Derek is great! Very easy to work with, and extremely flexible with the type of music you would like. We had Derek play the music for our ceremony, and then for another hour during the cocktail hour. My only complaint is that I missed most of his playing welll we were having our photos done.
Derek played acoustic guitar for our ceremony at Archeo in the Distillery District on Friday, September 12.Derek was very helpful during the planning process. We chose a lot of the ceremony songs based on the list of available songs on his website, but for my entrance, I wanted a Cranberries song that he hadn't played before. This wasn't a problem though! Derek learned the song and even played it for us over the phone a week before the wedding so that we could be sure that we liked it.The day of the wedding, Derek arrived on time with his equipment and did a wonderful job. He played while guests arrived and then during the ceremony too. I have to admit that I was so busy that I never got to say "hi" to him or thank him personally, but we were very happy with his service and the price was reasonable too.
The classical guitar of Derek Macrae will create an atmosphere that is elegant, sophisticated and intimate.
Derek has been playing and performing on the guitar for over 20 years. During this time he has performed both as a soloist and as part of various musical groups. His extensive musical education includes studying the guitar at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
He performs music ranging from The Baroque, Renaissance, and Spanish Classical periods to Celtic, Flamenco and Contemporary Popular music.
Using a sound system to extend the sound of his guitar, Derek carefully tailors the volume of the music to the size of the room and the number of guests present. He ensures that each guest is able to hear and enjoy the music while still being able to engage in conversation.
Derek is a personable and talented musician who would like to help you make your wedding day a truly memorable one.