Steve Kenley
Steve Kenley

Steve Kenley

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Introduction: I am a professional singer and guitarist. I also play harmonica, ukulele, and perform to pre-recorded tracks for a one-man-band sound (mostly beach & reggae music). When I play acoustic guitar I use a vocal harmonizer & looper pedal for a sound that's much bigger than one person. I perform for restaurants, clubs, parties, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, corporate events, and anywhere else that live music would add to the event. There is more information, audio, video, a song list, etc. on my website.
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Hired 99 times

Serves Alexandria, VA

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28 years in business

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2019

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

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Lu L.
Oct 23, 2023
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Steve Kenley was the guitarist/singer at my son’s wedding. We held the event at an Airbnb. It was a small affair of about 60 people. Steve was definitely the icing on the cake! He made our day so much more special. He played music from a variety of genres that appealed to all ages. From instrumental background music to playing and singing everything else you could imagine. Steve has an incredible amount of talent. He was perfect! He also arrived early and required very little assistance to set up. Steve was very accommodating when it came to relocating for the ceremony. I highly recommend him as an amazing asset to any celebration!

Details: Wedding reception • 51 - 75 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Vocals • Variety • Oldies • Pop / top 40 • Rock / classic rock • Other

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Susan T.
Aug 20, 2023
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Amazing !! Amazing .. amazing !!!! Every guest at the wedding made comments about how wonderful He was and made me give them his information. He stayed an hour longer because we didn’t want him to stop and he had no problems staying ! Great voice.. if you need live entertainment this is the guy

Details: Wedding reception • 101 - 150 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Vocals • Guitar • No preference • Variety • Country / bluegrass • Outdoors

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Genevieve C.
Jul 19, 2023
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Although I was unable to move forward with my party, I was very excited to work with Steve. His music sounds amazing and I look forward to worrying with him in the future. I definitely recommend!

Details: General event / party • 26 - 50 guests • 12 years old or younger • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Band • Guitar • No preference • Other • Other

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Todd W.
Jan 12, 2024
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AMAZING. Steve is such a great musician. We were all very touched by his voice and talent. Would absolutely rehire him in a heartbeat.

Details: General event / party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Vocals • Guitar • Other strings • Oldies • Variety • Rock / classic rock • Jazz / Blues • Covers • Other • Other

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Jeffrey D.
Dec 4, 2023
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Steve was awesome. He had to come into the middle of a birthday party as a surprise insertion and adapt to an uncertain environment. Steve handled everything very well and performed beautifully. Everyone at the party enjoyed his performance, and the (70 yr old) birthday girl was particularly pleased. All went better than expected. Oh, and Steve has a wonderful voice and knew his songs well!

Details: Birthday party • 26 - 50 guests • 51 or older • Vocals • Guitar • Pop / top 40 • Other

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

    I list my fee as $125/hr because Thumbtack requires I give an hourly fee. But that's not really how I charge. For musicians - unlike say, plumbers - there is a lot of demand on some days compared to others. Weekend nights are big for entertainment. I charge more for Saturday nights (so do all other musicians). Mondays, not so much. Also, most of the work for me is getting to the place where I'll perform, setting up to play, tearing down afterwards, and going home. The rest is fun! Even if I'm only going to play for 15 minutes, I still have to do the work I'd have to do if I played 4 hours. So the length of time I play matters, but not as much as you'd think. My fees usually start at $400.

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