Max Cobb is a finger-style guitarist and singer from Seattle, WA. Playing piano in his formative years, Max picked up the guitar at age 12; learning through formal instruction and playing along with his favorite albums, he later went on to study classical and jazz guitar at Gonzaga University. Max offers the following services: classical guitar wedding ceremony music, singing and guitar playing for wedding receptions/cocktail hour, background instrumental guitar, or singing & guitar at corporate events, wine tastings, bars, restaurants, and similar events.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
I regularly play up to 5 hours of instrumental acoustic or electric guitar, styles ranging from classical, flamenco, movie/tv soundtrack, classic rock, soul/r&b, country, oldies, pop, jazz standards (40's and 50's pop), and blues. I can learn anything by ear, and take custom song/setlist requests for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate event cocktail hours, and private events like birthday parties and anniversaries. I don't often take breaks, but for a 4 hour event, ask that I could take a 5-10 minute break each hour.
I love the challenge of learning new music, and have a repertoire of over 300 songs that I practice and play live. I can also offer up to 3 hours of singing with my guitar playing, and use a live looping machine that allows me to add drums, bass, vocal harmonies, or ukulele - I use this for dance parties and can play a one man show if clients want more upbeat music to dance to.
Max Cobb is a finger-style guitarist and singer from Seattle, WA. Playing piano in his formative years, Max picked up the guitar at age 12; learning through formal instruction and playing along with his favorite albums, he later went on to study classical and jazz guitar at Gonzaga University, where he joined an Americans/fold band, 'The Scenic Roots', and a funk/soul band, 'B-Bo and the Zig Zags'. Max played professionally after graduating college in Western Washington, playing weddings, wine tastings, bars, restaurants, and corporate events, and formed a blues-rock/funk band, 'The Willows'. After gaining multiple years of experience in Western Washington, Max decided to move to Austin, TX, where he now resides, to further pursue his music career and continue playing in new settings, picking up new instruments (bass, violin, ukulele, and drums) along the way.
Additional Booking Notes
An electrical outlet is all I need to perform. If you can provide a chair or stool without arms, it's much appreciated, I can make arrangements to bring my own if that's not possible, though. Weather conditions like rain and wind are not ideal, mainly for protecting my equipment and instruments, but I know that's out of the client's power. I don't take up much space at all, just about a 4'x4' space for my amplifier, mic stand if needed, and myself to sit.
I play instrumental guitar and/or sing any of the following songs pretty frequently at events.
For wedding ceremonies:
Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
Can't Help Falling in Love With You (Fools Rush In) - Elvis
The Wedding March
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Make You Feel My Love - Adele (Bob Dylan)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Wedding receptions/cocktail hour:
Can't take my eyes off of you - Franky Valli
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Yellow/The Scientist - Coldplay
First day of my life - Bright Eyes
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard (the song from Once)
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Daughters - John Mayer
Less formal events:
Close To You - the Carpenters
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Let it Be/Blackbird/Yesterday/Hey Jude - The Beatles
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Creep - Radiohead
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Queen, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Jacob Collier
Camano Island, WA
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