Tom margarites
Tom margarites

Tom margarites

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Introduction: PERFORMER: Virtuoso Guitarist/Vocalist/DJ ; Not only can I sing and play a wide variety of popular music from virtually every and any genre imaginable,I am also an accomplished classical guitarist/finger style expert as well as a virtuoso level soloist that transforms basic "cover tunes" into something unique and special that takes the performance far beyond simply mimicking a pop song like a record.We have mp3 players for that!... You want a DJ? Piece of cake. Through my blue tooth capable pa system,I can play any song on Apple music/spotify. I can take special requests effortlessly and you could even send me a playlist to your liking and that is what I will play! SPECIAL OFFER!...Three 50+ minute Sets for $300!!!! Compare THAT price to my current competition.That's a 50% savings and I'm confident the quality is at least 50% better with me! As a DJ I am unique! Not only do I play your favorite songs to get the people dancing but I may even have my guitar in hand and play some tasty little rhythm along with the song or a blistering virtuoso guitar solo to spice things up and to make it feel like you actually have a band not just a guy playing songs on his phone! See my videos on YouTube! I have a small footprint compared to a 2,3 or 4 piece band. It's me, my small pa system and and 4 little foot pedals! With the use of my Boss RC-20 Loop station looper and my TC-Helcion vocal harmonizer, you'll forget all that sound is coming from just one person in real time with NO BACKING TRACKS! ask me to play any two songs and I'll make a personal audition video for you so you can see what I can do. Thank you for your time! GUITAR TEACHING/LESSONS: Most of my lessons are now on line, but anyone is welcome to come to me in Mundelein or I can come to you depending on your location. God blessed me with the ability to break down complex and abstract concepts that are easily comprehended by anyone old enough to read as long as they can pay attention! I have taught so many people who took lessons from other teachers, and almost every time without fail,I am amazed at how little the student learned from his previous teacher.I think I am the best teacher for anyone who is brand new to guitar/music or to anyone who wants to become smarter about theory,songwriting,improvisation etc. btw,I have a reverbnation page under Tom Margarites that features 50 original compositions written,performed and recorded by me. All instruments. It's a great feeling knowing that you can change and have changed someones life and teaching guitar gives me that opportunity every day! For reasons somewhat unclear to me,I have spent the lions share of my waking hours over the past 42 years,studying and honing my craft and understanding of music.I cannot think of a better way for me to utilize the fruits of my labour than spreading the joy that is music,either through teaching or through performance!
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Gregory B.
Oct 9, 2023
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Tom is an absolute pro. He was professional, courteous, and on time. More importantly, his music was the hit of our party! I highly recommend Tom for any musical needs you have.

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Guitar • Pop / top 40 • Rock / classic rock • Country / bluegrass • Jazz / Blues • Covers • Outdoors

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Anna C.
Sep 26, 2023
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Tom did an incredible job at my son’s baptism party. His repertoire was awesome and my guests enjoyed his music so much. I would recommend him for ANY event, I would 100% hire him again. Very responsible, respectful and great musician overall.

Details: General event / party • 25 guests or fewer • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Guitar • Pop / top 40 • Country / bluegrass • Other

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Ethan M.
Sep 26, 2023
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Tom Margarites dj experience with us was fantastic. He was on time played great music and was very professional throughout the event. I would strongly recommend him for your next event!

Details: Corporate event • 200 - 250 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • Pop • Top 40 • Conference or convention center

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Vanessa B.
Sep 8, 2023
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Tom was the best decision we made for my mom’s surprise 70th birthday party in our backyard! Tom was extremely responsive, punctual, and helpful! He asked for a list of preferred songs, offered to send tapes of other performances for us to see, and took requests from my mom and her friends! He was respectful to the fact that it was a surprise and wanted to get there early enough that he wouldn’t ruin the surprise, and he was very good at telling us in advance what type of space and items he needed. Every single person at the party RAVED about Tom and said that it really was the best touch to the whole night. My siblings and I were so thankful for Tom and the fun he provided! We were thinking of just doing a speaker with music from our phones at first but then we found Tom and we were so happy we did! I would recommend Tom to everyone I know who is looking for live music for any event. Thank you soooo much, Tom, for helping make my mom’s party a true success!!!

Details: Birthday party • 26 - 50 guests • 51 or older • Vocals • Guitar • Rock / classic rock • Pop / top 40 • Covers • Variety • Oldies • Outdoors

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Andrew M.
Dec 1, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

This guy is awesome. Great price showed up on time. Performed very well. Everybody loved it. Highly recommended. You can’t get a better performer. Guarantee it thank you from Kikiwatt electric heating and cooling

Details: Birthday party • 26 - 50 guests • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • 12 years old or younger • Guitar • Rock / classic rock • Jazz / Blues • Banquet hall / ballroom

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