The top guitarist, singer and One Man Band in the Southwest US! Riley Wilson is the only performer with the coveted 5 star rating on both Gigmasters and Gig Salad since 2009! He won Gigmasters coveted "2013 Rising Star and Best of" awards for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The only singer/guitarist/one man band with a full time guitar teacher, nationally published writer and international voice talent- combined! A working professional musician since 1972, Riley has the most versatile One Man Band in the nation, regularly playing classical, jazz, rock, country, pop and blues - often in the same show!
- One of America's busiest private music teachers, teaching over 4,000 students guitar, bass and voice since since 1985
- writer and publisher of the best selling guitar method "Guitar Made Simpler- An Intelligent Approach"
- professional writer since 1987 with "Electronic Musician," "Gig," Guitar World," 'Guitar School," "Vintage Guitar" magazines and "L2Pnet.com"
- 1979 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill; 1984 graduate- Guitar Institute of Technology- Hollywood, CA
- Gigmaster Safe performer accepts Verisign Online Deposits for your convenience
- Pays 5% booking fee on all jobs booked through Gigmasters!
- Highest quality gear from companies like E-V, Fishman, Line 6, Ovation, Turbosound, etc. guarantees the finest audio fidelity.
- client can specify costumes on shows, from tuxedos and suit and tie through business casual, Cowboy and even Hawaiian attire
Riley does solo guitar and vocal gigs as well as his One Man Band, duo and trio shows. His versatile mix of smooth jazz, classical, pop, rock, country and folk music allows him to fit seamlessly into any crowd or function.
"I've been doing solo gigs for 23 years, and still do duo and trio gigs on occasion. I am one of those fortunate individuals who absolutely love performing live gigs. I've done wedding proposals, ceremonies and receptions, funerals, corporate, private and public shows, cruises, hayrides, campfire cowboy shows, etc. No matter what the event, I do my best to make sure my performance is precisely what the client wants," he details. "I am just as comfortable in a tuxedo as cowboy boots and hat and everything in between. The solo act is me and my guitar, sometimes with vocals and sometimes without. I will add Bryan Stroud on keyboards for duo gigs and a drummer for trio shows with larger events and budgets."
Past and present clients include 98.7 KLUV-FM, The Arbors On Wintergreen, Alcatel, Allegiance Capital, Adolphus Hotel, AmeriSuites Hotels, A Taste of Dallas Festival, Bailey's Prime Plus, Brennan Vineyards, Brinkmann Ranch, Business Jet Center, Canyon Creek Country Club, Carter Financial, Chandler's Landing, Choctaw Casinos, Cities of Duncanville and Paris, TX, Crossroads Winery, Cross Timbers Winery, Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Burn, De Cordova Bend Country Club, Duncanville Chamber of Commerce, Eastfield College, EDS, Foleys, Frisco Storytelling Festival, Ft. Worth Convention Bureau, GMC, Golden Living Centers, GTE, Hackberry Creek Country Club, Hewlett Packard, Holiday Hills Country Club, Interface Flooring, International Tenant Representation Alliance, JC Penney, Jewell Auto, Katin Ranch, Kenexa, K.P.M.G., Kraft Foods, Landon Winery, Lennox, Main St Bistro, Mansion On Turtle Creek, Mary Kay Cosmetics, McKinney Nissan, Medical City Dallas, Millenium Mechanical, Nortel, Oakmont Country Club, Oakwood Country Club, Oasis Restaurant, Old San Francisco Steakhouse, Orvis, Palomino Club, Pan American Allergy Society, Pier 121, Pinehurst Country Club, Plano Bar Association, Prestonwood Country Club, Randy's Steakhouse, Readers' Digest, ReMax Lone Star, Riley Oil & Gas, Sewell Automotive Group, Silverlake Marina, Southfork Ranch, Standard Pacific Homes, Stonebriar Country Club, Stonebridge Country Club, Texas Stadium Club, The Ranch at Stonebridge, Timmaron Country Club, Ulta Cosmetics, United American Insurance, U.T.D., Walker Zanger, Whole Foods Market, Westin Galleria and many more. Whether you need a solo act, duo or trio, get in touch with Riley today!