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Watch Mark's videos below and please text or call for more information | Classical, Beatles, Spanish, Flamenco, Pop / Rock Songs & Jazz guitar.
Locations performed at:
The Wiltern / StubHub Stadium / USC / Bel Air Bay Club / St Regis Monarch Beach / Cal Tech University / Bel Air Hotel / Montage / Sunset Marquis / Pepperdine University / Riviera Country Club / Shutters / Newport Yacht Club / Camarillo Ranch / Hotel Laguna / Hotel Casa Del Mar / Jamaica Bay Inn / Quail Ranch / Loews Hotel / The London / Hummingbird Nest Ranch / The Mint / Whisky A Go Go / Avalon / Drago Centro / Ebell Club
Mark supported my family when we had a funeral for a relative a few days ago. Mark played beautiful songs for the prelude, during the service, and after the service. Everyone said he played beautifully and added so much to the service.
Mark is very good with communication and did everything that was requested. He came on time, was dressed for the occasion and was a perfect gentlemen. All the guests complimented his music. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Mark's beautiful music set the tone for a truly special outdoor event for our Class of 2021 girls last night. He played a mix of acoustic guitar and ukulele, and his song choices were perfect! He is a clear communicator and very professional. I can't wait to work with Mark again!
Mark, thank you for helping make our event one to remember!
Mark played for us at my mother’s memorial services and he plays so beautifully. I was given many compliments on his professionalism and talent. He was the perfect choice for a very special occasion.
Okayyyy!! You guys, we got married 5/29/21 and Mark was hands down one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding. He made it so much fun from our initial meeting until the very last moment of our wedding. He is an excellent communicator which made things so smooth during the planning process.
He played ukulele for our ceremony and even learned songs specifically catered to what we wanted. It really felt so special and created the exact vibe we wanted. Our guests are STILL talking about it after the wedding!
He also did all of our announcements & introductions, AND dj’d our ceremony without a hitch! He kept the vibe steady and upbeat, and had everyone on the floor dancing up a storm.
We would choose him over and over again. Thank you Mark for making The Verdon Wedding unforgettable.
Mark was the perfect musician for our wedding. He serenaded us with his acoustic guitar during the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception, and then helped us with our audio equipment and music playlist during the dinner reception. Mark was professional and a pleasure to work with through the whole process, from our initial chat, till the end of the wedding. We recommend Mark with zero hesitation.
My family chose Mark to play Ukulele at my brothers memorial service. He played for three hours and conveyed the feeling that we most wanted, beauty and peaceful celebration. His music was executed with an intuitive sense for the activities of the gathering. We are very grateful! Thank you, Mark!
Mark played at our home for 3 hours this past weekend for a teacher retirement brunch party. He plays beautifully and was so responsive to our request to focus on classical Spanish guitar pieces. The music volume was just right so that our guests could comfortably socialize. He has a huge repertoire and is really eager to respect your wishes. What a great vibe his music added to the party. He is so easy to work with and is professional every step of the way. Highly recommended!!
This is our second time hiring Mark for an event here at Plymouth Village, and we will definitely again for future events. He always arrives at the time he promises, dresses very professionally, and is a very talented musician. Every time he has been here, our guests ask for his business cards and inquire how they too can hire him. I would highly recommend Mark for any event you are having. The variety he is able to provide makes him a perfect choice for any occasion. 6 star service! :)
We hired Mark to play at a cocktail reception of a conference. He was professional and reliable as he responded quickly to questions during the planning stage, dressed appropriately for the event, and arrived on time. He exceeded expectations with his playing of traditional Spanish guitar music and contemporary music in Spanish style. Many guests commented on how wonderful he was and how much they enjoyed his being there as part of the festivities. I would highly recommend Mark and gladly hire him again when the occasion calls.
Mark was here early, professional, and played great guitar music for our event. We recommend him.
Mark is very professional, polite and AMAZING on the guitar. Do not hesitate to contact him for any event that you need a awesome musician.
Don't hesitate to book him. Your guests will enjoy his varied music selection and his performance level is stellar. He won't disappoint you!
Mark is seriously the best for so many reasons.
Let's start from the beginning:
I sent him an email with my phone number inquiring about his services. He got back to me through text message within MINUTES of me emailing him. He sent me videos of him playing, a list of songs he plays regularly, the price he charges and all of the sites containing his reviews. We set the date and he asked what time we wanted him there.
Mark was very communicative and organized and confirmed ahead of time what songs we wanted played for processional, bridal entrance, exit, and cocktail hour. And then he was super flexible when we were indecisive and constantly changed our minds up until the last minute.
Mark showed up on time, played everything perfectly, and many of our guests commented on how awesome he was and how refreshing yet elegant it was to have acoustic guitar playing at our wedding instead of violin or harp.
Mark is the best. His rate is affordable and well worth the money. HIRE HIM NOW. You won't regret it and your guests will thank you. And then you'll thank him.
Excellent, prompt and professional. Would use him again.
My husband and I threw our children a Hawaiian inspired birthday party. We connected with Mark and he provided us some really great ideas about the style of music we could incorporate to bring the party to life. He arrived on time and was dressed professionally. The guests absolutely LOVED him! He played beautiful music throughout our party while guests mixed and mingled. MARK IS A MUST HIRE. WELL WORTH EVERY DIME!
Mark arrived on time and provided an excellent music program for our event. I highly recommend him!
I recently hired Mark to play for my clients event this past weekend. He was on time, super easy going and his music was beautiful. Everyone was raving about the event and he definitely helped make it great. He also stayed an hour longer when he knew the event was running behind. Thank you Mark!! :)
Mark MADE our event! We had 100+ guests at an open house who could not stop talking about his talent, professionalism, and how much they enjoyed the variety of music he plays on his guitar. Without a doubt, I would hire Mark again and recommend him to any organization, friends, and family. What a wonderful, talented, professional, person and musician!
Mark is an excellent guitarist with a great personality. He is warm, professional, and adaptable. He was able to accommodate a couple off script moments during the ceremony and enhanced them nicely.
Thank you, again Mark!
Extremely professional and amazing music! Everyone talked about how great the music was and the energy he had the whole time. Mark was very professional and everything sounded great!! I still can't believe how good he is!
Mark Bouras did an excellent job playing the guitar as accompaniment to the singing of three songs at my event. The rehearsal he suggested for us to do helped us deliver a successful performance. He arrived promptly, professionally attired, and he was ready to do his part. Our guests noticed how well he played his instrument, and they were definitely entertained. Thank you Mark for being a part of my event ! Great job done!
Mark was amazing!!! Very professional, on time, and a great guitarist. He played Spanish guitar music and Beatles songs. It made the ambiance of my party perfect. I would definitely hire him again!
Mark was wonderful. Early arrival, amazingly beautiful music. I live across the country from Mark and found through website for corporate dinner. I wish he lived in my hometown to play at various personal events. Would recommend and hire Mark based on his skill and professionalism. 5 stars
Mark was great to have at our event. He showed up early and was set up and ready to go before our first guests arrived. He played a variety of songs that people were familiar with and every seemed to like having him present. I highly recommend him!
Mark was excellent, and coordinated with my daughter in advance to accompany her in a song. He's a real pro! Can't go wrong with Mark!
Mark was outstanding! He was so easy to work with before the wedding in selecting the songs. His song list was a great mix of classical and pop. I am an organist so very traditional in my experience of wedding music, but my daughter wanted guitar and Mark was the perfect choice. His music and style was perfect for the venue. I highly recommend him.
Mark was on time, had the requested playlist down. The volume was perfect and my guests really enjoyed Mark's musical talent.
After hearing Mark play during the cocktail hour of a friend's wedding, we knew he would be a great fit for OUR wedding! Mark graciously made the drive down from Los Angeles to San Diego (on a Friday!) to play classical guitar during our ceremony as well as our reception cocktail hour immediately following. He was so pleasant! He arrived on time, looking sharp, played beautifully, and was professional, personable, and calming. Thank you, Mark, for being modest and laid back...yet making a BIG difference in making our wedding gorgeous with your gift of music. XO
Mark played for a pre wedding cocktail reception for over 100 guests. He was superb!!! His guitar playing is phenomenal. The playlist is very varied. He was punctual and very easy to contact through email. I would recommend him for any event.
We were so grateful to have Mark at our Graduation. He arrived with plenty of set-up time prior to the event starting and was the last to leave the party. His talent created an ambience that was hard to put a price on. Mark is an extremely talented guitar player, attracting enjoyment from all age levels. He knows a variety of songs and plays them with a casual and professional ease. I would recommend Mark to any friend or family member - the only regret you will have is not booking him! Great guy, wonderful night. Thank you so much Mark!
Mark played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and he was truly AMAZING! Besides being a super talented guitarist, Mark was very responsive in communicating and accommodating when we asked him to learn a few songs. Within minutes of us asking if he could play or learn a certain song, he replied back YES. Many guests commented on how great and diverse he song list was during our cocktail hour. We would hire him in a heartbeat for an event!! Thank you Mark!
We were lucky to have Mark play at our wedding at the end of July. He was so professional and accommodating with our special music requests for the ceremony. I sent over a guitar versions of the songs I like and he played them just like how I wanted. My guests enjoyed his performance during the cocktail hour. Some even came to me to complement on how great the guitarist was afterwards. I would definitely refer Mark to friends and family who are looking for a great guitarist for their events! Thanks again Mark!
We brought him on board for a cocktail party and he did a great job for us!
Mark was the guitarist for our wedding ceremony and he was fantastic. He has a large selection of songs to choose from to fit any mood. We even asked him to perform a few acoustic versions of our favorite pop songs which weren't on his list and he was happy to do them for us. It made the occasion very special. Highly recommended!
Mark played at our wedding during the cocktail hour and I can't stop getting compliments from our guests on how great he was. He brought on a level of elegance to the atmosphere and worked with our requests during the planning stage as well. He even added a song that was not in the wide selection of repertoire. Very professional, great pleasure to work with.
Mark is a professional. He Is a very talented, accomplished musician. We throughly enjoyed his performance at my Fathers 85th, Italian (oriented) Birthday party. He left a lasting impression with my relatives and guests. Kind, considerate, and appreciative! We will be calling him again for the next celebration. Bravo!
Mark played the perfect combination of popular songs for the cocktail hour and classical for part of the dinner. The acoustic guitar was just right for the venue.
I found Mark through Gig Salad and hired him to play for a Corporate Event I was hosting at my house. The gathering of about 30 included both Mandarin and English speakers. I wanted to have classical music in the room, and I needed a musician who could adapt the sound level and repertoire to the occasion.
Mark is a perfect Five. As someone who has studied classical guitar in the past, his technique and execution is incredible: made me envious that I was never that good. I asked him to play a nice mix of classical and contemporary pieces which worked really well. As the group shifted from cocktail hour to dinner he shifted his position to follow the crowd. The comments flowed in from guests all evening long about how lovely it was to have such beautiful music. You can never get the same reaction from playing canned music from Pandora as it just lacks the richness and entertainment value of a live performer.
I would also add that Mark is highly organized, arrives on time, sets up quickly and is very personable, presentable and professional. He is a guaranteed success for any event whether a corporate event, cocktail party, wedding...whatever. If you want to make an event elegant....contact Mark.
RKL, Wilshire Consulting
Mark was incredibly professional and adaptable! We held a Corporate Event in which we wanted replicate an English Pub. When I reached out to Mark about playing "English Pub" songs he was eager and willing to learn new music to fit my event. He was punctual, and very professional the day of the event.
I highly recommend using Mark for any type of Event!!
We are a family with highly specific musical tastes, so I knew it might not be easy finding the right player for my youngest daughter's wedding. She was very exacting about the songs she wanted, and she happened to want no vocals, instrumental only (although we both agreed Mark has a great voice). Mark was responsive, punctual, and most of all, really a good musician. My daughter and I were completely happy with his performance, and we received many compliments from guests. I highly recommend him.
Mark was a terrific addition to my Christmas party. He is a wonderful classical guitarist and my guests thoroughly enjoyed his beautiful music. Lastly, I was very impressed with his professionalism.
Hopefully, there is no need for another wedding ;)
Mark was incredibly professional. I like to notice details and he was very organized in everything he did, on how he conducted himself, he was prepared for the evening in a way that truly impressed me. We had a kind of a last minute wedding but he stepped up and accommodated a few musical requests that were not part of the list he sent.
Our guests were also very impressed and asking how we were able to throw a party like that in such a short time. Mark was part of making it a success.
Our event caterer wasn't having any luck finding a guitarist so I hired Mark the day of our event (thankful he was available and very responsive!) He played for three hours and was the perfect addition to our cocktail party. Variety of music styles and genres, wasn't too loud but could still enjoy the music. Mark was very professional and easy to work with, would definitely consider him for future events.
I am a wedding planner and booked Mark for one of my August weddings and he was amazing!! He played for the cocktail hour and made it truly elegant with his beautiful music. He is definitely my go-to guitarist from now on. Thank you, Mark for your beautiful music and for being so wonderful to work with! Can't wait for our next event together!
I booked Mark Bouras for an evening cocktail party of 50 guests I was hosting. It was a mix of ages from 20s to 60s. I wanted some type of entertainment that everyone would enjoy. Mark's guitar playing was fantastic. The music level was perfect where every guest could chat without yelling over the music. He had a great selection of classical, spanish and modern songs that were both soothing and entertaining. My only regret is that, as host, I did not get to sit and enjoy him more. Very professional from start to finish. Nice guy to boot. I would highly recommend. Thanks Mark.
We hired Mark to play guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was extremely flexible with special musical requests and very professional in every communication we had with him leading up to the event. He made our wedding day extra special, and we received so many compliments from our guests. If you are considering a solo musician for your wedding or other special event, I would highly recommend that you contact Mark Bouras.
Mark played for my 50th birthday party in our backyard. Mark played an eclectic mix from his song book which included Spanish, Beatles/Rock, and classical selections, and he learned "Flight of the Condor" (El Condor Pasa) on my request. All the guests praised his performance, and I couldn't be happier about his work and professionalism! I would use him again in a heart beat.
Mark was a perfect fit at my charity event. He was on time, professional, and his musical skill was flawless. He played a variety of acoustic pop and classical during the cocktail hour and dinner. Guests enjoyed the background music and could still have a conversation. Mark didn't try to be the center of attention or blast us with distracting vocals as I have seen many musicians try to do. Everyone loved him. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitarist.
Mark is a very talented young man He created an atmosphere of warmth that all my guests enjoyed. Hire this guy!
I hired Mark to accompany me on guitar for an important audition. He learned the songs within days. It was clear during our first rehearsal that he had spent a good amount of time preparing. We was on-time and was a very skilled guitarist.
My husband and I wanted a classical guitarist to play the music for our wedding ceremony and during cocktail hour. We really got lucky when we found Mark! Mark was easy to communicate with, prompt, and respectful of all the "guidelines" of the venue. Mark's performance was fantastic! Some of my guests thought it was a CD! During cocktail hour, he took requests and my guests were impressed with how diverse his knowledge of music is! He could play anything! I would highly recommend him to anyone and for any event!
Mark was professional, flexible, punctual and just great at his talent. I am really glad we booked Mark for our wedding Ceremony and Appetizer hour. All our guests enjoyed his music very much.
Thank you Mark.
We were blown away by how amazing my entrance song sounded! We want you to know that your playing made the moment a million times more special because you made a moment that we had been anticipating come to life. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us on our wedding day. We hope that you can play for us again sometime in future and we will definitely recommend you! Thank You!
Mark's musin was a big part of making our event special. His version of "Hotel California" was amazing.
Mark was very professional. He even bought sheet music to our theme song "Married Life" to perform at our wedding ceremony. His performance was everything I dreamed it to be and more. I would highly recommend him for all events.
We had the pleasure of booking Mark to play at our Wedding Dinner Rehearsal. He was very easy to work with. His follow up before the event was timely and very appreciative. He always responded immediately to any questions we had. Once he arrived for our event, he was dressed professional and had a warm and inviting personality. The girls at the party also told me that Mark was a "CUTIE". Did i also mention that he is a really talented guitarist. He played a great mixture of music that we asked for. He was on time and actually stayed a little after than what we agreed on. Mark is a class act and i would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Mark!
We were delighted to have Mark play at our wedding ceremony. He added the perfect tone for our outdoor wedding. I highly recommend!!
I was very pleased with Mark's guitar playing at our wedding. We requested a couple extra songs for the ceremony and he also played our cocktail hour. He was very professional, I recommend his services!!
What to Expect
Classical and Spanish Guitar music for any occasion.
Watch his videos below of Classical, Beatles, Spanish, Flamenco, Pop / Rock Songs & Jazz guitar.
Locations performed at:
StubHub Stadium / USC / Bel Air Bay Club / St Regis Monarch Beach / Cal Tech University / Bel Air Hotel / Montage / Sunset Marquis / Pepperdine University / Riviera Country Club / Shutters / Newport Yacht Club / Camarillo Ranch / Hotel Laguna / Hotel Casa Del Mar / Jamaica Bay Inn / Quail Ranch / Loews Hotel / The London / Hummingbird Nest Ranch / The Mint / Whisky A Go Go / Avalon / Drago Centro / Ebell Club
Additional Booking Notes
I will provide all equipment including an amplifiers, stands etc for any indoor or outdoor event.
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 21, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|July 21, 2021 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|July 18, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 17, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|June 26, 2021 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|June 06, 2021 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|July 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 20, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Graduation|
|July 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 07, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 22, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 17, 2016 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Bridal Shower|
|August 06, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
My music ranges from Bach to Beatles. Also Spanish / Flamenco guitar. I can provide you with a full list of my music when you inquire!
Influences & Inspiration
As a solo guitarist I am influenced by Andres Segovia , John Williams , Christopher Parkening , Paco De Lucia , Julian Bream , Paco Pena and other great guitarists of all genres.
I would need an armless chair and wall plug in. I provide all other equipment.