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Cuatom DJ service + Live Guitar, Voice, or Bagpipe. 1 stop full wedding package start to finish.

The elegant sound of the guitar will add a touch of class to your special occasion. The powerful sound of the bagpipe will make your affair unique and memorable.

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Johnny Buchanan

30 July 2019

Michael was amazing! We had him as our bagpiper and DJ for our wedding and he made the whole day more amazing than we could've hoped for. He was so helpful and responsive in the time leading up to the wedding and really helped set the tone for the day. Everyone we talked to afterwards was saying how wonderful he was. He had everyone out on the dance floor and having a great time! Even better, he had my family's tartan as a kilt for the ceremony. If you are in need of a bagpiper for your wedding Michael truly is amazing. More...

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Karen Smith Pavone

20 July 2019

I heard Michael perform at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at least nine years ago and I’ve kept his business card ever since; in case either of my kids want a bagpiper at their wedding! More...

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Lisa-Marie Woods

17 July 2019

Michael was the full package for us in that we requested guitar, bagpipes and DJ throughout our celebration. A fun guy to work with that was kept on his toes with our requests ( and also day of requests with International songs involved), which he navigated with ease. He performs very well on all platforms, and had our wedding party laughing, crying (bagpipes and guitar) and dancing all night. Such a great guy overall with no issues whatsoever. If you are looking for someone easy to work with, flexible, outgoing personality and does the job very well... then he is the guy for you. Quality all the way through. More...

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Christy Haffner Harrington

4 June 2019

He's just the best I've ever heard over 15 years!

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Laura Smolenske

30 May 2019

Michael was our DJ and played classical guitar at our wedding. During our ceremony and during dinner Michael really set the tone by playing the guitar which was such a magical addition to our already perfect day, he was also a trooper because we were married outside with falling snow in about 20 degrees. We’ve gotten so many compliments from friends and family remarking about how talented he is playing the guitar. In addition to his live music skills he was the exact DJ we were looking for and did a great job MCing and helping keep everything on schedule! We wanted to have a DJ who would keep the dance floor full all night long and he did not disappoint. He did an amazing job of playing music for each generation that we had at our wedding. Michael was so responsive and put any worries about the wedding at ease. He provided AV equipment during the ceremony and lighting at the reception. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for live music and a stellar DJ. More...

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Kelli O'Donnell

17 May 2019

Michael was absolutely amazing!!!!! We hired him to play the bagpipes for the wedding ceremony and also to DJ our reception.
We had a destination wedding so we really did not meet any of our vendors until the day of our wedding - Michael I met literally minutes before walking down the aisle and he played the bagpipes so beautifully!!! From there he headed over to where our reception was so he could DJ. Again, he was awesome. He kept everyone on the dance floor until it was time to close up. But what meant the most to me ~ my mother had just recently passed away and I emailed Michael requesting he play something on his guitar for her and asked for some suggestions. He ended up played Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton but not only did he play it beautifully, he sang it as well. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. It was perfect and it meant the world to me.
I promise, you will not be disappointed in Michael. He is quick to response to all questions. He is prompt and very professional. He far exceeded our expectations and am so thankful we found him.
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Aubree

6 April 2019

We always knew we wanted the bride to walk down the aisle to Duane Allman’s “Little Martha”, but we never thought we’d be able to find a guitarist that could recreate Duane’s singularly beautiful rendition, so we were initially resigned to playing a recording despite having a preference for live music. But then we came across Michael Lancaster in our search. From his website, Michael’s rendition more than matched Duane’s original.

We dug a little deeper to discover that Michael not only was an adept guitarist, but that, coincidentally, he had also been the bagpipe instructor to The Best Man when he was a kid growing up with the groom. So, we knew it was meant to be and booked Michael then and there for our wedding.

The pleasant surprise was just how much we appreciated Michael’s full repertoire in addition to Little Martha. He performed “Bron Yr Aur” for the rest of processional, but you could’ve been forgiven for thinking it was Jimmy Page plucking the strings (and the same goes for Eric Clapton’s “Signe” for the recessional). Then, Michael continued through the cocktail hour, song after song each more mellifluously beautiful than the last, providing the perfect ambient backdrop to the revelry we were all enjoying.

Michael’s contribution was not limited to his performance; he provided valuable technical equipment (lavalier and standing mics, speakers, etc.) that amplified both the ceremony and cocktail hour, all while helping us have one less thing to keep track of ourselves.

If you want the perfect soundtrack for your wedding, hiring Michael Lancaster is our highest recommendation.
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Justin Smolenske

26 March 2019

Michael is an absolute professional. He played guitar and was the dj at our wedding in February and he did an amazing job. He was reliable and easy to work with. He was fantastic on the guitar and kept people on the dance floor. I would recommend Michael to anyone. More...

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Justin Smolenske

28 February 2019

Michael is an absolute professional. He played guitar and was the dj at our wedding in February and did an amazing job. He was reliable and easy to work with. He was fantastic on the guitar and kept people on the dance floor. I would recommend Michael to anyone. More...

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Brian

5 November 2018

He communicated so well throughout the process, and then he was so prepared the night of. Literally, we didn't have to do a thing and my stresses melted away once he got there. He even brought these wireless uplights that he controlled via a remote which made SUCH a difference with our event. He's a REALLY talented guitarist as well. I would hire him again in a heartbeat! More...

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Andrew

11 October 2018

Michael was a fantastic person to have as a part of our wedding. It was so nice to have a one stop shop for all our musical needs. He provided the sound for our outdoor ceremony and played guitar. He had music set and ready to go for our cocktail hour and he did a wonderful job DJing the night away, all our guests had a blast dancing to the music. AND he played bagpipes as we marched from the ceremony to the reception hall. It was an amazing site to see all our friends and family walk behind us as we proceeded together as husband and wife. We had a pretty awesome wedding but Michael made it that much better. More...

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Katy

7 August 2018

Great acoustic guitar and DJ music for my wedding reception during dinner and dancing! Thank you Michael for being a great dj and for the av setup during the reception.

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Holly Lancaster

30 July 2018

Great attention to detail, prompt, professional and a joy to work with!

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Samantha Ewing

30 July 2018

Michael played guitar and sang at our May 2016 wedding in Breckenridge. He performed processional, recessional, and during cocktail hour. He did a WONDERFUL job. Guests were complimentary and really enjoyed listening to him. He was also extremely professional, flexible, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him! More...

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Anna

27 March 2018

Michael was amazing!!!!!!! We booked him for our wedding and he was so easy to communicate with. He came early to the wedding so I didn’t have to worry! He played amazing. Our guests were amazed by him. He is professional and so friendly. I would hire him in a second for an event! More...

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Lynne K.

11 October 2017

My sister-in-law and I booked Michael for my brother's funeral.  I contacted him via email at ~9:30 pm and was pleasantly surprised to receive a reply within the hour.  We basically worked out all the details (tunes) and date, time and church info in just a couple emails.  Michael was right on time and when he arrived the funeral director told us he was the best in the business.  What he brought to the service and his kindness cannot be put into words.  It was moving, especially when he played Danny Boy for my brother Dan.  I would recommend him again and again. More...

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Crystal

18 September 2017

We hired Michael Lancaster to play the bagpipes for our wedding 11 years ago! People still talk about our wedding day and "that amazing bagpiper". His playing was not only wonderful, he was incredibly professional and helpful even when it started to rain! His online music selection made it easy to plan our ceremony music even though I was 100s of miles away. And his sincerity and love for performing was evident. We are deeply appreciative to Michael for helping to make our wedding ceremony such a memorable event. Thank you, Crystal & Douglas More...

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Mel B.

17 August 2016

Michael played guitar during the pre-ceremony / processional and bagpipes for the recessional at our wedding in July, 2016. He also provided equipment for our officiant and readers/singers during the ceremony. Needless to say it was all absolutely flawless! Being the bride, you dream of everything going perfectly, but of course, it rarely does. Having Michael work so professionally and courteously gave that aspect of our big day the perfection we hoped for. One thousand percent recommend! More...

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Lindsay

16 August 2016

I was nervous booking vendors online for a destination wedding but his reviews were excellent so I went for it. I was not dissapointed at all! Michael was professional, kind, and very fast with response to all of my emails. Our wedding venue had to be changed due to rain and he was very accommodating to the short notice change. His music was on point and exactly what I wanted. I would absolutely hire him again in a heart beat. Such a wonderful guitarist!!!! More...

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Christopher Landauer

30 July 2016

Michael is a consummate professional and his artistry contributed substantially to both the joy and sorrow we celebrated during the memorial for my Mom. Two other Bagpipe organizations in Colorado Springs let me down even with 3 weeks notice and one didn't even return my call, but when I called Michael he took time out of his day to learn about my mother and custom tailor his music to her life and wishes. He learned and performed a new song in her honor on short notice, he traveled far in poor weather and was precisely on time, and when we started the memorial late due to the weather he filled the gap (and masked the sound of the generator we had to bring in to run heaters to combat the unexpected snow) with his gorgeous renditions. He saved the day and more than exceeded all expectations. It's hard to imagine that you could make the Garden of the Gods any more beautiful, but it was that day with Michael's music echoing softly off the canyon walls. More...

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Christopher L.

3 May 2016

I was let down horribly by two other Colorado Springs Bagpipe groups while booking music for my Mom's memorial, one informing me only days before my event that they were backing out -- the other never bothered to return my call. During a stressful time, Michael not only took my call he took time out of his day to learn about my mother and custom tailor his music to her life and her wishes -- he even learned a new song in her honor on short notice.  He was prompt and efficient with communication before the event, he was perfectly on time the day of event though he had to travel far through nasty weather, and when we started late Michael filled that time with a lengthy and impressive set of music.  When we had to bring in a loud generator to run heaters to combat the freak snow, his piping masked the sound.  And during the service his renditions brought the assembled crowed through both joy and sorrow... a perfect tribute. Multiple guests commented how courteous and friendly he was and were amazed how much he learned about Mom even though they never met in life.  That's so beyond a mere hired talent, that's a pure soul.  You wouldn't think that you could improve on the beauty of Garden of the Gods in the Spring, but Michael's artistry made the day memorable and special. More...

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Marcelle M.

8 September 2015

I hired MIchael to play at my daughter's wedding at Mount Vernon Country Club for 120 guests.  My daughter only wanted an instrumental guitarist and he was on Mount Vernon's preferred vendor list which is how I found him.  He played classical music while the guests were being seated and then after the ceremony he played acoustical songs for an hour.  He showed up on time and blended into the environment.  He even miked the rabbi for the service.  I would highly recommend him! More...

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lieutenant_dan_e

30 July 2015

Michael did our wedding back in October, and was fantastic!! He was there for the walkthrough, on time for the ceremony, and very quick to reply via email. Most importantly, he played beautifully and brought tears to everyone's eyes as the bride was coming down. I highly recommend him for your event! More...

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Denny Llewellyn

30 July 2015

We hired Michael for a funeral for one of our treasured members of our church.He was very easy to work with. He played the music that we requested incredibly well.Everyone was very pleased with him and his abilities.He was prompt, courteous and very talented. His kilt and complete attire was appreciated by everyone.He is very affordable and Gigmasters was easy to work with. We communicated several times before the funeral and there wasn't a single problem.All in all, a wonderful experience. More...

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mary tomsick

30 July 2015

We hired Michael to play at our wedding on 12/13/14. I booked Michael a year & a half out because I was concerned that the date would be popular & book-up. I already knew I wanted Michael Lancaster, he is the best bag piper in Colorado, everyone I know who has hired a bag piper has hired Michael. If you say bag piper to anyone whose hired a bag piper they say you have to go with Michael! He plays beautifully & knows his volume, my DJ was concerned about bag pipes indoors with the acoustics of the room & everyone being blown away but I knew Michael would do a fabulous job & he did. Everyone said he was the perfect touch to the wedding. I could not imagine a better way to walk down the isle than to amazing grace piped by Michael Lancaster! More...

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Lauren Wooten

30 July 2015

We had Michael play at our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding in September 2014. The process of picking out the music was incredibly easy and he was extremely helpful when I had no idea what music to pick! When it actually came time to walk down the aisle, I was so nervous, but I remember clearly hearing the guitar playing and thinking how beautiful and calming it sounded. Not only was the music fantastic, Michael even talked to and calmed down my father when our dog got stung by a bee! I plan on giving his name to a good friend of mine when she gets married and I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a musician for any kind of event! More...

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Suzanne Biehl

30 July 2015

We hired Michael for our wedding in Breckenridge, CO in September 2014. We spoke to several guitarists and Michael was by far our first choice for several reasons. He is extremely talented, easy to work with, and had great suggestions for a plan for the music. The other musicians wanted a lot personal attention and had all of these demands and terms that were just not doable for us for our situation. Michael was flexible during the planning process and during because the ceremony ended up lasting longer than it should have. He took the hiccups in stride and played beautiful music for everyone with a smile the whole time. I would personally recommend him for anything from a simple event to a very large event. He is talented, professional, and courteous at all times. More...

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Bonnie Johnstone

30 July 2015

I hired Mr. Lancaster to play the bagpipes on St. Andrew's Feast Day after theBlessing of the Tartans by Fr. Evan Armatas at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado. Only Fr. Evan and I knew that there was going to be a piper! At the end of the service, the back doors opened and Mr. Lancaster stood in the doorway playing Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral! Everyone loved it! What a surprise! I've been enjoying the complimentary comments ever since!Mr. Lancaster was professional throughout! He kept in touch, was on time and performed on a chilly day without a complaint. Excellent! More...

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14 July 2015

Michael was amazingly easy to work with! He was able to learn a new song to play at our ceremony and we communicated via email - never met him until the day of our wedding! He also gets extra credit for putting up with my mom (who admitted she was PINA to him) for the "surprise" bagpiping part. Thanks so much, Michael! More...

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Mary

28 December 2014

If you are going to hire a bagpiper you must hire Michael Lancaster. There is no other bagpiper in Colorado as far as I am concerned, whenever I say bagpiper to any of my vendors or any one who has hired a bagpiper & they immediately say Michael Lancaster. Best price, extremely professional, & more than anything best sound. He knows how to adjust perfectly for inside as well since bagpipes are loud this is not easy! If you hire a bagpiper you must hire Michael Lancaster More...

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Danielle

17 October 2014

Michael is so friendly and is such a beautiful piper - the minute he started playing the waterworks flowed, both on my end and our guests. He even played a longer song then discussed for a postlude. He was perfect!! More...

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Nikki

3 October 2014

Michael played guitar for our ceremony and it was beautiful! He is such a professional and we would highly recommend him to any couple looking for music.

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Marissa

18 September 2014

Michael played the bagpipes at our wedding up in the mountains this past July and it made our ceremony incredibly special. We actually had a DJ play music while the wedding party walked down the aisle, but as soon as the wedding party was standing at the alter, the music faded out and Michael started to play from a distance as I walked down the aisle with my father. It was a surprise to all of our guests, including my dad! The music gave everyone goosebumps (in a good way!) Michael then played all of the music for the recessional / postlude which was just lovely. From day one, Michael was very easy to work with and was open to any ideas that we had for the ceremony. He was prompt to respond to our emails and was on top of all of the details to ensure we were on the same page prior to our wedding day. If you want to add an unexpected and beautiful element to your wedding, I can't recommend Michael enough! I promise that you will not regret it :) More...

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Julia

29 June 2014

Michael was such a pleasure to work with! He s extremely diligent at providing a quick response to questions and help keep us on task. He was prompt with his arrival and set up and understanding of the madness accompanying a wedding. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to any bride looking for the final touch on ceremony music. It was easy to preview and pick something from his site to know exactly how each song sounded and also to discuss our desires for music outside of his typical forte. Michael's beautiful guitar playing was the icing on the cake to our ceremony in the mountains! More...

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ronny t.

8 June 2014

Not sure you could get a better musician. Michael did a beautiful job at our small celebration for 20 people. He is excellent at communication, timely and wait to you hear his bagpipe playing !. You cant go wrong booknig him but book early as he is very popular! More...

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27 May 2014

Michael was such an asset to our outdoor ceremony in Boulder, CO. Although we didn't actually meet him until the ceremony, he was so professional and really helped us pick the right music for our ceremony. He played acoustic guitar while people gathered before the ceremony, while I walked down the aisle, and during our cocktail party after. He did a fabulous job of becoming part of our ceremony rather than making himself and the music stand out. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any type of event. Thanks Michael! More...

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Teresa

14 April 2014

Michael was very professional and easy to work with. His music was wonderful and everyone enjoyed his talent.

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9 March 2014

We used Michael for my dad's 80th birthday party. It was a surprise and when he walked in with the bagpipes it brought my dad to tears. Michael was incredible and made the event a huge success! More...

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User3952971

6 March 2014

Michael was the perfect choice for our daughter's wedding. He was very professional and made helpful recommendations regarding music selections as well being able to perfectly perform her requests. Michael was dressed beautifully in his authentic Celtic clothing. He was a pleasure to work with. Thanks again! More...

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Hilary

5 March 2014

He was so easy going when we couldn't find the correct location for my Dad's funeral. He was very heartfelt with our difficult situation. We would absolutely love to use Michael again for future events! More...

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User3951325

5 March 2014

Is there any place to have 6 stars? Michael was an ace when it came to communication, which was super important as this was for a destination wedding. When we were late and the other musician had to leave before the end, Michael came through and gave us our perfect wedding. In addition, he was a champ and handled our amplification needs for a very fair price. I cannot recommend Michael more. He is a total rock star and I cannot praise him enough for our perfect day. More...

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Maryellen

4 March 2014

Fantastic! Excellent experience from start to finish. I would request Michael Lancaster again.

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Sarah

4 March 2014

Michael Lancaster was amazing!! He showed up early on our wedding day and made sure everything was taken care of. I literally just got to enjoy him play the music without having to deal with running around organizing things. His customer service is great. He follows through and follows up and I even had a thank you email from him 2 hours after my event! His music was truly fantastic and I'm trying to figure out another event I can have where I can hire him again! Thank you Michael for helping in making our day so special!! More...

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Matt

3 March 2014

Michael was one of the most helpful, flexible and accommodating people we had working with us on our wedding. From our first conversation he was offering suggestions, recommending different music and really adding to the specialness of the ceremony. We made a number of small changes to our plans based on Michael's recommendations and all of them made a difference in how well everything flowed. The music was fantastic and all of our quests loved it. We would recommend Michael to anyone! More...

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Rachelle

3 March 2014

Michael was a pleasure to work with. He is very talented and very easy to work with. He made our wedding even more magical. I would and will recommend him to everyone! More...

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Kevin

28 February 2014

As a professional musician myself, the quality of the live music in my wedding ceremony was of the utmost importance. Michael was a consummate professional and a true pleasure to work with. He was a prompt and responsive communicator with all phone calls, and was incredible in working with us to give shape to our ceremony. Additionally, Michael was a great collaborator with the singers who were performing and was responsive to making sure that we could have the songs we wanted on our special day. We knew that with Michael the music in our ceremony was in very capable and talented hands, and would highly recommend him to other couples. More...

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Brandy

27 February 2014

Michael Lancaster was amazing on our wedding day! He was very professional and his music made the ceremony that much more meaningful! Thank you so much Michael!

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Sherryl

27 February 2014

We had a Renaissance themed wedding and we loved working with Michael! He was professional, had a great selection of music and we've already referred him for anyone wanting excellent music and a great value! He made our event more special.

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Ashley

13 June 2013

I was looking for a guitarist for our ceremony and came upon Michael's website. When I saw that he was also a piper I was so excited because my husband LOVES bagpipes. I worked with Michael to make the pipes a surprise, only to be brought out when I began walking down the aisle. It was awesome! He was on top of it when we were planning, making sure to finalize details with me early along. He was easy to reach and accommodated what I wanted the ceremony to look like. A true professional through and through and an extremely talented musician!!! More...

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User3304191

5 June 2013

Michael provided elegant and fun ceremony music, had great suggestions for our processional music, and ceremony service structure. He arrived at the venue right on time and the guests were very complimentary! I'd definitely recommend Michael as an entertainment option for friends and family! More...

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Lisa

28 August 2012

Michael played the guitar and the bagpipes for our wedding and he did a wonderful job! We received so many compliments from all of our guests. We highly recommend Michael for your next event! He is professional, prompt with responding to emails and was very nice! More...

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13 August 2012

Michael was absolutely amazing. From the very beginning when I emailed him, he was super polite, quick to respond, and helped guide me in choosing the right songs for our wedding. There were a couple songs I asked if he could play, and if he couldn't he would suggest alternates, which ended up working out even better.
His bagpipe and guitar was so touching during the ceremony that it made me cry (and several others).
I highly recommend him to anyone who wants bagpipe or acoustic guitar. He is a true artist.
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Jennifer

24 June 2010

Very accommodating with song requests, and I have heard nothing but good things from other brides who have used him. The ceremony music was beautiful, and he even learned a song last minute for a surprise my husband planned for the ceremony. Super nice guy, and very talented. Would definitely recommend! I only counted down on the value because I felt like the price was expensive for a 20 minute ceremony, but he really was fabulous! More...

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Kim

14 September 2009

Michael was very in tune with what we were looking for. He was able to improvise and keep our guests entertained.

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Kristine

24 October 2008

Michael did a great job. Played pipes through the ceremony and guitar for dinner. It was fabulous.

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Ashlee

21 May 2008

Provided beautiful bagpipe and classical guitar music during our wedding ceremony!

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Michael has his degree in Music & Sound Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver which gives him a vast knowledge of musical styles and a unique mastery in how to properly mix that music. Michael's knowledge of Sound Engineering gives him clear judgment into how to fill a room with music at the perfect volume, for the perfect vibe.

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