Jesse has years of experience playing weddings, private parties, corporate events, house concerts, etc. He is known for his vast list of cover songs ranging anywhere from classic rock (Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival) to Soul (Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding) to modern rock (Oasis, Green Day, Pearl Jam) to Oldies (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, James Taylor) to Pop/Top 40 (Adele, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Lorde). He also able to play a set of entirely original music.
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Jesse was absolutely fantastic! From his prompt and helpful communication prior to the event, his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our song requests, and absolute PERFECTION with performance of acoustic/singing for our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding...Jesse is a must have for a special event! We have had countless guests comment on his talent and how he made the entire evening flow perfectly. We couldn't be more thankful to have had him for our wedding! Thank you, Jesse!
Very professional and friendly. Great experience
We hired Jesses for a corporate event and it was amazing everyone loved him!
My sister booked Jesse for my mom's 80th surprise birthday party in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles area, he was wonderful!!! When the seniors are having a great time listening to the music, you know he did a great job. We loved him and would use him again in a heartbeat!
Jesse was fabulous . My mom and my aunt were so pleased.His performance was great. His performance was exactly as promised. He was professional , arrived on time and his set up was fast and easy. Jesse is a super nice person, warm, friendly and we would hire him again in a minute. Anyone looking for a guitarist should absolutely book him. I highly recommend him for any type of occasion.
Jesse was so wonderful to work with and so accommodating of all of our requests. Our guests loved having such an intimate performance from someone of his caliber. Thanks again Jesse for helping make our wedding day so magical.
Very cool and easy to work with. My engagement was somewhat of a circus, but he was professional and thrilled the crowd. Would definitely recommend!
We were hoping to have a friend play the guitar as guests arrived at our wedding, and for the walking-down-the-aisle part, but our friend unfortunately wasnt able to do it at the last minute. I frantically searched on gig salad having heard once that it is a place to go to hire musicians, totally afraid that I wouldnt find anyone good. Oh my goodness was I wrong!! Jesse was AMAZING!!! So professional and easy to communicate with leading up to the event, and he even learned a new song at our request. AND HE WAS JUST WONDERFUL! Several guests came up to me at the wedding asking who the amazing guitarist was ... everyone was shocked to hear that I had found him online at the last minute. If you need a good looking and charming guy to play the guitar and sing at an event, I cant imagine anyone being better than Jesse!! I would hire him again in an instant.
There is no doubt we will be contacting Jesse the next time we would like a music performer. He is extremely talented and super nice. Everyone at the party loved the music!
What can I say? Jesse is a solid performer who is super talented and delivered in more ways than one. I booked Jesse for a Marriage Proposal, and he was very flexible. He did a walkthrough with me as well as made his own suggestions on best practices. My now fiancé, thought he was phenomenal as well. If you are on the fence about choosing Jesse, just choose him. You aren't going to regret it.
We can't say enough about how great Jesse was. In terms of talent and performance, he is as good as it gets. He has an amazing voice and could play everything. (His original songs were actually my favorites though.) He made the party fun and memorable with the music, and every single one of our guests commented how great he was. He skillfully kept the party vibe fun and entertaining for everyone, ages 2 (sorry Jesse!) to 60. I expect he'll be a star one day, and we will have a good story to tell! In addition to his talent, he is a wonderful and personable person. Very responsive, easy-going, and extremely easy to work with. Without reservation we recommend Jesse MacLeod as a singer, performer and overall great guy to have at an event. Home run.
Jesse is the best! He made our experience extra special. Will definetly call him again to play for us!
We booked Jesse for our wedding in Las Vegas. He not only agreed to travel the 4 hour drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to perform at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, but he worked with us to create a price that was within our budget.
He showed up on time, prepared with all his equipment. He played all of our requested songs perfectly and even sent us a sample of one of our requested songs ahead of time so that my friend could play the tambourine along with him and (we hoped) keep to the same beat as Jesse. Although my friend's lack of rhythm could have made it difficult for Jesse to play the song, it didn't throw Jesse off one bit! It was pretty funny to see my buddy rocking out with the tambourine--even if he was a bit out of rhythm.... :)
Jesse did a PERFECT job with every song and our guests LOVED his music during the ceremony and cocktail hour.
It was easy to correspond with him over email prior to the event. He really was a breeze to work with before, during, and following the performance. He is absolutely a professional--both in the musical sense and in the business sense. He even asked as to the formality of the attire of the event so that he could dress accordingly--true professional. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a guitarist/vocalist with a John Mayer/Jack Johnson/Ed Sheeran vibe.
Jesse is a true professional! We hired him to play at our wedding ceremony and reception. Everything went off without a hitch and or guests commented about his great musical selections. My wife asked numerous questions, and Jesse was always prompt in answering them back. Overall, we both were very impressed and would recommend him for any event!
Thanks for the great time and great tunes
--Ryan + Rebecca--
Jesse performed at my recent 40th birthday party. He was a total hit and really made the party special. He played a bunch of requests and kept the crowd engaged for several hours with his incredible guitar playing, rhythmic harmonica, and smooth vocals. I'd highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Jesse!
Jesse played guitar and sang at our daughters grad party from University and he was super great. He was punctual, pleasant, professional and had a very positive vibe. Our daughters are country fans so the party was country themed. Jesse combined his country play list with some more traditional tunes to our personal needs. Many of our guests expressed how much they enjoyed listening to his music. He was easy to work with during the planning process and patiently answered all of my many questions. I would definitely recommend him for your event.
Jesse showed up on time, adapted very quickly and nicely to our ambiance, he had a great line up of music for us, performed professionally, and had a great attitude. I'm glad I booked him. My wife was pleasantly surprised, and that made me very happy. I'll definitely recommend him.
Price Range: $250-$2500
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I play a mix of classic and contemporary hits both upbeat and downtempo. I've learned that every crowd is different so I generally do an assessment of the crowd before I begin a set. For example, if most people in the crowd are in their 50's and 60's I'm sticking to artists like Van Morrison, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, etc. If the crowd is primarily 20-30 somethings, I'll be playing songs from artists like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Oasis, etc. If the group is a combination of the two, I'll play songs that cater to both age ranges.
Jesse MacLeod has been given the gift a naturally distinctive, soulful voice. Being the son of bluesman Doug MacLeod, the young singer/songwriter began absorbing the blues at a very young age. Vinyl records of artists like Albert King, Muddy Waters and Son House played regularly through the stereo of his childhood home, this influence is clearly apparent in him today. Also heavily influenced by contemporary folk artists such as Amos Lee and Ryan Adams, he has carved out a unique sound blending the best of today and yesterday.
Jesse has performed live in some of the premier singer/songwriter venues in Los Angeles including the Hotel Cafe, WitZend and Room 5. He has had the honor of receiving the award of Best Performer in the Westcoast Songwriters February 2009 Songwriter Competition in Hollywood and was a Top Three Male Finalist in the 2009 So Cal Music Live Competition. He has released two commercial recordings; In Between Homes (2010) and Red Flags (2012). "As The Summer Wanes" from the In Between Homes EP was featured on an episode of the second season of NBC's The Voice.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide all of the sound equipment as long as I am within 50 ft. of an electrical outlet. I don't have very many needs, I may ask you for a glass of water but other than that I'll be fine :)
Past Booked Events
|September 23, 2017 • 3:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 07, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 10, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 06, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 03, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|July 23, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 20, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2016 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 21, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 29, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 23, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 20, 2016 • 9:00pm - 9:15pm||Surprise|
|March 19, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 11, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|February 06, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 05, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 14, 2015||Prank/Surprise|
|November 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 31, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 11, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 09, 2015||Corporate Event|
|September 05, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 25, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 10, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|June 27, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 30, 2015||Retirement Party|
|May 24, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 09, 2015||Private Party|
|April 25, 2015||Birthday Party|
|March 21, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 22, 2015||Birthday Party|
ADAM SANDLER - Grow Old With You
ADELE - Make You Feel My Love
ADELE - Rolling In The Deep
AL GREEN - Let's Stay Together
AMOS LEE - Arms Of A Woman
AMOS LEE - Black River
AMOS LEE - Colors
AMOS LEE - El Camino
AMOS LEE - Night Train
AMERICA - Horse With No Name
THE BAND - The Weight
THE BEACH BOYS - California Girls
THE BEATLES - Hey Jude
THE BEATLES - With Some Help From My Friends
BEN HARPER - Diamonds On The Inside
BEN HARPER - Walk Away
BLAKE SHELTON - Honey Bee
BOB DYLAN - Blowin' In The Wind
BOB DYLAN - It Ain't Me Babe
BOB DYLAN - Knocking On Heaven's Door
BOB MARLEY - Redemption Songs
BRIGHT EYES - First Day Of My Life
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Atlantic City
BRUNO MARS - Marry You
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD - For What It's Worth
CAT STEVENS - If You Want To Sing Out
CAT STEVENS - Wild World
CHICAGO - Beginnings
CHRIS ISAAK - Wicked Game
COLDPLAY - The Scientist
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH - Southern Cross
THE CURE - Lovesong
DAMIEN RICE - Coconut Skins
DAMIEN RICE - Volcano
DAVID BOWIE - Man Who Sold The World
DAVID GRAY - Babylon
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - I'll Follow You Into The Dark
EAGLES - Hotel California
EAGLES - Take It Easy
ELI YOUNG BAND - Even If It Breaks Your Heart
ELVIS - Can't Help Falling In Love
ERIC CLAPTON - Layla
FLEETWOOD MAC - Dreams
FOO FIGHTERS - Times Like These
HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH - Let Her Cry
GARTH BROOKS - Friends In Low Places
GREEN DAY - Good Riddance
IRON AND WINE - Love And Some Verses
JACK JOHNSON - Times Like These
JACKSON BROWNE - These Days
JAMES TAYLOR - Fire And Rain
JASON ALDEAN - Big Green Tractor
JASON MRAZ - I'm Yours
JASON MRAZ - I Won't Give Up
JIMMY BUFFET - Margaritaville
JOHN LEGEND - All Of Me
JOHN LEGEND - Ordinary People
JOHN LENNON - Working Class Hero
JOHN MAYER - I Don't Trust Myself
JOHN MAYER - My Stupid Mouth
JOHN MAYER - Queen Of California
JOHN MELANCAMP - Jack And Diane
JOHNNY CASH - Folsom Prison Blues
JOHNNY CASH - Ring Of Fire
JOURNEY - Don't Stop Believing
LEONARD COHEN - Hallelujah
LORDE - Royals
THE LUMINEERS - Ho Hey
THE LUMINEERS - Stubborn Love
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Free Bird
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Sweet Home Alabama
MARC KOHN - Walking In Memphis
MICHAEL JACKSON - Human Nature
MIRACLES - Really Got A Hold On Me
NEIL DIAMOND - Sweet Caroline
NEIL YOUNG - Heart Of Gold
NEIL YOUNG - Old Man
OASIS - Wonderwall
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - Wagon Wheel
OTIS REDDING - Dock Of The Bay
PEARL JAM - Black
RADIOHEAD - High And Dry
RADIOHEAD - Karma Police
RAY LAMONTAGNE - Empty
RAY LAMONTAGNE - Jolene
RAY LAMONTAGNE - Trouble
ROLLING STONES - Wild Horses
RYAN ADAMS - Come Pick Me Up
RYAN ADAMS - Everybody Knows
STAIND - It's Been A While
SUBLIME - Garden Grove
SUBLIME - Rivers Of Babylon
TOAD THE WET SPROKET - Walk On The Ocean
TOM PETTY - I Wont Back Down
TRAIN - Marry Me
TYRONE WELLS - Sea Breeze
VAN MORRISON - Brown Eyed Girl
VAN MORRISON - Crazy Love
VAN MORRISON - Moondance
WILL HOGE - Even If It Breaks Your Heart
WHISKEYTOWN - Houses On The Hill
WHISKEYTOWN - Jacksonville Skyline
|Jesse MacLeod||Singer/Guitar & Harmonica Player|
Influences & Inspiration
Some of my biggest influences are artists like Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Donny Hathaway, Ray Lamontagne, etc.
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