Marilyn Miller

Ghent, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I make music! I sing songs that I that I have written, as well as songs that are loved by many folks, and likely, you too. My show is high energy and friendly. I can lead a sing along, play all originals, all covers, all Neil Young or a combo.... Your choice, and I can talk to you about what may fit your event best. My catalog is mostly classic rock, folk/rock, blues and country. I have an amazing guitarist who can accompany me if you want something extra special and can also have a full rock band backup. Songs I know: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Ain’t Going Nowhere Ain’t No Sunshine Angel from Montgomery Bad Moon Rising Barroom Girls Big Yellow Taxi California Dreaming City of New Orleans Can't Let Go Coming into Los Angeles Dead Flowers Don’t Think Twice, It’s all Right Down by the River Down on the Corner Folsom Prison Blues For What it's Worth Gotta Travel On Helpless Helplessly Hoping Hit the Road Jack House of the Rising Sun Hurt I Got You Babe If You Could Read my Mind It Ain’t Me Babe It's Too Late Just Breathe Leaving on a Jet Plane Look Out for My Love Lookin Out My Back Door Me and Bobby Mcgee The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Nights in White Satin On the Road Again Over and Over Powderfinger Proud Mary Rockin in the Free World Ruby Tuesday Signs So Far Away Sound of Silence Spanish Pipe Dream Sunday Morning Coming Down Suzanne Sweet Baby James The Boxer These Boots are Made for Walking This Land is Your Land Wagon Wheel

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I absolutely love to share music with people and entertain. I very much enjoy having people sing with me, dance, or even just enjoy the music while having dinner or conversation.
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Location

Ghent, NY 12075

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Jill S. Mar 26, 2017
    Fun night for all.
    Marilyn, opened for us when we had our one and only house concert. She did a wonderful job, singing, playing and telling stories. She connected to the people in the room. I think if we were to have a house concert again, Marilyn would now be a head liner as she's more seasoned and has a lot of more material in her repertoire.
  • George's Justice K. Feb 11, 2017
    Talented and fun performer
    Marilyn played a community event for us in Hudson. The crowd loved her...especially her rendition of These Boots Are Made For Walking. She is extremely talented and knows how to work a crowd. We want her at our next event.
  • Caroline M. Feb 9, 2017
    Talented musican for small and large events.
    I was provided with music and song for a reunion of old friends. The music and intimacy couldn't have been better. I would have Marilyn provide entertainment for anything from a small party to a large fundraiser. Highly recommended. Five stars!!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We would discuss your vision for your event. Do you want music in the background or music as a break from other activities? We can do either. You can pick your set list from my available songs and/or I can learn a song or two (depending on my lead time) to perform at your event. I have amplification for small or large events.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have taken lessons in voice, guitar and performance and frequently attend conferences designed to increase my skills at giving my audience a good time!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Depending on the circumstances, I generally ask for $30-50 an hour, more if you want me to include my amazing guitar player, Rick Warren (I recommend that!!!). If you prefer to pass the hat to your guests and/or do a House Concert format with a 'suggested donation' from your guests, we can discuss that
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love to entertain people. I have been making music for 15 years, but I have loved music for far longer!!! (Nope, no hints on my age!)
What types of customers have you worked with?
I am happy to do private parties, where the format can be like a concert or background music while you and your guests visit. I do have a number of love songs for engagement parties or weddings, but I am NOT a dance band. I love to do House Concerts, where a person invites their friends and either pass the hat or ask for a suggested donation for me to put on a private show at your house. I also look forward to playing for festivals, farmers markets, etc. If you have another idea, let me hear it!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Listen to videos of the performer. Read their song lists. Communicate clearly about your desires.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
For amplified shows, please be sure your neighbors will not be disturbed!