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Quiet Side

Quiet Side

1 review

About Quiet Side

Quiet Side is a talented and dynamic young duo comprised of Michael Kagan, an award winning Classical Guitarist and Teresa Hayward, a vocalist of incredible artistry beyond her years. Native to Western Massachusetts, the group formed in the summer of 2012 showcasing their unique arrangements of Jazz standards; Contemporary and Classic Pop including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Norah Jones; and also featuring a crafted repertory of Spanish Classical Guitar music. Quiet Side is booking for all occasions for the Summer of 2013.



The Perfect Choice !!

By Francine J. on May 28, 2013

QuietSide is a wonderfully talented duo that makes any event better. Their perfect mix of new and old music with beautiful instrumental classical guitar and soothing vocals enhance one's dining or social experience in a very positive way, never overwhelming or distracting, just pleasant and relaxing. We recommend them highly and would definitely hire them again.

Hired as: Classical Guitarist, Jazz Singer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $150-900
  • Languages: English


QuietSide is mindful and respectful of the audience and occasions in which they perform. They love sharing their art but are accomodating to creating an unobtrusive and relaxing atmosphere. Clients will expect a punctual arrival, professional performance, and polite interaction with guests.

Additional Booking Notes

QuietSide is a compact and self-sufficent duo with few spacial and technical requirements. We fit easily within an 8' by 5' space and can play just about anywhere.


Quiet Side has been well received in various venues in Western Massachusetts for their eclectic blend of Jazz, Classical. and Pop Genres. Guitarist, Michael Kagan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westfield State University in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Education in 2012. He is currently pursing a Master's in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Louisville. Michael's education has fostered a deep and lasting love for classical music but spent his teen years immersed in progressive rock, pop, bluegrass, blues, and indie music. Prior to pursing his Master's, Michael taught guitar and piano for 5 years at various studios in Western Massachusetts. Vocalist, Teresa Hayward is pursing a Bachelor's in Music Business with a Vocal Jazz/Jazz Studies concentration from the University of Hartford but already boasts a seasoned performance career. Teresa performed extensively as a member of the chorus and as a soloist with the Dane Kane Singers and Chicopee High School Nova Chorus from 2008 until recently. She also has volunteered as an Assistant Teacher at the Northampton Community Music Center for the Solo Vocal Performance Class for Teens, instructing young singers on vocal technique and performance skills.

The team providing the talent:

Michael Kagan


Set List

One and Only – Adele
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Someone Like You – Adele
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele/ Bob Dylan
Black Coffee – Sonny Burke/Ella Fitzgerald
Stormy Monday Blues – T-Bone Walker
Drown in My Own Tears – Ray Charles
Who Will Comfort Me – Melody Gardot
My Funny Valentine – Rogers/Hart
Feelin’ Good – Nina Simone
Lilac Wine – Nina Simone
That’s All I Ask – Nina Simone
Corcovado – Jobim
Girl in the War – Josh Ritter
Monster Ballads – Josh Ritter
Crazy – Patsy Cline
At Last - Etta James
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Can't Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis
Blackbird - The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Oh Darlin' - The Beatles
All My Lovin’ – The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams/Norah Jones
Your Song - Elton John
I Wanna Know What Love Is – Foreigner
The Scientist - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin

Classical Guitar:

Air on a G String - Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Canon in D – Pachebel
Storybook Love (from the Princess Bride)
Asturias Leyenda – Albeniz
Cordoba – Albeniz
BWV998 – Bach
La Cathedral – Barrios
Etude 1 – Villa Lobos
Prelude 4 – Villa Lobos
Capricho Arabe – Tarrega
Prelude in D – Tarrega
Prelude in Dmin – Tarrega
Six Renaissance Dances – Chilesotti

Influences & Inspiration

QuietSide is inspired by a wide palette of artists ranging in genres from bluegrass to classical to rock to jazz to pop. Of a seemingly endless list, artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Thile, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, Norah Jones, Radiohead, and Julian Bream have been particularly inspiring to the group.

Setup Requirements

Outlets, 2 Armless Chairs


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