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Rick Bales

Acoustic Guitar from Palm Harbor, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $800 per event
I will ensure that your event is a success! I play a wide variety of music from today's most popular artists including Jack Johnson, Train, Jason Mraz and more, as well as Classic Rock, 80's, Country and R&B. I strive to create an original style, and always play from the heart. I create unique acoustic interpretations of your favorite tunes.

I perform as a solo acoustic act, but can also play with a percussionist in a duo or with a bass and percussionist in a trio. Each instrumentation has a very natural laid back acoustic vibe. NO prerecorded music or tracks!
I have video and audio samples available. Please take a listen.

I have over 35 years of performing experience and have regular gigs at local hotels, restaurants, and other venues. I write and perform original music as well as covers.

I am available for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, corporate events, bars and restaurants in Tampa bay and the surrounding area.

I have the experience to adjust to specific needs for your event. I carry top notch equipment to fit the volume and energy level needed for each event, from soft background music to high energy party atmosphere.

** I carry a battery powered PA system for wedding ceremonies on the beach, or any location where electricity is not available. This includes a microphone to amplify the ceremony if requested. **

I have a large repertoire of songs and the set list for your event can be customized to meet your needs!
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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 2014!

Engagement Party

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Rick was great for our backyard engagement party! He has a large variety of music in his repertoire and my guests gave tons of compliments and we're asking where I found him. A lot of people made sure to grab his card at the end of the night, just in case they were ever in need of some live acoustics. I would definitely higher Rick again!

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Wedding

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Rick was professional, courteous, and very receptive to our needs for our laid back, rustic brunch wedding in the woods. Numerous guests (many of whom are big music lovers) commented on how much they loved him, and many shared they were so glad we hired a "real musician". We requested specific songs for our processional and recessional, and he played them beautifully (Train's "MarryMe" and Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic"). It was a perfect, beautiful day, and Rick had a large part in ensuring our vision came to life. If you are considering hiring a musician versus going with an ipod (as we were)... do it and hire Rick. You will not regret it.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Rick was amazing!!! He was completely professional showing up before my event manager was even there. He braved the freezing weather and played every song I asked for and then some my guests requested. He was so polite and extremely talented, I would recommend Rick to everyone/anyone who is looking for an amazing artist to enhance and entertain a great party!!! Thanks again Rick!!!!!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
10
Christmas Party
Brooksville, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Sep
17
Family Reunion
Oldsmar, FL
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jul
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding Reception
Largo, FL
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Dec
18
Community Event
Land O Lakes, FL
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Nov
14
Engagement Party
Tarpon Springs, FL
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jul
9
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
What’s Up
4 Non Blondes
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC
Ain’t No Sunshine
Al Green
Let’s Stay Together
Al Green
Chatahoochie
Alan Jackson
Nutshell
Alice In Chains
Sister Golden Hair
America
Feel Like Making Love
Bad Company
No Matter what
Badfinger
Redneck Girl
Bellamy Bros
Acoustic Guitar
Beach Music Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Please note Rick Bales will also travel to Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Crystal Beach, Clearwater, Odessa, Ozona, Tampa, Dunedin, Holiday, Safety Harbor, New Port Richey, Elfers, Port Richey, Largo, Belleair Beach, Lutz, Saint Petersburg, Land O Lakes, Pinellas Park, Indian Rocks Beach, Hudson, Seminole, Bay Pines, Aripeka, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Mango, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Seffner.
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