Will Hutchinson

Singer Guitarist from Lincoln, NE - Will travel up to 300 miles
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25 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2012

$300 - $2000 per event
About
"Exsquisite folk pop"..."To my ears, he's the best singer-songwriter working in Nebraska today."
-Lincoln Journal Star, L. Kent Wolgamott

Thank you for thinking of me for your special event! It's my goal to make the booking process as easy as possible for you so I've put this FAQ together here to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions I've received. If you have any further questions, please let me know as I want to make sure you have all the info you need to make an informed decision. Looking forward to playing for you and your guests! - Will

Frequently Asked Questions:
What's your experience?
I perform on average about 90 private events per year, mostly within 250 miles of my home in Lincoln, NE. I've been awarded as Top Performer on Gigmasters 3 years in a row for 2015, 2016, and 2017 for excellence in music, dependability, communication, and flexibility. The events I have the most experience playing are corporate events, birthdays, private parties, cocktail hours, holiday parties, and wedding ceremonies.

What songs do you play?
I currently know 130 songs covering everything from The Beatles, to Coldplay, Johnny Cash, to John Mayer, Tom Waits, to Garth Brooks and even acoustic takes on artists like Outkast and Bruno Mars. Every singer guitarist has their own style and I believe I have done a good job at making all of the songs I play pay homage to the original while still having a signature Will Hutchison vibe to them. You can find my full current song-list at on my Gigmasters profil or at

Do you take requests?
Because learning a new song can take 5-10 hours to learn well and it is important for me to offer the most competitive rates possible I do not take requests that are not on my current song list. If there are any songs on my list that you would like to hear for sure at your event, please let me know in advance and I will make sure they are ready to go for your event.

Do you take breaks?
Performing live music, especially while singing, it is important to take breaks to make sure my performance is refreshed throughout the full event. I play 50 minute sets with a 10 minute break at the end of each set. For example, in a 3 hrs engagement starting at 6pm I would play from 6-6:50, 7-7:50 and 8-8:50.

How much to play just 15 minutes for my event?
I do, but it is the best deal for you to have me play 1-2 hrs because even my lowest rate must account for me not being able to take any normal length gigs that day.

Can you play my outdoor event in June or July?
I will happily book outdoor events in April, May, August, and September. Unfortunately, my equipment cannot reliably handle midwest temperatures and humidity most of the year so June, July, and October - March. If you have an indoor option for your cocktail hour with an outdoor ceremony this can be a good solution to still have live music.

Do you bring your own equipment?
Unless specifically mentioned during booking I always assume that I will be bringing my own sound system for my performance. I also have one wireless Mic I can bring for your use upon advance request.

How will you dress?
My normal attire for private events is black jeans and a button up shirt with blazer. If you have a specific attire request please let me know and I will accommodate if possible.

How do you decide how much to quote me?
If I am able to perform and drive home in the same day that is the biggest money saving factor in a quote. My rates go up and down based on how many gigs I currently have on my calendar, if your event falls on a major holiday, length of set time, indoor vs. outdoor, and any al la carte requests, how far in advance the Gig is booked.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

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Will - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for playing our wedding in Kansas City! You are so incredibly talented, you are so easy to work with, and you were so accommodating to our special requests (learning new songs). We received so many compliments on your ceremony and cocktail hour music. Brett and I just received our video back from the wedding and were able to re-live our ceremony...your version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" when I walked down the aisle makes me cry every time I watch the video. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to make our day so special.

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Will Hutchinson’s Response:

Thank you for choosing me to be part of such a beautiful wedding, Kaitlin! Your vows were definitely a highlight of my wedding season. Best wishes to you both in your new life together and Bret in his professional paddle ball playing! Cheers!

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Will was so great to work with from start to finish! He was easy to get ahold of and very accommodating. We heard tons of compliments from our guests throughout the reception :) we would highly recommend Will!

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Will played at our wedding ceremony at Lauritzen Gardens and then played during cocktail hour and dinner at our reception venue. Guests loved him! The music was phenomenal and timeless. Will learned a few of our favorite songs and performed them flawlessly. Easy to work with, very accommodating. Would highly recommend Will for any event!!

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The BEST! He definitely made our wedding extra special - almost every guest commented on what a wonderful musician we had! His voice is amazing and the variety of music he played was perfect! We highly recommend!

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Will showed up early and played past the time I paid him for. He was professional, prepared and really good. I couldn't have been more satisfied with the experience. Thank you Will for sharing your talent and providing an unforgettable evening of entertainment. I will book Will if and when I have my next similar event. Thanks!

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Will performed at our wedding, and we had nothing but great reviews from our guests about him. Will worked very well with our officiant and our photographer to make our day run smoothly. He arrived early to make sure that everything was set up and eased the stress of having to worry about the music on the day of our wedding. He connected well with our guests and he read the room well to make our guests feel at ease. Thank you so much, will!!

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I don't typically write reviews, so the fact that I still feel compelled to review Will's performance, almost a year later, should be taken in and of itself as a testament to his professionalism and the quality of the performance by Will and his cajon player. Will and his cajon player played at our wedding reception, and learned a number of songs for our first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, etc. dances. They are talented, professional, and very accommodating. I fully recommend them to anyone looking for live music to play at a special event.

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Will was a pleasure to have at our ceremony. We received many compliments on his performance! Will disclosed to me that there was. Chance that his wife could have a baby on the day of my wedding and he would have a back up if that were to happen. Well, as luck would have it she did give birth the morning of my wedding and Will still showed up that evening to perform! Would definitely recommend for any occasion!

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I had a couple of unconventional songs I wanted to use for my wedding ceremony, Will took on learning the material and covered them beautifully. He was always very quick to respond to my emails and kept me informed along the way. I 100% would recommend Will for anyone's event.

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2018
Sep
10
Corporate Function
Omaha, NE
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
14
Corporate Function
Omaha, NE
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Dec
9
Wedding Reception
Lincoln, NE
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Nov
4
Wedding Ceremony
Kansas City, MO
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
9
Wedding Ceremony
Omaha, NE
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding
Omaha, NE
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Reception
Sioux City, IA
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
May
27
Anniversary Party
Walnut, IA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
May
6
Wedding
Spirit Lake, IA
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jul
3
Event
Omaha, NE
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding Ceremony
Bellevue, NE
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
May
29
Wedding Ceremony
Omaha, NE
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
Amos Lee
The Weight
The Band
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Come Together
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Her Majesty
The Beatles
8 Days A Week
The Beatles
Oh! Darling
The Beatles
Across The Universe
The Beatles
Revolution
The Beatles
When I'm 64
The Beatles
Till There Was You
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
Michelle
The Beatles
Blackbird
The Beatles
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
Forever
Ben Harper
Into The Dark
Ben Lee
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
It Ain't Me, Babe
Bob Dylan
The Man in Me
Bob Dylan
Forever Young
Bob Dylan
Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Bob Dylan
Simple Twist of Fate
Bob Dylan
Re: Stacks
Bon Iver
Skinny Love
Bon Iver
Wild Child
Brett Dennen
Bowl Of Oranges
Bright Eyes
First Day Of My Life
Bright Eyes
Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart
Bruce Springsteen
Everyday
Buddy Holly
Rave On
Buddy Holly
Mexico
Cake
Safe and Sound
Capital Cities
Wicked Game
Chris Isaak
1,000 Years
Christina Perri
Yellow
Coldplay
We Never Change
Coldplay
Just Like Heaven
The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
True Colors
Cyndi Lauper
Cannonball
Damien Rice
I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Death Cab For Cutie
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Elvis Presley
Promises
Eric Clapton
At Last
Etta James
Meadowlarks
Fleet Foxes
Someone You'd Admire
Fleet Foxes
Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Never Goin' Back
Fleetwood Mac
Walking After You
Foo Fighters
Uncled John's Band
Grateful Dead
Dancing Shoes
Green River Ordinance
Crazy
Gnarls Barkley
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
I Only Wanna Be With You
Hootie and The Blowfish
Cherry Wine
Hozier
Drive
Incubus
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version
Naked As We Came
Iron & Wine
Sittin', Waitin', Wishin'
Jack Johnson
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Inaudible Melodies
Jack Johnson
Bubble Toes
Jack Johnson
Mudfootball
Jack Johnson
Belle
Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson
Flake
Jack Johnson
Take it Easy
Jackson Browne
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
I Won't Give UP
Jason Mraz
Over You
Jay Nash
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Country Roads
John Denver
All of Me
John Legend
Imagine
John Lennon
Watching The Wheels Go Round
John Lennon
Heart of Life
John Mayer
Queen of California
John Mayer
Daughters
John Mayer
Gravity
John Mayer
Angel From Montogmery
John Prine
Heartbeats
Jose Gonzalez
You and Tequila
Kenny Chesney
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Amazed
Lonestar
La Vie En Rose
Louis Armstrong
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynard
Everything
Michael Bublé
Here Comes The Sun Again
M. Ward
Carolina
M. Ward
Unknown Legend
Neil Young
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
Lonstar
Norah Jones
You Really Got a Hold On Me
The Miracles
Wonderwall
Oasis
Hey Ya
Outkast
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Let My Love Open The Door
Pete Townsend
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Such Great Heights
The Postal Service
Jolene
Ray Lamontagne
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
Trouble
Ray LaMontagne
From 4 'til Late
Robert Johnson
White Daisy Passing
Rocky Votolato
Cecilia
Simon and Garfunkel
Cruisin'
Smokey Robinson
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
What I Got
Sublime
Afternoon Delight
Starland Vocal Band/Will Ferrell
Leading Me Now
Tallest Man On Earth
The Wild Hunt
Tallest Man On Earth
Head Over Heels
Tears For Fears
Free Falling
Tom Petty
American Girl
Tom Petty
Hold On
Tom Waits
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Moondance
Van Morrison
One Headlight
The Wallflowers
Keep it There
The Weepies
Jesus, Etc
Wilco
This Land is Your Land
Woody Guthrie
You Are My Sunshine
unknown
Sweet Annie
Zac Brown Band
Singer
Acoustic Guitar
One Man Band
Pop Singer
Americana Singer
70's Hits Guitar
80's Hits Guitar
90's Hits Guitar
Pop One Man Band
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Will Hutchinson will also travel to Walton, Malcolm, Roca, Denton, Martell, Waverly, Pleasant Dale, Raymond, Davey, Sprague, Eagle, Hickman, Bennet, Alvo, Garland, Ceresco, Greenwood, Palmyra, Firth, Hallam, Milford, Panama, Crete, Valparaiso, Elmwood, Seward, Cortland, Ashland, Douglas, Murdock.
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