Justin Hoke is an award-winning professional guitarist and singer. Whether you need beautiful classical guitar for your wedding ceremony or a one-man rock band for your private party, Justin will deliver with style, experience, reliability, and unbeatable customer service.
His musical styles include classical, rock, folk, jazz, pop, country, blues, and more. Justin can accommodate any special song request and can perform in any location (from the beach, to the bar, to the concert hall).
"I take pride in giving each client what they need to make sure that the music is perfect." -Justin
Justin performed at our wedding ceremony on October 8th in Durham. He was outstanding! Everyone loved his guitar playing during the ceremony and cocktail hour. We could not have been happier. Justin was also extremely organized and responsive via email. I would recommend Justin for any and all future events!
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job and being a part of our day! You were awesome!!
Response from Justin Hoke Guitar:
Thank you Amanda, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! All the best to you and Jerry.
I booked Dr. Hoke to play for my first wedding anniversary and my wife and I absolutely loved the experience.
Dr. Hoke is an amazing musician. He was able to play all of the requested tunes and played them with absolute perfection.
I would highly recommend his services for any special occasion.
Thanks again for making the trip to Raleigh!
Justin played guitar for our wedding ceremony on the beach and it was beautiful. I heard complements from guests about the ceremony music all night!
I recently book Justin Hoke to play at a July 4th party I had at my home, the day before my daughter's wedding, for about 80 guests.
Justin was wonderful and loved by all ages, as he played a variety of music that appealed to all our guests. He is very personable, pleasant, and most of all a very talented musician. I would definitely book Justin again. My favorites were his "sweet baby James" songs. Thanks Justin for a wonderful performance.
Response from Justin Hoke Guitar:
Thanks! It was a great party and it was my pleasure.
We Hired Justin for our wedding ceremony on July 19th! He did an absolute amazing job and the music came out wonderful! He was always there when I needed him and he helped make this a beautiful wedding for us. He even learned to play the song Christina Perri- 1000 years for myself to walk down the aisle to and it brought tears to my eyes. We cannot thank you enough for putting together this ceremony for us. It truly was a fairytale and I felt like such a princess!
- Ginny and Corey Fetter
Response from Justin Hoke Guitar:
Thanks so much for the kind words, it was my pleasure!
We had Justin play for our Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour and he was amazing! Everyone complimented the music and how much they enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special touch to their wedding.
Working with Dr. Hoke was an absolute pleasure. The wedding planning process is incredibly overwhelming and I cannot explain fully how grateful I was to have found Justin. He was professional, quick to respond, and accommodating during every point of our planning with him. Concerts and music in general, especially guitar, have been a big part of my life and it was important to me that we find someone with real talent to play during our wedding ceremony. We were blown away by Justin's repertoire and the skill with which he performed some of our non-traditional requests. We received so many compliments on the ceremony music and I cannot recommend him more highly.
Justin played classical guitar for our wedding ceremony in August and as the bride and groom, we only caught the tail end of his amazing performance. We wish we got to hear everything because nearly every single one of our guests complimented us on the incredibly beautiful music that Justin played during our ceremony! We couldn't imagine our ceremony without Justin and we highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly gifted and highly talented guitarist. - Steven and Marcella
Justin did an amazing job for my wedding. He played for my rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and cocktail hour and he made the atmosphere perfect for each one! His guitar skills are amazing and his singing is just as good. My guests could not stop mentioning to me how much they enjoyed the music. Justin was also extremely helpful with the whole process and putting up with my endless questions. Not to mention, he was very affordable and gave us a great deal. I cannot recommend him any higher!
Price Range: $100-$5,000
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Early arrival for setup and communication with other event organizers, planners, and clients. First-rate quality music performance to create the ideal ambience for your event. Professional and appropriate dress and demeanor for every event.
Justin has a Doctorate in music performance from Florida State University and is currently a guitar professor at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has been performing professionally for over 15 years.
Justin's words on weddings:
"I am honored to have played for hundreds of weddings over the years. It is always a privilege to be a part of a day that people will remember for the rest of their lives."
"For any event in a location without power nearby I have a great battery powered amplifier that puts out more than enough volume and has an excellent sound quality. This has worked especially well for beach weddings and any other outdoor location."
“Justin was fantastic. Before the wedding: while traditional songs for the processional were available, we wanted something a little different for our wedding. Justin was very patient with us and extraordinarily helpful in suggesting fitting music for our ceremony. I was very pleased with his communication and professionalism, and it was a big relief to know both that Justin had the music under control so we had one less thing we had to worry about. During the wedding: Justin played beautifully and it was exactly what we wanted. We had several guests mention what a wonderful job Justin did, and I couldn't be happier with his service. I would definitely recommend Justin to anyone searching for a professional musician to play at their wedding."
-Seth, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
“The music for the ceremony was perfect. I wish that I was able to enjoy the cocktail hour but I heard it was wonderful. Thank you for helping make the day special!”
-Fabry, Jacksonville, NC.
“Justin played classical guitar for our wedding ceremony in August and as the bride and groom, we only caught the tail end of his amazing performance. However, nearly every single one of our guests complimented us on the incredibly beautiful music that Justin played during our ceremony. We couldn't imagine our ceremony without Justin and we highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly gifted and highly talented guitarist.”
-Steven and Marcella
“We enjoyed your music so much! It was the perfect day! Thanks Justin.”
-Natalie, Ocean Isle, NC.
Justin's style, experience, and reliability makes him the perfect choice for any event.
Additional Booking Notes
"I love playing outdoor events, but I cannot play in any weather condition that can harm my musical equipment. I ask that you please have a backup plan for a covered location in case mother nature interferes!"
Past Booked Events
|July 14, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|March 12, 2015||Corporate Event|
|October 25, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 27, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 06, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 05, 2014||Birthday Party|
Due to songs being added frequently and the variety of styles, please inquire and one will gladly be provided to you.
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