Located in San Jose, Steve will perform instrumental guitar or guitar/vocals in any era or style for you anywhere in the Greater SF Bay Area, on out to Sacramento, Napa and Monterey.
Steven can also perform as a duo, trio or 4-piece combo featuring the same professionalism and versatility - Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, Variety/Top 40 or Country.
Steven brings 35 years of professional entertainment experience to create the exact musical ambiance you have envisioned for your event. Whether drawing from his extensive repertoire of over 1500 songs, or responding to your special requests, Steve takes pride in creating music that you can be proud of and that enhances the experience for you and your guests. Whether you need that perfect wedding song, background music for your mixer or dinner, or an entertainer that will get the party started, Steven Gary can do it all.
Specialty programs include songs for children, St Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial/Veteran's Day, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas. Having been a featured performer for 15 years on a Caribbean Cruise Ship, he has performed for people from all over the world, and has an ability to judge an audience and provide exactly what is needed for any given setting. This makes him well-suited to any performing situation. He even brings his own self-powered sound system for events on the beach or among the redwoods!
Versatile, reliable, personable and professional, Steven Gary has performed all over the US as well as Mexico, South America and the Caribbean and has worked with such stars as Chick Corea, Martha Reeves, Edgar Winter and Billy Sheehan. His repertoire includes music from the 1920s to today's top hits including folk, jazz, pop, rock, blues, caribbean, country, singalongs, standards, oldies, classics, broadway, easy listening and much more.
As a solo instrumentalist his repertoire contains selections from Sinatra, Elvis, The Beatles,Van Morrison, James Taylor and Sting to modern artists such as Train, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. Classic wedding pieces such as Cannon in D, Handel's Water Music, Trumpet Voluntary, Traditional Bridal March and Recessional and others are also part of Steve's repertoire.
Special requests for a song or even complete programs are always welcome and will be honored given a week's notice.
Event planners are always happy to work with Steve because of his experience as an event producer himself, which makes him one part of the event they never have to worry about!
Here's what Steven's Clients say about him:
Steven was a true professional. He has a great voice, perfect for his excellent guitar playing and even learned 2 new songs for our wedding on top of his broad range of songs. He was at the event ahead of time and played perfectly throughout our pre/post wedding ceremony. We received several complements from our guests. Amy and I were very glad we selected Steven to play at our wedding and would recommend him to anyone!
Amy and Tom R.
Steven was a huge hit at my wedding!!! Everyone loved him and he can sing and play anything you request. He was wonderful!
Steve did an amazing job playing the acoustic guitar at our ceremony! We could not have asked for a better guitarist! He is very professional. I really appreciated his quick email responses. He has a huge selection of music he plays and he was willing to learn new songs. I highly recommend Steve!!
Steven played while the guests were arriving, during the ceremony, and during cocktail hour and nailed it! He was great to work with and very accommodating. He has a great presence and talent. Would highly recommend him to anyone that asked.
I read all the reviews about Steven and they couldn't be more correct. We booked him and stayed in contact with him through email and phone calls and he was very fast on responding. We emailed him the list of songs we wanted that weren't on his list and he absolutely nailed them during our wedding! This guy is legit and brings an awesome old school acoustic guitar. After the ceremony everyone kept saying how good he sounded. If he's available, book him.