Solo guitar player for cocktail hours and more! Quiet and unobtrusive, no vocals.
My background music performances includes Jazz and R&B standards along with a bit of classical. Also plenty of holiday music, for the Christmas season. I have a long history as a guitarist, having performed with two different Boston Music Award winning groups. I'm a Berklee College of Music alumni with an extensive music business resume that includes composing music used on national network TV shows!
We hired Mike this past weekend for our outdoor ceremony, and are so happy we did! We wanted my entrance to be to a song that meant something to us, which was a song off the radio. We were a bit worried about how it would come out and if people would recognize it and expressed that to Mike. He went above and beyond with turning it into so much more than just the instrumental of the song. My dad even turned to me as we started to walk down the aisle and said "Hey I know this song!". It was amazing. We would 100% suggest him to anyone else!
What to Expect
You can expect me to be on time, prepared and professional!
Originally from Connecticut, I started guitar lessons at age nine. After studying guitar all through high school, I moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music, graduating Cum Laude. After graduation I played extensively at clubs and colleges throughout the New England area including the Boston Garden, Fleet Center and the House of Blues. Other highlights include a tour of Switzerland, playing in New York City, recording an album in Chicago, and performing in a marketing film produced by Bose Corporation.
In addition to playing in bands, I was teaching myself the art of recording and composition. Music I've created in my home studio has been used on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and many cable television networks. Shows include "The Voice" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". My music has also been used in feature films and in a national ad campaign for Blue Diamond almonds.
Additional Booking Notes
When performing a smaller private function, sound is provided by the guitar amplifier. It is possible for me to provide a microphone, should the client need one for announcements or speeches.
Past Booked Events
|December 10, 2015||Cocktail Party|
I perform many popular Jazz and R&B standards! Standards include "Our Love is Here to Stay", "Embraceable You", "The Girl From Ipanema", "I'll Take You There", "Waiting In Vain" and "Saint James Infirmary". If there is a special song you need for your event I will make every effort to accommodate you!
Influences & Inspiration
I am influenced by a wide variety of players including Carlos Santana, George Benson, John Scofield and Earl Klugh.
• Larger performances could require a PA to be provided.
"Thank you so much for everything!...Everyone enjoyed the soft background music and had great things to say about it."
"Once again I have to say thank you for your part in Dan and Michele's wedding at both the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Your style and music fit beautifully for both parts of the evening. We received many compliments to pass along to you."
"...thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding last month!...Let me assure you that the elegant background music was a perfect complement to our ceremony and reception. It was really wonderful -- Thank you!"