It’s free with no obligation to hire
FULL Setup - Great for crowds up to 200 or more
Photos and Videos
8 photos and 3 videos
General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
Country / bluegrass,
Michael is incredibly talented, personable and easy to work with. We hired him to play for my wife's birthday party at our home and he was the absolute perfect addition to a wonderful evening. We were impressed by the YouTube links he shared when we hired him but even more impressed by him in person. From a list of about 40 of my wife's favorite songs, he crafted the perfect playlist, including songs by Sir Mixalot (acoustic Baby Got Back was epic), Pink, Kesha and more. I would hire him again without hesitation and would highly recommend him to anyone. In fact, all of our guests were so impressed and everyone asked afterwards where we found him and how they could hire him.Jul 23, 2018VerifiedSinging Guitarist's reply
Thanks again Jason! You, your wife, and your guests were so fun to play for!
My wife and I first discovered Michael at Bo-Beau's in downtown Long Beach! I immediately grabbed his business card in hopes of hiring him for a private event down the road. He was incredible to say the least! True professional sound with a monster playlist of hits and self-titles. We hired Michael to play my wife's surprise birthday party and he exceeded our expectations (again)! On time....professional....incredibly gifted.....and the value was through the roof. To be honest - Michael is worth every penny and then some, we were extremely fortunate to have him available! We look forward to hiring Michael at some point very soon!Sep 7, 2019Singing Guitarist's reply
Thanks for the kind feedback, Bobby! I had so much fun playing for your wife’s party. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for generously welcoming me into your home. Hope to work with you again soon!
I had the pleasure of hiring Michael for a corporate event. He was the sole entertainer for the evening in a rather large venue, and he brought the house down! He has a voice that belongs on American Idol or The Voice, deft guitar skills, and the charisma to charm anyone passing by. Everyone had a blast and the following day I did not stop receiving compliments about the amazing act I booked. Strictly speaking, Michael made me look like a genius. Michael is also very considerate, responsive, and easy to work with. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Whatever he quotes you, he's worth every penny, because you're basically getting Ed Sheeran + Stevie Wonder in one, at a fraction of the cost! My advice: don't hesitate to hire him because someday after he blows up you'll be glad to say you once hired Michael Barnum for your birthday party/wedding/gala.Jul 25, 2018Singing Guitarist's reply
Thanks for this incredible review Greg! Playing for you was such an incredible experience. Thank you for your kind hospitality and great professionalism. I’m glad you and your guests enjoyed my performance. Hope to work with you again soon.
Frankly Michaels videos do not give him justice for his live performance. He and his female colleague have tremendous talent and we’re the highlight of my dinner party. They accommodated impromptu song requests or provided an alternative. He surprised my guest with a Spanish song which we all enjoyed. Both were pleasure to have and I highly recommend.Feb 6, 2020VerifiedSinging Guitarist's reply
Rose, Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We had such an amazing time singing for your birthday party and I'm so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed the performances, including you especially. Let us know if you ever need live music for your next event!
Michael was able to entertain a crowd of 400+ at my formal event. So much so that he got people out of their seat to dance and sing with him ! I highly recommend him. My guests have already been requesting to have him perform again at future events .Feb 17, 2019VerifiedSinging Guitarist's reply
Thanks so much for the kind words, Dawn! It was such a pleasure getting to perform for your event. You really know how to throw a party. I had an absolute blast!!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Before we finalize the booking, I do require a 50% security deposit electronically. The remainder of the quote can be paid on the day of the event.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to get an insight into the party or event. If it's a wedding, did you want music for a cocktail hour or dinner music? If it's a birthday party, did you want to choose a specific song for the birthday celebrant? Being informed as much as possible helps not only ensure that I can deliver properly, but that you get the experience you paid for. My job is to make your event memorable in the best way possible.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been singing since the age of 4. My mom studied voice and piano when she was growing up, so I got the music genes from her (thanks mom). I am professionally trained vocally for over 10 years and have been playing guitar for over 5 years.