Play instrumental music - fingerstyle guitar
Have played weddings, restaurants, private parties, farmers market, art centers, and more. Good fit where background music is preferred. Have Youtube channel:
Thank you to Matt for enhancing our daughter's wedding ceremony with his beautiful acoustic guitar playing. Matt is professional and very talented. I'm so happy I found him on gigsalad and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to book an acoustic guitarist!
Matt played music for my wedding ceremony and did a fantastic job. The music sounded wonderful, and Matt was very easy to work with and met all expectations. Highly recommend!
We hired Matt as our background music guitarist for a trade-show suite for 3 consecutive days in Cincinnati. Matt was great - very pleasant and professional. Arrived on time, setup with no issues. His music had just the right pitch & set of music to fill the room but still allow for conversation. We would definitely consider him again!
This was the second time I've hired Matt for an event, and I'll happily hire him again! He is very prompt when replying to emails, and he arrived well before the beginning of my event. Matt brought all of his own equipment and was able to set up in an outdoor setting. His musical style was very well-suited to our wine tasting, as it was unobtrusive and allowed for conversation between our guests. He'd be perfect for wedding ceremonies!
Matt was great and gave us exactly what we ordered: cool instrumental background music conducive to mixing/mingling at our event. Punctual, professional and talented!
Matt arrived early, played wonderfully and is a great relaxing finger style guitarist and entertainer. He was very personable and we hope to have him back to the winery very soon. -Alice N John's Winery, California, KY
Matt was very easy to work with and eager to learn new music that we requested. He went above and beyond to come to the rehearsal and ceremony 2 days in a row. The music was beautiful and I couldn't be happier with his talent, professionalism, etc.
Matt was fantastic! I hired him to play during the happy hour after a wine tasting, and his music fit the mood perfectly. Matt was very flexible and understanding about his start time, since I did not know for sure how long the wine tasting presentation was going to last. He arrived on time, with all of his own equipment, and was able to set up very easily. I appreciated Matt's professionalism and approachable personality. He was extremely easy to work with and always responded to my emails promptly. I would definitely recommend him for any event!
This young man has such talent and plays songs you are familiar with all evening. His music was such a wonderful addition to our party.
Matt did a great job. Would have him again.
Matt Gill played background guitar at our corporate event and could not have been more perfect for the job. He was prompt, professional, and low maintenance. He played a good mix of acoustic guitar songs and is very talented. He brought his own speakers. Would definitely hire again!
Matt was phenomenal. He was a highly responsive, excellent communicator and required no hand-holding. He just got it. And that really goes a long way when it comes time for an event with a lot of vendors and a lot of moving pieces. Matt is a true professional and an outstanding guitarist. His finger plucking style really set the perfect mood for our wedding ceremony. We would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Matt was fantastic to work with. He was very accommodating and had a great play list. He was enjoyed by all. I highly recommend.
Matt provided the music for my daughters wedding ceremony. He is very conscientious about being set up and ready to go. We did not have to provide much direction either - we just asked Matt to provide background instrumentals for the wedding and he did the rest - his music added much to the wedding. I highly recommend him.
Response from Matt Gill- solo acoustic guitarist:
Hi Mark , thank you for having me perform at Jen's wedding and thanks for the great review! I had a great time
Matt played the guitar for our wedding ceremony. I asked him if he would be able to learn a new song (Ben Harper - Forever) for me to walk down the aisle to and he nailed it! He plays the guitar beautifully!! Our guests loved all of his music and raved about how great he was! I highly recommend him for any type of event!
Matt Gill did an excellent job performing for my wedding ceremony. Matt did an acoustic guitar solo to "What a Wonderful World" during the ceremony that was so amazing it brought tears to everyone's eyes. Matt is professional, prompt, and very talented. I highly recommend him!!
We held a corporate event for about 250 people and Matt was simply terrific. He booked with me quickly, arrived even earlier than promised, and was tremendous at his craft. He provided ambient acoustic guitar during our outdoor reception, played music from multiple genres, had no lulls between songs, and was exactly what we were looking for. I will not hesitate to call Matt for our next event. Pricing was fair, Matt was easy to work with, and the music was great.
We found Matt Gill online and placed a lot of faith in having someone we didn't know come out and do a good job. He was excellent. He communicated with us throughout the entire process and provided youtube videos of his work. He was willing to work with song requests and was professional the entire time. We could not have asked for a better guitarist. Everyone at our wedding commented on how nice he sounded. Excellent quality at an amazing price. We could not have asked for a better musician.
We hired Matt to play during our cocktail reception at Krohn Conservatory, and could not have been happier with his performance! He played for 2+ solid hours, had a wonderful mix of covers (some with slightly different arrangements) and originals, and truly made our reception stand out from all the others we've attended! Fantastic choice, you won't be disappointed!!
Matt played at the cocktail hour of my wedding. He was fantastic! All the guests were raving about the perfect mix of covers and originals. Some of them thought his arrangements were better than the recorded song. If you want great entertainment at your event get in contact with Matt!
We had such a memorable wedding at the Newport Aquarium and Matt performed spectacularly. We both love Michael Jackson and Matt customized Rock With You to fit the tempo for me (the bride) to walk down the aisle. We loved it!! We also discussed our tastes, etc with Matt and he customized an acoustic set for our ceremony (of approx 200 guests) and it was perfect!! We highly recommend!!! Thanks Matt, for everything!
Matt played guitar during dinner at our wedding at the Vernon Bell Event Center, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. His sound was perfect background music, allowing for conversation and enjoyment. And the Vernon Bell can acoustically be a tough room to play, and his sound carried so well. We wouldn't have had it any other way.
He was prompt with his communication with the wedding planning, and very laid back and open to whatever we needed. Thank you Matt!
We have hired Matt for 2 events - both were group social events that included people eating and mingling. One that was outside and the other indoors. At both events, Matt was incredible! His style of acoustic playing is easy to listen to, great as a filler for a group event, and he helped set the mood that was desired by his artistic touch. He was great to work with and extremely friendly. I highly recommend him for any event.
Matt has been our in-studio performer for almost two years. His music and personality add immeasurably to our monthly gallery event. He is extremely talented AND very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
What to Expect
For wedding ceremonies: I work with the Client months before to make sure we know what songs will be played at the ceremony. If needed I will play at the rehearsal. If there is a special song that the bride/groom would like in the ceremony, I will make sure it happens!
For cocktail hours/wedding dinners , private partys, etc. :
I play music that allows people to relax, eat, and socialize. I play at a volume that fits the room- no overpowering decibels.
My name is Matt Gill and I've been playing Classical/Fingerstyle guitar about 7 years. I play originals , covers, and some arrangements of popular songs. I play wedding ceremonies/dinners/cocktail hours, restaurants, art galleries, farmers markets,private parties/corporate events. I have my own PA and usually play small to medium size venues. Always arrive on time and dressed for the occasion.
Additional Booking Notes
Need a 10 x 10 ft. section to set up, decent lighting, and electrical power-
I always bring my own PA
Past Booked Events
|October 12, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 24, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 08, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 17, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Graduation|
|October 08, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||House Party|
|September 01, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 11, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 02, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 01, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 12, 2014||Corporate Event|
|October 18, 2013||Wedding Reception|
I play solo guitar arrangements of songs by Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears, Dido, Toto, Bon Jovi, Asia, James Taylor, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, Ben Harper, Ed Sheeran, Mason Williams, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers. I perform songs by Andy Mckee, Antoine Dufour, Don Alder, Don Ross, Adam Rafferty, Michael Hedges, Craig- I also mix in a few originals. The set is compiled of slow, medium, and fast tempo songs- and several different styles (classical, jazz, new age, some rock)
For ceremony music I perform some traditional classical music and arrangements of songs requested by bride & groom
Influences & Inspiration
Some of my influences are fingerstyle guitarists such as Andy Mckee, Antoine Dufour, Will Ackerman, Don Alder, Michael Hedges, Eric Mongrain
no stage required, just need 10 x 10 foot area, decent lighting, power supply nearby