Nick offers a variety of high-quality, musical selections on the classical guitar, ranging anywhere from Bach to The Beatles. His priority is to set the perfect ambiance during your next event with his beautiful guitar music. No matter what event, Nick can put your mind at ease and help you resolve the musical aspect for your next event. Years of experience in the performing world and professional study lends Nick the reputation for superior quality. Featured musical artist in Baltimore Bride Magazine in October 2009, he invites you to visit and contact him today to learn more.
Nick is awesome! He's incredibly talented and is super laid back. I hired Nick to play the guitar and sing for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He played instrumental guitar and led a worship song during the ceremony and played acoustic Italian guitar for the cocktail hour. I was a little nervous because of how few questions he asked and how little he needed from me leading up to the wedding. But he did not disappoint. He delivered exactly what he promised and created the perfect atmosphere for my ceremony and cocktail hour. I even forgot to write him the check to give to him before he left and he kindly reminded me and was so patient and laid back about it all. I highly recommend!
Nick did a wonderful job at our event. He was flexible and was able to come earlier than the originally requested time, and played the songs we requested beautifully. I would highly recommend him! Thank you Nick!
I engaged Nick to sing and play the song my wife and I danced to at our wedding on our 10th anniversary. The song was "What the World Needs Now is Love" by Burt Bacharach. I was away and asked Nick to go by the house and surprise her in the evening. It was also near my youngest daughters first birthday and I asked him to sing "Birthday" by the Beatles for her.
It was a great success!
Nick was very accomodating. I wrote a short letter to my wife that I asked him to read before the song was played and he included it without a problem. I also asked him to make sure that my wife had time to get the kids to the door so that they could be part of the audience, and he took care of that too.
Everybody loved the performance!
The whole experience was one of professionalism and I would definitely hire Nick again.
Also the price was very affordable.
We hired Nick to play acoustic guitar before and after our ceremony. Nick was courteous, responsive, professional and excited to play at our wedding. He supplied recommendations for the ceremony music at my request and I was able to take the traditional music and mix it with less traditional music. Nick was more than willing to work with our requests. We booked him two months before the wedding, and he was very courteous considering our hectic schedule and my sometimes slow response time. He was also upfront about costs before the wedding which was very nice. The day of the wedding is always crazy and you worry if everything is taken care of and did all your vendors show up. Nick was very professional, showed up at the time he said he would be there, played beautifully before and after the ceremony and even came up and quickly said goodbye and thanked us after the ceremony. We were really happy with his service and highly recommend him!
I'm so glad we hired Nick to play at our wedding ceremony! He was very professional from the start. He responded to all of my emails quickly, made helpful suggestions, and played beautifully. Nick is extremely talented, I highly recommend him!!
Nick performed our pre-ceremony and ceremony music. It was fantastic. As a bride, you do not want to worry about details the day of. Nick was extra prepared and kept in great contact with me prior to our big day. He arrived extra early to set up and carried himself with the greatest deal of professionalism throughout the night.
For the pre-ceremony he did classical guitar renditions of our favorite Beatles songs. My only complaint is that I was hidden away from the crowd and was unable to enjoy the music for myself. My guests raved about how nice it was to have some light and familiar tunes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Nick also did the music for our processional, for my walk down the issue, and for the recessional. The songs we picked were not traditional and not easy, but Nick did not skip a beat.
We were so happy to have had Nick’s music incorporated into our wedding day. It was not a DJ pushing the play button as I walked down the isle, it was beautiful music played with passion and everyone could feel it. :)
Nick was the perfect addition to our wedding day! He is such a talented guitarist, and brought beautiful energy and music to our special day. I was impressed by his professionalism and openness to cater his set to our song selections. We had an outdoor wedding with 100 guests and they all raved about his music. I highly recommend Nick for any event, big or small!
Vinny and Nick were outstanding entertainers for our wedding. Very friendly, accomodating, flexible, professional....and VERY Talented! I would heartily recommend them for anyone interested in musical entertainment for their functions.
Nick played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Nick is a great guitarist and was perfect for a small, quiet, outdoor wedding. He was very responsive and flexible to our song requests for the ceremony and he pick good, appropriate music for the cocktail hour. He was quick to respond to email and phone calls and offered good suggestions. I would totally recommend him to anyone wgose looking for a guitarist for a wedding!
Nick played for our wedding, providing music for seating as well as during the ceremony. On top of sounding great, his timing was perfect during the processional and while we lit the unity candle. Nick was also great to work with beforehand- our communication was open and he was easy to get in touch with, and happy to accommodate our music selections (which were outside of "classical" for the most part). The ceremony went exactly as I'd hoped it would with nice, ambient acoustic music and I would recommend that anyone looking for the same for their event book Nick!
I had Nick play for my wifes birthday party, 30 guests in a small house, Nick started playing and everyone enjoyed his calm music. People relaxed and the party became a great success. Thanks for your 2 hour performance and sorry you didn't eat, you don't know what you missed :).
Nick played for our civil union on Jan 6 in Arden, DE. He was professional, had a great look and did a wonderful job. He added a couple of songs to his playlist for our service. I would highly recommend him.
Nick Doak is a professional, humble, kind and very talented musician and classical guitarist.
I have had the pleasure of working with Nick Doak on a number of projects involving classical guitar and I highly recommend his services. I have known him for several years and can say he plays beautifully and provides a professional performing service for weddings, corporate events, dinners and private events, and the like. He is reliable and easy to work with. I have consistently recommended him to venues in our area and my wife and I are very proud to have him as an excellent teacher working with me at a local guitar lesson studio. I never think twice when referring students to him. Anyone out there looking for a classical guitarist - this is your man!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
One will experience the utmost professionalism and quality of music when working with Nick.
Boasting 12 years of guitar study and performance experience, Nick has earned a reputation for quality, reliability and variety. He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2011, summa cum laude, with a dual bachelor’s degree in music education and performance, with a focus on classical guitar, as well as, a vocal minor. He is also a graduate of the Honor’s College at WCU and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Performing in the greater Philadelphia area, Nick finished as a semi-finalist in the 2009 and a finalist in 2010 in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society competition. In March 2009, he began providing private guitar lessons at Richard’s Guitar Studio in Aston, Pennsylvania, and is currently employed there today.
Nick grew up in the rural northern Harford County, Maryland and currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania today. To date, he has performed in over 120 weddings and numerous special events from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia.
Additional Booking Notes
Some venues (i.e. outdoors, crowded room/hall, etc.) may require Nick to amplify his guitar, so an outlet accessible location will be needed.
Nick can provided 4 hours of classical music on the guitar, ranging from Renaissance pieces to original compositions suitable for any occasion.
Influences & Inspiration
Glenn Lyons, Graham Gold, Pat Methany, Dave Matthews Band, David Russell, Coldplay, Manuel Barrueco
No required items are neccessary. Just an outlet accessible location.
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