Collage is an acoustic vocal duo comprised of Brad Lee on guitar and vocals & Lauren Ouellette-Chapman on vocals.
Available to book for wedding ceremonies & cocktail hours @ weddings & corporate functions within 250 miles of Rockport, MA USA.
Make your event extra special by accentuating it with music that is top notch, & quite memorable. Brad is a Berklee graduate with guitar as his primary instrument. Brad also studied classical guitar @ UMass Lowell (MA) & guitar @ The Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. Having played guitar for more than 4 decades, performing solo guitar arrangements (classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, soundtrack, world, etc.), whether finger style or with a pick is somewhat 2nd nature to Brad... but always 1st rate for your special event.
All performance rates are calculated by distance from Rockport, MA USA.
Up to 50 miles = $600 US
Up to 100 Miles = $650 US
Up to 150 miles = $700 US
Up to 200 miles = $750 US
Up to 250 miles = $800 US
Over 250 miles = TBD
Note: Some geography and venues may require extra fees TBD
SPECIAL BASIC PACKAGE:
If your event is within 50 miles of Rockport, MA with NO cocktail hour before or after the ceremony and only up to 3 songs for the actual ceremony (eg: processional, anthem, recessional)... you may wish to consider our special basic package: Collage would learn up to 1 of these songs (3 max) special for your ceremony. The other songs would be from our existing repertoire. Only $500 US
What's in a name? The notion of calling ourselves Collage is foundationed on the concept that songs are often snapshots of the different chapters of our lives... whether it be a song that was playing when you met or the ringtone on your Mom or Dad's phone when you call or something you recall from your childhood... each song has the potential of different meanings for each of us, often evoking memories and emotions. What better event to invest thought into the music selections than your wedding ceremony? That's why we encourage special requests for the wedding ceremony itself. With ample notice, we will learn song(s) for you, if we don't already we know them. So essentially any song is available with male and female vocals for any part of the wedding ceremony = $500 - $800+ per event.
Each service is unique so anything is possible. Collage performing the ceremony would include up to 5 ceremony songs (prelude,processional,interlude,recessional,postlude) and special song requests are welcome for the ceremony. If geography & schedule allow, Collage will attempt to attend the ceremony rehearsal.
Brad performing solo finger style background guitar music with no vocal or Brad / Lauren performing vocal pieces from current repertoire for an optional cocktail hour at same venue immediately before or after the ceremony.
Brad performs on two carbon graphite acoustic electric guitars - a 2011 Rainsong OM-1000 steel string called Fin and a 2013 custom made BlackBird (w/Fishman) nylon string called Eve. These types of guitars are impervious to weather conditions such as temperature & humidity variations so outdoor weddings are a non issue in regards to being in tune.
Please note that Brad operates out of Rockport, MA & Lauren operates out of Salisbury, MA.
Collage does not need too much space. We do require lighting for reading sheet music & @ least 1 grounded 3 prong AC receptacle. When performing an inside service in a church, whether up front or in the back, amplification is not usually needed but we always bring an ample small PA (Mackie/JBL/Shure).
If outside, weather should always be considered. We would need to be covered or have a plan that involved moving inside in the event of inclement weather, due to our use of electricity & the high value of the instruments we perform with. While these guitars' carbon graphite material allow it to weather any storm, the electronics do not :-) Tents often used.
Many videos of Collage have been uploaded to this Collage profile. There are also many other videos of solo guitar posted on Brad Lee's profile as examples of what Collage offers as an option for the cocktail hour if that is preferred.
Many audio files of Collage performing various songs have been uploaded to this profile & the Eva Cassidy version of Over The Rainbow was also uploaded to the Brad Lee profile which was recorded via Cakewalk.
Note: Videos will be updated shortly after 11/16/13.
Over the years, Lauren & Brad have performed @ 100's & 100's of weddings (ceremonies, cocktail hours & receptions), with various ensembles & solo.
In the 90's, Brad and Lauren performed together in the popular 6 piece wedding function band - Classix.
When it has to be perfect... consider Collage... you'll be glad you did.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow
All Of MeMchael Buble
All Your LifeThe Band Perry
A Moment Like ThisKelly Clarkson
A Pirate Looks At 40Jimmy Buffett
A Thousand YearsChristina Perri
Because You Loved MeCeline Dion
Best Thing That Ever Happened To MeGladys Night & The Pips
Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Bubble ToesJack Johnson
Butterfly KissesBob Carlisle
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley
Cheeseburge In ParadiseJimmy Buffett
Closer To FineIndigo Girls
Come Away With MeNorah Jones
Come Rain Or Come ShineElla Fitzgerald
Could I Have This DanceAnne Murray
Dance With MeOrleans
Dreaming Of YouSelena
Every Day Is A Winding RoadSheryl Crow
Fly Me To The MoonFrank Sinatra
From This Moment OnShania Twain
Glory DaysBruce Springsteen
Gone Gone GonePhilip Philips
Go Your Own WayFleetwood Mac
Hey Soul SisterTrain
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles
How Sweet It IsJames Taylor
I Will WaitMumford And Sons
In My LifeThe Beatles
It's Five O'Clock SomewhereJimmy Buffett
Jamaica FarewellHarry Belefonte
Keep The Customer SatisfiedSimon And Garfunkel
Killing Me SoftlyRoberta Flack
KokomoThe Beach Boys
Make You Feel My LoveAdele
Mary Jane's Last DanceTom Petty
Me And Julio Down By The SchoolyardPaul Simon
More Than WordsExtreme
My Funny ValentineElla Fitzgerald
My GirlThe Temptations
Natural WomanAretha Franklin
Need You NowLady Antebellum
Oh What A NightThe Four Seasons
Old Time Rock'n'RollBob Seger
Over The RainbowEva Cassidy
Proud MaryTina Turner
Saving All My LoveWhitney Houston
Scarborough FairSimon And Garfunkel
Soak Up The SunSheryl Crow
Son of a Son of a SailorJimmy Buffett
Still The OneOrleans
Take It EasyThe Eagles
Them There EyesBillie Holiday
They Can't Take That Away From MeElla Fitzgerald
ToesZach Brown Band
Under The BoardwalkThe Drifters
Walking On SunshineKatrina and The Waves
We Are FamilySister Sledge
We Can Work It OutThe Beatles
What's Love Got To Do With ItTina Turner
When I Look At YouMiley Cyrus
Wild NightVan Morrison
Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler
.............................. the following are a small sample of the many solo guitar option with no vocal ............................................................
Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Eva Cassidy, Gloria Estefan, Sara Brightman, Nicole Mullen, Fergie, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Buffett, Jack Johnson, Tom Petty, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Newburyport, MA on 11/16/2013
"Lauren and Brad did a phenomenal performance; everyone at my event loved their music! Their performance gave our event that personal touch which definitely made the evening all that more special. Thank you Lauren and Brad!"
In addition to Rockport, Collage will also travel to Gloucester, Essex, Manchester By The Sea, Rye Beach, Ipswich, South Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly, Newbury, Rowley, Marblehead, Salem, Topsfield, Byfield, Danvers, Newburyport, Salisbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Peabody, Swampscott, Lynn, Middleton, Seabrook, West Newbury, Amesbury, Groveland, Hampton, Hathorne, Hampton Falls
and many other locations in and around the Rockport area.
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