Mac/Glidden is a two-man, acoustic band specializing in rich vocal harmonies and carefully arranged guitar work. Andy and Grant of Mac/Glidden have been playing and singing together for over 15 years. They play and write music professionally in the NY area and maintain an extensive repertoire of popular cover songs from the 60's through today, arranged for duet. Their unique take on the traditional party/wedding cover band has produced great feedback so far and they look forward to bringing their talents to your event anywhere in the tri-state area.
What nice guys and what a great job they did!! I got so many compliments on Mac/Glidden's music and everyone wanted to know where I found them! Used them for a charity event with people of varying musical tastes -- no easy crowd but Mac/Glidden was AMAZING!!! Would def. book again and highly recommend!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Oh and did I mention how nice they are?!!? :)
They were awesome! So friendly and really talented guys. Myself along with my guests really enjoyed their music. I was so happy with the whole process! booking with Gigsalad and correspondence with Andy was so easy. They set-up on time and were the perfect addition to my event. I highly recommend Mac/Glidden to anyone looking for music entertainment. They had a nice vibe and played most of my requests and a great variety of tunes that sounded great. I really liked the fact that the music wasn't too loud. You could really enjoy the music and still have a conversation which I think my guests really enjoyed.Definitely looking forward to booking Mac/Glidden for future events.
They were on time and totally professional . I received many compliments throughout the evening from my guests and many expressed interest in perhaps booking them for their upcoming events!!!
Thank you for making my husbands 40th bday a night to remember. Guests were raving about the music! Hope to have you guys at another event soon!
Mac/Glidden performed at our backyard party and were amazing! They had a great set list and were very professional. They helped make our party so special and we will definitely book them to play again.
Excellent music, great to work with, professional, polite and all around great guitar players!
I would hire them again anytime!
Couldn't have picked a better group! They played so many songs and sounded awesome. So many people at the party want to book them. They were the nicest guy's and catered their songs and sound to our room. Hoping to book them again for the wedding!
We hired Mac/Glidden for my husband's birthday party, which was held outdoors with app. 130 guests of varying age groups. Andy and Grant did a great job and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their music!!
In addition, they were quick to respond to my communications/ questions before the event.
I'm so happy I found Mac/Glidden on GigSalad and highly recommend them!!!
Mac/Glidden played the cocktail hour at my wedding and they were fantastic. They were extremely professional and played amazing music that pleased the crowd which was very diverse in terms of age and musical tastes.
I will definitely use Mac/Glidden again for our next party and would recommend them to anyone!
Cannot say enough good things about Mac/Glidden. Organized, professional, responsive and best of all ... amazingly talented. Great music, great song list, great personalities. My girlfriend and I hired them for a small holiday party this past weekend and they, quite simply, blew the crowd away. We can't wait to see them again next year!!
Mac / Glidden played here at Room 53 two times and was a blast! Twice.
Perfect melody and harmony. Beautiful vocal duet. Epic vibe and energy. Beautiful. The Room was extremely pleased and we had good times.
I recommend these two with my eyes closed. :-)
Besides -- they're both very nice people.
Andy + Grant played at our wedding reception at a local restaurant here in Brooklyn, we booked them a week out as we are big procrastinators, and they were absolutely fantastic from being MORE than accommodating with our ever-changing schedule to playing particular songs at our request to just being generally great guys..they are so talented and just blew our minds. I think literally every person at our wedding commented on how much they loved their performance and music selection and we couldn't agree more. I only wish we could have enjoyed their music all day long but I guess the day had to end at some point :) Thanks again to you guys - you made our wedding a hit!!
I booked MacGlidden based on the recommendation of a co-worker for my husband's 30th birthday party.
I can't believe how much I lucked out with this band.. Andy and Grant were friendly and professional. They were beyond accommodating and played and sang BEAUTIFULLY! They played everything from The Beatles to No Doubt and were very sweet about taking requests and learning a couple of songs (including some Sam Cook and Hey Ya by Outcast!) that I asked them to play as a surprise.
Guests were dancing from the first song, and commenting on the great music all night! I can't recommend these guys enough!!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We play stripped down versions of popular songs from the 1960's through today, arranged for 2 acoustic guitars and vocal harmony. Pop, Soul, Heavy Rock, Blues, R&B, all have a place in our repertoire.
Some of our arrangements are notably different from the original tune: playing Territorial Pissings by Nirvana won't sound great if two guys with acoustic guitars try to perform the song as if they had Dave Grohl on drums behind them. So, we don't play it that way.
Instead, we take tunes we know and love from different eras and genres and carefully rework or "arrange" them for acoustic guitar and vocal harmony, without sacrificing liveliness. We consistently manage to get crowds dancing and feeling good, even without the assistance of a full backing band, and we pride ourselves on that.
Andy and Grant of Mac/Glidden have over 15 years of experience as musical collaborators.
Both born in NYC, Andy and Grant met while attending elementary school. As young students they began by singing in choirs, acappella groups, and rock bands. 15 years and several bands later, they are still collaborating under several different musical projects, most recently as Mac/Glidden.
Their other musical endeavors have received critical acclaim from: Huffington Post, WPKN-FM, WFAS-FM, and Captain Sib; to name a few.
Additional Booking Notes
We will provide all amplification and equipment. For anything larger than a small-room affair, we like to bring microphones, speakers, and our PA system so we can adjust our levels in accordance with the room and the crowd. We can fit into fairly small spaces. Think 6x8 as a minimum.
Past Booked Events
|June 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 16, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 10, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 21, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 19, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Launch Party|
|September 18, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|August 13, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 28, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 24, 2015||House Party|
|October 03, 2015||House Party|
|September 06, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 16, 2015||Wedding Engagement|
|August 14, 2015||Fundraiser|
|July 18, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
We have an extensive repertoire of songs from the 60's through today.
Here is a short chronological list of some standout favorites we might play in a typical set:
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
In Dreams - Roy Orbison
My Girl - The Temptations
Getting Better - The Beatles
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Moondance - Van Morrison
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
Don't Ask Me Why - Billy Joel
Don't You Want Me - Human League
Nobody Told Me - John Lennon
Territorial Pissings - Nirvana
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Hey Ya - Outkast
|Grant Glidden||Guitarist, Vocalist|
|Andy Mac||Guitarist, Vocalist|
Influences & Inspiration
In No Particular Order:
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Van Morrison, The Kinks, Fiona Apple, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Roy Orbison, The Band, Bob Dylan, Crosby-Stills-and-Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Yes, The Byrds, Cream, Eric Clapton, Third Eye Blind, The Pixies, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Billy Joel, Beyonce, St. Vincent, No Doubt, The Eagles, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minoque
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