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Scott Samuels

Acoustic Guitar from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 50 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Philadelphia-based freelance acoustic guitarist/vocalist, averaging 150 solo gigs annually, mostly private events, since 2002. Extensive memorized repertoire, spanning the decades and genres, Bach to Rock: classic-prog-soft-indie rock, standards, soul, R & B, lite FM, lite jazz, oldies, hits and album cuts, plus classical, instrumental, traditional, bluegrass, Irish and holiday music, performed 100% live and without backing tracks, a drum machine, or lead/lyric sheets. Ivy-educated. General liability insured. Professionalism, musicianship and client satisfaction are my focuses. Most of my repertoire was and is learned by ear, by pouring over recordings. With classical and other potentially difficult material, I sometimes also use standard music notation or tablature. My knowledge of the nuances on recordings, and ability to incorporate them, is important in what I do. My approach is holistic and often pianistic. I do the whole thing, not just guitar and vocal parts, incorporating all parts from the recordings, plus a range of guitar techniques, improvisation and composition to create and deliver my most detailed, effective and musical renditions. Requests are welcome. Guests singers too, when appropriate. Whatever it takes for folks to have a great time. It's always my pleasure to make music and entertain!

FOR SAMPLES, CLICK ON "MEDIA."

Equipment includes:

Lowden 025-C custom-made Irish acoustic guitar
Martin acoustic guitar for bluegrass
Takamine classical guitar
PRS electric guitar
Peavey PA system
Portable battery-powered amp (for smaller or outdoor jobs where there is no electrical outlet).

Live, not Memorex! -- All the music and lyrics on my repertoire list (CLICK ON "SONGS") are performed 100% live and by memory - no backing tracks / drum machine / lyric sheets / written music / teleprompter. Most of the list is solo guitar/vocal arrangements. Certain tunes can be performed without vocals (please inquire about specific tunes). Do you have a favorite tune not on the list? Please ask and I'll do my best to learn it.

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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2007 - Top Acoustic Guitar

Celebration

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We were very pleased with Scott to play for our 'going away gathering'. We had planned it to be outside but with blustery winds and chill in the air, we moved the party indoors. Scott was very accommodating to this change of plans. He played favorites and asked the 79 guests for their requests. He is very good and really serious about his craft. We were very pleased with him and definitely, there were guests that took his business cards for their future celebrations. we would hire him again! Tina

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Wedding Reception

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What a nice guy! Scott played at my mother's wedding today and was so professional and is such a great musician! Everyone loved his style and he was the perfect addition to their afternoon reception. Leading up to the wedding it was so easy to get a hold of Scott...he always replied promptly. I highly recommend Scott! - Sandy

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Scott was excellent! He played at my husbands 50 th bd party & was a smashing success. Everyone enjoyed him. He also was very professional to deal with.

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2016
Oct
26
Community Event
Newark, DE
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Celebration
Clinton, NJ
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding Reception
West Chester, PA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Warrington, PA
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding
Hamilton, NJ
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
30
Private Party
Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
These Are Days
10000 Maniacs
I'm Not In Love
10cc
You Oughta Know
Alannis Morrisette
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Moonlighting Theme
Al Jarreau
Mornin
Al Jarreau
We're In This Love Together
Al Jarreau
Baby Face
Al Jolson
Sweet Melissa
Allman Brothers
Biggest Part Of Me
Ambrosia
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Please note Scott Samuels will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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