Martin Shotwell

Singer Guitarist from Houston, TX - Will travel up to 50 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2012
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$200 - $1500 per event
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-LIVE PERFORMER & MUSIC EDUCATOR-
Martin Shotwell is an American Music Composer, Singer Songwriter, Musician, Entertainer and Music Educator who's musical stylings stem from the culmination of his childhood influences ranging from old time gospel and blues, folk, and classic rock fused together with modern pop, reggie, punk, and alternative nuances. Every show has been consistently described as truly "passionate performances," as Martin seems to thrive on the vibe of his audiences and enjoys interacting both individually as well as collectively through his uniquely crafted renditions of cover tunes of various musical genres.

(Check out what many of Martin's PREVIOUS CLIENT REVIEWS have submitted about him..)

*WEDDING CEREMONY:
“Martin is GREAT! He traveled to our wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding, as well as the wedding day, and was very receptive of ideas and changes. He was VERY professional and sweet. All of our friends and family members enjoyed visiting with Martin at the rehearsal. He is very talented and learned all of our selections in only a couple of months. We were very lucky to find him. We will DEFINITELY be working with him again for any further events that we might have.” - Kali N. from Freeport TX

*ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
“Martin delivered the perfect combination of songs and left my partner full of joy and happiness. He became part of our family last evening. Thank you Martin! Hope to see you soon.” - Tametria J. from Cypress TX.

*BIRTHDAY PARTY (Adults):
“Martin was fabulous. He played at my moms 60th birthday party and all the men were singing through dinner with him. He made them relive their youth and they loved it and love martin. He made great song choices and I will use him again for sure. Thanks Martin!” - Reena D. from Houston TX

*BIRTHDAY PARTY (Kids):
“Martin did a fabulous job with our party. His task was not simple--play ukulele and lead a group 25+ noise 5 year olds! He was great with the kids. He taught my 5 year old how to accompany him right on the spot and led the group through several fun sing-alongs. He played musical chairs with them,and later serenaded us all. He really added a great touch to the party. He was very open to our requests and suggestions. He's very friendly with everyone and struck up conversations with several adults as well. He made everything fun and added a whole new element to our party!” - Brian B from Houston TX

*VALENTINES DAY PARTY:
“Martin was awesome, he presented me with ideas to try and make my event better. Martin worked hard to make my event exactly what I had in mind. Would definitely recommend!!” - Daniel C. from Houston TX

*HALLOWEEN PARTY:
“Martin was a delight to have as a performer at our party. He didn't miss a beat when hit with various song requests and was able to perform 99% of the requests. His voice was exceptional and his guitar skills were solid. Martin was funny and he did a great job of engaging the audience during his performance. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone looking for a seasoned professional to perform at their event.” - John J. from Spring TX

*CORPORATE FUNCTION EVENT:
“We needed a musician who, besides playing guitar and singing, would also be willing to play a suspect in our murder mystery. Martin was very accommodating and enthusiastic about playing a role in the show. He came fully prepared and had a set list far beyond what he needed. He is talented, versatile and has a positive, "can do" attitude. I highly recommend him.” - Kevin P. from Houston TX

*RESTAURANT EVENT:
“Martin was very personal and his music was genuine. We definitely enjoyed Martin and if we have other events he will be the first person we look up. Thanks Martin & GigMasters!” - Frank L. from Houston TX

“DJ's & Drum Machines” are perfect for dancing but, Martin doesn't rely on “effects” to impress and there's nothing more intimate than a LIVE PERFORMANCE from an acoustic-electric guitarist and vocalist who's raw & versatile synergy has captivated audiences of all ages for many occasions!! Feel free to utilize GigMasters Messaging Forum to initiate a dialogue with Martin to discuss and / or negotiate pertinent(s) for your event in more detail with him.

As a Music Educator: Weekly thirty (30) minute to one (1) hour slots available, for more information regarding Martin's services and availability please utilize GigMasters Messaging Forum to correspond.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Birthday Party (Kids)

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Martin was great! my son, family and friends loved his performance. He did great on special requests in a very short timeframe. Will definitely hire again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I had the supreme pleasure of having Martin play at my 60th birthday party. He actually made the party. I had the time of my life sing and dancing to all his songs. Friends chipped in and we sang together. I had a special dance with my son, my daughter and my husband. From first contact with Martin I could feel the love. He has a romantic side just like I do. Several friends asked if they could have his contact information. It was a night I will always remember. AND, we are having Martin back in 2 months to play at my hubby's 70th birthday. This guy is a real jewel. Treat yourself!

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Martin Shotwell’s Response:

Denise and her family & friends were so warm and inviting of me as I sang and played guitar for her Birthday Party. She and I worked together (via GigMasters Messaging Forum) to craft “excellent” set-lists for me to perform (which went over well, resonating with her attending guests both young and old.) I always enjoy working with and meeting new clients and, Denise’s hospitality and vibe exemplified one of the greatest experiences which artists hold dear.

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Anniversary Party

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Martin was perfect for my parents' 50th anniversary luau party. He learned songs for the party, and was such a gracious entertainer. He included my parents in a special Hawaiian wedding song, which made it very special for all our guests. Thanks so much for setting a great mood for a memorable milestone party.

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Martin Shotwell’s Response:

Michelle, I feel privileged by the opportunity to have played a small part in your family’s history and, wish to thank everyone again for their kindness and hospitality. *Wishing you all continued peace & prosperity!! Martin

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Apr
6
Wedding Reception
Galveston, TX
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Birthday Party (Kids)
Houston, TX
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Jul
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
League City, TX
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Anniversary Party
Houston, TX
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
2018
May
5
Holiday Party
Manvel, TX
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Apr
27
Rehearsal Dinner
Houston, TX
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Nov
11
Engagement Party
Houston, TX
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Wedding Proposals
Starting at $200
  • Express your special love & devotion for one another in song.
Special Request(s) Serenade
Starting at $200
  • Enhance the moment with song!!
Funeral Services
Starting at $200
  • Celebrate the life of a loved one in song.
Wedding Ceremonies
Starting at $200
  • Celebrate your matrimony with music & song!!
Singing Telegram
Starting at $200
  • A timeless tradition!!
Senior Citizen & Assisted Living Communities Appearances
Starting at $200
  • The more complex the mind, the more the need for the simplicity of play..
No Rain
Blind Melon
I tripped through your wires
U2
My Sweet Lord
George Harrison
Talk about the Passion
REM
The one I love
REM
I still haven't found what I'm looking for
U2
And I love her
The Beatles
Love
John Lennon
She's always a woman
Billy Joel
Wonderful tonight
Eric Clapton
Singer
Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Ukulele
Singer Guitarist
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Please note Martin Shotwell will also travel to Bellaire, Galena Park, Alief, North Houston, Missouri City, Pasadena, South Houston, Stafford, Humble, Sugar Land, Channelview, Pearland, Fresno, Deer Park, Katy, Spring, Cypress, Klien, Friendswood, Manvel, Thompsons, Barker, Highlands, Kingwood, La Porte, Webster, Crosby, Richmond, Porter, Rosharon.
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