Scott Samuels

Acoustic Guitar from New York, NY - Will travel up to 50 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
(Note: To view hundreds of Gigmasters client reviews on me dating back to 2002, please view my PRIMARY profile page on Gigmasters under Philadelphia Acoustic Guitarists.)

Philadelphia-based freelance acoustic guitarist/vocalist, averaging 150 solo gigs annually, mostly private events, since 2002. Extensive memorized repertoire, spanning the decades and genres, Bach to Rock: classic-prog-soft-indie rock, standards, soul, R & B, lite FM, lite jazz, oldies, hits and album cuts, plus classical, instrumental, traditional, bluegrass, Irish and holiday music, performed 100% live and without backing tracks, a drum machine, or lead/lyric sheets. Ivy-educated. General liability insured. Professionalism, musicianship and client satisfaction are my focuses. Most of my repertoire was and is learned by ear, by pouring over recordings. With classical and other potentially difficult material, I also use standard music notation or tablature. My knowledge of the nuances on recordings, and ability to incorporate them, is important in what I do. My approach is holistic and often pianistic. I do the whole thing, not just guitar and vocal parts, incorporating all parts from the recordings, plus a range of guitar techniques, improvisation and composition to create and deliver my most detailed, effective and musical renditions. Requests are welcome. Guests singers too, when appropriate. Whatever it takes for folks to have a great time. It's always my pleasure to make music and entertain!

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Equipment includes:

Lowden 025-C custom-made Irish acoustic guitar
Martin 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).

Live, not Memorex! -- All the music and lyrics on my repertoire list (CLICK ON "SONGS") are performed 100% live and by memory - no backing tracks / drum machine / lyric sheets / written music / teleprompter. Most of the list is solo guitar/vocal arrangements. Certain tunes can be performed without vocals (please inquire about specific tunes). Do you have a favorite tune not on the list? Please ask and I'll do my best to learn it.

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Graduation Party

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Such a great party with Scott there! He totally set the mood with his beautiful guitar playing as well as engaged immediately with my guest and our guest of honor. I found him to be a wonderful entertainer, musician, and person. Thank you, Kelly

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We enjoyed Scott performance and everyone at the party commented how great he played and that his music really added something special to the day. He was prompt in arriving and very accommodating to any requests...even ensuring he played something our younger children would enjoy. His song repertoire is amazing...you won't have a problem ensuring everyone hears songs they know and enjoy. I would highly recommend Scott for any event and we will be looking to use his talents again in the future. Mike & Diana (Ottsville, Pa)

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Christmas Party

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True gentleman who's knows how to adapt without being front stage. Great person to have in background without Being to overpowering in his reportoire . Will get Scott back anytime. Thanks Scott.

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2015
Sep
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Jersey City, NJ
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2015
Jun
22
Anniversary Party
Berwyn, PA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jun
5
Graduation Party
Malvern, PA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
May
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Ottsville, PA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Dec
19
Christmas Party
Cold Spring, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Nov
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Monroe, NY
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
These Are Days
10000 Maniacs
I'm Not In Love
10cc
You Oughta Know
Alannis Morrisette
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Moonlighting Theme
Al Jarreau
Mornin
Al Jarreau
We're In This Love Together
Al Jarreau
Baby Face
Al Jolson
Sweet Melissa
Allman Brothers
Biggest Part Of Me
Ambrosia
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Wedding Singer
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Baby Showers
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Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
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Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Scott Samuels will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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