Hal Aaron, acoustic guitarist/singer performs a wide variety of songs and styles on acoustic and electric guitars, both as a solo performer or one-man-band. He's personable, talented, appeals to all ages and can provide a great show in any environment. Whether its a bar or a banquet hall, a wedding, anniversary, birthday or backyard bash, you'll find Hal to be most accommodating performing all your favorite rock, pop, soul and country and more!
If you're looking for a great ukulele player to perform an island-style ceremony, Hal is the big Kahuna.
Whether you need a singing guitarist, a ukulele, or just some background acoustic guitar, contact Hal for a quote.
Hal was perfect for our event! His music was lively and provided the perfect ambiance for our rehearsal dinner cocktail party. He was friendly, showed up on time, and gave an excellent performance. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
Response from Hal Aaron:
Thank you for the great review, Audra. Great group of people, lovely place to hold the rehearsal dinner/cocktail party. I very much enjoyed entertaining and mingling with you and your guests!
I met Hal 2 days before my husband's rather untraditional graveside burial service. My husband's family is very closely conected to the Funeral Home business in the Philadelphia area. His father was a local family funeral home owner and operator in the Germantown area.
My husand was raised Catholic-as was I -but we have not been practicing Catholics for years. We considered ourselves spiritual people just not tied to a specific church. The service had no clergy present -it was up to me to provide a structure. I was not sure how it might go....
My husband loved music-specifically classic 60s 70s blues and rock bands. It was a big part of our lives. We have a large music collection and have ushered at the Keswick Theater for almost 25 years.
We have seen many bands in both their original early day performances as well as their later in life shows. We frequently travelled for bands and festivals.
I was hesitant to have a guitarist at such a somber graveside service but the whole thing was perfect.
Hal played a selection of appropriate songs for 30 minutes as the immediate family members arrived-all masked and social distancing as applicable. I offered some suggestions but left the final selections up to him. The family age group spanned 30-70.
These songs spanned the works of many guitarists and bands and if it wasn't such a somber event we could have played name that tune. The sound and skill level was just perfect for the setting.
Since the service was not fully structured Hal had to be prepared for the go with the flow aspect-and he was.
As family members spoke and relayed thoughts and remembrances song choices were triggered.
Turn Turn Turn
Into The Mystic
Go Your Own Way
If I Had a Hammer
Here Comes the Son
What a Wonderful World
Hal was attentive and attuned-at one point after several stories he commented that he felt like he sort of almost knew my husband and launched into Go You Own Way...and it was a perfect choice.
The entire family felt the service represented my husband and was a fond and fitting tribute to him. The music added an immensely personal touch to a sad situation.
I could not have asked for a better experience AND I am strongly considering hiring Hal again for a much larger memorial gathering with my husbands many friends.
If so-we'll go with electric and vocals.
Highly recommend!! Everything was perfect! Hal was a great guy and very talented performer. Everyone enjoyed the music performance.
Hal did a great job providing music for my one year old daughter's luau!
Working with Hal was extremely smooth and effortless. He was professional and easy going. We hired him for my daughter’s 4th birthday party in our home. She danced her feet off but the adults had an amazing time as well! Lots of singing along and smiles all around. Very reasonably priced. Will definitely be hiring Hal again!
I hired Hal for my Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary party. From the start, Hal was friendly, helpful and professional. Hal took the time to find out all the detail about the party, and was prepared with a song list that was perfect. He was a big hit! Having live music from such a talented musician and performer was the best decision made for this party. Hire Hal for your next party or event. You will not regret it!
Hal Aaron was an absolute professional from the day we contacted him on Gigmasters. Mr. Aaron played our cocktail hour at our wedding and it was everything we asked for and more. We requested a song that was not on his usual set list and even learned it and played it for us. He helped make our wedding extra special and would recommend him highly. He is a great guy and an excellent musician. You will not be disappointed if you hire Hal Aaron!
What a great time by all! Hal was just what we were looking for. His music and singing was awesome. Would recommend him to anyone that wants to have a good time. We will have him back!
Colleen O, Dover, DE
Price Range: $350 - 2500
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Expect a whole lot more sound and energy from one man than you had thought possible. In fact, with a year one battle with concur behind me, I have a whole new ease on life and I tend to under-rpomise and over-deliver. When possible, I try to learn a new song or two for each event, so my repertoire in always growing and pleasing you and your guests is always my number one priority!
Hal is a solo musical entertainer with a very ecclectic selection of songs. He currently performs island-style Rock n' Reggae, Jimmy Buffett and Carribean style music, with guitar (acoustic and electric), keyboards, background tracks, harmonica and vocal harmonizer for background vocals for a full and energetic sound. He has a tremendous ability to read an audience and his personality plays as much a part of the overall package as the music.
And Hal isn't limited to Caribbean music, either... he also has a large repertoire of classic rock, pop and soul, California rock, country and some great original songs.
Additional Booking Notes
Here is what I bring to the table:
1. A guitar or two, a couple harmonicas and a ukulele if requested.
2. A full PA system with mics and chords
3. Vocal harmonizer/looper
4. iPod with backup tracks and playlist for DJing during the breaks
5. CD Player and CDs with rock and dance music in case the crowd wants to do some serious dancing
Here is what my clients must provide in order to have an optimally great event:
1. A small corner of the room. Minimum 6 - 10 feet of space and not too close to a swimming pool or station where food or drinks are being served so folks don't bump into the equipment or get bonked with the neck of my guitar while I'm strumming.
2. A wall outlet within 75 feet of the stage area where I can plug in my equipment.
3. If the party is to be held outdoors - a 10 x10 canopy on case of rain or to shade from direct sunlight if it's a hot summer afternoon party.
Past Booked Events
|August 28, 2021 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 11, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|September 25, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 10, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Graduation|
|June 29, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 26, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
Sloop John B - Beach Boys
Kokomo - Beach Boys
Yesterday - Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
She Was Just Seventeen - Beatles
She Loves You - Beatles
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Love Me Do - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Get Back - Beatles
Eight Days A Week - Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Witherspoon
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Say Goodbye To Hollywood - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Quinn The Eskimo - Bob Dylan
Mr. Tamborine Man - Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Three Litttle Birds - Bob Marley
Stir It Up - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Jammin' - Bob Marley
Is This Love - Bob Marley
I Shot The Sherriff - Bob Marley
Could You be Loved - Bob Marley
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Against The Wind - Bob Seeger
The Letter - The Boxtops or (Joe Cocker version)
Jersey Girl - Bruce Soringsteen, Tom Waits
Sandy - Bruce Springsteen
Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
No Surrender - Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Darlk - Bruce Springsteen
The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
For What it's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Feel A Whole Lot Better - Byrds
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills and Nash
You Can All Join In - Dave Mason
We Just Disagree - Dave Mason
Feelin' Alright' - Dave Mason
Suffragate City - David Bowie
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie
Five Years - David Bowie
All Night Long - David Bowie
The Wanderer - Dion
Runaway - Dion
Runaround Sue - Dion
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
American Pie - Don McClean
Light My Fire - Doors
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Dylan
Take It to The Limit - Eagles
Take it Easy - Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
New Kid In town - Eagles
Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
Hotel California - Eagles
Desperado - Eagles
Best Of My Love - Eagles
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Allison - Elvis Costello
Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
Can't Help Falling - Elvis or UB40 versions
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
White Room - Eric Clapton
Tulsa Time - Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Layla - Eric Clapton
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Lele Pala Tute - Gogol Bordello
Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead
Jump In Da Line (Shake Senora) - Harry Belafonte
Dayo (Banana Boat Song) - Harry Belafonte
Everybody's Talkin. - Harry Nilsson
Mack The Knife - he Threepenny Opera
Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World - Iz (ukulele)
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Won't Give Up On Us - Jason Mraz
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Volcano - Jimmy Buffett
Son Of A Sailor - Jimmy Buffett
Pirate Looks At 40 - Jimmy Buffett
One Particular Harbor - Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Jolly Mon Sing - Jimmy Buffett
Jamaica Mistaica - Jimmy Buffett
Five O'clock Somewhere - Jimmy Buffett
Escape (If Your Like Pina coladas) - Jimmy Buffett
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Changes in Latitudes - Jimmy Buffett
Boats To Build - Jimmy Buffett
Boat Drinks - Jimmy Buffett
Barometer Soup - Jimmy Buffett
Bama Breeze - Jimmy Buffett
Johnny Too Bad - Jimmy Cliff
Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
Tequila makes Her Clothes Fall Off - Joe Nichols
Imagine - John Lennon
Great Heart - Johnny Klegg
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Kiss You In The Morning - Kalaeloa
No Shoes, No Shirts, No Problem - Kenny Chesney
Guitars and Tiki Bars - Kenny Chesney
Boys Of Fall - Kenny Chesney
Lola - Kinks
I'm So Tired - Kinks
Celluloid Hheros - Kinks
Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers
Kansas City - Lieber and Stoller
Danny's Song - Loggins and Messina
Younger Girl - Lovin' Spoonful
Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
Do You Believe In Magic? - Lovin' Spoonful
Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful
Darling Be Home Soon - Lovin' Spoonful
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyr
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Last Train To Clarksville - Monkees
Im A Believer - Monkees
Daydream Believer - Monkees
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Sweey Caroline - Neil Daimond
Solitary Man - Neil Daimond
Cracklin' Rose - Neil Daimond
I Am a Child - Neil Young
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Broken Arrow - Neil Young
Mr. Soul - NeilYoung
Falling Slowly - Once Soundtrack
Slow Burn - Original
I Met Santa On the Internet - Original
Goin' For a Drive - Original
Bring It On Home - Otis Redding
Me and Julio - Paul Simon
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Baby I Love Your Ways - Peter Frampton or UB40 version
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
Dock Of The Bay - Ptis Redding
Ukulele Lady - Richard Whiting & Gus Kahn
Fools Rush In - Ricky Nelson
Maggie Mae - Rod Stewart
Honkey Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Street Fightin' Man - Rolling Stones
Little Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham The Pharaohs
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkle
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkle
On And On - Steven Bishop
Wrapped Around Your Finger - Sting
My Girl - The Temptations
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & theShondells
Jamaica Farewell - Traditional (Buffett version)
Marriane - Traditonal
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Lemon Tree - Trini Lopez
Happy Together - The Turtles
Red Red Wine - UB40
Kingston Town - UB40
Moondance - Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Toes - Zac Brown
Whatever It Is - Zac Brown Band
Tomorrow People - Ziggy Marley
Time of the Season - Zombies
|Hal Aaron||Guitar, Percussion, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Hal's style is influenced by an eclectic array of musicians and songwriters including John Lennon and Paul McCartney, John B. Sebastian, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Sir Elton John, Peter Townshend, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Vera, Smokey Robinson, The Turtles, the Eagles, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Boyce and Hart, Leiber and Stoller, John Fogarty, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, and some humor injected by Al Yankovic and Allan Sherman.
The list goes on….
A wall outlet.
Possibly a folding table.
Possibly a 10x10 canopy