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Scott Samuels 123

Acoustic Guitar from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
HUNDREDS OF RAVE REVIEWS -- find me under NYC acoustic guitarists. Prepare for a fantastic gig! New Philly profile. Freelance solo acoustic guitarist/vocalist, entertaining PA, NJ, NY and beyond. Extensive memorized repertoire spans Bach to Rock, mostly popular songs, plus classical, instrumental and other material -- performed 100% live and by memory without backing tracks, drum machine, lyric sheets or written music. Professionalism, musicianship and total client satisfaction are my focuses.

Since 2002, I've played 100-200 gigs annually. My specialty is reducing ensemble recordings to highly detailed solo acoustic guitar/vocal renditions. Memorized playlist is roughly 800 tunes, multi genre: classic-prog-soft-indie rock, standards, soul, R & B, lite FM, lite jazz, oldies, hits and album cuts from the 40s-50s-60s-70s-80s-90s-00s, focused on 70s-80s, including 80+ post 1990 hits, plus classical, instrumental, traditional, Irish and holiday music. My approach to arranging is holistic, and often pianistic. I do the whole thing, not just the guitar and vocal parts, incorporating all the parts, signature nuances from the recordings, improvisation as the tune allows, and a range of guitar techniques. All of the popular songs on my list were learned by ear. With classical and other potentially difficult material, I sometimes read music as well as listen to recordings.

Most of my gigs are private events... parties, functions, serenades, weddings, etcetera. I entertain or blend into the background as appropriate. Requests are always welcome, and in the right situations, guest singers and musicians too. Whatever it takes for folks to have a great time!

Equipment includes:

Lowden 025-C custom-made Irish acoustic guitar
Blueridge acoustic guitar for bluegrass
Takamine classical guitar
PRS electric guitar
Peavey PA system
Portable battery-powered amp (for smaller or outdoor jobs where there is no electrical outlet)

Hundreds of gigs played via Gigmasters with 100% positive feedback. Ivy-educated. Liability-insured. Can add additional players. Thanks to everyone for your support. Looking forward to making music for you!
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Wedding Singer
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Weddings
Baby Showers
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Scott Samuels 123 will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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