Jacob Sweet

Acoustic Guitar from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$400 - $3000 per event
Jacob Sweet is passionate about playing music and that comes through in every aspect of his performance. Whether it is custom tailoring his song choices to your wishes or helping you determine the best size ensemble (solo, duo, etc.) for your event, it is Jacob's goal not just meet, but exceed your expectations.
Jacob is a seasoned musician, with over 20 years of performing experience as a full-time professional. In that time he has performed thousands of shows, concerts, festivals, club dates as well as hundreds of weddings (receptions, cocktail hours and ceremonies), corporate events, gala fundraisers, and private parties.
He has a repertoire of over 600 songs, from current to classic rock, pop, motown, soul, reggae, and even country. If he doesn't know a song that you want, he will learn it.

See what past clients have said:

Jacob Sweet was awesome! They played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We had very specific song requests and he was able to play them all. He also sent us a list prior to our wedding where we picked from songs that he could play. He is very versatile and can play many different genres of music. During the process he was professional and responsive, easy to work with, and gave us his recommendations on how things should flow. Everything the night of went seamlessly and actually exceeded our expectations. 
Guests were coming up to my husband and I telling us how great and talented they were. Two thumbs up and would highly recommend for any event!
Sandy S.
11/24/2012

Jacob and Scott were absolutely amazing. They kept the reception moving along, people dancing and a general fun, causal atmosphere. People are still talking about them 2 months after the wedding!!! I couldn't be happier with them and will be scheduling for other parties and referring people their way.
Mike L.
8/5/2012

Absolutely fantastic. Completely accommodating and played great music the entire night. Our guests were there right until the end at 12:30 and everyone had an absolute blast. 
Songlist is completely flexible if desired and they will play anything you request. I chose to put my trust in the band and was not disappointed slightly. 
Jake also played classical guitar music during the reception which was perfect. 
Definitely recommend Jake and the Underwater People.
Daniel A.
5/21/2012

Everyone's wedding is special, but the right music and the right band are what turn a wedding into a rockin' party. That's what Jake and his band did for me, my wife and our guests. He and the band were unbelievable. Not only were guests telling us that Jake and his band were the best wedding band they'd ever heard, but the other vendors in attendance shared that sentiment as well. In addition to playing at the party, we asked Jake to play music during our processional and recessional as well. We selected songs we wanted, one of which he learned to play specifically for our wedding, and he nailed it. Jake's a true professional. He plays with heart and emotion, and it comes through with every song. Equally as impressive as he was in delivering on the music was his ability to emcee the party. He knew how to control the event and keep the flow of the party going. He understood when and how to introduce the wedding party, to transition into first dances, to tee up the speeches and to queue the ceremonial blessings. And perhaps the most reassuring part of having Jake handle music duties for our wedding was that he's an expert in anticipating what questions my wife and I would have leading up to the big day. He proactively helped us sort through everything from the 'day-of' coordination with the vendors to helping us structure our 'day-of' itinerary. With so much to think about leading up to the wedding, it was beyond reassuring knowing Jake knew exactly what to do on his end without needing direction from us. Like I said before, he is a true professional. Playing unbelievable music is just half the battle; knowing how to manage a wedding is just as important. Jake gets five stars in both categories.
David P.
3/3/2012

Jacob Sweet and the musicians he brings to your event are truly a magical experience. The energy he brings, in addition to the amazing music, made our event one we'll never forget. A true gem.
Abigail M.
8/10/2012
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Anniversary Party

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Jacob is a wonderful man, wonderful musician, & a true flexible artist. Our guests loved him & his tubes. Great job! Thnku

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jacob was amazing. We hired him to do five songs for our commitment ceremony; we live in Switzerland but had the ceremony in Chicago so coordination could have been a challenge. He made it easy for us and had calls around time zones, was very open and asked questions about the styling of the music to fit the theme of the event. His appearance was excellent, he brought a stand up Bass player who was also very presentable, and he smiled a lot. And the best part is that he is very talented - as a singer, arranger and musician. Anyone looking for a smiling, kind, presentable, talented singer and acoustic guitarist would not be disappointed! Thank you, Jacob!

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2015
Jun
6
Wedding
Geneva, IL
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Aug
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Buffalo Grove, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Apr
25
Fundraiser
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
Nov
9
Wedding Reception @ Room 1520
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2013
Nov
5
National Concierge Convention
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Oct
19
Wedding @ Notebart Nature Museum
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
driving sideways
aimee mann rock
save me
aimee mann rock
here I am
al green soul
let's stay together
al green soul
chatahoochee
alan jackson country
drive
alan jackson country
gone country
alan jackson country
it's five o'clock somewhere
alan jackson country
livin' on love
alan jackson country
looking in the yes of love
alison krauss folk
Acoustic Guitar
Pop Singer
Country Singer
Rock Singer
Classic Rock Singer
Classic Rock Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
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
Fund Raisers
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 Jacob Sweet will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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