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Ed Ely

Guitar from Virginia, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $600 per event
Please note: Live auditions are available at my rehearsal venue by appointment. It is my feeling that a live audition is much more fair to the client. That way, you can actually sample the sounds and personality you will be getting if you decide to hire me. However, I have attached video and audio samples for you to preview.

I am in Ely MN from May 1 - Oct 1. I am in Ft. Lauderdale FL from Oct - April.

Current and recent appearances in Northern Minnesota: Virginia Elks Club; Zaverl's Bar (Ely); Good `Ol Days (Tower); Glenwood Lodge (Lake Vermilion); Melgeorge's Lodge (Elephant Lake); The Oasis (Britt); The Landing (Cook).

Current and recent appearances in South Florida: Hard Rock Casino (Murphy's Law); Luke's; Blondie's; Christy's Pub; The Rendezvous; J's-Bar; Mrs. Murphy's; First Presbyterian Adult Activities; Aztec RV Park; Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living. In addition I have appeared at numerous service clubs such as Moose, Elks, VFW, American Legion.

Utilizing hit record backing tracks, which I make myself, I then perform the hit artist's voice and deliver the lead guitar parts, so my performance sounds like the hit artist is actually there in person at your event. I play over 400 songs from the 60's to today, including George Ezra, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Van Morrison, Beatles, Stones, CCR.

Although my guitar playing and vocals headline my performances, I ALWAYS have a full karaoke setup with me, so that I can INVOLVE the guests, thereby increasing the fun for everyone.

Last minute bookings and fill-ins are my specialty. PLUS, I own my own Bose L1 PA System so there will be no need to outsource that. Being totally wireless, I am able to mingle and solicit the audience's participation in making the performance a memorable one.

That being said, my one man band act will provide a dancesable, as well as listenable format while I am performing. I use backing tracks made from original hit records, to accompany my guitar playing. I use computer software to remove the artist's voice and prominent guitar parts (while still retaining the backup singers, drums, bass, keyboards, etc.). I then add vocals and lead guitar back in while I am performing. ... Therefore, your guests will feel as though they are listening to the hit artists performing their songs in YOUR private venue. ... In addition, I incorporate several guitar instrumentals from artists like Booker T. & the MG's, the Ventures, Duane Eddy, Buck Owens and Jorgen Ingman, to add a true variety to the program I deliver. If given reasonable advance notice, I will endeavor to learn special requests that aren't already in my repertoire.

Thanks for looking, Ed Ely.
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I HIGHLY recommend Ed Ely for your party's musical entertainment! My whole experience, from the booking to the final payment, was positive. His responses were prompt, clear and professional. His price was the most reasonable of the options that my GigMaster's search provided. His song selection was ample and fantastic. His enthusiasm to be a part of our party was genuine. He arrived early, set up and delighted us with free warmup songs. He was very well prepared, yet flexible enough to adapt to the audience's requests and participation in vocals (he sang whichever part was missing and he has a lovely voice.) On top of everything, he is very personable and friendly.

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2014
Feb
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Miami, FL
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
40 Miles Of Bad Road
Duane Eddy (Instrumental)
96_Ninety Six Tears
? & Mysterians
Abilene
George Hamilton IV
Against The Wind
Bob Seger
All For The Love Of A Girl
Johnny Horton
All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers
All Over Now
Rolling Stones
All Summer Long
Kid Rock
Along The Navajo Trail
Duane Eddy (Instrumental)
And When I Die
Blood Sweat & Tears
Guitar
Rock Guitar
Oldies Guitar
70's Hits Guitar
60's Hits Guitar
Rock One Man Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Ed Ely will also travel to Mountain Iron, Gilbert, Eveleth, Kinney, Iron, Biwabik, Britt, Buhl, Aurora, Chisholm, Embarrass, Forbes, Makinen, Hoyt Lakes, Angora, Hibbing, Melrude, Tower, Side Lake, Soudan, Cotton, Keewatin, Cook, Babbitt, Canyon, Meadowlands, Nashwauk, Pengilly, Goodland, Brimson.
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