$350 – Ceremony music
$450 – Ceremony + cocktail hour
$100 – Solo piano (ceremony/reception)
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(Last updated: 03/28/17)
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Imagine your perfect wedding. All of your closest friends and family eagerly await the ceremony. You’ve hired a musician to set the mood and keep the guests entertained. The music that’s played will be their first impression of how the day’s events will unfold. You want everything to be fun. Classy. Unique.
You don’t want a recital.
You don’t want a playlist.
You want a soundtrack.
You want a soundtrack that’s composed live just for your event, adapting to the ebb and flow of the atmosphere in the air. You want a unique acoustic sound that is real, romantic, and fun but not quite classical, not quite jazz, not quite singer-songwriter. I treat my guitar like a drum and piano to bring you sounds that are full, rich, and intimate. The style is flashy enough to be entertaining without being distracting.
If this sounds like the perfect way to lead into your ceremony. Let’s talk! I’m available to talk over phone, text, email, Skype, Snapchat … whatever tickles your fancy!
FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What’s included in your fee?
What should I expect?
I’ll show-up early, setup the sound equipment (which you’re welcome to use if need be), and make sure that volume level is perfect, all before your guests even arrive. I’ll follow your guidance and instructions whether pre-arranged or by cue from your coordinator.
I also like to work with couples to find a song that’s meaningful to them and put together an instrumental arrangement to be played during the processional. After the ceremony is completed, I’ll continue playing music until your guests have made the proper transitions. No one wants to see a musician breaking down his/her equipment!
Why should I hire you?
I’ve been performing for more than 20 years across the globe and have played everywhere from packed soccer stadiums to internationally-renowned concert halls to famous museums to local house concerts. Professionalism, adaptability, and a sense of humor have been my greatest assets through it all.
What does that mean for you? Very few things phase me when it comes to performing.
I want your event’s music to be perfect. If through the communication process, we realize that I’m not your guy, I’m not afraid to say it and turn down the work and refer you to someone who’s a better fit.
Can you refer some great vendors you’ve worked with?
Absolutely! I’ve had the privilege of working with some absolutely incredible people who share my commitment to excellent service and willingness to go above and beyond expectations! I’d know because I’ve hired before for my own needs! Let me know if you need any of the following services. We can work out a package deal to save you even more money!
- Event planning & coordination
- Live band
We had the pleasure of having Henry (AKA Sheltered Turtle) play our pre-wedding ceremony and our ceremony music and we could not have been more thrilled and pleased to have done so! Our guests raved about the lovely touch of having the acoustic music play while they arrived and found their seats. Henry composed a beautiful cover of one of our favorite songs that he played during the processions, which added personal feel to the atmosphere of our wedding day.
Henry was incredibly accommodating to the hectic schedule on our wedding day, very professional and remained in constant contact with us leading up to and on the day to make sure everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend to anyone to work with Henry as he is not only a great person but an amazing musician.Adam & Natalie W.
Henry recently performed at Eden Autism Services’ cocktail reception hosted at Miele Headquarters in Princeton, NJ. The reception kicked off Eden Autism Services’ 40th Anniversary ruby celebration. As the event planner, I booked him because he was a unique alternative to the basic jazz trio one normally expects at a corporate event. While he was essentially considered background entertainment, our guests took notice of his special talent and were mesmerized by his finger work. We were so pleased to see our guests gravitate toward him and respond so positively to his music. He was the perfect fit with our ruby theme—a jewel of a talent. We have already made plans to have him perform at our next event.Stacy Ducharme