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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:
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.
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.
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.