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Ceremony Music in Chicago, Illinois,
(773) 551-8601
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  • 54 Reviews


    Krissie

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  • We can't say enough positive things about Neil. We reached out to Neil looking for someone to play some tunes at the beginning and end of our wedding ceremony. He was incredibly responsive from the get-go and so helpful in working together to figure out what types of music to play. We added a ton of complexity as we asked Neil to coordinate all of the A/V and equipment that would need to be shared with our officiant, friends who played a song during the ceremony, and the band who was DJing for cocktail hour afterwards. Neil went out of his way to provide extra equipment and coordinate with a bunch of different people to make it a seamless experience. If that wasn't complicated enough, there was inclement weather, and Neil brought equipment back and forth between inside and out, as we tried to figure out if we could have our ceremony outside or not. While he was inside, he took it upon himself to play some amazing background music, while our guests enjoyed an early cocktail hour, ... Read more

    Samir

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  • Neil was wonderful to work with - supremely reliable and flexible....we had a wedding which was looking like it was going to be moved inside and then ended up being outside, and he rolled with it and helped our guests experience a seamless ceremony.

    Bob

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  • Neil was outstanding. He played our May 12, 2018 wedding and was all we could have wanted. The music quality was excellent, he was flexible (accompanied a solo with my mom and brother), responsive, professional and even better in person than what I'd heard on his sound cloud. I was slightly nervous because I'd found him on-line and had never heard him live; suffice to say I'd absolutely recommend him and would hire him again. PS - ours was a Pride wedding, and he made that seamless for us as well. Top notch all around.

    Erika

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  • Neil was great to work with from the very beginning. He invited us to his place so we can listen to him before booking him, which was really nice in deciding whether or not we want to book him (we immediately said yes after listening to him!). Another unique experience we had with Neil was preparing for our first dance songs. After he suggested to sing for us, he immediately sent us a short clip of example. It was a great suggestion, not only he is a good singer but we also got to listen to the lyrics (which meant a lot for us). He ended up performing for all first dance, father daughter and mother son dances, and it was all awesome! We can't recommend him enough to anyone considering about having a live performer. We are 100% happy that we chose Neil.

    Laura

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  • Just so happy that we hired Neil. We had an unconventional wedding -- surprising all of our guests who thought they were stopping by to see our house rehab in progress. He played as the guests arrived; the room was festive and full of energy. As the time for the ceremony approached, he segued into a couple of classical pieces that we'd chosen from his website. He plays beautifully, has such a warm presence, and knew just what to do to make our day perfect.

    Beth

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  • Neil did such a fantastic job at our wedding! I swear his music calmed me down. :) I would most definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you Neil for making our day so special!

    Allison

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  • Neil is awesome to work with. He is extremely passionate about music and made us confident he would make our day perfect!

    Kristin

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  • Neil provided the music for our garden wedding ceremony. He was professional, prompt, reliable, and easy to communicate with during the planning process. He accommodated our specific song requests with ease, and was happy to fill the rest of the time with his own unique selections. He's an extremely talented guitarist and our family & friends raved to us about his music at our ceremony. We are so happy that we found him, and we would strongly recommend him for any event!!

    Amy

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  • We were very grateful that we were able to connect with Neil. He was recommended to us through other musicians we were looking at who were busy for our wedding day. We were looking for specific songs to be played during those important moments of our ceremony and were hoping to find someone who already knew or was willing to learn them. Thankfully, Neil already knew the majority of our songs and was more than happy to learn our recessional! Skyping with him as our first meeting was extremely helpful, as we were able to get a feel for his personality to help us both understand expectations of the day. Neil is without-a-doubt an outstanding musician and we would 100% recommend him for your wedding or next event!

    Brandon

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  • From start to finish, Neil was a first class professional and an amazing musician! We were referred to Neil after another musician we were interested in was already booked. Upon initially reaching out to him, he shocked us by asking if he could set up time to meet us and find out more about us and what our music interests were. We set up a meeting a few weeks later and we knew within 2 minutes of just getting to know him that he would be our choice to play at our wedding ceremony, and this was before he even took his guitar out to play. He played a few samples for us and we were amazed. He is one of the finest classical guitarists I have ever heard but he also has a very wide range of genres and artists that he knows. He even learned a song he had never played before for us. The day of our wedding he was prompt, professional, and wowed our guests with his amazing and heart-felt performance. We had so many of our guests comment specifically on his performance during our ceremony and we ... Read more

    Tyler

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  • Neil was super friendly over email and had no problem learning any songs that we specially requested. He was not only on time but early to our ceremony. His playing added a simple but exceptional touch to the ceremony. And paying him via PayPal was a breeze. Highly recommend

    Cynthia

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  • Neil was fabulous! We had a small, second wedding ceremony at Schram Chapel. Neil was referred to me by another guitarist I reached out to (who wasn't available) and he was absolutely the best to work with. His website is very comprehensive - but he actually invited us to his home to meet him and hear him play. It was seriously like working with a friend - a really talented friend. He helped guide us through decisions we needed to make and learned a song for our ceremony. We hit the jackpot with Neil.

    Emma

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  • Working with Neil was so wonderful! He made our wedding such a unique experience and he comes highly recommended!

    Kelly

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  • We had a wonderful experience working with Neil and the music he played for our ceremony was beautiful. He provided plenty of samples of his music for us to listen to and choose from and he also played our special song requests. We would definitely choose to work with Neil again.

    Susie

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  • We had our wedding this past weekend, and we are still on cloud nine! Neil made our ceremony so personalized and beautiful. His talent goes far beyond his amazing guitar playing skills, he was so attentive to our songs we chose, even learning new pieces per our request. The cocktail hour was amazing. Neil and percussionist, Janet played an amazing mix of Latin jazz and our guests were so impressed. It really set a fun mood for the rest of the reception. Best of all, Neil's guitar services were affordable, communication was great, and we would hire him again for other events in the future! We highly recommend!!

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