Freelance solo acoustic guitarist/vocalist. Extensive memorized repertoire spans Bach to Rock, mostly popular songs, plus classical, instrumental and other material -- performed 100% live and by memory without backing tracks, drum machine, lyric sheets or written music. Professionalism, musicianship and total client satisfaction are my focuses.
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Since 2002, I've played 100-200 gigs annually. My specialty is reducing ensemble recordings to highly detailed solo acoustic guitar/vocal renditions. Memorized playlist is roughly 800 tunes, multi genre: classic-prog-soft-indie rock, standards, soul, R & B, lite FM, lite jazz, oldies, hits and album cuts from the 40s-50s-60s-70s-80s-90s-00s, focused on 70s-80s, including 80+ post 1990 hits, plus classical, instrumental, traditional, Irish and holiday music. My approach to arranging is holistic, and often pianistic, incorporating all the parts, not just the guitar and vocal parts, signature nuances from the recordings, improvisation as the tune allows, and a range of guitar techniques. All of the popular songs on my list were learned by ear. With classical and other potentially difficult material, I sometimes read music as well as listen to recordings.
Most of my gigs are private events... parties, functions, serenades, weddings, etcetera. I entertain or blend into the background as appropriate. Requests are always welcome, and in the right situations, guest singers and musicians too. Whatever it takes for folks to have a great time!
Lowden 025-C custom-made Irish acoustic guitar
Blueridge acoustic guitar for bluegrass
Takamine classical guitar
PRS electric guitar
Peavey PA system
Portable battery-powered amp (for smaller or outdoor jobs where there is no electrical outlet.
Ivy-educated. Liability insured. Can add additional players. Available for your event throughout the Northeast U.S. and beyond. Thanks to everyone for your support. Looking forward to making music for you!
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
All the music and lyrics on this list is performed 100% live and by memory - no backing tracks / drum machine / lyric sheets / written music. Most of the list is solo guitar/vocal arrangements.
Certain tunes can be performed without vocals (please inquire about specific tunes). Do you have a favorite tune not on the list? Please ask and I'll do my best to learn it.
These Are Days10000 Maniacs
I'm Not In Love10cc
You Oughta KnowAlannis Morrisette
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Moonlighting ThemeAl Jarreau
We're In This Love TogetherAl Jarreau
Baby FaceAl Jolson
Sweet MelissaAllman Brothers
Biggest Part Of MeAmbrosia
Horse With No NameAmerica
Thy WordAmy Grant
Been So LongAnita Baker
Same Old LoveAnita Baker
Sweet LoveAnita Baker
The Look Of LoveAnita Baker
You Bring Me JoyAnita Baker
Danny's SongAnne Murray
Girl From IpanemaAntonio Carlos Jobim
So Nice (Summer Samba)Antonio Carlos Jobim
I Want It That WayBackstreet Boys
Can't Get EnoughBad Company
The Way We WereBarbra Streisand
Bandstand BoogieBarry Manilow
God Only KnowsBeach Boys
Good VibrationsBeach Boys
A Day In The LifeBeatles
All You Need Is LoveBeatles
Back In The U.S.S.R.Beatles
Good Day SunshineBeatles
Here Comes The SunBeatles
In My LifeBeatles
Let It BeBeatles
Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsBeatles
Martha My DearBeatles
The Long And Winding RoadBeatles
We Can Work It OutBeatles
With A Little Help From My FriendsBeatles
How Deep Is Your LoveBee Gees
Staying AliveBee Gees
She's Only Happy In The SunBen Harper
High Tide or Low TideBen Harper & Jack Johnson
B. J. Raindrops Keep Falling On My HeadB. J. Thomas
Rock Around The ClockBill Haley & The Comets
Lean On MeBill Withers
Lovely DayBill Withers
All Of MeBillie Holiday
All About SoulBilly Joel
Ballad Of Billy The KidBilly Joel
Big ShotBilly Joel
Blonde Over BlueBilly Joel
Don't Ask Me WhyBilly Joel
Goodnight SaigonBilly Joel
Italian RestaurantBilly Joel
It's Still Rock 'N' Roll To MeBilly Joel
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel
Movin' OutBilly Joel
My LifeBilly Joel
New York State Of MindBilly Joel
Piano ManBilly Joel
The StrangerBilly Joel
She's Always A WomanBilly Joel
She's Got A WayBilly Joel
You May Be RightBilly Joel
You're My HomeBilly Joel
Will It Go Round In Circles?Billy Preston
With You I'm Born AgainBilly Preston & Syreeta
Get Up Stand UpBob Marley and The Wailers
I Shot The SheriffBob Marley and The Wailers
No Woman No CryBob Marley and The Wailers
Three Little BirdsBob Marley and The Wailers
It's My LifeBon Jovi
Livin On A PrayerBon Jovi
I Can't Make You Love MeBonnie Raitt
Love Sneaking Up On YouBonnie Raitt
More Than A FeelingBoston
I'll Make Love To YouBoys To Men
Look What You've Done To MeBoz Scaggs
Everything I OwnBread
The Guitar ManBread
Make It With YouBread
Smoking In The Boys RoomBrownsville Station
Have You Ever Really Loved A WomanBryan Adams
I'm Not A GirlBritney Spears
Born To RunBruce Springsteen
I'm Going DownBruce Springsteen
Waiting On A Sunny DayBruce Springsteen
This Guy's In LoveBurt Bacharach
Has Anybody Seen My Gal?California Ramblers
Home AgainCarole King
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King
It's Too LateCarole King
So Far AwayCarole King
Smackwater JackCarole King
Sweet SeasonsCarole King
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?Carole King
You've Got A FriendCarole King
You're So VainCarly Simon
Close To YouCarpenters
Goodbye To LoveCarpenters
Hurting Each OtherCarpenters
Top Of The WorldCarpenters
We've Only Just BegunCarpenters
Morning Has BrokenCat Stevens
The WindCat Stevens
My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion
That's The Way It IsCeline Dion
Tell Me Something GoodChaka Khan
Blue AngelChet Atkins
Classical GasChet Atkins
Country Champagne (flatpicked)Chet Atkins
Dill Pickle RagChet Atkins
The Alley CatChet Atkins
My Funny ValentineChet Baker
Feelin' Stronger Every DayChicago
Color My WorldChicago
If You Leave Me NowChicago
Just You 'N' MeChicago
Saturday In The ParkChicago
I've Been Searchin So LongChicago
Wishing You Were HereChicago
How Great Is Our GodChris Tomlin
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)Chris Tomlin
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)Christopher Cross
Love Found A HomeChristopher Cross
Minstrel GigoloChristopher Cross
Never Be The SameChristopher Cross
Open Your HeartChristopher Cross
Ride Like The WindChristopher Cross
Swept AwayChristopher Cross
Think Of LauraChristopher Cross
Johnny B GoodeChuck Berry
Precious And FewClimax
Love Potion No. 9Clovers
Lovers In JapanColdplay
Anything GoesCole Porter
Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
True ColorsCyndi Lauper
Leader Of The BandDan Fogelberg
Make Love StayDan Fogelberg
Crash Into MeDave Matthews
Space OddityDavid Bowie
That's AmoreDean Martin
Smoke On The WaterDeep Purple
You Gotta BeDesiree
Deed I DoDiana Krall
Frim Fram SauceDiana Krall
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?Dionne Warwick
I'll Never Fall In Love AgainDionne Warwick
That's What Friends Are ForDionne Warwick & Friends
Then Came YouDionne Warwick & Spinners
Drift Away (Gimme The Beat Boys)Dobie Gray
Deep River BluesDoc Watson
American PieDon MacLean
Vincent (Starry Starry Night)Don MacLean
Black WaterDoobie Brothers
China GroveDoobie Brothers
Listen To The MusicDoobie Brothers
Long Train RunningDoobie Brothers
Takin' It To The StreetsDoobie Brothers
This Magic MomentThe Drifters
Satin DollDuke Ellington
Take The A TrainDuke Ellington
I Can't Tell You WhyEagles
Love Will Keep Us AliveEagles
One Of These NightsEagles
Take It EasyEagles
Shining StarEarth Wind & Fire
That's The Way Of The WorldEarth Wind & Fire
Two Tickets To ParadiseEddie Money
I'll BeEdwin McCain
Anything GoesElla Fitzgerald
All The Girls Love AliceElton John
Ballad Of Danny BaileyElton John
Bennie And The JetsElton John
Blue EyesElton John
Blues For Baby And MeElton John
Border SongElton John
Candle In The WindElton John
Captain FantasticElton John
Crocodile RockElton John
Dan DareElton John
Dirty Little GirlElton John
Don't Go Breakin My HeartElton John
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On MeElton John
Elderberry WineElton John
Empty GardenElton John
Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies BleedingElton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
Grow Some Funk Of Your OwnElton John
Have Mercy On The CriminalElton John
High Flying BirdElton John
Honky CatElton John
I Feel Like A Bullet In The Gun Of Robert FordElton John
I Guess That's Why They Call It The BluesElton John
I've Seen That Movie TooElton John
Love SongElton John
Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsElton John
Medley (Yell Help - Wednesday Night - Ugly)Elton John
Midnight CreeperElton John
Philadelphia FreedomElton John
Pinball WizardElton John
Rocket ManElton John
Roy RogersElton John
Saturday Night's Alright For FightingElton John
Skyline PigeonElton John
Social DiseaseElton John
Someone Saved My Life TonightElton John
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest WordElton John
Sweet Painted LadiesElton John
That's What Friends Are ForElton John
Teenage IdolElton John
Texan Love SongElton John
This Song Has No TitleElton John
Tiny DancerElton John
The Bitch Is BackElton John
Tower Of BabelElton John
We All Fall In Love SometimesElton John
Your SongElton John
Blue Suede ShoesElvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
Hound DogElvis Presley
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley
From The BeginningEmerson Lake & Palmer
Tears In HeavenEric Clapton
At LastEtta James
Dreams (Thunder Only Happens)Fleetwood Mac
Waiting For A Girl Like YouForeigner
Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)Four Tops
The Star Spangled BannerFrancis Scott Key
All Of MeFrank Sinatra
Fly Me To The MoonFrank Sinatra
Nice 'n' EasyFrank Sinatra
High HopesFrank Sinatra
Luck Be A Lady (Guys and Dolls)Frank Sinatra
My WayFrank Sinatra
New York New YorkFrank Sinatra
Our Love Is Here To StayFrank Sinatra
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
Young At HeartFrank Sinatra
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of YouFrankie Vallie & Four Seasons
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks
Follow You Follow MeGenesis
Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayGenesis
Supper's Ready (excerpt)Genesis
This MasqueradeGeorge Benson
On BroadwayGeorge Benson
Our Love Is Here To StayGeorge Gershwin
Yankee Doodle BoyGeorge M. Cohan
You're A Grand Old FlagGeorge M. Cohan
One Bourbon One Scotch One BeerGeorge Thoroughgood
You Got To LoseGeorge Thoroughgood
Moonlight SerenadeGlenn Miller
Casey JonesGrateful Dead
Friend Of The DevilGrateful Dead
I Know You RiderGrateful Dead
Just The Two Of UsGrover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)Green Day
Sara SmileHall & Oates
She's GoneHall & Oates
If You Don't Know Me By NowHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Cat's In The CradleHarry Chapin
Without YouHarry Nilsson
I Loved Her FirstHeartland
Closer To FineIndigo Girls
Just OnceJames Ingram
God Bless AmericaIrving Berlin
It Had To Be YouIsham Jones
Over The Rainbow / Wonderful WorldIsrael Kamakawiwo'ole
Better TogetherJack Johnson
Take Me Out To The BallgameJack Norworth
I'll Be ThereJackson Five
Never Can Say GoodbyeJackson Five
Carolina In My MindJames Taylor
Fire And RainJames Taylor
Water Is WideJames Taylor
You've Got A FriendJames Taylor
I'm YoursJason Mraz
On The Wings Of LoveJeffrey Obsorne
Bad Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce
Don't Mess Around With JimJim Croce
I Got A NameJim Croce
Time In A BottleJim Croce
You Are My SunshineJimmie Davis
Foxy LadyJimi Hendrix
Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
Annie's SongJohn Denver
Take Me Home Country RoadsJohn Denver
Rocky Mountain HighJohn Denver
Seasons Of Love (Rent)Jonathon Larson
Help MeJoni Mitchell
Light My FireJose Feliciano
Who's Crying Now?Journey
Dust In The WindKansas
Constant CravingK.D. Lang
Only God Knows WhyKid Rock
Back In The New York GrooveKISS
CelebrationKool & The Gang
CherishKool & The Gang
How Do I LiveLeann Rimes
Babe I'm Gonna Leave YouLed Zeppelin
Stairway To HeavenLed Zeppelin
American WomanLenny Kravitz
Maria (West Side Story)Leonard Bernstein
All Night LongLionel Ritchie
You Are The Sun You Are The RainLionel Ritchie
Your Mama Don't DanceLoggins & Messina
Hello DollyLouis Armstrong
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Wanna Be Right)Luther Ingram
Dance With My FatherLuther Vandross
If Only For One NightLuther Vandross
Wait For LoveLuther Vandross
Live To TellMadonna
Everybody Plays The FoolMain Ingredient
California DreaminMamas And The Papas
Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
What's Going On?Marvin Gaye
In My Daughter's EyesMartina McBride
Human NatureMichael Jackson
Lady In My LifeMichael Jackson
Man In The MirrorMichael Jackson
Rock With YouMichael Jackson
She's Out Of My LifeMichael Jackson
The Girl Is MineMichael Jackson and Paul McCartney
So WhatMiles Davis
Nights In White SatinMoody Blues
Frim Fram SauceNat King Cole
Route 66Nat King Cole
UnforgettableNat King Cole
Song Sung BlueNeil Diamond
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Laughter In The RainNeil Sedaka
Heart Of GoldNeil Young
The Needle And The Damage DoneNeil Young
Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones
Ten Crack CommandmentsNotorius Big
This I Promise YouN'Sync
Dance With MeOrleans
The Dock Of The BayOtis Redding
Last Train HomePat Metheny
Cool NightPaul Davis
Band On The RunPaul McCartney and Wings
Live And Let DiePaul McCartney and Wings
My LovePaul McCartney and Wings
Fifty Ways To Leave Your LoverPaul Simon
Me And Julio Down By The SchoolyardPaul Simon
Every Time You Go AwayPaul Young
Show Me The WayPeter Frampton
Leaving On A Jet PlanePeter Paul & Mary
The Wedding Song (There Is Love)Peter Paul & Mary
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)Phil Collins
Another Day In ParadisePhil Collins
Brain DamagePink Floyd
Us And ThemPink Floyd
Wish You Were HerePink Floyd
Baby Come BackPlayer
Da Do-Do-Do Da Da-Da-DaPolice
Every Breath You TakePolice
King Of PainPolice
Message In A BottlePolice
Let's Go CrazyPrince
Let's Pretend We're MarriedPrince
Little Red CorvettePrince
You're My Best FriendQueen
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen
We Are The ChampionsQueen
Bless The Broken RoadRascal Flatts
Go All The WayRaspberries
Georgia On My MindRay Charles
Hit The Road JackRay Charles
At My Most BeautifulREM
Rock and Roll Hootchie KooRick Derringer
Country BoyRicky Skaggs
Waiting At The GateRicky Skaggs
You've Lost That Lovin' FeelingRighteous Brothers
You're SixteenRingo Starr
I Believe I Can FlyR. Kelly
Killing Me Softly With His SongRoberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceRoberta Flack
Brown SugarRolling Stones
I Can't Get No SatisfactionRolling Stones
Let Me Call You SweetheartRuth Etting
My Love For You Is RealRyan Adams
When The Stars Go BlueRyan Adams
The Candy ManSammy Davis Jr.
America The BeautifulSamuel A. Ward
Classical ReelScott Samuels
Cover Reel OneScott Samuels
Cover Reel TwoScott Samuels
Kiss From A RoseSeal
Summer BreezeSeals & Crofts
Diamond GirlSeals & Crofts
Never Gonna Let You GoSergio Mendez
You're Still The OneShania Twain
Big Spender (Sweet Charity)Shirley Bassey
AmericaSimon & Garfunkel
Man Of Constant SorrowSoggy Bottom Boys
Ooh Baby BabySmokey Robinson
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love?Spinners
They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)Spinners
One Of A Kind Love AffairSpinners
Then Came YouSpinners
Hey NineteenSteely Dan
Rikki Don't Lose That NumberSteely Dan
It Might Be You (Theme From Tootsie)Stephen Bishop
On And OnStephen Bishop
Fly Like An EagleSteve Miller
The JokerSteve Miller
Love The One You're WithStephen Stills
Don't You Worry 'Bout A ThingStevie Wonder
Isn't She LovelyStevie Wonder
Living For The CityStevie Wonder
My Cherie AmourStevie Wonder
Sir DukeStevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie Wonder
Fields Of GoldSting
Stray Cat StrutStray Cats
Betcha By Golly WowStylistics
You Make Me Feel Brand NewStylistics
Call It Stormy MondayT-Bone Walker
Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldTears For Fears
Papa Was A Rollin' StoneTemptations
Joy To The WorldThree Dog Night
Never Been To SpainThree Dog Night
When The Stars Go BlueTim McGraw
What's Love Got To Do With ItTina Turner
Free Fallin'Tom Petty
It Had To Be YouTony Bennett
What A Wonderful WorldTony Bennett & K. D. Lang
Fast CarTracy Chapman
With Or Without YouU2
We Are The WorldUSA For Africa
My BooUsher & Alicia Keys
Beautiful GirlsVan Halen
You're No GoodVan Halen
Women In LoveVan Halen
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Into The MysticVan Morrison
High Lonesome SoundVince Gill
Beyond The Blue HorizonW. Franke Harling
Greatest Love Of AllWhitney Houston
Saving All My Love For YouWhitney Houston
Could I Have This Kiss ForeverWhitney Houston & Enrique Iglesias
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison
On The Road AgainWillie Nelson
You Were Always On My MindWillie Nelson
This Land Is Your LandWoodie Guthrie
And You And IYes
Close To The EdgeYes
Heart Of The SunriseYes
Long Distance RunaroundYes
Mood For A DayYes
Owner Of A Lonely HeartYes
Time And A WordYes
Your Move / I've Seen All Good PeopleYes
Chicken FriedZak Brown Band
Big Sandy River
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Church Street Blues
Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
High Lonesome Sound
How Mountain Girls Can Love
I'll Stay Around
I've Waited As Long As I Can
Mama Don't Allow
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Nine Pound Hammer
On And On
Rain Please Go Away
Red Haired Boy
Saint Anne's Reel
Standing On The Mountain
Waiting At The Gate
Walking In Jerusalem
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Frosty The Snowman
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy To The World
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
The Little Drummer Boy
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Air On A G StringBach
Cello Suite No. 1Bach
Jesu Joy Of Man's DesiringBach
Minuet # 5Bach
Sarabande (From Violin Sonata In B Minor)Bach
Ode To JoyBeethoven
Panis AngelicusCesar Franck
Estudio # 6Fernando Sor
Asturias (Leyenda)Isaac Albeniz
Classical GasMason Williams
Canon In DPachelbel
O Mio Babbino CaroPuccini
Cavatina (from Deer Hunter)Stanley Myers
Mood For A DaySteve Howe
Spring First Movement (excerpt from The Four Seasons)Vivaldi
The Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)Wagner
In The MirrorYanni
It's A Great Day For The Irish
I'm Looking Over A 4-Leaf Clover
A Little Bit Of Heaven
My Wild Irish Rose
Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder?
Wedding Reception in Philadelphia, PA on 11/09/2013
"Hire this guy! Wow, Scott is amazing. Everyone was raving about him DURING the reception (as well as after). He just knows what to play, no list necessary. If it would be appropriate to keep him in your living room and play wonderful music all day, that would be the way to go. Thank you, Scott, you really helped make our day beautiful."
- Melanie G.
Wedding in Spring Lake, NJ on 09/08/2013
"Scott Samuels is truly an amazing talent!! He even learned to play out very special request!! His play list is extensive and has something for everyone!! He helped make our wedding day truly unforgettable!!"
- Isla K.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Avalon, NJ on 08/24/2013
"This was the first time that I used Gig Masters to book entertainment. The person that I had hired (recommended by the location) had to cancel with fairly short notice.
I booked Scott based on the samples available on his website and by a brief conversation with him on the phone. We couldn't have been happier.
His preparation, communication and most importantly his music exceeded our expectations 1000 fold. A true professional that will arrive early, stay late and entertain you all evening. Thanks Scott! "
- Dave G.
Picnic in Beach Haven, NJ on 07/27/2013
"He was excellent. Everybody said he was great! I will hire Scott again"
- Eric D.
Corporate Function in Philadelphia, PA on 07/11/2013
"One of the best decisions I made for our company party was to hire Scott to play. Scott is a very talented musician and his musical memory for songs was the most often cited feature of the event. "
- Jane H.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Shelter Island, NY on 06/29/2013
"Scott was professional and talented! Our guests loved him! "
- Kristin W.
Retirement Party in Monmouth Junction, NJ on 06/15/2013
"From first point of contact, Scott has always been professional and readily available to answer any questions. He arrived to the gig on time and stuck to our agreed upon breaks and duration.
If you're looking for an artist with tons of experience, professionalism and a diverse song selection, Scott is your guy. His musical taste and song selection throughout the party definitely fit the mood and received tons of positive feedback from our guests.
I highly recommend Scott and will be sure to keep him top of mind for our next party.
- Tim M.
Celebration in Tewksbury Township, NJ on 05/04/2013
"Scott was wonderful! He is an excellent musician and a great entertainer. He was kind enough to learn a new song for the event. Everyone gave me such nice compliments about Scott - how much they enjoyed him and his music. I wish I had another party planned so I could invite him back . Thank you, Scott!
Elizabeth, Tewksbury, NJ"
- Elizabeth R.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Hoboken, NJ on 05/05/2013
"Scott was amazing! He kept everyone entertained!
He is extremely talented and professional!
He came well prepared and took requests from all guests!
I highly recommend him to make your next event a successful one!
Look forward to working with him in the future!
- Lisa E.
Corporate Function in New York, NY on 01/15/2013
"He was courteous and his music was a wonderful compliment to our event. It was the perfect background setting for a corporate event. It was soothing and many guests complimented on his talent,"
- Natalie S.
Private Party in New York, NY on 12/24/2012
"Scott is a very talented artist and very professional. He was on time and made the moment perfect!"
- Gregory D.
Event in New York City, NY on 12/22/2012
"Scott was a Godsend, and I could not be happier with him! From the get-go Scott made himself available, and was extremely accommodating in all aspects from planning to performance. He even took the time to learn a new song (even though he has memorized more music than I think I have even heard in my lifetime), and ensured all was perfect and ready to go prior to the event. This gig was a surprise performance so I could propose to my beautiful girlfriend, now fiancé :), and knowing that Scott was there helped ease my nerves. His performance was outstanding, and he owned the new song as if he had written it himself (even though he only days to learn it). Amazing!"
- Justin M.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Slate Hill, NY on 12/01/2012
"Scott is the best! The music he played at our wedding ceremony was beautiful. He also did an incredible job at the cocktail hour. It is amazing how much music he has memorized. Not only does Scott play great music, but he is a professional. He was on top of everything from the minute we booked, right up though the wedding. We are so happy we chose Scott to play at our wedding! "
- Joe K.
Wedding Reception in Hammonton, NJ on 10/13/2012
"Absolutely fantastic! A pure pleasure - he played every song that we requested and then some and we enjoyed every note. I received several compliments about our choice of musician and many people wondering where we found him because of how good he was. His acoustic classical preheat before the ceremony was particularly great. He also performed a slowed down version of "This Magic Moment" and it was fantastic as well. Thanks Scott!! We would hire for other events definitely."
- Adam P.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Rye, NY on 10/06/2012
"We just returned from our honeymoon and were SO THRILLED with how our reception turned out... I have to THANK SCOTT for being the PERFECT COMPLIMENT to our magical wedding night! Initially, we hired him for a cocktail hour, but then asked him to stay 3+ hrs b/c of so many "this guy's fan-tastic" comments - and I agreed. I had a few musicians in mind, but was encouraged to hire Scott from feedback here, his professional manner and his vast and varied repertoire. He is un-usually talented! Scott gave a FIRST-CLASS, virtuosic performance on guitar and had a wonderful, warm, rangy voice, as well. Looking forward to recommending him professionally and for future events! "
- Diane L.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Montville, NJ on 09/16/2012
"I can describe Scott's performance in one word: Fabulous! Scott was absolutely fantastic in his playing ability. The song selection was just perfect for our guests. Everyone kept commenting on the great music and how wonderful Scott was in making the party such a success. We had a trivia contest, and Scott made it so much fun by adding little bits of tunes that had to do with the subject matter. Awesome!"
- Janell C.
Private Party in Haverford, PA on 09/08/2012
"Scott played for us at a party for 75 in our home. He was wonderful and helped to "make" the party. He was so professional and easy to communicate with, and took every measure to ensure we had a great time. His song choices were a major hit and he even moved locations within our home three times (both inside and out) to accommodate the "flow" of the party. Our friends will still be raving about him for weeks to come. I highly recommend Scott and can't wait to book him for our next occasion!"
- Jon L.
Birthday Party (Adults) in New York City, NY on 08/21/2012
"Scott was absolutely perfect for my party! He is so talented and very sensitive to the people, surroundings and requests. We had a surprise birthday party for my husband who turned 70. Scott couldn't have been more perfect in every way. He created just the right ambiance for conversation, playing oldies and switching to beautiful classical music that floated softly around us during dinner. I received many, many compliments on the music and I can only say that I hope to be able to use Scott again and again. In addition, Scott is a true pleasure to work with and have around.
Scott has my highest recommendation and it is with pleasure that I submit it."
- Paulette B.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Bayville, NY on 07/28/2012
"Scott was great! Some of our guests are very much into music and they as well as everyone else loved his music. Scott worked very hard to make the party enjoyable and memorable. He is a very talented, very hard-working, very flexible and we would 100% recommend him!"
- Thorsten K.
Wedding Ceremony in New Rochelle, NY on 07/27/2012
"We hired Scott to play and sing at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From the beginning of the booking process with Scott, he was the most professional vendor we dealt with. He was open to our requests but also gave helpful advice as he guided us through music selection for different parts of our event. Guests at our wedding could not stop complimenting the variety of songs and his interesting interpretations of many popular songs (one-man guitar Bohemian Rhapsody = amazing)!
We look forward to throwing another party someday and hiring Scott to come and play. He is five star performance and professionalism all the way! "
- Amanda R.
Wedding Ceremony in Clifton, NJ on 07/22/2012
"Scott was FANTASTIC, AMAZING, PHENOMENAL thank you!"
- Rebecca R.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Briarcliff Manor, NY on 07/07/2012
"Scott was wonderful, very responsive, attentive and personable from the get-go. My guests loved him and his interactions with them. They haven't stopped telling me how much he added to the party. He let members of the crowd play and sing along with him. He was not only gracious but enthusiastic about performing requests, and he knew most every song requested, and he has the perfect kind of voice for the songs I like from the 60s and 70s. And he barely took a break during the five-hour gig. I thank Scott deeply.
I recommend Scott highly and feel confident he would add greatly to any party or event of any kind. The consumer will not be disappointed! "
- Joann L.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Long Island, NY on 06/16/2012
"We hired Scott to perform at my daughter's 30th Birthday Party in a restaurant in Franklin Square, NY. Except for immediate family, the majority of the attendees were ages 25 to 35. Everyone enjoyed Scott's music. Scott provided a song listing at each table that guests could make requests from. The guests commented on how many songs Scott could play from memory. Scott even learned a new song that was meaningful to my daughter, her 87 year old grandfather and the rest of our family. Scott was on-time, professional and followed-up before the party. He is a talented and friendly musician. Our family was very pleased and we would hire Scott again!"
- Robert S.
Birthday Party (Adults) in East Brunswick, NJ on 06/02/2012
"I hired Scott for my husband's 50th bday party in my homethis past weekend. He was very professional, sounded great and my guests were commenting all night long how amazing he was. He really made the party. I would definitely use him again.
SR, East Brunswick, NJ"
- Sherri R.
Club Event in Cranford, NJ on 06/01/2012
"Scott was perfect for our party. You don't have to look any further for a very talented, friendly and accomodating performer. He does a wide range of music in every genre that would be appropriate for a singer and acoustic guitar. He is very friendly and interacted well with our guests. He and his equipment don't take up much space, so he can do well in almost any size room. We and our guests will certainly keep him in mind for future events. "
- Frayda K.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Long Island, NY on 05/28/2012
"Scott was amazing. We have used him twice already and both events turned out great. We had so many people asking us how we found out about Scott because he was so good. I would definitely reccomend Scott to anyone looking to add a beautiful touch to a wedding ceremony or any gathering."
- Ayoung F.
Engagement Party in New York, NY on 05/11/2012
"We hired Scott to perform at my sister's surprise engagement party (Fri. 5/11/12) and he was wonderful! I honestly cannot say enough great things about him. All of my guests (40+ people) were raving about him as well, and all requested his card at the end of the night. Scott was extremely professional, and only stepped away for a break momentarily to introduce himself to people in the crowd. He didn't even take time to eat, but played right on through. I provided him with a suggested playlist beforehand, but he was able to read the crowd well and played off their enthusiasm (mostly age 25-30, with some of our parents 55-65). I would definitely hire Scott again!"
- Bri G.
Wedding Ceremony in Bronx, NY on 05/06/2012
"Out of the hundreds of guitarists in New York City, Scott Samuels shined far and above. He's personable, professional, and extremely talented, knowing a wide range of music t suitany event's taste.
Every attendee at our wedding commented as to how great a player he was, playing unique and beautiful arrangements of songs old and new.
Will be using him again for sure.
- Edd S.
Engagement Party in New York City, NY on 02/11/2012
"Scott was the best choice I could have made for this engagement. Learned a song, played it, great timing and overall experience. He was extremely accomodating to my event and great thinking on his feet. She said yes! Thanks to Scott I have the most memorable experience of my life. I highly recommend."
- Joe V.
Birthday Party (Adults) in New York, NY on 12/17/2011
"Scott is so wonderful ! Scott is so versatile and makes every song his own and owns it! It was a beautiful night with Scott. My sons, other family members and all my friends just loved his music and his playing. His versatility really came through and made the evening a beautiful one!"
- Judi K.
Celebration in New York City, NY on 12/11/2011
"Scott was delightful to work with on every level. He was friendly, quickly responded to every request with clear answers, tried hard to fullfil all of my wishes even though some were for songs he did not know, and best of all was an excellent performer. He came early to be ready to start at the assigned time and stayed beyond the agreed upon time because he sensed that was what was needed. It was a memorial service so no one was really calculating the time, Scott just sensed the need for music. He did not request to be paid for this extra hour but of course I was happy to do so and so glad he didn't interrupt the flow of the event to ask. "
- Jane S.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Sands Point, NY on 11/26/2011
"Having Scott perform at our wedding was one of the highlights of the evening. Besides a repertoire that seems endless, he plays so beautifully and his music choices were perfect. From the beginning when we spoke, I was impressed by his professionalism and desire to make our evening special. He took requests and is very open to accommodating his hosts and their guests. I will surely hire Scott for any occasion where a guitarist is needed. "
- Corey F.
Graduation Party in Babylon, NY on 10/08/2011
"He was fantastic! He got the party going and everyone was raving about him. We would definitely use him again in the future! - from Annie, Dave, Ashley and Ryan"
- Annie B.
Wedding Ceremony in Scranton, PA on 09/18/2011
"Scott played our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was wonderful. From the beginning, he was easy to work with, very accommodating, and always got back to us so quickly whenever we had a question. He played all the songs we asked him to and he did them so well. He was great entertainment for our guests! He arrived early and set everything up quickly and without any problems. We loved him and would recommend him to anyone! He is a great entertainer and will impress!"
- Rachel S.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Newtown Square, PA on 09/17/2011
"Excellent ability, flexibility, and very personable.He provided a wonderful quiet background when needed and then more active, popular songs later on.Very excellent entertainer, and added greatly to our small wedding"
- Len H.
Wedding Ceremony in New York, NY on 09/15/2011
"I cannot thank Scott Samuels enough for providing the music for my friends wedding reception. Scott is an amazing acoustic guitar artist that can make a special event an extraordianry event. This was the second time that I hired Scott to perform at an event. Scott has an incredibly diverse musical repertoire which he expertly performs. The magic in Scott is that he knows how to read the crowd and plays pieces that has everyone fully engaged and eager for more. As expected, Scott delivered the highest level of professionalism and acoustic guitar playing that made the wedding reception an unforgettable day. Thank you Scott. Hellen and Harvey"
- Hellen O.
Wedding Ceremony in Norwalk, CT on 09/10/2011
"Scott was amazing!!! He was completely professional and organized throughout the entire booking process and we felt comfortable with him before we even met. Throughout the entire night our guests raved about his performance at our ceremony and cocktail hour. You can tell he really is passionate about his work as soon as you hear him play. We hope to have a party sometime soon so we can book him again. This guy is so talented. Thanks Scott for making our wedding day the best day ever!"
- Brent I.
Private Party in Nyc, NY on 08/24/2011
"Scott Samuels arrived promptly, equipment set-up and ready to perform at the start of our party. He had a great feel for our audience and the type of music best suited to the occassion. He never hesitated to start and stop playing as needed to match our change in party activity. The audience broke into spontaneous applause at the first mention of his name. They appreciated his mastery of the acoustic guitar and fine expressive voice. This is the third consecutive year Scott has performed at our party and he remains a complete professional. I highly recommend Scott for those seeking to please their audience and enhance their party through music and song. "
- John H.
Wedding Ceremony in New York, NY on 08/20/2011
"We hired Scott to play during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and couldn't be happier. Scott did a great job performing, but more than that he was extremely organized throughout the planning process - going over song lists and logistics - which was very much appreciated. We knew we could count on Scott and he totally delivered. We need another event for him to play at! "
- Dee C.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in New Haven, CT on 08/19/2011
"Scott is an extremely talented singer and guitarist and we are so happy that we hired him for our wedding. He was very organized, timely and thorough. He played everything that we asked and even learned a new song for our processional. Many of our guests raved about him and said he was one of the best parts about our wedding! Thanks again Scott- you rock!"
- Liz W.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Verona, NJ on 08/18/2011
"Scott was fantastic. He entertained our guests that ranged in age from 45-102 and played something for everyone. He is a real musician, not just playing chords but turning each rendition of our favorite songs into original masterpieces. We will have him back for sure!"
- Michelle D.
Celebration in Long Island, NY on 08/06/2011
"We found Scott Samuels online and were not 100% sure what to expect. But I can honestly say that Scott made our event that much more special, and was truly the life of our party. He far exceeded our expectations, and tailored his music to a wide range of people. He would even listen to some of the kids songs for a few seconds, pick them up and play... Truly talented! Everyone who attended our party complimented me on Scott, and I'm sure our circle will call on him again. We think the guy is bionic because he played for 5 hours and maybe took 2 breaks!
I highly recommend Scott for any event."
- Michael K.
Anniversary Party in Havertown, PA on 07/23/2011
"Our dinner party was a complete success because of Scott Samuels!
His list of songs were outstanding. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a singer / acoustic guitar player that has unbelievable talent. All our guest could not believe the professionalism / all request were played and sounded awesome!
Scott entertained us for over four hours of music and song!
Mr. Samuels is the BEST!"
- Chris L.
Event in New York City, NY on 07/17/2011
"What can I say about Scott? Phenomenal? Superb? These words do not do him justice. Scott was a part of my proposal to my fiance. It was a unique and detailed event in which I made several changes the days before. He was exceedingly accommodating, professional, and friendly. When I told Scott of my plan he took the time to write out thorough and helpful emails of ideas and what he thought would work best. In addition, Scott had to learn a tune he had never heard before. Not only did he learn it, he nailed it! He had a personal touch that made the moment so sweet. Thinking back to all the times I received some form of customer service, Scott tops it all!"
- Sanjay S.
Birthday Party (Adults) in West Islip, NY on 07/16/2011
"Scott was AWESOME!!! He truly was the life of my wife's surprise 40th birthday. Everything went without a hitch. His ability to play is absolutely amazing. He was so accommodating to everyone's requests, even the older Gals at the party "Grandma's." The night was going so great that I requested Scott to stay a couple of hours past the scheduled gig, and he did so with no questions asked. Just one small problem. My wife and I are looking for excuses to throw any kind of party so we can have Scott attend. For those of you looking for a truly talented professional, STOP right here-- this is your man!!!!!!! Thanks Scott "You Rock"!!!!! -Nick
- Nick M.
Corporate Function in New York, NY on 07/08/2011
"We hired Scott for our corporate party. He was early and set up quickly. He is super personable. He knew many of the songs requested and is a very talented guitar player. Everyone enjoyed his music so much that he was asked to stay well beyond his scheduled end time."
- Shpresa P.
Corporate Function in New York, NY on 06/29/2011
"We hired Scott for a corporate function and he did a fantastic job. His communication prior to the event was stellar, and his performance was incredible as well. The function was outdoors in the summer heat for two hours and he nailed it!
Thanks again Scott!"
- David B.
Picnic in Philadelphia, PA on 06/22/2011
"SCOTT WAS GREAT HE SHOWED UP ON TIME DRESSED NICELY SET UP AND PLAYED ALL OUR FAVORITE SONGS. HE WS A GREAT TOUCH TO OUR SPECIAL PICNIC.THANK YOU SCOTT JOB WELL DONE.
- Theresa D.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Garden City, NY on 05/29/2011
"From the beginning, Scott was very professional and responsive. Each time we contacted him we heard back from him right away, so it made the planning process easy. We had an "audition" with him and were impressed at the range of songs he can play, all from memory alone. He is very friendly, knows his music, and is willing to learn new music if requested. He even offered to come to our wedding early to start playing before our scheduled time in case guests arrived early which we thought was a nice touch. He was a perfect addition to our cocktail hour and wedding. He sounded fantastic and it was a wonderful way to welcome friends and family to the party.Thanks Scott! "
- Kevin N.
Wedding Ceremony in New York, NY on 05/20/2011
"Scott was extremely professional and friendly. He easily accomodated our last minute ceremony changes due to the weather and was a pleasure to listen to!! I highly recommend his services for weddings and parties or any other special occassion where live music is desired!"
- Robyn H.
Corporate Function in Philadelphia, PA on 05/17/2011
"Top notch talent! He greatly contributed to the success of our corporate party. Fun and professional, Scott played just about everything and we will be using him again for future events.
- Russ Ferdico"
- Russ F.
Wedding Reception in Stockton, NJ on 04/30/2011
"Scott performed at our wedding on 4/30/11 for both the ceremony and the reception. He was outstanding. I cannot say enough good things about the overall experience. From the beginning Scott was easy to work with, responsive, and professional. His extensive song list allowed us to pick more than enough songs for him to play. In terms of talent and ability Scott was amazing. He is an excellent guitar player and vocalist. A number of guests, especially those who know and appreciate music, approached me to praise Scott. Scott was also flexible and accommodating working with venue logistics, venue staff, and the schedule of the reception itself. "
- David M.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Stamford, CT on 02/12/2011
"Scott, was an amazing entertainer. Our guest are still talking about his rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. I would definitely recommend Scott to anybody who wants to throw a successful event.
- Cindy B.
Birthday Party (Children) in New York, NY on 01/29/2011
"Scott was amazing! His repertoire of songs is incredible....pages and pages and pages of songs that he knows by heart. We had fun passing out the lists of songs to guests who then took turns making requests. By nights end, the party turned into karaoke night, and Scott was a great sport. I would recommend Scott without hesitation and look forward to having him perform at another of our parties in the near future. Thanks Scott!"
- Chris C.
Wedding Reception in Rumson , NJ on 01/16/2011
" Scott did an excellent job at our wedding ceremony and reception. Our guests loved him!!! We would hire him for another future event."
- Jess M.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Rockville Centre, NY on 11/27/2010
"Scott was absolutely terrific. He was so good that the crowd refused to let him leave. He ended up playing for another couple of hours. No question that I would book him again for another gig."
- Keri6 K.
Wedding Reception in Garrison, NY on 10/16/2010
"Scott was a total hit! All of our guests loved him, noticed his talent, and enjoyed his enthusiasm for music. He really set the ambiance we wanted and completed the close, warm feeling we envisioned for our wedding. More than once that day we heard the question, "Where did you find this guy?". We couldn't have been more pleased. We would highly recommend him, and will likely hire him again for a neighborhood block party. Thank you Scott!"
- Chris T.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Tarrytown, NY on 10/03/2010
"Scott played at our wedding last night at the Castle in Tarrytown NY. He was so awesome and all of our guests really loved him. He was perfect for our small wedding. He is so talented and easy going. My Husband is also a singer and sang with Scott and it was fantastic. Scott plays the guitar and sings but its feels as if he has 3 or 4 people with him, he had us all up dancing and played beautiful music during dinner. He made our wedding experience amazing. I would hire him again and I would highly recommend him!!! Thanks Scott!!!!"
- Donna P.
Wedding Ceremony in Milford, PA on 09/25/2010
"We couldn't be happier with Scott's performance during our Wedding. Every request we made, Scott was willing to accommodate. His talent and ability showed through during all phases of our wedding (Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, and Dancing). I think his ability to play music during the different parts of our wedding is a testament to his broad and diverse musical talents. To put it simply, we would be quick to recommend Scott and even quicker to hire him again!"
In addition to Philadelphia, Scott Samuels will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown
and many other locations in and around the Philadelphia area.
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