I am an experienced singer/guitarist who's been performing live in the greater Sacramento area for over 10 years. I also play other instruments including piano, violin, and pedal steel. I specialize in house parties, corporate events, weddings.
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I cannot recommend Ryan Hernandez enough. I had never heard him before and hired him on short notice for our buffet style wedding reception at La Venadita in February 2018. We are so lucky to have found him and that he was available.
This is hard to write because I almost have no words to describe how special and perfect everything was. The soundtrack Ryan provided really made the night. We provided him a few favorite songs and artists to play live (including our first song "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran) and he took it from there. He and Kaz played beautiful acoustics while people started to arrive and then they began the live vocals. They were absolutely incredible, every guest came up to ask where I found them and comment on how phenomenal they were. Their music elevated the ambiance of the event to such an unexpectedly magical and romantic level, we were blown away. He did his versions of many of our favorite songs live and they were all incredible. After a few hours he transitioned into a DJ set for dancing (after everyone had a couple margaritas) no one really wanted them to stop playing live but then he started playing hit after hit and had created the perfect dance playlist. We had ages 3 to 90 dancing and singing for hours.
Ryan, thank you, you created the perfect soundtrack to our evening and we will be forever grateful for the memories you helped create.
Originally I contacted Ryan for live music only and figured we would do that for a couple hours and then plug in a playlist. Then I read another review that said he DID IT ALL, live, MC, and DJ and I figured I'd spring for the whole package, I am so glad that I did. Ryan is incredibly personable and professional. He made announcements throughout the night, introduced us as a couple, announced the first dance, and passed a mic around for toasts. We had a casual taco reception and he provided the exact amount of structure that the event needed. Hire him. We are currently working on figuring out what we can hire him for next....
I am a marketing manager and events coordinator and I hired Ryan to perform at a company holiday party. I found Ryan to be very professional, super easy to communicate with, and most of all: very talented. I have seen Ryan perform three times now and I am so impressed by the variety of music and instruments he plays. I had several compliments from our guests and Ryan and his accompanist Kaz truly made our party a hit! We would hire Ryan again for future events.
Ryan performed/DJ'd our wedding on 10/7/17. He acted as DJ, Live Performer, and MC, and did each task perfectly. Our ceremony started at 4pm and Ryan arrived several hours in advance to set up, mic check, and tie up any last minute details. Once the ceremony began, he made sure everything ran smoothly and on time (which never happens at weddings). From there, he made a seamless transition to the reception space and began playing acoustic renditions as well as making general announcements to ensure all of our guests were made aware of the nights festivities. By far the BEST part of the night was his live acoustic singing of our first dance. EVERYONE in attendance loved it. Throughout the evening, he kept the party going with music and even interacted with our guests whenever they approached him.
If you are still looking for a musical performer/DJ/MC, stop. No matter the event, Ryan is the best choice that you can make. His professionalism alone was enough for us to hire him, but when you add that to his musical talent, you simply cannot find anyone better. Everything from start to finish was perfect.
I have been listening to Ryan and Kaz play for many years & I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted them to play at my wedding! Ryan was on top of every aspect of the music. I didn't make it easy by selecting a few Ceremonial Hymns for our church service, but Ryan picked it up immediately. Ryan adapts to any situation, and besides being immensely talented, he captured everyone's attention! He knew the exact segment of each song that should be played during the ceremony to get the fullest effect.
Ryan & Kaz then played accoustically during our dinner service, and although my venue challenged us by not allowing amps or microphones outside, Ryan & Kaz still delivered the vocals and music for all to enjoy from their seats. Anyone should be honored to have these two amazing gentlemen play for their events. This was one piece of my special day that I never worried about. I let Ryan take the lead, choose the songs he wanted to sing, and I enjoyed it all. You always want to make sure you have the best, and THEY ARE the BEST!! Thank you Ryan & Kaz for such an amazing day & memory I will cherish forever!
My husband and I can't say enough wonderful things about Ryan! He was the perfect touch to our summer wedding. Ryan sang before and during our ceremony, throughout cocktail hour, and he serenaded us during our first dance.
Ryan was extremely thoughtful, kind, and attentive before, during, and after our wedding. He was very responsive and genuinely interested in making our wedding day perfect. We will never be able to thank him enough for making us feel so special!
Ryan and his partner played for our wedding celebration in Davis last month. There were about 50 guests and it was outside on a patio at a restaurant. We wanted a relaxed but fun vibe - they played background music during dinner (even the super mario brothers theme song to everyone's delight!) and then transitioned to great on-request dance tunes for an hour afterwards. Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with - very flexible, enjoyable, and a fabulous musician. Would recommend him for anything!!
Ryan has performed in our upscale hotel lobby for various events for the last 10 years. He is always professional, courteous, entertaining, and on time. He plays a nice variety of music, and plays it well. Our guests love it when he's here and we truly appreciate the atmosphere he creates.
Ryan has played a few of my events and has always been easy to work with and professional. Whether he is a solo, duo or sometimes a band, Ryan delivers every time!
We needed some live entertainment for our Company Holiday Party and during our meeting the first person that popped up in our head was Ryan Hernandez. Not only did he make it work around his busy schedule, he was very communicative and extremely professional. He showed up way before our event to set up and make sure he was ready to go, he delivered an amazing performance which had everyone up and dancing while taking request, and he was extremely friendly and interactive with our entire staff.
We are already looking forward to having Ryan at our next event this summer. If you need an incredible musician, look no further! Keep up the great work Ryan!
My mother means the world to me she had been battleing cancer for a year now and her and I shared a love song (Let her go, by the group Passanger.) I contacted Ryan Hernandez and explained how I needed this to be special if he could sing this song for my mother. I expected every one to enjoy the song but I could not expect how great it would be. thank you Ryan yes, you sang our song better than the original, everyone loved it. I would like to ad that it was easy to arrange no hassles or worrries I told him what I needed and it was done at a time like this in my life it was nice to not have to worry. Thank you again for such a great performance. I recommend Ryan for any social event his music is on you tube that is how I was able to hear his voice but if he can't help you he will make sure to find the right artist for you.
We found Ryan through a prior performer we had at our antique event who was booked for our next one. Ryan understood our need to have someone not be the center of attention but still have a presence for wandering at our event. He had his own book of music for our fall event and returned for Christmas. Both times the customers loved him asking him to return with rave reviews. He is not flashy, and is professional, timely and priced well for the high level of talent he offers. I would love to hire him for any private family functions that come along.
We hired Ryan to play at Oak Park Brewing Company in Sacramento and he was an absolute hit with our clients. From guitar to violin he played it all but his voice is where he really shines. We would absolutely hire him again.
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Ryan Hernandez, a lifelong native of Sacramento, has been delighting audiences with his voice and his musical abilities for many years now. Performing unique renditions of everything from Pop, Folk and R&B hits of today to yesterday's Nostalgic Rock and Soul Classics, Ryan covers a wide variety of genres.
Ryan and his band have a wealth of experience playing in many personal and professional settings and will perfectly suit any function in sound and style. His music provides the perfect background entertainment for receptions, private events, corporate events, holidays events, fundraisers, and for restaurant and bar atmospheres.
Ryan is a not only an incredible vocalist, but he also plays the guitar, piano, upright bass, pedal steel, violin and began his musical career as a percussionist. With Ryan comes a wealth of other incredible musical colleagues and friends who can fill out any stage, for any sized audience.