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Jan - Jun
Wedding in Brooklyn 2019
Industry Opening Penthouse
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General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
I was totally floored by James at a recent wedding I attended at The Gramercy Park Hotel. James is was the only entertainment for the beautiful brunch, and much to our surprise, James was all that was needed. While he's a classically trained violinist, he plays an electric violin and makes you forget an entire band was needed to originally play the tunes we was performing. He's THAT good. Incredible, actually. James was not only sharply dressed, very personable and professional, but he's an excellent performer. His version of 'Shallow' actually brought me to tears in the middle of the event! Absolutely wonderful!! James played more classic tunes like 'Unforgettable", as well as Justin Timberlake and movie hits from 'The Greatest Showman'. My girls had no issue dancing to some of the tunes despite the songs being played by a single violin. Our entire family was so impressive with his variety of song choices that is sure to please anyone from any age, generation or even someone who favors one genre of music. I would hire James in a heartbeat if I was local, and I can guarantee he will impress any guests of yours the way he did all of us.Jun 7, 2019James Teal Violin's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words! I loved playing at that brunch and hope to do more like that soon!!
Mr. Teal, Thank you for your professionalism and for making my vision come to life. Wedding reception was a hit! I look forward to hiring him for future events. He even played along with my Eric Clapton song .. I will never forget my special day . Thank you ! Truly Amazing .May 13, 2019VerifiedJames Teal Violin's reply
Raquel, Your wedding was a blast to play. I loved playing for you. Congrats again!
James performed at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He played more pop contemporary music and our guests loved him. The coolest looking violin we have ever seen! We would definitely recommend James and plan to hire him for our next event!Aug 10, 2019
Walter Nino Fillipo G.
James Teal from TheTealViolin is one of the most talented musicians I have ever encountered. We hired him for a few occasions and he has never disappointed. His flexibility with requests allowed us to bring a fresh, entertaining experience to all of our guests. We used him to play at my sister’s wedding and he added a soundtrack to the event, making it memorable and something that she will cherish for a lifetime. Most recently, I have hired him to play for school age children (as classroom workshops and assembly experience) and his versatile style kept the children in engaged and “begging for more.” An incredible talent!Feb 22, 2019
James was exceptional in every way for our event. He showed up on time, played awesome music (appropriate to our crowd and event), and stayed a bit later since the guests stayed 30min longer than expected. His pricing was very reasonable, i would hire him again in a heartbeatMay 8, 2019James Teal Violin's reply
David, thank you so much for having me at your brunch.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Putting together set lists takes a lot of practice, especially for live music which takes years and years of training/schooling, and performance experience to know what to play and when to play it. I always account for gas, toll, and tax in my rate - it’s not just a number I pull out of thin air.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Find what the needs are and create goals based on those needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor of music