Solo Acoustic VARIETY Entertainer, Top-Performing GIGMASTERS artist in Virginia, heard by MILLIONS on "AMERICAN IDOL."
ASCAPlus award winner for 3 consecutive years (2009-2011). Best Blues Artist award winner (PortFolio Weekly Magazine).
John performs as a one-man band, but he sounds like 2 or 3 people. He sings while playing guitar and looping additional guitars, percussion, ukulele, and sometimes steel drum. He plays up and down the East Coast; playing weddings, parties, festivals, and clubs.
John will learn new songs for a wedding ceremony, will play exactly what is requested, and will play what is appropriate as the event progresses. He is happy to MC where needed and to wait where needed. He is reliable, flexible with location and time, and most important very personable and fun for the guests.
John can play instrumentals or sing special songs during the wedding ceremony. He can then play music for the cocktail hour. He can then step up the energy for the reception if desired. And he will learn any special songs for couple dances and MC wedding guest introductions. He will DJ music on the ipod during his breaks.
John has been entertaining professionally for 20 years. He performed in front of 10,000 people nightly for 10 years at the VA Beach summer nightly festival Beach Street USA. In 2010 he performed for 7,000 people on the main stage at the VA Beach Amphitheater. He performs 150-200 shows a year on East Coast. He has opened up for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Smokin' Joe Kubek, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton & Sinbad the comedian.
John has performed his music live on FOX TV mulitple times. His music has appeared on the TV shows "American Idol"(FOX), "Dateline"(NBC), "Crossing Jordan"(NBC), "CMT Cribs"(CMT), "Engaged and underage"(MTV), "Parental control"(MTV) and in the films "Knocked down" and "Play on."
John has released 2 music videos and 2 full-length albums. He has recorded with Will Lee, Tommy Newsom, Bob Bain, Saundra Williams, Kellie Rucker, Dan CiPriano, Ivan Bodley, James Dower, Dennis Wage, & B.J. Leiderman.
"For almost 10 years I ran the Beachstreet USA program in Virginia Beach, VA. I auditioned and employed over 160 musicians and specialty acts. Among those musicians was John Baldwin. John was with us from the beginning, and over the 9 years he was with us I have seen his talents as a musician soar. He has become a seasoned musician with a style all his own. John was always on time, always looked appropriate, always willing to go the extra mile when it was necessary. If you are seeking a fine musician, dependable, with great morals and work ethics, John is your man! I feel totally confident in recommending him."
-2010, Regina Marscheider, Director of Spectrum Entertainment, VA Bch, VA
Gig ID#: 846659
He was fantastic! Everyone my sisters wedding loved John! I would highly recommend him!
It was an honor to have John play at our wedding!!! He was fantastic and made it fun for all ages!! He already had a fun playlist, but he also learned new songs for me! I plan to call John for future parties!! I would strongly recommend you consider John for your next party or event! Very Happy Gloucester Wedding Couple 6/11/11
-Heather R, 6/11/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Gloucester, VA
John is a fantastic performer who I would recommend for any type of function. He showed up a little early and stayed a little later, and despite a nasty thunderstorm where we had to relocate him and our guests, our evening was quite enjoyable. Great job John!!! We will definitely remember to book you for our next shindig!
-Kim J, 6/11/2011, Birthday Party (Adults), Newport News, VA
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
I'm YoursJason Mraz
Chicken friedZac Brown
Life is good todayZac Brown
Waiting on the world to changeJohn Mayer
Leave the piecesThe Wreckers
Real worldMatchbox 20
Boulevard of broken dreamsGreen Day
When September endsGreen Day
Good riddanceGreen Day
What I gotSublime
Say it ain't soWeezer
Crash into meDave Matthews
What would you sayDave Matthews
Ants MarchingDave Matthews
Semi-charmed lifeThird Eye Blind
Blister in the sunViolent Femmes
Kryptonite3 Doors Down
My own worst enemyLit
Arms wide openCreed
PictureKid Rock & Sheryl Crow
Black hole sunSoundgarden
PlushStone Temple Pilots
I got a feelingBlack-eyed Peas
Let's get it startedBlack-eyed Peas
Here I go againWhitesnake
Missing youJohn Waite
Voices CarryTil Tuesday
Caught up in you38 Special
Hold on loosely38 Special
Jessie's girlRick Springfield
Everybody wants to rule the worldTears for Fears
Head over heelsTears for Fears
What I like about youThe Romantics
Pour some sugar on meDef Leppard
Should I stay or goThe Clash
She talks to angelsThe Black Crowes
More than wordsExtreme
Wanted dead or aliveBon Jovi
Livin on a prayerBon Jovi
I want U to want meCheap Trick
867-5309 (Jenny)Tommy Tutone
Down UnderMen at work
Crazy trainOzzy Osbourne
Don't you forget about meSimple Minds
When doves cryPrince
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
Rock with youMichael Jackson
Finish what ya startedVan Halen
Sweet child of mineGuns & Roses
My best friend's girlThe Cars
Let's goThe Cars
Dangerous typeThe Cars
Bye bye loveThe Cars
Just what I neededThe Cars
Jack & DianneJohn Cougar
Pink housesJohn Cougar
White weddingBilli Idol
Play that funky musicWild Cherry
Jungle loveMorris Day
More than a womanBee Gees
Stayin AliveBee Gees
If I can't have youBee Gees
Jump Jive & WailBrian Setzer
Rock this townBrian Setzer
Stray cat strutBrian Setzer
I will surviveGloria Gaynor
Ain't too proud to begTemptations
Dec 1963 (Oh what a night)Four Seasons
I love rock n rollJoan Jett
Brown eyed girlVan Morrison
CLASSIC ROCK/BLUESclassic rock/blues
Sweet home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
Gimme 3 stepsLynyrd Skynyrd
What is and what should never beLed Zeppelin
When the levee breaksLed Zeppelin
Oh DarlingThe Beatles
Drive my carThe Beatles
I Saw her standing thereThe Beatles
While my guitar gently weepsThe Beatles
Back in the USSRThe Beatles
Rocky RacoonThe Beatles
You may be rightBilly Joel
Only the good die youngBilly Joel
Big shotBilly Joel
I go to extremesBilly Joel
Scenes from an Italian restaurantBilly Joel
It's still rock n rollBilly Joel
Roadhouse bluesThe Doors
Pride & joyStevie Ray Vaughan
Cold shotStevie Ray Vaughan
CrossfireStevie Ray Vaughan
Texas floodStevie Ray Vaughan
The sky is cryingStevie Ray Vaughan
Scuttle Buttin/Mary had a little lambStevie Ray Vaughan
Purple HazeJimi Hendrix
Little WingJimi Hendrix
Red houseJimi Hendrix
Sunshine of your loveEric Clapton
Before you accuse meEric Clapton
Old LoveEric Clapton
White roomEric Clapton
After midnightEric Clapton
Hoochie coochie manEric Clapton
Free fallinTom Petty
Mary Jane's last danceTom Petty
BEACH MUSIC/REGGAEbeach music/reggae
Three little birdsBob Marley
I shot the sherrifBob Marley
One loveBob Marley
No woman no cryBob Marley
Pirate looks at 40Jimmy Buffet
Cheeseburger in paradiseJimmy Buffet
Dyer MakerLed Zeppelin
All along watchtowerBob Dylan
5 o'clock somewhereAlan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
Folsom Prison BluesJohnny Cash
Ring of fireJohnny Cash
Walk the lineJohnny Cash
Cocaine bluesJohnny Cash
No shoesno shirt
Hey good lookinHank Williams
Two Pina ColadasGarth Brooks
Thunder rollsGarth Brooks
It's a love thingKeith Urban
Somebody like youKeith Urban
What was I thinking when we hooked up?John Baldwin
Stay with me tonightJohn Baldwin
SOFT ROCKsoft rock
Simple manLynyrd Skynyrd
Going to CaliforniaLed Zeppelin
Let it beThe Beatles
Tears in heavenEric Clapton
Carolina in my mindJames Taylor
Fire and rainJames Taylor
Your songElton John
Friends in low placesGarth Brooks
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Don't stop believinJourney
Piano ManBilly Joel
I love this barToby Keith
Country roadsJohn Denver
American pieDon McLean
FUNNY SONGS/NOVELTYfunny song/novelty
Down to the old pubIrish
Under the Scottman's kiltIrish
Hide your kidshide your wife
Theme from Cops/ Bad BoysInner circle
Under the SeaThe Little Mermaid
Free Credit Report SongFree Credit Report Band
Dukes of Hazzard TV themeWaylon Jennings
Before he cheats/before she cheatsParody
Movin on upJeffersons theme
Amish paradiseWeird Al Yankovic
One more minuteWeird Al Yankovic
Blame it on the alcoholJamie Foxx
WEDDING BALLADSwedding ballads
Melt into youJohn Baldwi
Tonight I'm yoursJohn Baldwin
I'll beEdwin McCain
I could not ask for moreEdwin McCain
Maybe I'm amazedPaul McCartney
If I ever leave this world aliveFlogging Molly (irish song from movie PS I love you)
Love you till the endThe Pogues (irish song from movie PS I love you)
I wanna grow old with youAdam Sandler (song from movie The Wedding Singer)
Wedding Ceremony in Bethany Beach, DE on 05/26/2013
"We were honored to have John perform at my daughter's wedding. He has incredible talent and was just what we were looking for. My daughter wanted a classy ukulele player for the ceremony. I wanted acoustic guitar playing for the cocktail hour and we both wanted the reception to fun and lively. John was able to do all of the above. The guests all raved about how wonderful he was. Again, I am thankful that he was able to perform for us. His range of talent is amazing."
- June P.
Wedding Ceremony in Virginia Beach, VA on 10/06/2012
"John Baldwin is an extremely talented musician and did an amazing job at our wedding!! We hired him to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour...and he really impressed our guests! He has a HUGE song list and is willing to learn any new songs that you would like played as well! Definitely check out his website and his You Tube videos to see him in action! On the day of the wedding he came early to set up and stayed right on track with our timeline to ensure a flawless ceremony! Definitely choose John to play at your ceremony/wedding....he is a fantastic musician!!!!"
- Suzanne G.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Philadelphia, PA on 05/19/2012
"John is really an awesome talent. He blended a great cocktail of acoustic guitar, great vocals and fun musical choices. He lended such an amazing ambience to my husband's 40th birthday party, it felt so VIP! All of our guests, several of which play guitar, kept commenting on how good he was, and that says a lot!
He was open to suggestions, pulled out some nostalgic pieces that we requested...even, Simple Minds, Dont You Forget About Me...which sounded amazing..and was extremely gracious when sharing his mic...And only one break! Unbelievable!
I strongly recommend John, you will not be disappointed!"
- Susan B.
Private Party in Falls Church, VA on 04/21/2012
"I could not recommend John more highly. He played outside for us despite grill smoke and bad weather rolling in. When the rain started he moved inside for the remainder of the evening, and even stayed a little late. John was very helpful in working with me to design a set list everyone would enjoy, and he was very good at engaging the crowd. He even let some guests sing along on the mic. If you want a very talented musician that is willing to work with you to make sure your event goes perfectly look no further. John will interact with the crowd to ensure that everyone has a great time.
- Spencer N.
Wedding Reception in Mechanicsville, VA on 10/12/2013
"John was wonderful! He was great to work with. Even though it raining on our wedding John helped make it a wonderful day! I would recommend him for any event. Thanks John for making the entertainment part stress free!"
In addition to Virginia Beach, John Baldwin will also travel to Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Knotts Island, Moyock, Hampton, Suffolk, Currituck, Newport News, South Mills, Maple, Shawboro, Coinjock, Carrollton, Townsend, Barco, Capeville, Poquoson, Rescue, Camden, Battery Park, Naxera, Yorktown, Aydlett, Cape Charles, Corapeake, Smithfield, Elizabeth City, Corolla, Seaview
and many other locations in and around the Virginia Beach area.
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