WEDDING CEREMONY / COCKTAIL HOUR...
Brad Lee offers 2 options for wedding ceremonies:
1.) Solo acoustic guitar music (amplified finger style/pick classical/jazz/pop) with no vocal -
2.) Acoustic vocal duo called Collage (Brad & Lauren Ouellette Chapman) with 2 part vocals -
Either available to book within 150 miles of Rockport, MA USA.
(Note: happy hour beach/island type music in the style of Jimmy Buffett also available @ weddings & functions as the event warrants upon request)
Make your event extra special with music that is top notch & quite memorable. Brad is a Berklee graduate with guitar as his primary instrument. Brad also studied classical guitar @ UMass Lowell (MA) & guitar @ The Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. Having played guitar for more than 4 decades, performing solo classical or jazz guitar arrangements, whether finger style or w/a pick is somewhat 2nd nature to Brad... but always 1st rate for your special event.
Solo Brad Lee / Duo Collage (same) RATE CHART $US
Driving Miles From Rockport, MA USA... Elapsed On Site Performance Time Start to Finish
To 150 miles... To 1 hr w/0 bk $500.00 | To 3 hrs w/2 bks $850.00 | To 5 hrs w/4 bks $1,200.00
In city: + $200.00
Over 150 miles... TBD
Functions, Cocktail Hours, Background Dinner Music, Happy Hours, etc. are from profile songlist.
Wedding Ceremonies: Up to 5 songs for the 1/2 hour ceremony of which up to 3 may be special requests.
Book duo instead of solo and get 2 for the price of 1!
5 Hour Wedding Triple Special: 1/2 hour of CEREMONY per above + 1 hour COCKTAIL HOUR per above + 3.5 hour FUNCTION per above $1100.00 FOR ALL 3! (save $100)
Solo finger style background guitar music playing from current repertoire for a wedding ceremony and an optional cocktail hour or club or party @ same venue immediately before or after the ceremony = $500 - 1200 per event.
Collage is a New England based acoustic vocal duo comprised of Brad Lee on guitar, harmonica, tin whistle, ukelele & vocals and Lauren Ouellette-Chapman on vocals & guitar available to perform for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours & functions @ weddings within 150 miles of Rockport, MA USA.
Brad's command of the guitar coupled with Lauren's captivating versatile voice is the perfect musical complement to the most important moment of your lives.
Lauren & Brad have been performing music together for over 20 years and would love to be a part of your wedding day.
Each service is unique so anything is possible. Brad or Collage performing the ceremony solo or duo would include up to 5 ceremony songs (prelude,processional,interlude,recessional,postlude) and special song requests are welcome for the ceremony. Brad/Collage will attempt to attend the rehearsal for preparation if able to coordinate. This is preferred but not guaranteed.
Brad performing solo background acoustic guitar music from current song list.
Brad performs on two carbon graphite acoustic electric guitars - a 2011 Rainsong OM-1000 steel string called Fin and a 2013 custom made BlackBird (w/Fishman) nylon string called Eve. These types of guitars are impervious to weather conditions such as temperature & humidity variations so outdoor weddings are a non issue in regards to being in tune. Of course, contingency plans should always be in place for any outdoor wedding in the event of inclement weather as noted below. Brad also performs on a ukelele and a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 called Wing.
Please note that Brad operates out of Rockport, MA / Orlando, FL & Lauren operates out of Salisbury, MA.
Brad/Collage do not need too much space. I/we do require lighting for reading sheet music & @ least 1 grounded 3 prong AC receptacle. When performing an inside service in a church, up front or in the back, or outside... I bring a small very high end PA for this purpose. If outside, weather should always be considered. I would need to be covered or have a plan that involved moving inside in the event of inclement weather. Tents often used. Ample small PA is usually used (Mackie/JBL/Shure).
Many videos of Brad Lee performing solo acoustic guitar arrangements appropriate for cocktail hours and Brad Lee on guitar and vocal performing music appropriate for happy hours... have been uploaded to this profile.
1 audio of Brad Lee and Lauren Ouellette-Chapman performing Eva Cassidy's version of Over The Rainbow has been uploaded to this profile and many more to the Collage profile recorded via Cakewalk.
Over the years, Brad has performed @ 100's of weddings (ceremonies, cocktail hours & receptions) with various ensembles & solo.
In the 90's, Brad and Lauren performed together in the popular 6 piece wedding function band - Classix.
When it has to be perfect... consider Brad Lee / Collage... you'll be glad you did.