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“For almost 10 years I ran the Beachstreet USA program in Virginia Beach, VA. I auditioned and employed over 160 musicians and specialty acts. Among those musicians was John Baldwin. John was with us from the beginning, and over the 9 years he was with us I have seen his talents as a musician soar. He has become a seasoned musician with a style all his own. John was always on time, always looked appropriate, always willing to go the extra mile when it was necessary. If you are seeking a fine musician, dependable, with great morals and work ethics, John is your man! I feel totally confident in recommending him.” -Regina Marscheider, Spectrum Entertainment, VA Bch, VA

“John was the perfect person to perform for our wedding. His acoustic performance for the ceremony was nothing short of magical! His DJ’ing and band performance for the reception was absolutely perfect. He kept the guests happy and moving. It was better than expected, and we will hire him for any future events we may have!!! Very highly recommended!” -Erica E, 3/21/2015, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Chesapeake, VA

“We would highly recommend John, he was extremely talented, was on time, and stayed extra time. He had many compliments also from all our guests.” -Kristin C, 9/21/2014, Wedding, Stanardsville, VA 

 “John did a beautiful job! I wanted to surprise my groom with a wedding singer to perform our songs. John exceeded my expectations and my Groom was thrilled. I would definitely recommend John.” -Frances E, 2/21/2014, Wedding Ceremony, Virginia Beach, VA

“John was perfect! He and I communicated very well before the event. We both had clear understandings of the party and the overall plans. He showed up early to set up. He was very professional in all of our dealings. Now, for the real info. John is very talented. His music selection was perfect. A mix of 80’s to today. He has a great voice and such ease in his delivery. He was great background music for the cocktail hour and dinner. Then when we could dance and really enjoy his music. He was perfection. During breaks, he accommodated our kids and their requests for some dance music (they are 10, so they wanted line music and ‘What does the fox say?’” -Gazal M, 2/15/2014,  Birthday Party, Ashburn, VA  Wedding Ceremony, Baltimore, MD 

 “John was wonderful! He was great to work with. Even though it raining on our wedding John helped make it a wonderful day! I would recommend him for any event. Thanks John for making the entertainment part stress free!” -Stacey C, 10/12/2013, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Mechanicsville, VA

“John helped us out after we had our guitarist fall through. He was prompt, professional, and willing to work with us on learning new songs and making the event great! He was very easy to work with and I would recommend him to others.” -Laura H, 9/07/2013, Wedding Ceremony, Baltimore, MD 

“We found John Baldwin when we were looking for an acoustic guitarist for our winery wedding. John had the perfect playlist to begin with, and when he heard our processional and recessional songs, he was enthusiastic to play a mixture of country rock and acoustic rock for our event. I loved walking down the aisle to his rendition of ‘She is Love’ by the Parachutes. During the ceremony, I was able to hear him softly strumming his guitar which added an especially lovely touch to the gentle breeze and fragrant flowers that I experienced as I shared my vows. My only regret is that I did not get to hear more of him as I was busy during the cocktail hour taking photos.” -Kathryn A, 8/11/2013, Wedding, Madison, VA 

“John recently played at our wedding for both the rehearsal and cocktail hour. He met with us prior to and was extremely accommodating and flexible with our song choices – he wanted our day to be exactly what WE wanted and he exceeded my expectations! We communicated back and forth via email and phone and he kept me informed of any suggestions he had. He made us feel so comfortable and I had no doubt he would show up at the venue in ample time and sound great- which he definitely did! We even had him stay for a bit because he’s just an all around great guy! I would highly recommend John to family.. friends.. everyone!” – Liz Wakefield, Wedding, Marina Shores Yacht Club, VA Beach, VA, 6/01/2013

“We were honored to have John perform at my daughter’s wedding. He has incredible talent and was just what we were looking for. My daughter wanted a classy ukulele player for the ceremony. I wanted acoustic guitar playing for the cocktail hour and we both wanted the reception to fun and lively. John was able to do all of the above. The guests all raved about how wonderful he was. Again, I am thankful that he was able to perform for us. His range of talent is amazing.” -June P, 5/26/2013, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Bethany Beach, DE

“John Baldwin did an excellent job at our wedding reception. I would highly recommend him to any friend. He quickly responded to my emails and is very talented.” -Julie B, 5/18/2013, Wedding Reception, Georgetown Club, Washington, DC

“John was the perfect addition to our anniversary party. He showed up early, was very accommodating and made the party a success. I will definitely use him again.” -Josh L, 11/03/2012, Anniversary Party, Urbanna, VA

 “John Baldwin is an extremely talented musician and did an amazing job at our wedding!! We hired him to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour…and he really impressed our guests! He has a HUGE song list and is willing to learn any new songs that you would like played as well! Definitely check out his website and his You Tube videos to see him in action! On the day of the wedding he came early to set up and stayed right on track with our timeline to ensure a flawless ceremony! Definitely choose John to play at your ceremony/wedding….he is a fantastic musician!!!!” -Suzanne G, 10/6/2012, Wedding Ceremony, Virginia Beach, VA

“What a talented performer!! He was awesome — everyone at the wedding commented on how great he was. Such a vast range — he had something for everyone’s taste and he read the crowd well. We would highly recommend him for any event you are having! Thanks John for making the wedding, cocktail hour and reception special!!!” -Lee W, 9/29/2012, Wedding Ceremony, Irvington, VA 

“Very professional, everyone enjoyed the music. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs great background music” –Stacy W, 7/19/2012, Private Party, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

“John did an amazing job at our wedding -ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He was willing and able to learn any songs we requested. John was extremely easy to work with and always returned emails/phone calls in a timely manner. Our turnout was a little smaller than we anticipated, yet he still had almost everyone out on the dance floor. He by far exceeded our expectations, and I would recommend him to anyone throwing pretty much any kind of party. He played classical guitar for the ceremony, beachy music for our cocktail hour, and rocked out our reception -the guy really can do it all!” -Nicky Olson, 6/2/2012, Wedding Ceremony, Virginia Beach, VA

 “John is really an awesome talent. He blended a great cocktail of acoustic guitar, great vocals and fun musical choices. He lended such an amazing ambience to my husband’s 40th birthday party, it felt so VIP! All of our guests, several of which play guitar, kept commenting on how good he was, and that says a lot! He was open to suggestions, pulled out some nostalgic pieces that we requested…even, Simple Minds, Dont You Forget About Me…which sounded amazing..and was extremely gracious when sharing his mic…And only one break! Unbelievable! I strongly recommend John, you will not be disappointed!” -Susan B, 5/19/2012, Birthday Party, Philadelphia, PA

“John was so accommodating for a last-minute request to play at a client’s wedding! He learned a specific song with a special style request! He arrived on time and was always in communication prior to the wedding day! I would recommend John, again! Thank you so much!” -Kate Harlan, Wedding Ceremony, Veritas Vineyard, Charlottesville, VA, 5/11/2012

“I could not recommend John more highly. He played outside for us despite grill smoke and bad weather rolling in. When the rain started he moved inside for the remainder of the evening, and even stayed a little late. John was very helpful in working with me to design a set list everyone would enjoy, and he was very good at engaging the crowd. He even let some guests sing along on the mic. If you want a very talented musician that is willing to work with you to make sure your event goes perfectly look no further. John will interact with the crowd to ensure that everyone has a great time.”  -Spencer N, 4/21/2012, Falls Church, VA

“John performed for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday party. We had an audience with broad taste and I received so many compliments on John. Everyone wanted to know where I found him! He has an awesome talent, great voice and has a song list that encompasses a little of everything. I would recommend him for weddings, parties, BBQ’s, etc. If I am ever in need of entertainment again, John will be my go to man. He was very professional, arrived to the venue an hour early and was very accommodating to any of our requests. This was my first time hiring someone off the internet, other than my wedding, and I was not disappointed. John was a pleasure to work with!!” -Kelly W, 3/30/2012, Birthday Party, Leesburg, VA

“John Baldwin is a talented guitarist and singer and was perfect for our party. He was very professional and responsible throughout the whole event process (before, during and after the event). I was so thrilled that my friends enjoyed him as much as I did. I had so many comments, asking how I found him, and how good he was. I would highly recommend John for your event. He was so easy to work with and eager to please the crowd, which he did.” -Brenda Kehr, Saint Patrick’s Day Party, North Potomac, MD, 3/17/2012

“John made our St. Paddy’s Day Irish and he brought happy faces on our guests on the patio. We had a good time working with John and we recommend him for any kind of party!” -Mark Smalls,The Dupont Hotel, Washington DC, 3/17/2012, Saint Patrick’s Day Party 

“John did a great job. He was easy to work with and very professional. He’s very talented and we really enjoyed his performance. He asked us for a playlist and he played all of the songs that we requested. He even performed a special dedication. I would highly recommend John to anyone.” -Ketan M, 2/11/2012, Birthday Party, Reston, VA

“We were very pleased with the music at our ceremony played by John Baldwin. He is a very talented musician, who was very accommodating with my musical requests and even learned a song for our ceremony. He even plays the ukulele and played my favorite song for my walk down the aisle. He was very responsive to all my emails and even called to check on me a few weeks before our ceremony! We would definitely recommend him to friends and family for their next event! You wouldn’t be disappointed if you book John! He was a pleasure to work with and we were very happy we chose him!” -Lori Lenzen, 10/22/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Corolla, NC 

“We hired John to come play for us at our parents vow renewal/35th wedding anniversary and I have to say that I couldn’t have been happier with how everything worked out! John was awesome and played everything we wanted to hear right down to my parents song they had playing at their wedding 35 years ago! John was very professional, extremely accommodating, more than happy to work with us on a the little details, and we would not hesitate to hire him again! I would strongly recommend John to anyone looking to celebrate and remember a special day or event!!!” -Brandon W, 8/8/2011, Private Party, Nags Head, NC

“It was an honor to have John play at our wedding!!! He was fantastic and made it fun for all ages!! He already had a fun playlist, but he also learned new songs for me! I plan to call John for future parties!! I would strongly recommend you consider John for your next party or event! Very Happy!!” -Heather R, 6/11/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Gloucester, VA

“John is a fantastic performer who I would recommend for any type of function. He showed up a little early and stayed a little later, and despite a nasty thunderstorm where we had to relocate him and our guests, our evening was quite enjoyable. Great job John!!! We will definitely remember to book you for our next shindig!” -Kim J, 6/11/2011, Birthday Party, Newport News, VA

“We hired John for our 25th wedding anniversary party. John played the right music, got the crowd dancing and the party ended in the wee hours of the morning. The band was very accommodating and even stayed for several encores. We couldn’t ask for more. -Susan D, 6/4/2011, Anniversary Party, Charles City, VA

“He was fantastic! Everyone at my sister’s wedding loved John! I would highly recommend him!” -Sara T, 5/6/2011, Private Party, Irvington, VA 

“I wanted something special for my wife’s 40th bday party, and John delivered the goods! I asked him for some great 80’s songs and he was super accomodating, covering AeroSmith, Bon Jovi, Poison, etc. He got the place rocking, and our guests are still telling us how terrific he sounded. I listened to a lot of bands before picking John, he has a great voice and is a very talented musician. Really connected with the audience, and put on a great show. My wife was completely thrilled and it made for an unforgettable party. Thanks again, John!” -Rocky G, 3/19/2011, Birthday Party, Arlington, VA

“John was great, he responded quickly to all of our calls and e-mails, arrived on time and was very professional and fun. Our guests had a great time! Thank you!” -Amber J, 9/24/2010, Wedding Ceremony, Corolla, NC 

“My experience with the John Baldwin Band from beginning to end was a pleasure. Beside being talented performers, they are highly professional and dedicated to making sure everyone has a great time. Our guests loved them and were up on the floor dancing despite having just completed a 13.1 mile marathon! I look forward to having John and his band back to our event next year.” -Liz Spillane, 9/5/2010, Private Party, Virginia Beach, VA

“If you really want a good band that knows their music and performs well, this is a great band for your event. I was worried about hiring someone that I got off a website, but was pleasantly surprised when they showed up and played very well. They are affordable for the smaller party and are very well rounded in their musical selection. They communicated well with me prior to and during the event. I have already recommended this band to others and all my guests have since told me how much they, too, enjoyed the band and are inquiring to hire them as well. Better catch them now before they go big!” -Stacy J, 8/7/2010, Private Party, Jarvisburg, NC

“John was early & rolled with the punches when weather caused us to move our location! He was totally professional & made our wedding ceremony even more special & even played an extra song for our wedding for two! THANK YOU JOHN!!!!!!!!”   -Patricia R, 5/18/2010, Wedding Ceremony, Duck, NC

“We booked John to play at a graduation house party. From beginning to end, he was tremendous! He is incredibly talented and our guests raved at his warmth and willingness to accommodate requests. We are so pleased with him and hope to book him again in the future. I highly recommend him to individuals seeking a fun, talented, and professional entertainer!” -Larry S, 5/8/2010, Graduation Party, Virginia Beach, VA 

“We have an Irish Pub / Restaurant in Cape Charles, VA. We have engaged John Baldwin and his band on at least 15 occasions! They are always prompt and quick to set up! We have had great response from our customers as the guys have a great playlist and always get the crowd engaged! If you have a favorite from the 60’s – 90’s, they know it! Please feel free to contact us about JB! I am sure they will provide the same fine level of entertainment for you that they always do for us!” -Gene K, 5/1/2010, Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, Cape Charles, VA

“John Baldwin is a very talented & exceptional professional singer and guitarist. He also has many great intangible skills that make him who he is; humorous, quite friendly and down to earth, great conversationalist, respectful and dedicated to his hobby. I would recommend using John to those individuals that are looking for a musician and singer to perform at weddings, clubs, get-togethers and in my case a birthday party. I will be using him again.” -Roy B, 3/30/2010, Birthday Party, Chesapeake, VA 

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