Hello! I am a singer and guitarist available to be hired as a solo, duo or trio/band for private parties, weddings and special/corporate events. I have over 25 years performing experience in the music industry including several tours across Canada as well as recent performances in Nashville and Los Angeles.
I am connected to many incredible musicians that can be hired with me for your event or I am happy to come and entertain your guests as a solo performer as well. I have a very warm acoustic and vocal style and I very much look forward to playing for your event. Please check out my website for my music, credits, testimonials and more information. Thank you so much!
Robbie is very talented and his music selection was perfect. He was entertaining and personable, and has a beautiful voice.
As the events coordinator I appreciated that he communicated with me prior to our event which I felt was very professional. I highly recommend Robbie.
Response from Robbie Hancock:
Thank you so much Michelle! I had an amazing time. Thank you so much for the opportunity :)
I only have special words to state about Robbie. In short, he changed my life with his gift of music and un-ending support of local artists. I've been writing for a long time but only recently have I actually moved forward in huge ways with confidence and direction. Robbie is such a blessed person with his ability to feel another artists purpose.... hope... and direction. I consider him a gift that stepped into my life while singing one night at an open mic. Fate? Destiny? I don't know. I do know if you decide to go in studio or attend one of his music seminar gatherings. You will be respected and heard. Finally... from my interactions, I can say what an awesome composer / songwriter he is. Robbie listened to me. Seen my vision. And put purpose into me as a songwriter. If you get an opportunity to record or just chat with him.... do so. In Victoria you will not find a better person. A better natural talent. Thanks Robbie. I know we will continue our musical journey. God Bless.
Response from Robbie Hancock:
Thank you so much for the kind words Troy. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Sorry this took so long, Robbie - got lost in my emails Although I wasn't vending at the market for the day, I heard good feedback. Excellent sound for the venue, appropriate music, positive and promotion banter between songs. Appreciated that you mentioned vendors by name to highlight what they offer. Always liked the up beat type of songs, they go over better than slow and gentle ones. Although people liked the between song chatter - don't go on for too long.
Sorry i wasn't there to hear your whole performance but these are the comments I got. Definitely positive and looking forward to having you again.
Response from Robbie Hancock:
Thanks so much for the review and feedback Sheila! I look forward to coming back to perform for you again soon!
Price Range: $250 - $5000
Gig Length: 45 - 250 minutes
What to Expect
I am there for you and for your clients first. I can perform some originals but only if you are ok with it. I am there to do the job and make sure everyone has a good time with support. Your guests are the star not me, I take the humble approach to this. So please tell me what you need.
I typically offer 3x45 minute sets in a 3 or 4 hour time period with breaks. I can do it in other times you request as well with longer breaks so each set matches each section of your event. I can also be hired for an additional set for an extra fee.
For casual/corporate/dinner functions
Songs and instrumentals will be appropriate to the 3 times you need it. So for example I would play background casual for the cocktail party, quiet support through dinner supporting conversations and then picking things up a bit after dinner for the last set. I also would be happy to just play guitar as an instrumentalist if you prefer.
I can be hired as a solo, duo, trio up to a full band depending on what you need. Acoustic instruments or bass, drums and lead. Weddings, corporate events, private parties I am very familiar with and have lots of experience in many areas of this business as a live performer. I am very good at reading the room to suit the needs of your clients.
Robbie Hancock is an indie folk, singer/songwriter and a composer/producer and an international touring artist.
Recent songwriting/composing credits include music placed on NBC (The Golf Channel), HBO (VICE), The Discovery Channel (Canada's Worst Driver), MTV((Are you the one?)(Catfish), Bravo (Married to Medicine), BTN ((The Journey, Big Ten Football), The National Film Board of Canada (Plutocrats), HGTV (Income Property), RBB (Gartenzet Germany), DIY Network (Slate Roof From Scratch) and a song in a "making of" documentary for a commercial in Peru (Claro 2015). and another in a Canadian indie film called “Forget” directed by Jesse James Burton.
Robbie has been performing live for over 20 years and has played at Disney World, Bush Gardens, CMW, NXNE, The Ottawa Tulip festival, The Hamilton Music Awards, The Halifax Pop Explosion, 4 Canadian tours and recently in Nashville and Los Angeles at live music venues and conferences. He is also regular performer in the artist on board program for VIA Vail Canada performing on board for passengers each year from coast to coast.
Robbie also runs fundraiser events for homeless teens and has brought awareness and raised funds through local music communities every year since 2009.
He is also passionate about paying it forward as much as possible to up and coming songwriters and artists through mentoring, workshops and events.
Robbie says: "Music is an incredible gift that I am thankful to be able to share with others in hopes that it brings joy to their lives, as much as it has my own."
Additional Booking Notes
I come with a full PA system that can accommodate very small rooms and spaces and up to about 500 person seat functions and venues like weddings, private parties and corporate events. If you have a bigger event I know some amazing sound guys with gear that can be hired with me and my team.
I own 2 brand new NX10C powered speakers and a brand new Behringer Xenyx 1204 USB. Shure 58's and lots of back up cables, stands and mics. I own two high end guitars, a Taylor T5 and a Gibson J45. I also use 3 boss pedals when I perform, a tuner pedal, a delay pedal (which I use sparsely) and a loop station. The loop station allows me to record and perform several parts to emulate another guitarist without having to bring one along sometimes. It is a handy option.
All I need from you is a solid power source and shelter if it is outside.
Past Booked Events
|August 31, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
Here also is a list of some covers you can expect at my shows:
1. All you need is love - Beatles
2. Come Together - Beatles
3. Something - Beatles
4. Free Fallin - Tom Petty
5. Eleanor rigby - Beatles
6. Honky tonk woman - Stones
7. Still found what I'm looking for - U2
8. Wonderwall - Oasis
9. I'se the b'y - unknown
10. Blowin in the Wind - Dylan
11. 500 Miles - Proclaimers
12. Have you ever seen the rain - CCR
13. For what it's worth - Buffalo Springfield
14. The weight - The band
15. Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
16. Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
17. Where the streets have no name - U2
18. Hotel California - The Eagles
19. Dancing in the dark - Bruce springsteen
20. All I want is you - U2
21. Wish you were here - Pink floyd
22. Needle and the damage done - Neill Young
23. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (Carter)
24. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
25. What's up - Four non blondes
26. Creep - Radiohead
27. Helpless - Neil Young
28. One - U2
29. Hurt - Johnny Cash (Reznor)
30. 9 Crimes - Damien rice
31. Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley
32. The sound of silence - Simon and Garfunkle
33. Comfortably numb - Pink floyd
34. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
35. The scientist - Coldplay
36. Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
37. With or Without You - U2
38. Dust in the wind - Kansas
39. Simple Man - Synyrd
40. Black - Pearl Jam
41. The dance - Garth brooks
42. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
43. Early Mornin' Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
44. Wild World - Cat Stevens
45. Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
46. Here Comes The Rain Again - The Eurythmics
47. Across the universe - Beatles
48. Clocks - Coldplay
49. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
50. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
51. The Wind - Cat Stevens
52. These Boots - Nancy Sinatra (Hazelwood)
53. Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
54. Bang a Gong - T-Rex
55. Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton (Diddly)
56. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam - (Cochrane)
Influences & Inspiration
Contemporary influences include Joshua Radin, Ed Sheeran, Gregory Alan Isaakov, Damien Rice, Jose Gonzales.
Classic influences include The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Radiohead, Ben Harper.
Stage area with accesable power outlets grounded. Preferably at least 2. Shelter from the rain or sun if I am outdoors.
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