WEDDING GUITARIST DAMON WINTER

WEDDING GUITARIST DAMON WINTER

Damon Winter is Australia's premier Wedding Guitarist. Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra and elsewhere by arrangement.

Sydney and Wollongong, NSW, Australia

My solo instrumental guitar music adds sparkle, sophistication, romance and fun to weddings of all kinds and sizes, as well as receptions and cocktail hours. I am happy to perform both indoors and outdoors; my sound is warm and full and always the correct volume.

 

 

What songs do you play?

My repertoire spans the great wedding classics, jazz standards, movie themes, Flamenco, Latin hits and arrangements of pop and rock songs.  

You can view my complete song list below and also download it from the 'Media' tab.  There you will also find two MP3s to download.  In the 'Classical' medley  I play Bridal Chorus, Pachelbel's Canon in D, Trumpet Voluntary, Air on the G String and Wedding March.  In the 'Pop' medley I play Can't Help Falling in Love, Fields of Gold, It Had to be You, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Here Comes the Sun.

 

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Because it is atmospheric and subtle, but can also create a variety of moods, without ever diverting the focus from the wedding couple or the proceedings. Singers and bands are wonderful, but they can, albeit inadvertently, distract attention from the bride.  The music I play would never do that.

Can I choose the music you play?

Yes. You may choose as many songs or pieces as you like from my extensive song list which you can download from the Media tab above.

Do you play special requests?

Yes. I am very happy to arrange and perform your favourite piece of music or song. After the event,  you will receive a free recording of my arrangement - perfect for anniversaries.

When do you play during my ceremony?

Whenever you choose. In general I begin the prelude music when your first guests arrive.  The processional song is played when the bride makes her entrance and walks down the aisle.  I perform during readings and elsewhere during the ceremony as you require, including the signing of the register.  The conclusion of your ceremony is marked with a celebratory recessional piece followed by postlude music as your guests leave the ceremony venue.

Can you also play during my cocktail hour or reception?

Yes. This is when the full range of my repertoire is available to entertain your family and friends.

Can you play outdoors?

Yes. With or without mains power I provide crystal clear sound in any type of location.

Can you provide a microphone and stand?

Yes. It is a very good idea to have your vows amplified, especially outdoors. It is also useful for speeches and announcements.

What is your background?

I have been a full-time wedding guitarist since 1999. Before that I fronted several bands and worked in various radio and television presenting roles.  

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Music (classical guitar performance) and a Diploma of Contemporary Music, but, above all else, I have the experience of performing at hundreds of weddings and corporate and private functions.

How do I book you?

Email EntertainOz to check my availability to perform at your wedding. They will take care of all the details so you do not have to worry about anything.

Any other questions?

Email EntertainOz today!

Download my complete songlist, photos and a sample MP3 from the Media tab above.

Tesimonials

Hi Damon, Thank you so much for performing for our guests on Saturday! Everyone loved you being there! Everyone was saying you were great! Thank you very much, Ilya & Hannah

- Ilya and Hannah, Rydges Hotel, Auckland, November 18th, 2013

"Hi Damon, We were very happy with your music at the wedding and had lots of favourable comments from our guests. It set the perfect tone for the day and many times the guests applauded at the end of a song. I found myself singing along many times to your playing. The volume was just right to fill the background and we noticed it when you left. Also, having two sets of equipment was a bonus. It allowed you to move from one to another with ease. Thanks again for helping make our day a success. I would gladly recommend you to anyone. Regards, Chris & Jan"

Chris and Jan, Plume Restaurant in Matakana, May 5th, 2013 

"Hi Damon, We very much enjoyed the music you provided for our wedding. The arrangement of Marry Me was fantastic and all the music added to the atmosphere of the day. Your timing was great as well when we were introduced as husband and wife and you did a little strum! Thank you, Amy" 

- Amy and Hayden, Lakes Resort, Pauanui, December 22nd, 2012

"Hello Damon, Thank you so much for your wonderful performance last night. We will definitely get back to you for any future events. With our sincere thanks for your good service, Sam and Maria Song (parents of James)"

- James and Jenny, Mecca Stonehouse, Mission Bay, December 3rd, 2012

"Hi Damon, We thought your music was amazing, it created the perfect intimate atmosphere for our garden ceremony. The feedback from our guests whilst we were having photos was also very flattering. Thank you for adding to our perfect day. Kind regards, Andrew Ricketts" 
- Andrew and Sheree, Cassels in the Waitakere Ranges, October 27th, 2012

"Hi Damon, We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music that you provided at our wedding ceremony. The guitar worked amazingly well with the acoustics in the church, and the fact that you also played non-traditional songs for us was awesome. We couldn't imagine a more fitting sound for our wedding. We received many compliments & have even given your details to several people with weddings coming up. Thank you, Damon, for making our wedding that much more special. Pare & Adam"
- Pare and Adam, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, October 20th, 2012

"Hi Damon, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your music really contributed to setting a fabulous ambiance which made for a memorable occasion for both us and our guests. Your communication with us from the first time we made contact with you to your promptness on the day made us feel secure about our music arrangements. You were extremely reliable and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you once again. Matt and Melissa Granich" 
- Matt and Melissa Granich, Mantells at Mt Eden, August 18th, 2012

"Your music was a lovely touch to the day. I really appreciated how easy you were to deal with and how organised you were, I didn’t have to worry at all about the music as I knew you’d have it covered for us. Thanks again for helping to make it such a great day!" 
- Sonja Olsson, North Head Historic Reserve, April 22nd, 2012

"Damon, you are brilliant. It was an absolute pleasure to have you play at our engagement party on Sunday 29th April, you really put the icing on the cake so thanks again for helping make our special evening so memorable. Cheers mate, Johnny and Azita" 
- John Agnew, Remuera, April 29th, 2012 

"Damon was fantastic!" - Jonathan Hackett, organizer, Roy Morgan New Zealand Quality Awards, Sails, Auckland, 2012, 2013 and 2014


"Hi Damon, Thank you so much for your beautiful performance. Your music was the perfect accompaniment to the backdrop of Karioitahi Beach. I received compliments all night from our guests, saying how flawless your performance was. I especially appreciated how flexible you were, adapting the playlist to the change in circumstances (one hour delay due to wedding dress zipper breaking as the bridal cars were arriving) without any trouble at all. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody else planning a wedding. Thank you again, Victoria & Trent Jesso" 
- Victoria & Trent Jesso, Karioitahi Beach, March 18th, 2012 

"Hi Damon, Thanks so much for playing at our wedding, you were fabulous! Sounds like I will be seeing you at the wedding of our friends Emma and Mick in April! Take care, Aleisha Thorn" 
- Aleisha and Jon, Formosa Country Club Auckland, January 14th, 2012 

"Hi Damon, We would like to thank you for playing such beautiful music at our wedding. The guests commented on the wonderful music and for us it was such a special part of the memory of our day. The music was exactly what we wanted to create a special atmosphere and it truly made our day. Many thanks, Julie & Dennis" 
- Julie and Dennis, Long Bay Restaurant, December 17th, 2011

"Dear Damon , Thank you for your wonderful skills on our wedding day. We loved your music - just perfect. We really appreciate you fitting us into your busy schedule! Kind regards Michelle and Aaron Webb" 
- Michelle and Aaron, Orewa Beach, December 17th, 2011

" Dear Damon, Thank you so much for your wonderful and talented services at our wedding. You truly made our wedding that much more special, with the ambience your music provided. My cousin was so impressed, i believe she has also booked you for her wedding! Thanks again, Love Rochelle & Blair Auckram" 
- Rochelle & Blair, Auckland Botanic Gardens, December 10th, 2011 

"Hi Damon, I just wanted to say that we really enjoyed your performance at our wedding. We have had a lot of nice comments about your playing. Thank you very much! " 
- Melanie and Richard, Mantells, Auckland, April 17th, 2011 

"Hi Damon, thanks very much for entertaining at our wedding. The music helped to create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere and many guests made compliments about you to us. We would recommend you to any wedding, private party or business function. Thanks again! Hendrika & Andre " 
- Hendrika and Andre, Corbans Estate, March 19th, 2011 

"Our function on the 1st of January was a wonderful success, and Damon Winter contributed hugely. Everyone was most impressed with him, he was totally charming, his music was perfect for the occasion, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone." 
- Margie Legh, The Olive Place, Wellsford, New Year's Day 2011 

"Damon was fantastic and highly professional. He handled the lack of a strict program with aplomb! And his playing was lovely and just perfect for our garden setting. Cheers, Lou " 
- Louise and Robert, married at home in Waitoa, December 11th, 2010 

"It was incredible to be surrounded by the sweet tones of the classical guitar as we began our new lives together as husband and wife. Thank you so much Damon, you are a true professional. Much love, Ben and Beck" 
- Ben and Beck, Kumeu Valley Estate, December 4th, 2010 

"Hi Damon, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had many comments from our guests about how fitting the guitar was - you created a relaxed atmosphere and maintained the elegance of the occasion. Many thanks for adding to our day! " 
- Joanne & Kenneth, Maria Assumpta Catholic Parish, Beach Haven, October 23, 2010 

"When I pulled up outside the church and heard the notes for your guitar drifting out, it calmed my nerves and made me smile knowing that everyone had the blissful music to listen to. Your timing throughout the ceremony was perfect and really added to the setting." 
- Joanne & Kenneth, Maria Assumpta Catholic Parish, Beach Haven, October 23, 2010 

"Damon was great, he made the day very special with his quality of performance and professional attitude, nothing was too much trouble - thanks for a great day!" 
- Jim & Michelle Power, married at home in Beachlands, April 10, 2010 

"Hi Damon, We had a magical day and you helped to make it magical. Thank you so much for your beautiful soundtrack to our most special event. Besides being a talented musician, you were very professional and we would be very quick to recommend you to others." 
- Aisling and Jakub, Soldiers Memorial Church, Titirangi, April 3rd, 2010 

"Damon, thank you for the amazing music at our wedding. You added that special something to our wonderful day. You were the easiest part to organise and we are still getting wonderful feedback from our guests. Regards Anton & Katia" 
- Anton and Katia, The Ambers, Silverdale, March 27, 2010 

"Hi Damon, you are a professional and personable entertainer and you moved amongst the many guests at our Town Hall function with ease and style. I would recommend you to any event organizer. Regards, Rhonda Hendicott " 
- Harvey Norman conference opening party, Auckland Town Hall, May 23rd, 2011 

"Hi Damon,You were fantastic and the music added just the perfect touch to a stunning day. Wonderful songs beautifully played ensuring an atmosphere of pure romance. Thank you once again, I have been singing (not literally) your praises to everyone! Kind regards, Susan Pond" 
- Susan Pond, mother of Samantha who wed Graham at Delamore Lodge, March 12, 2010

"Hi Damon, Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding. Not only did you sound fantastic and have a great repertoire, you were also the easiest part of the wedding to arrange! It really has been a pleasure dealing with you Damon. Yours sincerely, Kirstie Forster" 
- Kirstie and David, Landsendt, Auckland, February 13th, 2010 

"Dear Damon,Thank you very much for adding to the enjoyment of our 60th anniversary party. Your gentle background playing of music of our choice was ideal. Thank you again! Kind regards, Cynthia and Geoff Brown" 
- Cynthia and Geoff, Bridgewater Estate, Auckland, February 18th, 2010 

"Hi Damon, We have watched our wedding video several times and everyone totally agrees that your music was just superb in setting the magical mood we enjoyed. It was the perfect wedding for Dionne and I and you were key in making it so. We were truly blessed to have you play at our wedding." 
- Dionne and Viane, Waitakere Estate, Auckland, January 10, 2010 

"Hi Damon, Shane & I were very happy with your performance and our guests also enjoyed it. We are really pleased that we chose you for our big day, you made the whole process very easy and added something special. Our day went perfectly and we would like to say a big thank you for being part of it. Kind regards, Liz & Shane Oxley" 
- Liz and Shane, The Wilson Centre, Takapuna, November 19th, 2009 

"Thanks Damon you did a lovely job and the music was enjoyed by all. The complimentary CD's were also a nice touch. Also great to be able to choose the songs on your website and listen to them as well. Well done." 
- Susan and Charles, Formosa Resort, Auckland, July 18th, 2009

"Dear Damon, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You absolutely exceeded our expectations. Kindest regards, The Schwagers" 
- Emma and Chris, Allegro Function Centre, Sydney, March 1st, 2008

"Hi Damon! We are back from our honeymoon and I just wanted to thank you again for a lovely performance at the wedding! YOU were amazing and I have gotten many many comments about you! A big hug, Mona " 
- Mona and Ray, Rocky Point Island, Sydney, October 24th, 2008

"Hi Damon, Thanks so much for all your effort and wonderful playing at our wedding. I will definitely recommend you! All the very best." 
- Carmen and Gary, Centennial Park, Sydney, January 20, 2008

"Dear Damon, Thank you for making our wedding day so special. You're the best! " 
- Michelle and Paul, Shelly Beach in Manly, Sydney, February 22nd, 2008

"Hi Damon, Adam and I were over the moon with the music you played. We had many comments from friends and family about how much they enjoyed the music at the ceremony." 
- Jane and Adam, Watsons Bay, Sydney, March 9th, 2008

"Hi Damon,The music was fantastic. Thank you so much for being part of our special day." 
- Danyi and Vincent, Botanic Gardens, Sydney, November 8th, 2008

"Dear Damon, Thank you so much for creating arrangements of our favourite songs for our wedding ceremony! " 
- Ailsa and Alan, Balmoral Beach, Sydney, April 4th, 2008

"Hi Damon, we would like to thank you for the beautiful music performance you provided at our wedding. Our family and guests were so impressed by the music that you played and we were all so very touched." 
- Danny and Jessie, Sydney Eye Hospital Chapel, September 9th, 2008

"Hi Damon, I just wanted to send a HUGE thank-you to you for your music at our wedding on Sunday. It was all so busy that I forgot to even say hi. But it all went so well, we had so many compliments about your work. Thank-you so much again, it all went so well!" 
- Kara and Jarrah, Little Bay Chapel, Sydney, October 12th, 2008

"Hi Damon, I just wanted to say thank you for performing at my wedding yesterday - it sounded so amazing." 
- Violeta and Vladimir, St Nikola Tavelic Catholic Church, Sydney, June 8th, 2008 

"Dear Damon, Many thanks for providing such wonderful entertainment. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed your playing." 
- Bijma and Gary, Balmain Bowling Club, Sydney, October 2007 

"Dear Damon, the music was splendid, and provided just the right tone for both the ceremony and the reception." 
- Kirsten and Gary, Manly, Sydney, March 17, 2007 

"Hi Damon, my sincere thanks for the outstanding music you provided at our wedding ceremony." 
- Melissa and Mark, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, June 23rd, 2007

"Dear Damon, we received many, many comments from our guests about our fabulous wedding guitarist." 
- Alison and Sivan, Botanic Gardens, Sydney, August 14, 2007

Have a wonderful and musical wedding.  Love Every Note!

 



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