I am a singer-guitarist with a wide range of material to pull from. I have been a solo guitarist for the last five years, after playing in bands for 3 decades.
My song list is extensive. I love to play Sinatra (Fly me to the Moon)....Elvis (All Shook Up) .....Beatles, Stones, right through the 70's, 80's, 90's......and into the 21st Century (Riptide, Seven-Nation Army). Ask for the full list, I am happy to send that out!
Need some cocktail-hour music for your wedding? Some light, cool music at your restaurant? Live music to spice up a special occasion? I'm your Man!
I am always willing to work with you, as the occasion demands
A special tune? No problem
Some dance tunes? Can Do!
We hired Mr. Pete to play background music at a wedding rehearsal dinner we hosted last week. He was wonderful! He played guitar and sang for almost three hours. The guests really enjoyed his music, and he nailed all the songs. We were so pleased with him, and highly recommend him.
Response from Mr Pete:
It was a great idea for the hosts of the party to have some live music to add to the evening's festivities. There were some beautiful speeches, plenty of food and refreshments, and I think the live music created a nice backdrop to the conversations.......
It was a pleasure to meet Pete! He provided perfect background music for us. He was so accommodating and pleasant! Our guests were very pleased and appreciated the special touch he added to the evening! I will book him again for a similar event when the need arises! Thank you!
Response from Mr Pete:
I was asked to play at a Bridal Shower, which I had never done before, but it worked out great. The folks attending (both ladies and guys) were fun-loving people, and it was a very friendly, lively occasion. I was asked to provide some background music, and I think having live music enhanced the festive mood. I was glad to have been a part of it.
He was simply great. Everybody enjoyed his guitar and songs. He has a long repertoire and makes sure that you listen to the music that you are looking for. I would definitely hire him again!
I scheduled Mr. Pete for a singing telegram for my sisters birthday, not only did he stay in contact with me but even stopped at a store to get a bouquet and balloons I had ordered to give to her. He really went above and beyond and I am so grateful!!!
Pete was incredible
After the pandemic caused my husband and I to reschedule and scale down our wedding, we weren't sure what we were going to do for music. I found Mr. Pete on GigSalad and was so immediately impressed by his talent after hearing samples. He was such a pleasure to work with and actually took the time to practice playing my first dance song and worked with my maid of honor, who sang vocals. My parents, husband, and I are to lucky to have found Mr. Pete for our wedding and he truly made the night extra special!
Pete was amazing to help us with a last minute event! Talented and very responsive.. will be using his services again!
I contacted Mr Pete from California looking for someone who could sing a "birthday blues" song for my good friend's 70 birthday party in Binghamton, NY. We spoke on the phone about some possible ideas. I emailed him some lyrics, and he then emailed me back an MP3 version of a great original birthday blues tune. He showed up on time and delivered a wonderful surprise for my friend, who reported back to me that he was "flabbergasted". Overall it was a first rate experience. Mr Pete's enthusiasm and professionalism was greatly appreciated. He delivered just what I was looking forward, and then some!
Response from Mr Pete:
The lyrics written for the 70th birthday song were great.....I loved working them into a blues song...it was a great experience for me, also.
Price Range: $75 - $300
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
I have a duel approach to playing. I can be the "Solo Guitarist/Singer", and play very varied, but strictly acoustic, song sets. These are perfect for a smaller dinner crowd, or a cocktail hour before a reception, or a light musical background to an event or gathering.
I also have a drum machine I work with, which gives a real boost to the music, and can lend itself to a more upbeat effect. I would play both acoustic and electric guitars, and try my best to cook in some energy into the atmosphere.
I love playing guitar, learning songs, writing songs, and performing. I've been doing it for a long time, and it only gets better. I grew up on the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and all that great 60's music, with a big dose of Bob Dylan and all the other folk singers added in. I next fell in love with the "New Wave" and played in a band that featured a variety of songs from the Talking Heads, The Police, and The Ramones..to name a few. As music moved through the following decades, I tried to keep up, and now here I am with a whole lot of songs to play .....what I think are some of the best songs ever written.....
Additional Booking Notes
I have two set-ups. One is very simple: a Bose S1 duel battery operated/plug in sound system......great for anywhere (especially where there isn't an electrical outlet to be found!).
Simple, but very sweet in its sound.
And I have a Yamaha STAGEPAS system, which can fill almost any room with some nice sound.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 03, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Madrona Tasting Room|
|December 17, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Madrona Tasting Room|
Past Booked Events
|November 28, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Madrona Tasting Room|
|November 12, 2021 • 7:00am - 11:00am||VFW-Elk Lake, Pa|
|November 04, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|October 24, 2021 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Party|
|October 23, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Madrona Tasting Room|
|October 22, 2021 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||VFW-Elk Lake, Pa|
|October 16, 2021 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Montrose Street Festival|
|October 15, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Endless Brewing|
|October 02, 2021 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Endless Mountain Brewery|
|September 10, 2021 • 7:00am - 11:00am||VFW-Elk Lake, Pa|
|September 04, 2021 • 5:00am - 8:00am||Endless Mountain Brewery|
|September 03, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party|
|August 29, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Binghamton Porchfest|
|August 06, 2021 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 28, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|July 17, 2021 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Montrose Street Festival|
|July 16, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Enless Brewing|
|July 09, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Two Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|July 05, 2021 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Montrose Street Festival|
|June 26, 2021 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 21, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||FGP Annual Picnic|
|June 18, 2021 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Two Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|June 11, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Endless Mountain Brewery|
|June 05, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Two Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|May 30, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Brews and Brats at Autumn View|
|May 28, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Endless Mountain Brewery|
|February 18, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|December 13, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Two Dogz Brewery|
|December 04, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Hutchings, Syracuse|
|November 30, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||VFW Post 5642, Montrose, Pa|
|November 29, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||The Hayloft, Lawton, Pa|
|November 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Hutchings, Syracuse|
|November 13, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Fox Memorial|
|November 09, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||American Legion Post 154, Elk Lake, Pa|
|November 08, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Red Rock BBQ/Brewery|
|November 02, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||VFW Post 5642, Montrose, Pa|
|November 01, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Pizza on the Plaza|
|April 27, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 20, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||out of town|
|April 19, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||out of town|
|April 13, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||out of town|
|April 08, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||SNH|
|March 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|March 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Farmhouse Brewery|
|March 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|March 18, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||SNH|
|March 16, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||out of town|
|March 15, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Farmhouse Brewery|
|March 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|March 10, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Retirement Party|
|March 09, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Red Rock BBQ|
|March 08, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||VFW - Montrose, pa|
|March 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|February 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|February 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Farmhouse Brewery|
|February 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Pizza on the Plaza|
|February 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|February 16, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Pizza on the Plaza|
|February 15, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Red Rock BBQ|
|February 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
|February 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||2 Dogz and a Guy Brewery|
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Killing me Softly - The Fugees
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
Amazed - Lonestar
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Marry Me - Train
Here comes the Sun - The Beatles
When I was your Man - Bruno Mars
Moondance - Van Morrison
Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band
Tequila makes her clothes Fall Off - Joe Nichols
Some Beach - Blake Sheldon
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Every Little Thing - Russell Dickerson
Starting Over - Chris Staplton
Variety of Sounds
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
I shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Slide - The Goo Goo Dolls
Free Fallin'- Tom Petty
Crazy little thing called Love - Queen
People are Crazy - Billy Currington
I wish I knew when I was young - The Revivalists
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Ain't no Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant
Hey Ho - The Lumineers
The Music is Calling
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and much of the "British Invasion" of the 60's
Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
The Talking Heads
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I have all the equipment needed for playing. I am especially adept at squeezing into a small space, if that is a factor in the room/venue.