Marcia Guderian is a charming songstress whose voice and smile are both unique and compelling. With her expressive vibrato, melodic fingerpicked acoustic guitar style and warm stage presence, Marcia is an engaging performer whose joy in music communicates well to her audiences. She's got a huge songlist which includes both well-crafted originals and a wide variety of covers, standards, acoustic blues, swing, folk, pop, and light "melodic quasi-jazz". She is available for concerts, festivals, parties, weddings, clubs, coffee houses and more, either as a solo act or backed up with bass and drums. She is also a skilled emcee and an adept song leader.
Price Range: $75.00 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Marcia can be counted on to be warm, friendly, cooperative and on time, looking and sounding great. She has a lovely voice and a pleasant chord-melody acoustic guitar style. She has an engaging stage presence and in performance, she interacts with her audience and gets them involved in the music. Or she also can stay low key and background if that is what is required of the situation. She dresses to suit the occasion and she is available with or without amplification.
The following are quotes from fans and satisfied customers:
"Marcia Guderian did a lovely job and is a lovely person who is very easy to work with"
Phyllis Wilson, Pam Elsby; Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
"...a wonderful performance, a beautiful voice.."
Tracy & Betty Stipek,BDS Productions
"a wide smile lights up the room when Guderian takes the microphone..."Guderian shares genuine warmth and generosity with all..."
Melissa Evavoid, Western Front
"As Marcia's skillful fingers artistically craft her guitar, she draws you in... Marcia's style is upbeat and optimistic...her genuine warm laughter and smile bringing empathy to her audience..."
Beth Marsau, NW Events & Lifestyle Review
" A pulled plug won't stop Marcia from bringing music to her raving fans"
Wayne Ellis, Every Other Weekly
"Guderian is an accomplished performer......a guiding light..."
Gord Wilson, Apropos Magazine
"An expressive singer with a strong sweet voice"
David Hull, NW Events & Lifestyle Review
"Marcia - She's Awesome, she makes it all possible"
Ryan Wicklund, The Klipsun
Marcia was born into a musical family, so her roots in music go back to her birth.
She has performed up and down the West Coast and all over the Puget Sound region and into British Columbia, both solo and with a variety of different bands from vocal groups and acoustic duos to 8 or 10 piece dance and stage bands.
Currently, in addition to her solo act, she is working with a 4 piece electric band.
She has hosted open mics, songwriters' showcases, variety shows, group concerts and radio programs, bringing some of the best local and regional performing artists and singer/songwriters to the public in her northwest area presentations.
An award winning songwriter and presenter in her home city in NW Washington state, Marcia has been called a "community Treasure" and "a major influence on the acoustic music scene". She has released four albums of her original music on CDs, and has done studio vocals for other musicians' releases.
She is also good at engaging people and involving them in the music. She has lots of experience running campfire sing-alongs, and her concerts include entertaining stories and artwork along with music. The artwork is part of her sideline which is graphic arts and sculpture.
Additional Booking Notes
If Marcia provides her own sound, please provide a correctly wired and grounded electrical outlet at the stage area, which should be at least 6 foot square for a solo act and 12 foot or larger for a band, with adequate lighting.
If the sound is to be furnished by the venue, please also provide a good quality vocal mic, a direct in for the guitar and a monitor for her solo act, adding more mics or direct-ins and monitors for additional performers, plus stage lighting if necessary.
Past Booked Events
|June 04, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Anniversary Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Traditional through contemporary folk and blues music and singer-songwriter music. Also early jazz, big band era swing, vintage country and 60s and 70s rock and pop.
PA system including mains and monitor(s). Vocal mic(s) and boom stand(s). DI(s) for instrument(s). A small table. Possibly a stool.
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