perfect night to have his music playing on the patio and Club house.
Gary played a wide range of artists while we dined. Afterward we enjoyed a drink while listening and singing along to some favorite songs. Will definitely will ask Gary to come back to Pike Run!
Gary assisted with my surprise proposal at PPG Place Rink 12/13/14 in Pittsburgh, PA. This night would not have been as special or romantic without Gary's service & talent.
In less than a month he learned 3 songs to serenade my partner and he also helped with the location of the proposal which was extremely helpful being that I live out of town.
He was very professional, kind, and great to work with through planning this whole event. I would highly recommend Gary and would use his services again!
Thank you again, Gary!!
Amanda & Kate
Gary is the best!! Our Wedding was this past Saturday, 10/11/14, and Gary helped to make our day wonderful! He played all of the songs we requested and then some and all of our guests were thrilled with him. His professionalism is something to note and his care for the event he is participating in is beyond expectation. We recommend Gary highly - booking him is the best thing we could have done!!
Gary was very professional and great to work with from start to finish! He was great at communicating prior to the event, and on the day of the event he was there early and quick to set up. Everyone loved his music!!! We would definitely book him again if we have another event in the area
Gary performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony at our wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about his performance and professionalism. Prior to my song selections, he was willing and confident to perform any song at my choosing. He nailed all songs and just made our wedding that much more special!
Gary is a very accomplished guitar player and singer. He gives a heartfelt performance that really engages the audience. Gary performed for our corporate retreat and we really appreciated him for preparing songs especially for our group. He brought an extensive song list and we all picked our favorites. I am amazed at his repertoire. Don't hesitate to book Gary. He's awesome.
Hired for a personel, patio party. 30 people. Gary played for 3 hours. 2 breaks. in 90 degree, (shade)! Everyone loved the music and the choose of songs. Someone at the party booked him for their party we went to this past weekend. Again...outstanding performance, and everyone there also loved the choice of songs. Many stayed late, just for the music. I give him 5 stars. Sheryl/Fred
We hired Gary for a private party and he was a big hit with all our guests. He has a large song list and worked with us to play the songs we wanted to hear the most. Gary was very professional to work with, reasonably priced and very talented. We would definitely hire him again for another event.
Gary is a very talented performer. His vocal range and versatility are outstanding. His ability to please a variety of musical tastes is a huge hit with the customers!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I perform a tasteful variety of new and classic rock, alternative and blues selections. Any event can be tailor-made featuring the genres and artists chosen by you.
Gary has now been playing music for over 45 years and professionally for over 35 years.
In his last 2 attempts, Gary was chosen both times to represent the Blues Society of Western PA in the Solo/Duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He performed there as a solo act in 2011 and as a duo with Matt Barranti in 2014.
As a former member of Smokin' Section, Gary performed in the Inaugural Pittsburgh Blues Festival; The River City Blues Fest, and enjoyed one of the top rankings in The City Paper's Reader's Poll for Best Local R&B/Blues Band. While in front of Smokin' Section, he also played 3 live performances on Pittsburgh radio: Twice on WDVE's morning show "Coffee House" as well as an appearance on WYEP's Blues and Rhythm Showcase.
Gary currently only performs solo acoustic shows.
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|June 21, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 09, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Graduation|
|August 12, 2017 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Dinner Party|
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Influences & Inspiration
I enjoy all of the artists that I cover. However, I am a big fan of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young . . . the Allman Brothers, Matchbox 20 and Stevie Ray Vaughn to name a few.
I provide my own sound equipment. All that is needed is an electrical outlet.
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