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Ceremony Music in Chicago, Illinois,
(773) 551-8601
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    Paigetorrey

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  • We hired Neil based on a recommendation from another musician. After previewing his music on his website, we were blown away by his talent and overall vibe and booked him for the cocktail hour and ceremony for our small outdoor wedding. We asked Neil to play whatever he recommended and we received so many compliments. We can't thank him enough to creating the best vibe for our small gathering!

    Taylor Brisk

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  • We hired Neil for our wedding. He played for cocktail hour as well as during the ceremony. He did such an incredible job and we got so many compliments on hiring him! He was easy and fun to work with. HIGHLY recommend!

    Shayne Moore

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  • Neil helped us out in a bind when my son decided to plan a wedding in 10 days! Neil was perfect and helped make a delightful, professional, warm day. Thank you, Neil!

    Janet Kattah

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  • What an amazingly talented guitarist. His repertoire seemed boundless! We used him for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Classical pieces were played for the ceremony. During the cocktail hour he played current pop pieces, classical Spanish guitar and Argentinian and Colombian ballads and current Latin pieces. In short, we could not have been more pleased. All our guests commented how much they enjoyed his music! You will not be disappointed if you hire Neil Dixon Smith!

    Laura Uhlir

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  • Neil is incredibly talented, thoughtful and one heck of a guitar player. He made our day even more special and everyone love his music and his energy! Would book him again to be sure :) thank you Neil!

    360 Creative Management Group, Llc

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  • I am the Managing Partner for a Corporate Event Marketing Production Company. I used Neil in both a social and corporate setting. He is the top of any entertainment application for any event project we produce. - AWESOME TALENT! Look no further.

    Alyson Stewart

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  • I have hired Neil to play for several private parties. Not fancy parties but casual parties. His Playing is so beautiful and melodic I have had several guests say they felt like they were “in a movie.” His tunes are perfectly entertaining without overwhelming.

    Sarah B

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  • Very happy with Neil and his drumming partner. Lively beautiful music that did not overpower and allowed all our guests to mingle and enjoy themselves. Highly recommend!

    Zhulmira Paredes

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  • We saw Neil perform at the Great Wedding Recyclery and got his contact info. After we reached out to him via email, he offered to meet with us and play for us. We had a few musical genres in mind and on the spot, Neil was able to play them for us. We were sold! We hired Neil to perform during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Neil is a true professional and so flexible. He was able to fulfill our requests for specific songs to be played during the processional and then had free reign to "do his thing" during cocktail hour. We got so many compliments from our guests. Having live music, even if just for the ceremony/cocktail hour, really elevated the feel of our wedding. With his reasonable rates, you really can't go wrong hiring Neil. Highly recommended!

    Jenna Rizzo Mattuck

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  • Neil played my wedding ceremony and did an amazing job! I could not have imagined better service! He was professional before, during, and after my wedding. I had an "odd" song request and he absolutely delivered!

    Jenna Rizzo Mattuck

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  • We had an outdoor wedding at Redfield estate at the Grove… Neil did the ceremony and cocktail hour music. He could not have done any better! It was exactly as I wanted and we received many compliments on his performance. I highly recommend using Neil Dixon Smith for your event! He helped make my perfect day!

    Claudia

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  • Please hire Neil asap. He did such a fantastic job at our wedding. I received so many compliments on the music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. In addition, he made it so easy to work with. As a semi-indecisive individual I rely on his professional experience to help guide the music selections. Really do yourself a favor and book him right away. Thank you Neil!

    Erin Daubert

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  • We booked Neil Dixon Smith to perform at our small wedding dinner reception. We had a total of 40 people attend the dinner and wanted an intimate feel and some live background music. I heard Neil perform at another event and knew he was perfect for the occasion. He set the tone for the evening and was a wonderful musical backdrop for the evening. I would love to book him for a future event, should I have the opportunity.

    Lauren W

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  • We couldn't be happier with our choice to use Neil Dixon Smith for ceremony music and him + Janet (his percussionist) for our cocktail hour. Neil came to our house and played for us in the months leading up to our wedding so that we could actually hear the songs he might play. He recommended songs for all aspects of our ceremony and gave us multiple options - including a commitment to learn new music if we wanted - which was so helpful! After meeting with Neil and hearing his sound, we even planned a special spot in our ceremony where Neil just played acoustic guitar for 30 seconds. It was beautiful and gave us a chance to soak in entire moment - including looking out into our audience. We also hired Janet to do percussion with Neil during our cocktail hour and received multiple complements on the 'fun, energetic sound.' Overall, I would highly recommend Neil!

    Andrew

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  • We were very happy with Neil's work playing for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We planned our wedding in Chicago from LA; Neil was very accommodating and setup a FaceTime session with us so that we could sample his music. He accommodated our song selections without hesitation and even provided a microphone for us to use during our ceremony. Highly recommend!
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