Andrew Gorny

Guitar from Sacramento, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$100 - $1000 per event
Hi there! I'm an instrumental guitarist originally from Portland, Oregon. Here's a little bio about me and what I have done over the last 15 years:

I personally believe in keeping a very diverse portfolio. During any given year, I can tour as an original artist, work overseas in Australia as a cruise ship entertainer, teach a few kids how to play Bach, work as a orchestra pit guitarist in a several-months run of a musical, play a tribute concert to the late Michael Hedges or Chet Atkins, provide Easter music at a Greek Orthodox church, and play a few private bank or winery events and many many weddings. All the while selling around a thousand CDs of original music per year. I've been fortunate enough to share the stage with a few titans of instrumental guitar, such as Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, and Brooks Robertson. Look them up on YouTube, they're just fabulous players.

So, that all sounds great, but what do I actually play? Honestly, my imagination is as good as yours. Jazz, Rock, Latin, Classical, Baroque, Experimental? Maybe a rock song done as a Rhumba? Here are a few examples: One wedding couple wanted acoustic guitar, but wanted Panama by Van Halen. So I arranged the tune for kind of a slap rock-n-roll acoustic thrash-fest. From there I think I remember going into a soft Wings tune. Another one wanted My Cherie Amour, but in the style of a Samba. That was easily one of the most difficult arrangements I've ever done, to include the melody, bass, and chords in a fast latin feel all on one instrument. Finally, another wanted me to play the Goldberg Variations by Bach as an introduction, followed by a proto-Baroque piece by Marais.

I read music in several notations so I can probably play any special requests you might have. Take a look at my song list. It's just a brief overview of the range of music that I play. I'm not going to make you sift through my full repertoire for MAYBE the song that you MIGHT like. Why don't you just ask me to play the song and I'll play it?

One thing I also believe in from all the work I've done is that it pays to be EARLY. Basically, I look at my job like I have a thousand bosses. When you show up to work, you show up on time, dressed appropriate for your position, and you give it 110% so that your career can thrive. Why shouldn't I do the same? So I take all considerations into account, such as "What is the dress for the event?" "What color is the wedding party going to dress in and do you want me to match them?" "Do I need to bring a microphone for your orator since it's outside?"

When students ask me how to make a living playing music, my number one piece of advice is this: no matter how fun you think you're having, it is still a job, and you need to remind yourself you're working, if you wanna play!
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"Raindrops" Prelude
Frederic Chopin
Aerial Boundaries
Michael Hedges
After the Gold Rush
Neil Young
Air on a G String
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Beatles
Blowin in the Wind
Bob Dylan
Chet Atkins
Cannonball Rag
Merle Travis
Canon for 3 violins and Bass Continuo
Johann Pachelbel
Cello Suite #1 in G Major BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach
Acoustic Guitar
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Andrew Gorny will also travel to Broderick, West Sacramento, El Macero, Represa, Rio Linda, Davis, East Nicolaus, North Highlands, Carmichael, Elverta, Antelope, Clarksburg, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Hood, Woodland, Fair Oaks, Pleasant Grove, Roseville, Nicolaus, Orangevale, Dixon, Yolo, Courtland, Wilton, Folsom, Granite Bay, Knights Landing, Rocklin.
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