Will Hutchinson

Singer Guitarist from Lincoln, NE - Will travel up to 500 miles
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"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 willhutchinsonmusic.com/cover-music

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 holidays, 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
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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!

Wedding Ceremony

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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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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
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
Singer
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
Pop Singer
Americana Singer
Folk Guitar
Oldies Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk 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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