Guitarist Paul Bowman performs a virtuosic "Continental" style of music on the classical guitar - from Standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rogers, to light Pop by The Beatles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and ABBA, to Broadway such as Andrew Lloyd Weber. In addition, folk and ethnic styles such as Italian, Brazilian and even Jewish styles are performed with panache and joy. Over 25 years experience playing weddings with the standard music such as "Pachelbel's Canon in D", "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and all the other processional and recessional pieces. With over 6 hours of music at his fingertips, Paul Bowman will provide the elegance, virtuosity and musicality for your event. Thanks
Paul's music set the tone for wedding beautifully! He was very flexible and easy to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any musical occasion!
Paul played beautifully. The residents loved watching and singing to his Christmas tunes. It was the perfect sounds we were looking for as background music. Thank you Paul.
Price Range: $200-$2000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
A full time classical guitarist, I have a B.M. and M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York. As well I have a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of California San Diego. I won First Prize at the VIth International Competition for Classical Guitar (Casa d'Espana) in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was a Top Prize Winner at the Guitar Society of America Competition in Milwaukee. For special events and weddings, I perform virtuoso arrangements of music that everyone knows-this has been my constant striving to connect with music that people know and love, and combine this with a virtuosity and passion. While living in New York, my freelance career included performances at Macy's on 34th St., Tavern on the Green, and at the 5th Ave. residence of Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, among others. In San Diego, I performed weddings and events gigs at Balboa Park, private residences in Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and at the Antheneum, among others. Here in western North Carolina, I have performed weddings and events in the resorts of Lake Lure, Laural Hills Country Club, and the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.
Complete with a state-of-the art sound system, Paul Bowman has everything you will need to make your wedding or event a most memorable one!!
Additional Booking Notes
For indoor events, access to electricity and an armless, sturdy chair. For outdoor event without electricity, I can use my battery-powered amplifier.
Past Booked Events
|May 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 13, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 20, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||House Concert|
|July 30, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 14, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 08, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
Song List - JUNE 2012 – Paul Bowman, guitarist
Bob Dylan (Tangled up in Blue; If Not For You; Just Like a Woman; Lay, Lady, Lay)
Billy Joel (James; Don’t Ask Me Why; Always A Woman; Just the Way You Are)
Neil Diamond (Sweet Caroline; You Don’t Bring Me Flowers; Song Sung Blue)
Beatles (Lady Madonna; Blackbird; Here, There, Everywhere; Let it Be; Imagine; Eleanor Rigby; Good Day, Sunshine; Dear Prudence; The Long and Winding Road; Come Together; Penny Lane, Norwegian Wood; If I Fell; Michelle; The Fool on the Hill)
ABBA (Fernando; The Winner Takes it All; Money, Money, Money)
Elton John (Rocket Man; Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me; Tiny Dancer)
Paul Simon (Mother and Child Reunion; 50 Ways to Leave your Lover; Scarborough Fair; Sound of Silence; Feellin’ Groovy)
Plus many, many songs from single composers
Broadway and Standards:
Cole Porter (Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out Of You; I Love Paris; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Begin the Beguine, Let’s Do It, So In Love)
George Gershwin (They Can’t Take That Away From Me; Summertime; Someone to Watch Over Me; Love is Here to Stay)
Andrew Lloyd Weber (Memory, Phantom of the Opera, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina)
Richard Rogers (Blue Moon, Sound of Music; My Romance)
Plus many individual songs such as: Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter); My Funny Valentine; Somewhere, My Love; A Man and a Woman, The Entertainer; Comedy Tonight; Sunrise, Sunset; Strangers in the Night; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes; It’s Only a Paper Moon; My Romance, Moon River; Theme from New York, New York; Georgia On My Mind
Amazing Grace; Since Jesus Came Into My Heart; God Our Father; Fairest Lord Jesus; Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken; Christ the Lord is Risen Today
From Other Cultures:
Italian Songs (Come Back to Sorrento; Funiculi, Funicula; ‘O Sole Mio; La Donna Mobile; Tarantella) Jewish Songs, Brazilian Bossa Nova’s, Sambas and Choros’ Spanish Flamenco
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