Fingerstyle Guitar for Weddings|
Robert Dillon is a premiere fingerstyle guitarist who provides quality guitar instrumental music throughout SW Florida for weddings and for many other occasions: corporate events, business parties, country clubs, concerts, art galleries, fine dining & banquets, wedding ceremonies and receptions (cocktails and dining), grand openings, anniversaries, private parties, open houses, and fund raisers. Robert was born and raised in New Orleans and lives in Naples, Florida. Robert was also featured in a master workshop in the nationally acclaimed Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.
Robert also performs as a duo with his beautiful wife, Janet Dillon, who is a talented vocalist. Janet won Mrs. Congeniality of Oregon America Pageant 2017 when they were living in Oregon. She is also a former Miss Collier County, America’s Miss Charm, and Swamp Buggy Festival talent contest winner. They can perform many beautifully arranged songs, which are shown on their Acoustic Sunset website.
Why Choose Robert?
- Having a premiere fingerstyle guitarist for your wedding ceremony and reception not only sets the perfect mood and acoustic
ambiance, but also provides an elegant evening and a very memorable experience. Whereas, hiring a band will not please the many
generations of guests at the reception. Not to mention, they are normally loud and your guests will not be able to carry on a
decent conversation. And if you hire a cheesy DJ with an annoying personality, they have the ability to really turn guests off.
- Weddings can be quite expensive. By having a guitarist for your wedding will help you stay within your budget and is a perfect
alternative to contracting a band, DJ, or multiple musicians that can really cut into your pocketbook. Some bands will charge well
over $1000, and sometimes up to $3000.
- Fingerstyle guitar music played during the reception is the perfect choice of music entertainment for those celebrations
focused more on conversation than dancing. The music provided is a continuous flow of beautiful music. Think of it as an extension
of the wedding itself. Whereas, if you hired a band, it is not unusual for them to take 20 minute breaks every hour.
During the wedding ceremony, Robert uses a Taylor model NS74ce Grand Auditorium (nylon-string) guitar for performing
classical and contemporary instrumentals selected from his
diverse repertoire. The various music parts of the wedding ceremony:
Prelude Music ... is intended to entertain guests as they enter, are seated, and wait until the ceremony begins. The
prelude music normally starts about 25 to 30 minutes prior to the processional music.
Processional Music ... is played when the wedding party and bridesmaids make their grand entrance down the
aisle. Following them is the featured instrumental for the "Walk of the Bride".
Interlude Music (optional) ... is chosen for key moments during the ceremony, such as the ring exchange, the
breaking of the glass, or lighting of the unity candle(s), or as an actual component of the ceremony itself.
Recessional Music ... is the joyful or festive music played when the bride & groom, and wedding party walk back
down the aisle.
Postlude Music (optional) ... is the lively & spirited music played as guests leave their seats.
Audio Soundclips: The songs listed below are just a few of the songs Robert can play during the Wedding Ceremony. These soundclips were extracted from his Favorite Classical Guitar Instrumentals (2012) and Christmas Classics (2004) albums:
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Some videos of Robert on YouTube.com
Live Performance for Wedding Ceremony & Cocktails
Marco Island Marriott Beach & Resort Hotel
Live Performance of Moon River
Salem Convention Center
by Mason Williams
by Billy Joel
She's Got a Way
by Billy Joel
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
We Are The Champions
During the reception (approx. 1 1/2 to 2 hours for cocktail & dinner music), Robert uses his Taylor grand auditorium classical (nylon-string) guitar, a custom-built Taylor grand auditorium (steel-string), and a custom-built Traugott model R cutaway (steel-string) guitar. Classical music is performed on his classical guitar, while modern and original fingerstyle instrumentals are played on his acoustic guitars.
at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
in Naples, FL
Robert has professionally recorded his favorite music on 6 CDs as shown on his CD Recordings page.
His albums include:
Songs of the 70's & 80's for Fingerstyle Guitar (2013)
Favorite Classical Guitar Instrumentals (2012)
Fingerstyle Guitar & Percussion Duo (2005)
Christmas Classics (2004)
Renewed Memories (2002)
Images From The Heart (2000)
Robert's music consists of classical to beautiful arrangements of popular cover songs, and brilliantly mastered originals. Robert's originals have been played on various TV shows, radio stations in the U.S., and published in national guitar magazines. His refined classical fingerstyle technique applied to his music allows him to produce wonderful sounding three-dimensional compositions that have won the hearts of many listeners. Many people have said he sounds like two guitars at once!
Audio Soundclips: The songs listed below are just a few that Robert can play during the Wedding Reception. Some of the soundclips are full songs from his Songs of the 70's & 80's for Fingerstyle Guitar (2013) CD, and others are 30 second audios of instrumentals extracted from his Fingerstyle Guitar & Percussion Duo (2005) CD:
If you are interested in having me perform for your wedding, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will then send you a Wedding Form (Microsoft Word Document) as an attachment for you to fill out. The information you provide will be used to compile your tentative wedding program regarding my services and my costs.
Robert uses concert quality guitars in his performances and recordings, along with state-of-the-art amplification equipment for delivering studio-quality sound.
Concert Quality Guitars: Taylor model 914ce Grand Auditorium cutaway-electric (steel-string) guitar (yr. 2014), a Taylor model NS74ce Grand Auditorium cutaway-electric (nylon-string) guitar (yr. 2010), and a Traugott model R cutaway "custom-built" (steel-string) guitar (yr. 2000)
Amplification Equipment: Two Fishman SA220 Solo Performance Systems (220-Watts) networked together along with a Yamaha MSR100 monitor, Roland CUBE Street EX 2-Channel (50-Watts) Battery Powered Amplifier (for beach weddings), Fishman Acoustic Matrix Active Undersaddle Pickup System, Sennheiser E945 Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone, and a Shure SM58S Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Special Effects: Fishman AFX Chorus Acoustic Effects Pedal, and Fishman AFX Delay Acoustic Effects Pedal
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