A true master of the 7-string guitar, Pete provides top notch instrumental music that is the perfect accent for a variety of events... romantic wedding ceremonies/ sophisticated corporate gatherings/ casual, fun parties/ etc. With nearly three decades of professional experience and consistent rave reviews from countless past clients, you can be confident that the music for your event is in very capable and caring hands. Pete Smyser's versatility and unique instrumental approach set him apart from other guitarists. Included among the many genres that Pete Smyser performs are classical, contemporary popular, classic rock, jazz/ standards, blues, folk, Spanish, Latin American guitar music and more.
After viewing Pete's video on his YouTube channel, brides from around the world have contacted Pete with an interest in purchasing/ downloading his solo guitar, ballad versions of several contemporary songs, including "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts, "Marry You" by Bruno Mars and "Makin' Plans" by Miranda Lambert. Some explained that they had scoured the internet and felt that his was the best available version to use as their wedding processional. Requests have come from Australia, England and across the U.S.
In addition to providing music for thousands of wedding ceremonies, corporate events, festivals, Universities, churches, community sponsored concerts and other private functions, Pete Smyser has performed concerts as a featured artist at venues such as The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Michener Museum (Doylestown, PA) and The Woodmere Art Museum (Chestnut Hill, PA). Pete was once invited to perform for a televised event with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Pete performs most frequently as a solo guitarist, but he also offers a variety of duo, trio, quartet and quintet options to suit the varied interests of his clients. Instruments that can be combined with Pete's guitar include… upright bass, saxophone, classical violin, classical flute, piano and/or drums. Clients are invited to choose specific selections from song lists of well over 1000 songs.