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Phil Volan

Acoustic Guitar from Colorado Springs, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $1600 per event
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I am a singer/guitarist, offering a wide variety of instrumental and vocal songs for all kinds of events. In 2002, I earned 2nd place at the prestigious International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. That same year, I won the Peak Area Performance Artist Award in the popular music category. Readers of the Colorado Springs Gazette and independent newspapers voted me best male singer and best folksinger for two years running.
I also perform with my duo partner and wife, Joleen Bell. We are perfect for a wedding calling for a well-arranged organic acoustic guitar vibe. Not just strumming “folkies” by a long shot, we love to lure you into the beauty of the acoustic guitar played in the “fingerstyle” technique--also known as finger picking, thumb picking or Travis picking.
I have 13 CD releases between Joleen and I (available on our own website), and session work on many others. Several of my instrumentals have been featured on National Public Radio broadcasts and several along with my wife Joleen have been used in film and commercials internationally.
Here, the Black Rose Newsletter music reviewer Stew Levitt describes the playing on our instrumental CD "Carousel": "Starting with the opening harmonics of "Carousel," each guitar teases, withdraws and pursues each other like two children on an afternoon outing. This is acoustic guitar at its best."
(Please see: Phil Volan and Joleen Bell at Gigmasters: Acoustic Duo, for more information).
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Private Party

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Phil and his wife, Joleen, were terrific. They played great background music while we ate dinner and then joined us around the fire outside where they became the center of attention and enthralled us with their terrific vocals. They read the tone of the event perfectly and enhanced the evening tremendously.

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Herman, It was a real pleasure for me and Joleen as well! We'll remember this one for sure. I hope we cross paths again. Thanks for the kind words, -Phil

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Celebration

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The quickie review is that all 5 stars on the scale for Phil & Joleen as that's the highest choice available! Bountiful, talented & multi-faceted performers/musicians. In addition to their musical gifts, they are very aware, intuitive and kind human beings, which for our event was indispensable. The event that they performed at was a bit ad-hoc and had an emotional component to it. They read the flow of the evening and their mindfulness to the dynamic and the depth of their repertoire was a key component in the success/enjoyment of the evening by all. Thanks Phil & Joleen

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Thank you so much Mark. It was an honor to meet you, your family and friends.

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Retirement Party

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Phil and Joleen were absolutely wonderful!! The music was perfect and guests could talk while they listened without having to shout. It was an outside venue with about 50 people. They were the perfect choice. We would hire them over and over again! Thank you so much for making the party complete!

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Woo hoo! And all the same back at you Debbie and Al. We'd come back in a heartbeat. Thanks for the kind words, Phil & Joleen

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Jun
24
Wedding
Aurora, CO
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
3
Wedding
Westcliffe, CO
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jun
12
Private Party
Lake George, CO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jan
28
Celebration
Golden, CO
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jul
23
Retirement Party
Peyton, CO
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Wedding
Denver, CO
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding
Manitou Springs, CO
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Nov
27
Wedding Ceremony
Lakewood, CO
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A FEW GOOD THINGS REMAIN
Kathy Mattea
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Fats Waller
AIN'T SHE SWEET
Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
ALBERTA
DOC WATSON
ALL THE DIAMONDS
BRUCE COCKBURN
ALLEY WALKING
PHIL VOLAN
AND I LOVE HER
BEATLES
AND SO IT GOES
JOHN DENVER
ANJIE
DAVEY GRAHAM
ANNIE'S SONG
JOHN DENVER
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Phil Volan will also travel to Manitou Springs, U S A F Academy, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Fountain, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, Elbert, Victor, Divide, Cripple Creek, Larkspur, Florissant, Calhan, Penrose, Sedalia, Yoder, Lake George, Franktown, Castle Rock, Canon City, Kiowa, Florence, Elizabeth, Pueblo, Coal Creek, Ramah, Rockvale.
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