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JOHN BALDWIN: Singer, Guitarist, 1-Man Band

Singer Guitarist from Nags Head, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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John performs as a one-man band, but he sounds like 2 or 3 people. He sings while playing guitar and looping percussion, ukulele, and steel drum. He plays up and down the East Coast; playing weddings, parties, festivals, and restaurants. Recently John was submitted for 12 Grammy nominations, toured with Celtic-rock band The American Rogues, toured with Irish-dance musical "Rockin' Road to Dublin," acted on TV shows for I.D. channel, and performed for Carnival Cruises.


For WEDDINGS John has several options for hire:

CEREMONY
Instrumental guitar, ukulele or steel drum while guests are being sat.
Bridal entrance song, vocal or instrumental.
Additional ceremony song, example sand ceremony.
Bride/groom exit song.

CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR
After Ceremony sing and play easy listening music for length of the cocktail hour. Typically 1-2 hours.

CEREMONY, COCKTAIL HOUR, & RECEPTION
After Cocktail Hour cover all the Reception music & MC announcements. Typical length 3-5 hours.
Option 1) One-Man acoustic band show, alternating with DJing dance music.
Option 2) Full band show: 4-piece band, male and female vocals, full sound and lights.

John will learn new songs for a wedding ceremony, will play exactly what is requested, and will play what is appropriate as the event progresses. He is happy to MC where needed and to wait where needed. He is reliable, flexible with location and time, and most important very personable and fun for the guests.

John can play instrumentals or sing special songs during the wedding ceremony. He can then play music for the cocktail hour. He can then step up the energy for the reception if desired. And he will learn any special songs for couple dances and MC wedding guest introductions. He will DJ music on the ipod during his breaks.


__________BIOGRAPHY__________
On Nov. 1, 2014, John Baldwin released his self-produced CD “Six String Slinger." “SIX STRING SLINGER” HAS BEEN SUBMITTED FOR 12 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IN 2015.

John's music has been played on TV shows “American Idol,” “Dateline,” “Crossing Jordan,” “VH1 Behind the Music,” MTV's “Parental Control,” “Engaged and Underage,” “CMT Cribs,” and in the films “Scary or Die,” “Play on,” & “Knocked down.” He was also played on national radio show “Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.”

John has appeared as an actor in “Wicked Attractions,” “Happily Never After,” “All-American Amusement Parks,” “FBI Takedown 101,” & “Monsters and Mysteries in America.”

John has performed his music live on NBC tv numerous times and in several of his own original music videos.

John has won numerous awards from Gigmasters and ASCAP. He was a finalist in the Guitar Center Joe Bonamassa blues contest. He won the Best Blues Artist award for PortFolio Magazine, Norfolk, VA. He has competed on “America's Got Talent.”

John has opened up for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Delbert McClinton & John Hammond.

In October 2010 John performed on main stage at Virginia Beach Amphitheater for 7,500 people at the Boy Scout 100th Anniversary Concert which he helped organize.

__________EQUIPMENT___________
Bose L1 Compact P.A. system. Martin DM acoustic guitar. Shure SM58 microphone. Boss rc-300 triple loop pedal. Steel Pan. Ukulele. Percussion. Apple ipod & ipad (sequences, lyrics, DJ music). Wireless power source. Compact lights. Backups for all equipment.
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Wedding

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Recommend

We would highly recommend John, he was extremely talented, was on time, and stayed extra time. He had many compliments also from all our guests.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Recommend

John was perfect! He and I communicated very well before the event. We both had clear understandings of the party and the overall plans. He showed up early to set up. He was very professional in all of our dealings. Now, for the real info. John is very talented. His music selection was perfect. A mix of 80's to today. He has a great voice and such ease in his delivery. He was great background music for the cocktail hour and dinner. Then when we could dance and really enjoy his music. He was perfection. During breaks, he accommodated our kids and their requests for some dance music (they are 10, so they wanted line music and What does the fox say)"

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Wedding Ceremony

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Recommend

John helped us out after we had our guitarist fall through. He was prompt, professional, and willing to work with us on learning new songs and making the event great! He was very easy to work with and I would recommend him to others.

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Where the boat leaves from
Zac Brown
Jump right in
Zac Brown
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Knee Deep
Zac Brown
Three little birds
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I shot the sherrif
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No woman no cry
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Please note JOHN BALDWIN: Singer, Guitarist, 1-Man Band will also travel to Manteo, Wanchese, Kill Devil Hills, Stumpy Point, Point Harbor, Manns Harbor, Kitty Hawk, Harbinger, Powells Point, Rodanthe, Jarvisburg, Salvo, Waves, Grandy, Poplar Branch, Corolla, Aydlett, Engelhard, Columbia, Coinjock, Shiloh, Avon, Barco, Maple, Fairfield, Camden, Buxton, Elizabeth City, Durants Neck, Currituck.
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