Pete Smyser

Classical Guitar from Harleysville, PA - Will travel up to 75 miles
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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 contemporary popular, standards/ jazz, classical, Brazilian bossa nova 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 flute, piano and drums. Clients are invited to choose specific selections from song lists of well over 1000 songs.
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Pete was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! He was the perfect addition to our cocktail hour and created such a special atmosphere and vibe with his guitar playing. He was completely professional - he was on time, set up, and ready to go before any guests arrived. He played at a level that was audible amongst the noise and conversations during the cocktail hour, but at just the right volume level that it was not overpowering the crowd. Our guests came up to me continuously during the cocktail hour to compliment me on the music selection because his playing was that good! I would highly recommend Pete for any wedding, and I will definitely be using him again in the future!

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My husband and I are so glad that we chose Pete to play for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! Not only was he extremely professional, but also played beautifully. We received many positive comments about his style of playing and song choices. The music took the whole experience to another level- I will never forget how it felt hearing the first few notes of my processional song as I finally started down the aisle. Thank you Pete!

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We really loved having Pete be a part of our wedding day. From the start to finish - working with Pete was a great experience. He was always professional, listened to us about what we were looking for and about the music and songs we wanted, and was always so great at helping keep us on task in moving forward towards our big day (which was a big help since we were a little late about things). And the day of, everything was perfect and his music was exactly what we were looking for. And our guests repeatedly told us how wonderful Pete's playing was. He truly helped to make our special day perfect and we can't give him enough endorsement!

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2017
Aug
20
Guitar & Sax duo (private event)
Audubon, PA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Aug
23
Guitar & Sax duo (private concert)
Coatesville, PA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Aug
24
Guitar & Sax duo (private concert)
Fort Washington, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
26
solo gtr (wedding ceremony)
Pottstown, PA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Aug
26
The Cafe (guitar & sax duo)
Bethlehem, PA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Aug
27
Guitar & Sax duo (private event)
Audubon, PA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Aug
19
solo guitar - wedding ceremony & cocktail hr
Glenmoore, PA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
7
solo guitar - private event
West Grove, PA
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Aug
6
Guitar & Sax duo (private event)
Audubon, PA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Aug
5
wedding ceremony (solo guitar)
Philadelphia, PA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Aug
3
Private Event (jazz trio)
Blue Bell, PA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
1
Guitar & Sax duo (private event)
Audubon, PA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Classical Guitar
Many titles by Bach-Handel-Mozart-Pachelbel etc.
Many Wedding Song Favorites
by Pachelbel-Wagner-Clarke-Beethoven-Vivaldi etc.
Standards & Jazz
nearly 1000 songs by Gershwin-Kern-Porter-Rodgers & Hart-etc.
Contemporary Popular Songs
Listed below
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Simon & Garfunkle
Accidentally in Love
The Counting Crows
Across the Universe
Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Bill Withers
All of Me
John Legend
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Pop Guitar
Folk Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Oldies Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
60's Hits Acoustic Guitar
50's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
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
Please note Pete Smyser will also travel to Lederach, Mainland, Franconia, Salfordville, Creamery, Earlington, Kulpsville, Salford, Skippack, Souderton, Spring Mount, Telford, Cedars, Hatfield, Schwenksville, Tylersport, Woxall, Green Lane, Lansdale, Sumneytown.
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