A professional guitarist for over 35 years, in a wide variety of settings and styles of music. Providing solo guitar selections from classic rock, pop, jazz, blues, and classical.. for weddings, private parties, and restaurants/lounges. Electric guitars (Fender Stratocaster, Gibson ES-335) and nylon-string (classical) guitar, vintage Roland Jazz Chorus amplification, small PA system.
Mark was wonderful! He was so easy to hire and contact throughout our wedding planning process. We were able to easily discuss the songs we wanted to be played during the ceremony and our cocktail hour our afterwards and Mark certainly delivered on the day of our wedding. We are both very grateful to have come into contact with Mark and thankful for his awesome talent to be displayed during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.
Response from Mark Lynch:
Wow! I am so pleased to learn that you were this satisfied with my performance... The ceremony was tricky; I never got the chance to confer with anyone about cues beforehand (except the groom- and he was distracted, for good reasons). I missed one. But these things happen. It was a beautiful ceremony, nevertheless, and I made it a point to redeem myself at the cocktail hour. (and I got tips!- a first for me at a wedding). I wish you both the best, and thanks again for including me into this special day.
Very nice! Perfect for our event.
Response from Mark Lynch:
Thank you Karen... thanks to Jerry also, and all your employees for making me feel welcome. I hope to see you again next year. Take care.
Mark did a great job for our corporate reception for 100. His communications prior to the event were swift and professional. He set up with out assistance and provided the perfect atmosphere for the event. He is a very skillful guitarist. I would recommend booking him to anyone.
Working with Mark was the best experience. He made it easy. Contacted me multiple time to work with me on a music list and understood the venue and requirements. I did not have to worry if he would show up.
Response from Mark Lynch:
My many thanks to Vito and his wife Jeanine for having me play, and to the staff at The
Blackbird restaurant (Asheville NC) for their help with the event. Communication between musicians and their clients makes it better for everyone involved, and it was a very nice evening as a result.
Mark Lynch is a professional guitarist in every sense of the word. He kept in communication with me and took care of every detail. He was on time to the event and my guests at the art reception commented that they enjoyed his playing. I would hire him again. Kay List, owner, Envision Art Gallery, Knoxville Tn.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
During a performance, my primary focus is to provide the best interpretation of the music as possible. Particularly at weddings and other private party-type events, I am NOT looking to draw attention to myself, but simply to enhance the occasion.. in the background.
My goal at all times is to satisfy the customer, and to be professional in appearance and demeanor. I am very laid-back; no video of me is going to go viral on YouTube! If you're looking for someone flamboyant, with strong visual appeal and charisma- seek elsewhere. I'm a 50 year old man, and I play guitar extremely well because I've done so for 35 years and I'm passionate about it.
If your primary requirement is a guitarist that will give you professional and well above average musicianship, look no further..
Past Booked Events
|June 10, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 08, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 12, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 22, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 11, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cultural Event|
|September 20, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
Influences & Inspiration
I have been playing professionally since the mid-1970s when I was a teenager. All the classic rock bands: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, etc. etc.. are huge influences. But I was playing in venues back then that wanted Top 40, beach music, disco, country.. so I learned it all.
As I've matured, through the 80s & 90s and beyond, it's been the same. Lots of great music in all kinds of styles. The Police/Sting, R.E.M., and U2 are later bands that I really admire.
For the past few years I've leaned toward jazz.. I always admired it, but am now confident enough to play in this genre. Some of my favorites there would be Pat Metheny & Jeff Beck.
I provide all necessary equipment.
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