It's all about you - tell me what your Wedding means to you, your Event. It's the most important day of your life. I want to know more. Your Event - the needs of the Client- tell me how everything from the food, to the decor and of course, the music, has to be just right. I want to know your vision, your concept of how music and specifically, my music, fits into your plans. I am here to serve your musical needs, that's my job - I am not only intuitive, but also superb at it.
Highlights in 2013 of Weddings and Gigs have been at the Champagne Cellar at the Biltmore; Highland Lake Inn; Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC; The Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, SC; The 1927 Lake Lure Inn, The Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC; Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino; High Cotton and The Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC; Grande Dune in Myrtle Beach, SC; Dunes West Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, SC, at private weddings in Folly Beach, SC and Sullivan's Island, SC, among others.
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B.M. and M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance, Manhattan School of Music, New York
D.M.A. in Contemporary Performance, U.C. San Diego
First Prize Winner, "Casa d'España" Classical Guitar Competition, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Prize Winner, Guitar Foundation of American Competition for Classical Guitar
C.D. "Music for Weddings, Gigs and Events" available per request
12 C.D. Box Set of serious classical guitar music-many of the works written for me
"My husband and I have never written to a musician before, but you must know how much we enjoyed your music! Early in the evening, my husband mentioned how much our daughter would enjoy your choices and how much he liked Andrew Lloyd Weber and magically you played Weber and more that we love. Then we were talking about my dad (passed years ago) and he and my husband loved Pink Panther, and then you played Pink Panther! Thank you so much!" - Susan and Bill King
"You just made my day playing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the acoustic guitar!"
“Some things are destined to be. My daughter's wedding was being held on Folly beach, SC and we had everything lined up except the music. I just happened to find Paul through a website in the Charleston area and he said that he would be able to play during the ceremony for us, even with the short notice. I was so thankful, and then he told me that he knew my father-in-law very well and was just around the corner from where I live. Wow! what a small world. We were more than pleased with Paul from his professionalism, promptness and attention to detail. His musical talent is phenomenal and he was a joy to work with. I just can't say enough, you made the evening enjoyable & memorable! Thanks so much.” - Stacy Guariello
"I was struggling trying to put together a small quaint outside garden wedding ceremony for Oct 27th and only two weeks to plan it. We wanted a classical guitarist to play soft background music and music for the actual ceremony. We found Paul Bowman on the website. What a delight he was. He was able to accommodate us in all our needs. On such short notice and not-so perfect weather conditions. He was prompt and very professional, even was able to perform a couple song choices we requested that were not on his music list that he had to learn. He did a wonderful job and we enjoyed his performances, it was perfect, exactly what we were looking for". - T.Hudson.
"My wife and I had the opportunity to see Paul in Landrum SC a few months ago. We enjoyed his music so much that we have followed him from venue to venue in both NC and SC. Thursday evening we had a great culinary experience and musical experience at II Samuels in Spartenburg SC. We could open a bottle of wine and listen to Paul all night long. Not only is he a dedicated musician but also a great human being. Should you have an opportunity try and catch one of his performances....you won't be disappointed!!" Bob and Jayne, Western NC
"Paul played for our wedding on Sullivan's island, SC on 9/14/13. The ceremony music was fantastic--it was great to hear the wedding standards arranged for classical guitar. Paul was neatly dressed and on time, and brought his own speaker. The guests loved the music after the ceremony also, with fun upbeat songs including led zeppelin! For his services, he charged a very reasonable price, especially compared to other similar artists. I recommend him highly!"
Allison M., Sullivan's Island, SC
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Canon in DJohann Pachelbel
JesuJoy of Man's Desiring
Wedding MarchFelix Mendelssohn
Bridal ChorusRichard Wagner
Trumpet TuneHenry Purcell
Don't Ask Me WhyBilly Joel
She's Always A Woman to MeBilly Joel
Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
You Don't Bring Me FlowersNeil Diamond
Song Sung BlueNeil Diamond
Come TogetherThe Beatles
Stairway to HeavenLed Zepelin
Hit the Road JackPercy Mayfield
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on MeElton John
50 Ways to Leave your LoverPaul Simon
Scarborough FairPaul Simon
Feellin' GroovyPaul Simon
One for Your LoveStevie Wonder
Broadway and StandardsPaul Bowman guitarist
For GoodStephen Schwartz
On My Own (from Les Miserables)Claude-Michel Schönberg
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)Claude-Michel Schönberg
Andres Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Chet Atkins
Wedding Ceremony in Mount Pleasant, SC on 06/01/2013
"Paul was absolutely amazing, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a talented guitarist to play at their function. He was very nice, and had a great set of songs to play. Very responsive in emails, punctual, and super personality. Thanks for making my wedding that much more special :)"
- Lee-Anne G.
Private Party in Lancaster, SC on 11/10/2012
"Paul was on time, professional and went right to work with minimal setup time. He played several special requests that he personally arranged and flawlessly executed a diverse playlist from Les Mis to Super Mario Bros. His rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was spot-on and passionate, elevating this piece to new levels of enjoyment for my party guests.
Overall, an extremely pleasant experience. I will definitely hire Paul for all my future events. Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing you again!"
In addition to Asheville, Paul Bowman, Classical Guitarist will also travel to Edneyville, Enka, Skyland, Wilson, Flat Rock, Hendersonville, East Flat Rock, Gerton, Montreat, Naples, Saluda, Mountain Home, Ridgecrest, Bat Cave, Lake Lure, Mill Spring, Fletcher, Tryon, Dana, Chimney Rock, Fairview, Zirconia, Arden, Concord, Columbus, Chapel Hill, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Landrum, Tuxedo
and many other locations in and around the Asheville area.
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