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General event / party,
Country / bluegrass
- Cynthia V.
Vi Wickam is an exceptional and versatile musician. He is a rare musician who is equally at home in a tuxedo playing for an elite soiree or in blue jeans playing in a bluegrass jam. Last summer I contracted Vi Wickam to perform for 200 guests at the Opera Fort Collins "Songs in Summer" garden party at the Hixon home. As a strolling violinist he played everything from classical violin melodies to old time and Celtic fiddle tunes. Vi is also the founder and first violinist with the Fort Collins String Quartet. His traditional music includes guest appearance with bluegrass and old time music bands and recordings. He is also releasing a much anticipated solo CD this Spring! I highly recommend Vi The Fiddler for any event. He is reliable, courteous, and professional. Quality matters!Mar 6, 2011
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We take a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking to reserve the date, and the remainder is due at the time of service.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If you are interested in hiring me, or one of my ensembles, we will discuss the specifics either via email, phone or skype, to make sure that we are a good fit for your needs. When you decide you want to hire us, I will send you a contract with the specifics of your engagement. You return the signed contract to me with the 50% deposit. As soon as you have returned the contract and deposit, the performance date is confirmed. From here, we will have a consultation via phone, skype, or in person (depending on your location,) to decide on the context of our performing - show vs background music, any specific songs that you would like to hear at your event, and to make sure that we are totally on the same page. At your event, we show up 15-30 minutes in advance if we are not using a sound system. If we are using a sound system, we arrive 30 minutes-2 hours in advance depending on the complexity of the setup required to make sure that we have the sound dialed in to suit your needs and the space we are performing in. Then, we give you music that you will love!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have been playing music and performing since I was 7 years old. I grew up in a musical family and have always loved music. I was teaching private music lessons by the time I was in Junior High, and competing at a national level on the fiddle by the time I was 15. Music is in my blood.