Dylan Galvin Music
Dylan Galvin Music

Dylan Galvin Music

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Introduction: "He's just the right vibe; authentic, kind and professional" ...is what my clients say almost every single time. PLEASE READ - My minimum budget is $750 for a solo performance, if your budget matches, I'd love to work with you to create a custom quote for your event. "Bespoke vintage-modern acoustic pop" is what I do. This means your event gets a unique treatment no one else will get. I chose every song carefully to fit exactly what you want at your event. From the 60's to today I play a little of everything: Sinatra, Jim Croce, Jackson 5, Paul Simon, U2, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Bill Withers, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Sia, Black Keys, George Ezra, Paramore, Coldplay, Bruno Mars...and lots more. Classic nostalgia with modern energy. Familiar, yet fresh. I can easily switch between upbeat, engaging recognizable songs or softer, mood setting background music and with over a decade of full time live performance experience, I'm very good at moving with the energy of the crowd throughout the night. “Hands-down 5 stars! Aside from being talented and creating a great ambiance for our event, he was 100% professional and delightful to work with. I can't wait to have him for our next event!” (Erica N. Party Planner, Indian Head, CA) I've played over 1,200 shows across the US and I've been playing live for over 15 years and I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music. I'm a 5-Star rated musician on Gigmasters, Gigsalad and Bark and trusted performer of Levi's, Fashion Island, Four Seasons, The Hyatt, Redbird, Horseshoe Casino and Hollywood Casino. I've played countless weddings, festivals, backyard BBQ's, retirement parties, corporate events and everything in between. "Would absolutely hire again in a heartbeat! We loved Dylan! From the start, Dylan was so easy to work with! He was polite, super prompt, always answered my questions, and even dealt with some odd requests from our venue that were needed to ensure he could perform. His voice was lovely and his performance provided the perfect ambiance for our event. I cannot express enough how thankful we are that we found such a great performer! If we have another event in L.A., we would absolutely hire Dylan again! Our guests were even filming him for posts on social media!" (— Allison C. Event Planner, CA) **Sound system, microphones and all equipment is always included** **Insurance available upon request**

Hired 8 times

Serves Panorama City, CA

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1 employee

13 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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  • Wedding

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  • Solo Acoustic Corporate Event Entertainment

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

17 reviews


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Rodney T.
2 weeks ago

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Dylan was absolutely fantastic! A great guitarist, singer and wonderful person. He played at my son’s engagement party, and added just the right vibe; everybody so enjoyed his music. He was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating , punctual, professional and even went out of his way to record a special song for us. The party wouldn’t have been the same without him! I would highly recommend him and plan to have him at our next event!

Details: General event / party • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Guitar • Rock / classic rock • Variety • Covers • Outdoors

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Nikita K.
Aug 8, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Dylan was a last minute pick up for our small intimate wedding that was over an hour driver for him. He showed up, dressed in black tie apparel (per our request), and did an awesome job and sounded so good! He’s a versatile musician and played exactly what we asked for when we communicated the week before our wedding. He was also very responsive and we didn’t have to hunt him down. Incredibly nice guy and adapted and followed instructions to make it a seamless for our wedding. He provided equipment, setup on time, he was one less thing we had to worry about on the day of because he was so professional. Would 100% recommend. Musical skill aside he is very kind and patient, I wish all the best for him!

Details: Wedding reception • 25 guests or fewer • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 12 years old or younger • 51 or older • Vocals • Guitar • Other • Covers • Outdoors

Dylan Galvin Music's reply
Thank you so much Nikita, you and Morgan were so pleasant to work with. It was a blessing to perform at the Sunset Cliffs for you. You chose beautiful songs for the ceremony and the reception and you could not have picked a better place! It was picturesque and especially during sunset I was blown away with that gorgeous view. Thank you for having me be a part of your big day.
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Brent Y.
Jul 31, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Stop looking around and hire Dylan! He supplied a singer songwriter music vibe for our 20th anniversary party. All of our guests commented on how good he was and how his performance added an elegance that you just don’t get with a DJ. He did a few custom songs for us as well- thank Dylan! See you at the next party!

Details: Cocktail hour • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Vocals • Covers • Outdoors

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Sean B.
Jul 28, 2022
I recently hired Dylan Galvin to play music for my wedding ceremony and reception. I wanted to provide honest feedback for anyone looking to hire Dylan for their party, wedding, or other event requiring his diverse brand of music. Dylan is an awesome musician. He plays guitar with great sensitivity and his voice has a ton of character. Whether he’s playing original music or covers, his performances come off effortless and authentic. For my wedding ceremony, I sent him a specific arrangement to learn and he played it perfectly. As the groom, the most magical moment of the day was hearing a song that meant so much as a couple played and timed perfectly to my bride walking down the aisle. Four our reception, Dylan played a perfect mixture of music with chill vibes for the cocktail hour all the way to energetic music for the guests to dance to as the night went on. I heard nothing but fantastic things from my guests about the style, pacing, and song choices. Dylan was able to read the energy of each part of the event and respond perfectly with his musical choices. Since I’ve spoken about Dylan’s artistry and performance, I have to mention how the booking and planning processes went. Dylan was super fast to respond to our initial inquiry. He spoke to my wife and walked her through all of the options. His pricing was fair and direct. Before the wedding, we spoke on the phone about some logistical items and to my surprise, Dylan gave me an awesome, heartfelt pep talk! I can’t say enough how professional and personable Dylan is. Dylan also allowed us to plug in our own wireless microphone equipment to his amplification for the ceremony and reception so that we didn’t have to rent more equipment. He was very gracious in allowing us to do that. During the reception one of our wireless microphones died before I had to speak. Dylan came running out with his own microphone without skipping a beat - essentially saving the day! Even when he was taking a break, Dylan was still making sure everything was going smoothly for my wife and me. If you are looking to hire a professional musician with a big heart, Dylan is your guy. Not only will you enjoy the entertainment he provides, but you’ll feel safe and secure throughout the entire logistical process. Personally, I’ll be hiring Dylan again in the future. I can’t wait to see him perform again!
Dylan Galvin Music's reply
Sean, this is such an epic and thorough review. It really was my pleasure to get to perform at the wedding of a fellow professional guitar player! You and your brother are a great duo and I really appreciate the piece that you wanted played. I'm grateful how clear you made everything and how you event transcribed the guitar piece and arranged it for live looping, that was incredibly helpful. It was also a huge joy to get to hear about the comic book story your brother told and how he was able to get that chef to personally congratulate you and Tara with his video. Your wedding was truly enjoyable for me and I'm so happy to have been able to perform for you, your bride and your family. Maybe we can play together in the future or even join forces for someone else's wedding!
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Ashley M.
Mar 19, 2022
Oh wow we cannot say enough about how much Dylan made our day just that much more special!!! I knew we needed to have him part of our day from our first phone conversation, he has a great personality and is a talented artist. He worked well with our timeline and did all our MCing with great fluidity. All our guests raved about how amazing his music was and he played the perfect songs for all moments. There were no weird transitions and he made a wedding playlist for us for the times he wasnt playing. Please please please consider Dylan for any musical entertainment, you will not be disappointed!
Dylan Galvin Music's reply
Ashley, thank you so much. You really made it easy to craft a musical soundtrack for. Thank you for being so easy to work with, so kind and friendly and for all the great song choices! I appreciate you musical tastes, your kindness and you and it was an honor to be a part of your big day.
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Dylan Galvin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My services start at $750 I offer custom quotes to fit the precise requests of your event (sound equipment, cables and mics are always included in my rate)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Tell me the details of your event, I'll send you a custom quote with options. You choose the option you like best. I send over a contract, we both sign and that's it! The event is yours.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Professional Music degree from the best modern music school in the country: Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I studied performance with James Taylor's brother, Livingston and had John Mayer's guitar teacher as my own private instructor . Since then I've performed over 1,200 live shows across the country from intimate candlelit venues to beach weddings to backyard BBQ's to huge stages and crowds of thousands.

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