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Ruby G.

8 May 2019

Alex played at my mother's birthday party and did a fabulous job. We got a lot of compliments on his music as well. Alex is responsive and will work with you to play the songs of your choice. He was punctual, and ready to play wherever yo put him. I also think his fee is reasonable, and you get your money worth, and them some. I would definitely recommend him. More...

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Jeana A.

26 March 2019

We hired Alex for our wedding for cocktail hour. He was very nice and professional while we emailed back and forth and also reasonably priced! We didn't get to hear him play unfortunately because we were taking pictures the whole time but all of our guests said he was great and really set the romantic mood. Thanks Alex for helping make our wedding feel so special! More...

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Michael C.

8 March 2019

Recently I was fortunate enough to work with Alex for a local wedding at the Seaside Forum in La Jolla.Alex played for the cocktail hour of the celebration and his music was BEAUTIFUL!From the moment I met him, he was kind, approachable and hospitable. He started playing, even before the guests arrived and was professional throughout the set.He played music that was recognizable and even played some of my favorites! =)He knows his music so well, that at times, he played them from memory, without sheets of music in front of him. I have been a DJ, Emcee & Wedding Officiant with Sureflow Entertainment for over 20+ years.With that type of experience, I would HIGHLY recommend Alex for your upcoming celebration! More...

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Marianne B.

29 August 2018

I had contacted Alex a few times regarding playing at my upcoming wedding. He was always prompt with his phone calls and messages on yelp, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Although I ended up going in a different direction music wise, I appreciated his professionalism and will keep him in mind for future events. More...

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Rodri R.

21 November 2017

I have very satisfied and happy with Alex. He is an incredible musician. His music at my daughter XV was perfect for the dinner time. I will most likely be calling Alex again for future events. More...

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Alison G.

31 January 2017

Alex played at the birthday party I held for my husband. He was perfect. I recommend him without reservation. He's an exemplary guitar player, but was also really professional and easy going. We only had about 25 people at the party, and I've never hired a professional musician to play in my home before. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, but honestly, would probably want Alex again because the music was just so lovely. It really made the evening very special. He's awesome! More...

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Amy W.

12 October 2016

Alex performed beautifully at a recent wedding I photographed at. I'd highly recommend him :)

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Dave G.

15 June 2016

Met Alex at a retirement party for a senior executive from my company. Thought then and still think he's an incredibly talented musician. Got a DVD of some of his work and listen to it regularly. His Latin/Mediterranean riffs are so relaxing and are perfect if you like artists like Ottmar Liebert, Esteban, and Lara & Reyes. I've only seen him perform live that one time, but after listening to his DVD more than a few times, I'm definitely going to make an effort to see him perform live again soon and will recommend the same to others who I know would appreciate his music. More...

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stephanie

14 March 2016

As a native New Jerseyian, I decided to ditch the cold weather and have a destination wedding in San Diego, Ca in February 2016. As such, I had the undesirable task of hiring all my wedding vendors without getting to meet, taste, or listen to any potential services in person. The success of my wedding would be largely contingent upon my ability to choose the right vendors. Therefore, I spent the better part of the last few months conducting research to ensure that I chose vendors with proven track records of excellence and professionalism. I sifted through hundreds upon hundreds of reviews on various sites such as yelp, the knot, and weddingwire in order to narrow down my choices.
Fast forward a few months and I finally had Alex Guillen’s website up on my screen. Aside from the glowing reviews Alex had from other brides, I needed to hear him play. I clicked through a few of his songs and I could tell that he was very technical in his ability to play. This appealed to me as I really wanted custom music for my ceremony. Like many brides, I got caught up in other wedding issues and only managed to get my song choices to Alex a few days before the wedding. His response “I can definitely do an instrumental version of this song no problem!” I can confidently say that I could have given Alex any song under the sun and he would have been able to play it. He’s that technically proficient.
Ceremony day arrives and Alex is on time, dressed well, and performs very beautiful renditions of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, “Bridal March” and “Stay Awhile” – Dave Matthews. I was not present prior to the ceremony (for obvious reasons) but was told by my husband that Alex took the initiative to play additional songs as we were running a bit behind due to an unruly flower girl. Playing additional music was not something we had agreed to beforehand but it really is just a testament to Alex’s professionalism and dedication to the performance he is giving that he went the extra mile
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Devin D.

8 February 2016

Alex is a great guy and was hired to play my wedding in March of 2013. I will definitely seek his services again when I am in need of a musician...

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Heather C.

27 May 2015

Alex was absolutely amazing for our beach wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!!  Alex was the first guitarist we interviewed and hired him on the spot.  We were blown away while interviewing him while listening to his songs we couldn't imagine not having him there on our big day.  Alex learned a brand new song to him for our ceremony which meant the world to us.  We didn't give Alex a set list of songs but rather gave him free reign to play songs fitting for the event and he did without a hitch!      Alex managed to get from our ceremony site to reception site very quickly and was able to entertain our guests while we took pictures.  We had many compliments on how amazing the guitarist was.  I would definitely hire Alex again and recommend him to anyone looking for a guitarist for any special event!  Thanks again Alex! More...

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Jamie C.

11 February 2015

Alex played at my Boyfriend's 40th Birthday party and we couldnt have been more pleased!  The party was in our backyard around the pool and Alex played for a few hours as guests mingled with drinks.His music was the perfect addition to the party and gave it that pop of class we were hoping for.  He played a mix of up-tempo songs that kept the party moving without being too loud or overbearing.  Everyone was commenting what a great addition he was.  Glad we were able to book Alex and would definitely hire him again! More...

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Suzette N.

28 January 2015

Alex is a talented and professional musician. My family hired him to play at my brothers service which lifted our spirits during a sad day. We made a special request and he accommodated by putting together a special rendition. His playing was beautiful and added a meaningful touch that made me well up with emotion when he played the song.  Alex, thank you for helping my family and I say "until we meet again" with your music. I highly recommend hiring Alex for your special event. More...

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James P.

29 December 2014

We could not be more pleased.  We planned a Christmas Open House at our home in La Jolla and the guitar player that we had hired called us 2 days prior to the event to bow out because he was sick.  We turned to Yelp for help and based on reviews contacted Alex.  We are very thankful that we did.  He was outstanding even on short notice he played 3 hours of classic rock intermixed with Christmas music.   His guitar playing added a lot to the success of the party without drowning out conversation.  Our guests complimented us on how much they enjoyed listening to the guitar player. Several guest plan to use Alex at their next party as will we.  Furthermore his rates were very reasonable. More...

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Jennifer

4 November 2014

Attention anyone reading this review... Do yourself a favor and just book Alex right now. He was AMAZING to work with from the beginning of the process through the wedding day. Alex recently played the ceremony music at our wedding in La Jolla, and I cannot say enough good things about him. From our first emails I could tell he was going to be great to work with. He is super responsive, very friendly and asked the right questions to get a thorough understanding of what we were looking for in a ceremony musician. Throughout the planning stages, I adored working with him. He had a wide range of songs that he knew, and even offered to learn other songs if we had a special request. I was a bit indecisive with selections for ceremony music, and Alex was patient and suggested songs that he had played before that might work, without being pushy. Fast forward to the wedding day... Alex was early to arrive, completely set up and ready to go well before the ceremony. We received many compliments on the music he played while guests were arriving, and our ceremony selections went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone planning an event or wedding who is looking for a fabulous guitar player!! More...

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Jennifer H.

4 November 2014

Attention anyone reading this review... Do yourself a favor and just book Alex right now. Alex recently played the music at our wedding in La Jolla, and I cannot say enough good things about him. From our first emails I could tell he was going to be great to work with. He is super responsive, very friendly and asked the right questions to get a thorough understanding of what we were looking for at our event.  He had a wide range of songs that he knew, and even offered to learn other songs if we had a special request. I was a bit indecisive with selections for ceremony music, and Alex was patient and suggested songs that he had played before that might work, without being pushy. Fast forward to the wedding day... Alex was early to arrive, completely set up and ready to go well in advance of the ceremony. We received many compliments on the music he played while guests were arriving, and our ceremony selections went off without a hitch. The entire event was beautiful and we have him to thank.  I would highly recommend Alex to anyone planning an event or wedding who is looking for a fabulous guitar player!! More...

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Laurel

20 June 2014

Alex was fabulous and is a very talented guitarist. He played not only during our ceremony but also our reception. His music was romantic, moving, and fun and upbeat as well all rolled into one. He was also very personable and genuine as well. I would highly recommend him for any event you are considering as he can play a variety of songs on his classical guitar and is incredibly talented! More...

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Ana

28 April 2014

Alex played Spanish guitar while I walked down the beach aisle on my wedding day. He played so beautifully I asked him to stay longer and play for the 1st hour of my reception. He was so wonderful, polite and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend him! More...

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Karen

4 April 2014

Alex was great to work with and did a fantastic job playing our ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. He helped me in picking out ceremony songs and was always available to answer questions or give advice. We let him be creative with the cocktail hour and dinner music and it fit into the theme of our day perfectly. More...

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Ulrich

1 April 2014

Alex provided great background music for our ceremony, highly recommended. He is very professional and a great musician!

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User4002781

30 March 2014

Alex played guitar during ceremony and cocktail hour on my wedding, he played classical and flamenco, he was very professional and always responded in a timely manner, I would recommend Alex to any bride that wants to add a special romantic touch to her wedding.

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Mia

25 March 2014

Alex was great! I felt so comfortable with him from the moment we first spoke. He was so helpful and really talented. The only thing I would change is Alex living in San Diego because I'm in Arizona and we need more talented people like him here! Alex thank you again for helping make my wedding day the best day of my life :) More...

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Olga

25 March 2014

We are very happy we hired Alex to perform at our daughter's wedding. He was flexible accommodating a last minute change of schedule and did his own set up so we could concentrate on other things. His music repertoire was excellent and his performance outstanding. He is very professional and friendly. I do not hesitate to recommend him for another event. More...

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Miriam

25 March 2014

Alex was great. He showed up with enough time to set up and discuss the game plan. Most importantly, he plays beautifully and made our day completely unforgettable. We loved him!!

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Jim

24 March 2014

I highly recommend Alex. He played acoustic guitar at my wedding on the beach in Laguna Beach, CA as well as at the reception later that day. He knows a wide variety of songs and plays beautifully. He even played my wife's favorite song up close at our table. Many of our guests commented how beautifully he played. He is very friendly, flexible and professional. You will be extremely happy with Alex. More...

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Shannon

23 March 2014

Alex was amazing to work with from start to finish. He was patient, flexible, helpful and a pleasure to have involved in our wedding day. Alex is a talented guitarist and also provided us with an equally talented second guitarist and DJ for our reception since he was only available for our ceremony. I would highly recommend Alex Guillen to anyone looking for beautiful live music at their wedding, party or event. More...

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Brian

18 March 2014

Alex was absolutely fantastic!! We were so glad we found him to play for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We were looking for someone that could play some classical/spanish guitar, some traditional wedding songs (including special requests), and then kick it up a notch with some lively jazz and flamenco for the cocktail hour. Alex nailed it every time. He really set the mood for the wedding and got everyone ready for a fun reception. His girlfriend even helped us cue the bridal party so the timing was perfect! Not only would we recommend Alex to anyone, we would hire him again in a heartbeat. Well done and thanks again!! More...

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Jocelyn

18 March 2014

Alex was fantastic! Not only was he accommodating with our meeting times but he went out of his way to send me a list of songs and samples to choose from. He played all the songs I wanted for my wedding ahead of time so I knew exactly how the music would sound on my wedding day. I received tons of compliments from my guest on Alex's performance. I would recommend him to any of my friends. More...

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Carisse

18 March 2014

Alex performed during the cocktail hour of our wedding reception. We loved his music and so did our guests. He made our day memorable.

Alex was very professional and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future.
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Devin

18 March 2014

Alex was very professional and accommodated my every need when it came to choosing my ceremony music for my wedding. He played beautifully at the wedding and during cocktail hour at my reception. All the guests enjoyed his music and the selections that he played. If I am ever in need of a musician for any of my events Alex will be the person I reach out too. Go ahead and book with him. You will not be disappointed!!! More...

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User2699628

12 November 2013

Alex was a fantastic performer! He played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and did a great job. He learned 3 songs for our ceremony and really made it feel special. I would highly recommend Alex for your event! More...

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Casey

9 October 2012

Alex has amaizing talent. His guitar playing is beautiful. I highly recommend him for ceremony and cocktail hour. He played during the seating of my guests, walks down the isle and during cocktail. It was the perfect touch to open the wedding so romantic and beautiful. Thank you Alex!!! More...

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alvaro

23 August 2012

Alex played during our wedding cocktail at Balboa Park on Aug 4th. We and our guests enjoyed his music, he is a superb guitar player and in addition Alex has been great to work with during the preparation and the event itself. He was literally one of the few providers of our event that we didn't have to worry about! We definitely recommend him – and thank you again Alex! More...

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Maria

5 August 2012

Alex was a lovely accompaniment to my husband's party. It was the perfect sound and tone for the day. Thank you!

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Danielle

5 August 2012

Alex performed for me at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was amazing from start to finish. He contacted me via phone, within hours of me requesting a quote. He offered me so much more then what I was requesting, but still in my price range! He provided samples of the music he offered to play at the ceremony and played it perfectly. I asked for him to be creative during the cocktail hour and play the music that he is best at and he was amazing! More...