Alex Guillen

Acoustic Guitar from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 150 miles
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We perform an amazing variety of live music for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail hours, birthday parties, corporate events, anniversaries, intimate dinners, dance functions, life celebrations and much more. We are based in San Diego, Ca but have traveled all over the world to perform our music for crowds both big and small.

Alex Guillen is an acoustic guitarist/composer & arranger with almost 20 years of professional playing experience. Born and raised in San Diego, Alex's dad first showed him how to play his first bolero on the guitar when he was 12 years old. Ever since then, Alex has been hooked on the beautiful Spanish Sound! As a trained classical musician, Alex is comfortable playing many different styles of music ranging from Classical & Flamenco to Latin Jazz & World Music. When performing his original music compositions have been described as having "exciting guitar passages coupled with enchanting melodies that creates a sound that lingers in the listener's ear long after the performance is over."

SONG REQUESTS:

As prolific arranger, Alex is able to play any of your favorite songs of your choice for your event. Some song may not be the best match for a guitar arrangement, but Alex has learned hundreds of songs for past clients and has over 7+ hours of music repertoire so chances are he will be able to play your favorites!

GUITARS AND GEAR:

*Len Laviolette Custom Concert Classical Cutaway (perfect for upscale classical music; weddings, awards night, etc)
*German Vasquez Rubio Concert Flamenco Cutaway (perfect for upbeat Spanish themed event; parties, dances, dinner hour, cocktail hour)
*Godin Grand Concert Cutaway Guitar (perfect for ambient Jazz; cocktail hour, dinner hour, fundraisers, mixers)
*Ibanez AS93 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar (Jazz cocktail hour, Big band Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll)
* Fender Stratocaster (Rock, metal, Blues)

*Fishman Acoutic miniLoudbox amplifier (smaller venues) - up to 50 guests.
*Carvin Battery-Powered PA System (great for outdoors; beach/park weddings and parties) - up to about 200 guests
*Mackie Powered Speakers with 16 Channel Mixer PA System (perfect for larger venues) - 450+ guests

*Wireless guitar system (Allows me to stroll around with my guitar)

*Sure Professional Microphone (FREE for your use for officiants, speeches, etc)

As a solo performer, Alex can either perform totally acoustic, or for a more full-bodied sound, he can perform with backing tracks that her records live with a guitar Boss LoopStation pedal to give the illusion of having more than one person playing at once. He can also add other musicians to his lineup depending on your needs. Whether playing background music for a corporate event, or performing on stage in front of an attentive audience, Alex's performances are always memorable!

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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Anniversary Party

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Alex was amazingly professional and was the perfect music for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary dinner. He arrived on time, set up his area with out difficulty, and handled the toast giving portion of the dinner seamlessly. He played Italian music for our italian dinner, but also a range of other music including the La La Land music which my husband especially enjoyed! Thank you Alex for making it so special for everyone!

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Wedding Ceremony

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My husband and I hired Alex to play his beautiful Spanish guitar at our small, intimate wedding ceremony. Alex went above and beyond for us and we are so fortunate to have hired him. We asked Alex to play two special songs for us. He learned the songs for the ceremony and created a wonderful rendition of his own that we truly enjoyed and will remember forever! Alex is so very talented, a kind person, and will exceed your expectations if you hire him for your event. Thank you Alex!

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Private Party

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If you're on the fence about hiring Alex - do it. You won't be disappointed, he is a wonderfully talented guitarist and a total professional. My guests are texting me raving about him after an afternoon Easter party he played at our house.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Aug
18
Wedding Ceremony
Coronado, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Oct
5
Wedding
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding Ceremony
Jamul, CA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding Ceremony
San Diego, CA
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding
San Diego, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
12
Corporate Function
San Diego, CA
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Del Mar, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
7
Grand Opening
San Diego, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Aug
4
Baby Shower
Vista, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Wedding
La Jolla, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jul
29
Baby Shower
Oceanside, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wedding Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Special
Starting at $450
  • One-On-One Wedding Music Consultation - Included
  • Premium Sound System - Included
  • Microphone for Officiant - Included
  • Event Liability Insurance - Included
Wedding Ceremony Special
Starting at $280
  • One-On-One Wedding Music Consultation - Included
  • Premium Sound System - Included
  • Microphone for Officiant - Included
  • Event Liability Insurance - Included
Cocktail Hour Special (One Hour)
Starting at $250
  • Premium Sound System - Included
  • Event Liability Insurance - Included
  • Use of Microphone - Included
  • One-On-One Consultation - Included
Cocktail/Dinner Hour Special (2 Hours)
Starting at $275
  • Premium Sound System - Included
  • Event Liability Insurance - Included
  • Use of Microphone - Included
  • One-On-One Consultation - Included
Only Need 30 Minutes of Music?
Starting at $150
  • Premium Sound System - Included
  • Use of Microphone - Included
JAZZ STANDARDS
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All Blues
Miles Davis
All Of Me
Seymour Simons
All The Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Angel Eyes
Matt Dennis
Au Privave
Charlie Parker
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosma
Bessie's Blues
John Coltrane
Black Coffee
Paul Francis Webster
Black Orpheus
Luiz Bonfa
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Alex Guillen will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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