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James E Barr, Wedding Ceremony Guitarist

Classical Guitar from Beaufort, SC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $2500 per event
Please visit my website for complete details, the latest music samples and photographs!

I began playing in Manhattan as a classical, rock, jazz and studio musician, and played on many pop recordings, commercials and film scores, plus in many famous venues in NYC. In 2005 I completely changed my style and direction to what it is today. My repertoire ranges from renaissance to Bach to Beatles, Broadway, film hits to pop rock! Please consider me when you wish elegant and engaging background and mood setting music.

Wedding ceremonies, corporate occasions, private and public events are my specialties. I play a wide range of music on solo guitar in a highly unique style – easy to listen to and highly appropriate for most occasions. I also offer ensembles in any combination of Flute, Violin, Cello, DoubleBass, Harp, Trumpet. (I do not sing but can bring singers on request.)

Everything about me, services, rates, with music samples and ceremony suggestions are on my 3 websites.

Among many other venues I play at BILTMORE (all facilities on top preferred vendors list), Old Edwards Inn (preferred vendor), Chota Falls, Castle Ladyhawk (preferred vendor), Mountain Aire Club, The Arboretum, Renaissance Hotel, Grand Bohemian, Beaufort House, Chetola, Grove Park Inn, Battery Books/Champagne Bar, High Hampton Inn, Highlands Inn, Waynesville Country Club, The Farm, Claxton Farm, and most similar venues in WNC. I also play often in Manhattan and Florida, SC, TN, VA & GA.

BRIDES! I have created wedding ceremony music programs to help you plan and choose your music; you will find them on my website.

My fee includes (approximately) half hour of music while guests arrive; music selections for the procession of officiants and party members; Bridal entrance music; Celebratory theme after vows; Exit music; and hour of upbeat music while guests wait for the reception to begin. All Brides are different, all weddings differ, so I consult with you to customize your program!

I use the very best equipment from around the world, and have the highest professional standards in service and reliability.

For engagements over 120 miles from my office, please add $100 per 70 miles to cover increased round trip expenses; call or email for exact or negotiated amounts.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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Everything was great! People loved the classical guitar - it added something a little bit different to our ceremony and the playing was top notch. James is highly recommended!

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James was easy to work with and was a perfect choice for our event! We hired James to provide background music at an association banquet for 135 at Pack's Tavern's Century Room. He was familiar with the venue and arrived early to set up and rehearse. His selections were on point for our group.

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Our wedding was made complete with the talented Jim Barr!!!! I can't say enough about him!!! He responded immediately every time I had a question and went the extra mile to learn a song for our walk down the isle!!! Not only is he a great musician, he is a genuine, personable man. What a pleasure it was that he shared our special day!!! Carol & Chris

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2015
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Hilton Head Island, SC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Aug
13
Corporate Function
Asheville, NC
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
Weaverville, NC
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2014
Jun
20
Wedding Ceremony
Hendersonville, NC
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
May
3
Wedding Ceremony
Blowing Rock, NC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wedding Elegance Package
Starting at $600
  • Ceremony Plus Performance...
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Canon in D
Pachabel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Trumpet Voluntary
Clark
Sleepers Awake
Bach
Menuet in G
Bach
Prelude and Fugue
Bach
Prelude 1st Cello Suite
Bach
Largo from Xerxes
Handel
Lute Suite Selections
Bach
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater)
Mauret
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Ambient Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
60's Hits Acoustic Guitar
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Christenings
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Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Church Services
Valentine's Day Parties
Please note James E Barr, Wedding Ceremony Guitarist will also travel to Ladys Island, Port Royal, Seabrook, St Helena Island, Coosawatchie, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie, Sheldon, Ridgeland, Lobeco, Yemassee, Daufuskie Island, Dale, Green Pond, Miley, Crocketville, Tillman, Furman, Early Branch.
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