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Glen Roethel

Top 40 Acoustic Guitar from Tuckahoe, NY - Will travel up to 355 miles
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$300 - $2200 per event
Award-winning guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, entertainer. ALWAYS takes requests. THOUSANDS of songs, played and sung perfectly. Beautiful sound with a touch of style and class.

*** "A great voice!" - John Platt, WFUV-NY
*** "Monster musician!" - Kenny Edwards (Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstadt)
*** "Sounds great!" - Billy Joel
*** "Glen's music put me in the mood – in a space – before he even started singing." - Jeffrey Gaines

Glen plays great songs spanning 6 decades, supported by deft acoustic guitar (& ukulele), and a voice that clients, fans & celebrities appreciate:

*** "I absolutely love... [Glen] playing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' [He] plays and sings it so well!" - Jamie (bride, 2014)
*** "I LOVE his voice!" - Penny Nichols (original Jimmy Buffet 'Coral Reeferette')

Glen has thrilled brides at weddings, cocktail hours, dinners and receptions, attributing his entertaining skills to decades performing in superb wedding bands (guitar, bass, keys and vocals) at more than 1,000 weddings!

** Beach or Luau theme? **
Bring Glen's Hawaiian flavor & fun with his sweet soprano UKULELE, playing ceremony dream cuts like
* "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" & "What A Wonderful World" by IZ
* "Hey Soul Sister" - Train
* "I'm A Believer" - Monkees
* Romance? ~ "Blue Hawaii," "Sea Of Love," "Only You" (The Platters), "Kiss The Girl" (Little Mermaid soundtrack), "I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz), "Love Me Tender," "Aloha Oe..."
* Fun? ~ "In The Tiki Room," "Volcano" (Buffet), "I Can See Clearly Now," "Octopus's Garden" (The Beatles)...

*** "Glen, how do you know so many Beatles songs, and play them so well?!" - John Redgate (Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, on Broadway and in Japan)

In every setting his warm, inclusive style inspires sing-alongs, play-alongs, clapping and dance parties – as unlikely as that may seem for solo guitar/vocal. And he'll tailor his act to your needs (soft rock, party music, original music, songs written just for you).

Some of Glen's Venues & Clients:
*** Gotham Hall (NYC)
*** Omega Blue Spirit (Costa Rica)
*** Tarrytown Music Hall (NY)
*** Positive Music Festival (FLA)
*** Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY)
*** Terrace on the Park (Queens, NY)
*** TED Conferences (International)
*** Legrand North America
*** JPMorgan Chase (NYC)
*** Spectrum Asset Management (CT)
*** Montessori Schools (NY)
*** SummerSongs (NY, CA)
*** Musicians On-Call (PA, NYC)
*** Splashes of Hope (NY)
*** Kidney & Urology Foundation (NYC)
*** UpStream (NH)
*** NYS Volunteer Services Administrators (NY)
*** Stony Brook Univ. Hospital (NY)
*** Unitarian Universalist Assoc. - Youth Conference (CA)
*** Unity Worldwide - Youth Conferences (FL, NC)
*** Reformed Church of Bronxville (NY)
*** beach blanket party in the Hamptons (NY)
*** as well as country clubs, parties, fundraisers, conferences, colleges, conventions, songwriting & music performance camps, festivals, private events, concert series, large concert venues, fine dining halls, radio stations, town festivals, performing arts centers, parks, public libraries.

*** "I have booked Glen many times and am always thrilled with his level of musicianship and professionalism. Glen is a frequent artist on PosiPalooza concert tours around the country, wowing audiences with his charm and amazing songs. I've booked him for the house band at the Unity Worldwide Ministries conference, for Sound Connections conferences, and Glen has been in the house band for the Posi Festival for the last 10 years. This year, Glen will be the band leader for the Posi Fest. In addition to his own great songs, Glen knows tons of cover songs! He has lead the after-party at the Posi Fest for the last 10 years. Glen is fun, talented, easy to work with, and organized. He plays great guitar and has a great voice. You will be thrilled." Sue Riley, emPower Music & Arts

Witty, energetic, very approachable Glen always finds opportunities for 'volunteers' to come 'help him sing' up on stage (to the delight of your friends).

*** "Just GREAT. Performances straight from the heart!" - Jean Alain Roussel (Cat Stevens, Celine Dion, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Thin Lizzy, 10cc, The Police)

Glen can work info about your friends and staff into the show and may even improvise a song about a situation as it unfolds! Want your party to pop? Have Glen write, record & perform a custom song for you—whether a corporate "roast and toast" or a family commemoration—name any style of music. Just ask your planner how much fun that would be!

*** "Glen has that gift which brings out a spark in people." - Amy Tuttle, Long Island Music Hall of Fame

He is often compared to Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Jason Mraz in his vocal & guitar styles on worldwide radio, and is often requested as an accompanist on guitar + harmony for other touring artists (Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Harold Payne, Lisa Aschmann, FREEBO, Faith Rivera, Greg Tamblyn, Josh Joffen...).
Gold Member
50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Reception

Overall Talent

Glen, exceeded our expectations! Our wedding guests were a mixed group of children, young adults and adults. His playlist got everyone dancing and singing together. He is so talented he played songs just like the original artists. If you are concerned about a single guitar player being able to get the crowd going - no worries - Glen is a professional, talented entertainer who will get your crowd off their seats! He has such a great ability to read the crowd and play songs that interest them. Glen accommodated our musically talented family as well by allowing them to perform a few songs for the guests. You can't go wrong with Glen!

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Glen Roethel’s Response:

Thank you, Mrs. Scardino - and what a musical family you have! Much love to you and Tom on your journey together :-)


Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall Talent

Myrna & I are award winning writers, but words can't express how delighted we are with Glen's participation at our daughter's 50th birthday party. His exceptional talent is matched by his niceness and every one attending the event told us..."Wow, where did you find that fabulous performer?" Glen also accompanied performances by our granddaughter and Lou and as the evening closed, Glen send everyone out on a high with a fabulous sing-along! We've worked with the biggest names in show business and Glen's performance is up there with the best. Myrna & Lou Binder

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Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall Talent

Glen was outstanding! Could not of been more pleased. Family and friends were so pleased they put a collection together as a proposal to stay and play longer. Glen was kind enough to oblige and his presence made our event a great success. We will be sure to request him to return again for our next big party. Much thanks Glen!

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Glen Roethel’s Response:

Thank you, Steven! And you throw a great party! ~ Glen

Club Event
Ny, NY
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Engagement Party
Amityville, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wedding Ceremony
Jefferson Valley, NY
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rensselaerville, NY
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wedding Reception
Brooklyn, NY
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Private Party
Smyrna, NY
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Birthday Party (Adult)
New Rochelle, NY
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Best Acoustic Guitar/Ukulele/Vocal Ceremony Music
  • Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele (With Vocal, or Instrumental)
  • Includes Prelude Music, while guests are arriving
  • Your Special Requests are Always Welcomed
  • Romantic, Fun, Wild, or Themed – Whatever You Want, It's Your Day!
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Package: Acoustic Guitar + Ukulele + Vocal MIX
  • Prelude Music: 20-minutes of romantic love songs while your guests are gath
  • Bridesmaids Processional: A song or instrumental piece - your choice - as t
  • Bridal Processional: A song or instrumental piece, for the bride's entrance
  • Recessional: The big number after "the kiss!"
Custom Song Writing/Recording
  • A LOVE song
  • A "ROAST" song - for your boss, friend, co-worker
  • A WEDDING song – your own original song, just for you!
  • A SCHOOL song
Office/Company Concert or Event Music
  • Lunch-hour music to brighten everyone's day.
  • Indoors or Outdoors
  • Acoustic or Amplified
  • In the office, or in the park :-)
Office Open-Mic
  • Does your office have talent?
  • Is "business" creativity enough to unlock an employee's FULL POTENTIAL?
  • Need a BIG boost in MORAL?
  • An Office Open-Mic is THE most fun and unforgettable perk for your staff!
And I Love You So
Don McLean
Don McLean
I'm Alive
Michael Franti
She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5
Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
All Of Me
Frank Sinatra
Marry You
Maroon 5
Count On Me
Bruno Mars
Shut Up And Dance
Walk The Moon
Acoustic Guitar
Country Singer
60s Singer
70s Singer
80s Singer
Folk Guitar
Top 40 Guitar
R&B Guitar
Rock Guitar
Oldies Guitar
70's Hits Guitar
80's Hits Guitar
60's Hits Guitar
50's Hits Guitar
70's Hits One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Glen Roethel will also travel to Eastchester, Bronxville, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Hastings On Hudson, Larchmont, Pelham, Ardsley, Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Mamaroneck, Alpine, Ardsley On Hudson, Harrison, White Plains, Elmsford, Irvington.