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Ceremony Music in Cross River, NY,
(914) 815-7924
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    Jessica Monti

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  • Austin was amazing to work with, he is professional and very talented! He has a great list of songs to choose from and was a great compliment to our cocktail hour. I would highly recommend him for any event.

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    Thank you Jessica! I loved played at your sister's cocktail hour and it was a pleasure to work with you all :)

    Elyse Sloves

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  • Music is such an important part of our lives and hiring Austin to play for the ceremony and cocktail hour was the perfect decision! He is a talented musician, but also so easy to work with. He is very accommodating - learned Sea of Love for the processional! Our only regret is not being able to hear more of his playing as we were so busy with guests!!

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    Thank you so much Elyse, that means a lot coming from a music teacher!! Such a lovely ceremony and cocktail hour, and you were so easy and great to work with. Mazel Tov!!

    Kya Richards

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  • Besides being musically talented, Austin brings an air of professionalism and kindness to his business. Months prior to our wedding Austin was meticulous in helping us choose the perfect music for our cocktail hour and wedding ceremony. It was overwhelming for us to decide on the music choices, but Austin worked with us (and had an extensive list which helped tremendously) to make our day feel truly special. On the day of the wedding we received throngs of compliments on how beautiful the classical guitar arrangement was, and the passion that resonated from Austin’s skill. With Austin you don’t just get a very talented musician, you get a very sweet and kind person who is intent on giving your wedding the much needed attention it deserves.

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    Thank you so much, Kya and Evan! You are such an awesome couple and it was a gorgeous ceremony and cocktail hour, and such a cool venue! Congratulations!!

    Andy

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  • Austin's music added much to our ceremony and cocktail hour, we wish we could have listened more! He can play all styles and knows so many incredible songs. He offered excellent suggestions during planing and was very professional taking care of the details with the venue. I would highly recommend Austin and his talent for any type of ceremony!

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    Thank yo so much for the kind words, Andy! It was a pleasure to play for you and your super friendly and fun guests, and it was a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour. Congratulations!!

    Mike Lemieux

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  • Austin was amazing! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him there. He made our ceremony and cocktail hour that much more special by personalizing every song for us. He even went out of his way to learn the theme song to Game of Thrones so my wife could make her medieval stride down the aisle! Austin worked with us at every step to make sure everything was the way we wanted. He was very generous to go above and beyond, and I highly recommend his services!

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    Thank you so much Mike and Britt! I gotta be honest I was a bit worried about playing the GOT theme but it worked out so well! One of the most special ceremonies I have ever been a part of, and I am not just saying that! You guys rock!

    Olivia Marchetti

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  • Austin was awesome -- I'm so glad we found him to make our backyard wedding that much more special. He was super accommodating. open, and friendly...also obviously very talented! He learned a new Jason Mraz arrangement for our processional at our request. He also went above and beyond to learn and rehearse a song that my sister-in-law sang for the bridal processional. It was a pleasure working with Austin and we would absolutely recommend working with him!!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words, Olivia. You and your family were so great and fun to work with! Your planners and DJ were also super helpful too. Who needs another venue with a backyard like that? Absolutely stunning ceremony and cocktail hour. Enjoy married life!!

    Rebecca Rothe

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  • Austin is absolutely amazing. We highly recommend him! He is an incredibly talented musician, and we feel lucky we were able to book him! He was so professional, flexible and even willing to learn a new song on the guitar for our wedding. He took care of all the behind the scenes stuff so we didn't have to worry about any of it, showed up not just on time but early, was all set up, had extra gear, and was just all around outstanding!

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    Thank you Luka and Becca! It's not often that I get to witness 2 of my best friends get married to each other, and you sure did make a beautiful bride and groom! It was my absolute pleasure, and you had the perfect day (I knew you would). Thanks for all the kind words, and enjoy married life!!!!!

    Elise Luccarelli

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  • I am over the moon with how amazing Austin was for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! It was exactly the vibe we were looking for!! He is a true artist and so grateful he was apart of our special day! Highly recommend!!!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words, Elise! It was a pleasure working with you and what an incredible wedding that was! Enjoy married life!!

    Daniel Kosack

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  • Austin was so great to work with! He has an excellent song list to choose from and helped us build a wonderful ceremony playlist . Our guests were very impressed with his playing! It set the perfect mood for our ceremony and helped make it a truly beautiful day. Can't recommend Austin enough!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words Daniel and Sarah! You were so great to work with and your ceremony was beautiful and quite hilarious thanks to the ring-bearer (AKA my biggest new fan). Enjoy married life!!

    Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld

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  • Austin's guitar playing was exactly what we were looking for to accompany our lakeside wedding ceremony. His repertoire fit our tastes perfectly and he was willing to learn any song we requested. He came fully equipped with a great sound system and wireless microphones for our officiant(s). Throughout the whole process, Austin was extremely professional and helpful. We knew after our initial phone call that he had our best interests in mind and he was going to handle the ceremony music with ease. If you're looking for guitar accompaniment, look no further than Austin Charnis.

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    Thank you so much Ian and Amy! I’m so glad you were happy with everything. The lake was one of the most gorgeous backdrops I have ever experienced, and it was just such a smooth and beautiful ceremony all around. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both. Enjoy married life!!

    Meghan Dinardo

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  • We certainly lucked out having Austin play for us during our outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour this past May. Austin is a talented musician who helped make our special day complete! He was extremely easy to work with, flexible and kind. Austin was always quick to return emails and truly wanted to capture our vision for the day. He absolutely delivered! I will never forget walking down the walkway with my mother to my husband and hearing Austin’s beautiful music. We highly recommend Austin and cannot wait to hear him again! Thank you!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words, Meghan. So glad you and your guests were happy with the music! You were and absolute pleasure to work with and it was such a beautiful wedding. Enjoy married life!!

    Catie

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  • Austin was wonderful to work with! I had an odd song request for my ceremony and after I found an arrangement I loved, he was able to get the music and learn the piece in time for the wedding. It was perfect. Also, who doesn’t love live music? Everyone talked about how amazing it was to listen to his beautiful talent. People told me afterwards that they could of sat and listened to him play all night. We’re so happy we hired Austin! And for a bonus, he’s an overall great guy : )

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    Thank you so much Catie!! I thought the fingerstyle arrangement of "She's So High" was absolutely perfect for the processional, and playing the actual song for the recessional was an awesome idea and worked great! (Thanks to your mom). I can also say that was the first time I was accompanied by donkeys and llamas but hopefully not the last! It was great working with you, and congratulations again!!

    Rachel

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  • We hired Austin to play the ceremony music for our barn wedding this past September and we were so beyond thrilled. He was FANTASTIC, so flexible, and his music was beautiful. I changed my mind maybe three or four times on the processional songs and he was so accommodating--giving me additional recommendations for songs that would go together and placement. I decided late in the game that I wanted to hear Waste by Phish and Austin found the music and learned the progression in basically a week. It sounded so lovely, I cried while waiting to walk down the aisle. If you're on the fence, don't be.

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    Thank you Rachel!! It was such a beautiful ceremony and a pleasure to work with you both. I loved your song selections and was happy to learn "Waste", which worked perfectly for the processional!

    Adriana

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  • We've hired Austin twice for a corporate function and he has always performed above expectations! He is great to work with - very easy going and flexible. He has good variation of songs to choose from. Would definitely rebook Austin!

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    Thanks so much Adriana! Both events were spectacular and it was great working with you :)

    Jessica

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  • My husband and I were honored to have Austin play at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Before the wedding he took time to review song choices for the ceremony with us and ensure that we were happy with the overall flow of the music. At our request he played a combination of contemporary music and classical Brazilian guitar. The ceremony music was absolutely wonderful, it was romantic (Band of Horses and Chet Atkins) and gave it a very personal feeling. For the cocktail hour he played a lively combination of Brazilian and contemporary stylings that kept the mood light. Multiple guests approached us afterwards to compliment his playing and the atmosphere it added to the venue. His repertoire is truly impressive and having also taken guitar lessons from Austin I have seen him play everything from traditional wedding music and classical to rock and folk / finger picking. He is a consummate professional and he made our day that much more special!

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    I've been waiting a long time to play at your wedding, Jess! My expectations were high and still they were exceeded! So glad you and your guests enjoyed the music :) I was honored to be a part of your wedding and I wish you and Ben the very best!
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