Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Sam will work with you to develop just the musical atmosphere you are looking for on your special day. He brings together top-notch playing and singing, a huge repertoire, and a knack for reading the mood of the crowd and choosing just the right song for the moment. Always professional, entertaining, and easy to work with, Sam Pointer will bring you compliments from your guests.
Sam can play:
– background instrumental music as guests are getting seated,
– your chosen instrumental or vocal music during the wedding ceremony (from classical favorites like “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” or “Ode to Joy” to modern songs like “Marry Me”, “You Are the Best Thing”, or “How Sweet it Is”),
– background music (James Taylor, Van Morrison, jazz,…) during a cocktail hour or dinner reception,
– then rock out (Beatles, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty…) to fill the dance floor afterwards – including of course your first dance requests!
– he can even switch to DJ’ing recorded music or playing your provided playlist through his powerful sound system if you want to move to recorded dance music during the reception.
In addition to his standard guitar, he can also bring mandolin, ukulele, or banjo if any of those provide the atmosphere you’re looking for. On certain songs, he uses state-of-the-art looping technology to play rhythm and lead guitar, bass lines, and percussion all at once. He plays many weddings solo, but can bring a duo, trio, or larger band if you’re looking for a bigger sound. And of course, he can let you use the microphone for announcements/toasts, and will play recorded music during any breaks.
Click here to see video samples of multiple styles of music (“Wedding Ceremony Sampler”, “Classic Rock Sampler”, “Instrumental Background Music Sampler”, “Singer-Songwriter Sampler”, etc.).
Testimonials From Wedding Clients
Sam MADE our wedding! From the serious moments of the ceremony to reading the crowd, playing music that created the party atmosphere we could only have hoped for(including letting one of our friends accompany him in a few songs), Sam delivered and then some. He even went above and beyond by providing us recordings of the toasts! Highly highly recommend him for any event…his depth and breadth is extremely impressive. He truly is that awesome.
Sam is crazy talented and a true professional! He played our wedding ceremony and reception for about 50 people. His quote was thorough so we knew exactly what to expect and he could not have been more accommodating. We even had an alternate song choice of “I love a rainy night” that Sam learned for the recessional if it was raining…which it was. There was an eruption of laughter when Sam started playing it that started the reception out on such a great tone…and Sam kept the great vibes going throughout. He has such a wide repertoire and interacts so well with the audience; he took requests a large part of the evening. He made our wedding truly special.
Sam was amazing! He played exactly what we asked for! I basically wrote the set list and he even wore a shirt that I brought for him,so he matched our wedding party! He was so easy to work with(weddings are a lot of work) he set up, starting when I gave him the thumbs up, and we had an amazing wedding! I can’t thank Sam enough! He rocked! We will definitely go see Sam play again whenever he’s in California! Anyone getting married and wants a live musician check out Sam! When I asked what kinda stuff he could do solo, he sent me a list of 800+ songs! He even learned a couple special songs we wanted him to play! He did! Thanks again Sam The Flask’s
I had another musician cancel on me a week before the wedding. I emailed sam and he got in touch with me within 30 minutes! He was a major stress relief for me. He is an excellent guitarist and singer. He learned a couple songs for me and played them perfectly. He did classical pieces for my ceremony and it sounded great! During the reception he did a wonderful job keeping people entertained and dancing! I would definitely recommend him!
Sam is an amazing guitarist and is very experienced playing at weddings! I feel he really helped create an intimate wedding atmosphere at our ceremony. Sam was great to work with, very reliable and organized, and the exact person you would want playing at your wedding! He even took the time to record himself playing my favorite song from our wedding ceremony so I could enjoy it later. How thoughtful!
Sam was amazing! He responded to our request immediately and got back to us quickly with a quote for our wedding. He not only sang and played at our reception but played instrumental acoustic guitar for our beach wedding ceremony as well. He learned songs that we requested and played/sang them beautifully. However, I must mention that there are not too many songs that he doesn’t already know! He was extremely professional and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to him. I would highly recommend him for your event! He was great to work with 🙂