"What an amazing guy! John is the absolute sweetest. While first planning our wedding we were debating between a band or a DJ and decided it would be nice to combine the two and have an acoustic guitarist for cocktail hour, and a DJ for the rest of the night. Enter John. He was a dream to work with! Extremely friendly, professional and responsive to all communication. My husband and I had a unique way of meeting - having first met on a Friday at a bar, left and didn’t exchange numbers and then ran into each other backstage two nights later at a Foster the People concert in Central Park. We wanted a FTP song for our first dance, but none of their songs were appropriate, except one, with nice lyrics but a fast beat. John recorded himself singing a slower version of the song, and he sang it live for our first dance. We truly appreciated all of his work that went into making our first dance as unique and romantic as we had envisioned. After our dance was over, John motioned to my husband and he gave him the guitar pick he had just used for the dance. I thought this was the sweetest touch and we just recently framed it with the lyrics of our song in the back. I can’t recommend John enough. He was amazing to work with, provided the laid back vibe we wanted for our cocktail hour, and helped create the perfect first dance for us. Thank you, John!" - Vanessa
"John exceeded all our expectations! He was so responsive, professional, and added a great tough to our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we can't forget how talented he is. We would highly recommend John to anyone who is looking to have something special added to their day, as we can't say enough nice things about him!" - Elizabeth
“I Wish I Could Give More Stars!
This man is a treasure. I was fortunate enough to discover John while searching online for a musician to play some background music while proposing to my then girlfriend, Chrissy. John showed up in a suit on a cold December day. He added an extra level of class and romance that I'm convinced no other musician could provide. The video that John took of the event (without us even asking for it) was a huge hit among our family and friends.
As a surprise to us, our parents then had John play at our Engagement party one year later. The party was in Queens, NY and John traveled over 2 hours in traffic to be there and play the full event without taking a single break. Everyone loved his music choices and every guest had to comment about him after the party was over.
Of course, we had to have John play at our Wedding. Despite the event being pushed out over a year due to COVID, John made sure to stay in touch the entire time to make sure he still had all the up to date information. I honestly can't even count how many curve balls we threw at him and how many times we changed our set list on him throughout the months leading up to the event. Not once did John say no. Not once did John question us. Whatever we wanted, John was happy to make it work. John even created his own rendition of a song that Chrissy wanted to walk down the aisle too. It was so beautiful we cried the first time we listened to it together. John is hands down one of the most kindhearted, talented, and detail oriented people I have ever known. If you make one decision for your wedding, let it be to hire John. You will not be disappointed.” Jimmy and Chrissy
"Incredibly talented, fantastic voice, easy to work with, great energy, amazing arrangements and originals. We originally asked John to play for our wedding but it was postponed due to covid. We waited a while and had a huge birthday bash for our one year old instead. John was so accommodating and made the environment at the party warm, calm, cozy and fun. I’m a musician and music teacher and most of the party goers were as well. Everyone was impressed by his musicianship. I would ask him to play again tomorrow if I could!!! If you are looking for outstanding musicianship and great personality for your event, John is perfect." Koryn
"Made our day perfect!
John played throughout our whole wedding and was absolutely fantastic! The guests loved him and he perfectly set the mood for each moment. He was very flexible and easy to work with. He helped us plan out the music and when different types of music should be played. His input really put us at ease. He answered all of our questions and was very professional. We would definitely recommend him." Natacha
"Some of the best money we spent for our wedding. Amazing musician!
We first saw John play at another friends' wedding and I knew we HAD to have him at ours. John is so incredibly talented at singing and playing guitar and we just loved having him at our wedding. John was 100% my favorite vendor to work with because he is so sweet and worked so hard to make our wedding music everything we wanted it to be. We had John play pre-ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance song. My (then) fiancé and I emailed John endlessly leading up to the wedding because we are perfectionists, and John was so accommodating. I felt like he was on our team, working with us so closely to make everything go just right. He never made us feel like we were "just another wedding" that he was playing at, he ACTUALLY cared. The day of the wedding, John played outside on the deck for cocktail hour even though it was the hottest day of the year, because that is what I wanted, and he did it without hesitation (Sorry John! Thanks!) John and I also collaborated on trying to surprise my husband with having him play our first dance song, and even though it didn't end up being a surprise, I couldn't believe the lengths that John went to working on it with me. He learned our song quickly and even sent me two different recordings of it to pick which version I liked best. Our first dance sounded so beautiful and was so romantic with John playing it live. I literally couldn't recommend John more. If you are looking for an amazing acoustic guitar player and an even more amazing vendor to work with, John is the one." Jamie
"An amazing personal touch to the details of our wedding day!
My husband and I hired John for our ceremony and cocktail hour because we wanted a special touch to our wedding day. From the initial communication and leading up to the wedding day, John was tremendously responsive and caring, with attention to details that we hadn't even thought about! He is not only profoundly talented, professional and experienced with weddings, he is very kind-natured and made me feel completely at ease as the big day approached. My husband and I live locally and were able to visit him during his live shows a few months before the wedding. We already knew he was an amazing performer from his website samples, but were blown away once again in person.
During the ceremony, he did an amazing job with our specially selected entrance song and was easily able to improvise for timing of walking down the aisle. During cocktail hour I didn't have any specific selections for music and gave him the freedom to choose his own line-up. He played such a great/appropriate song list for the atmosphere and all of the wedding guests commented on how much they loved him. I wish I could re-live this day everyday and I'm so grateful to John for making it so special." Marcela
"A Must Have Vendor
John was the perfect addition to our day. The music during the ceremony create a perfect memory that will last with my husband and I forever. He played music under our vows that ensured not a dry eye left in the crowd. The cocktail hour music was perfect, and there was a seamless flow from ceremony to cocktail hour. He then ended with the PERFECT cover of Steady As We Go by DMB. He worked tirelessly to perfect the song, sent us a mp3 copy a few weeks before the wedding, AND performed it live at gig for us prior the wedding. He was super responsive and worked so well with our DJ to ensure a easy transition from live performer to DJ. Worth every penny and more! Thank you John!" Amelia
"John Ciambriello is AWESOME
John is AWESOME! I first heard him sing at a friends wedding and just loved his voice, the gentle feel he gave to the ceremony and the variety of songs he offers. John is extremely friendly, easy to work with and very professional. He was always available to answer my questions, give advice and make sure that every detail of our ceremony was perfect. You can tell that he truly cares about his clients and ensuring their wedding day is perfect. 7 months after my wedding, my guests are still talking about him! My only regret is not booking him for my cocktail hour as well. If you're looking for a musician, John is the best choice! Thank you for making our wedding day so special John!" Kate
"Overall, John elevated our wedding! John was recommended to us from a friend. From start to finish, John was a pleasure to work with and he really delivered on our special day. All of our guests were impressed by his performance for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. He was very helpful in directly working with our venue and really made it easy for us to just enjoy our wedding day. He provides 100% of his equipment and only needs the right outlets. I got the impression that John is flexible in any situation. If the couple wants very specific music played, he will comply. If you have more of an idea, but not a specific set (like us during the cocktail hour), he'll do a great job putting together a set list." Ah-Hyun
“Absolute Perfection!!! I would give John TEN stars if possible! I am not sure I can put into words how truly amazing John is…and I am a word person! My husband and I planned our wedding in 2 months, not leaving much time to search for entertainment. We knew exactly what we wanted though and passed up quite a few options because the one thing I was a little Bridezilla about was this. And if I couldn’t have exactly what I wanted…I didn’t want anything. We accidentally stumbled upon John the week before our wedding. I couldn’t believe my ears, the instant John started to warm up his vocals. HE was exactly what I had been looking for. I NEEDED him to play at my wedding. I didn’t care that it was 8 days away and that he was probably booked. I sent my husband over first but I couldn’t help myself. I introduced myself in the most honest way I knew how, “Hi, this may sound strange but I have been searching for you for a long time.” Oddly enough John didn’t seem scared! He suggested we email him regarding our plans and I did. After some correspondence and with great luck (and a super understanding boss), John was able to free himself for our special day. My world was perfect now and I was the happiest bride to be! Everyone who attended our wedding had heard me talk about this incredible musician for a whole week and had no idea why I was as happy as I was until they were all able to witness his magic for themselves. My husband had given me a complete fairy tale wedding that was more perfect than I could have ever dreamed..but there was not a person, young or old, that was not completely WOW’d by John. He completed my fairy tale! Our guests were in awe of him and spent most of the night with smiles on their faces listening to him sing. I would 1,000% suggest using him for any occasion! He creates an amazing atmosphere without any effort, is extremely easy to work with, communicates well and is a gem! Do not hesitate if you are even thinking about hiring him. WE LOVE JOHN!” – Toni
“When my (now) husband and I were looking for someone to provide music for our wedding, we both agreed John Ciambriello would be at the top of our list. Luckily, he was available for our wedding date. He was very professional and time oriented; understanding that planning a wedding can be quite stressful, but careful to keep us on track so we didn’t miss anything. His attention to detail, as well as his ability to provide suggestions for song selections and time formatting, let me know right away that we were in good hands. We booked him to play instrumentals before the wedding ceremony, during the transition to the reception tent and dinner music, and then to DJ later in the evening. Our wedding was a blast and the music selected was completely appropriate for our gathering. We got a lot of compliments on him the day of the wedding and we’ve been hearing them still, almost two months later. The fact that John is an outstanding musician and entertainer is simply icing on the cake!” – Gabrielle
“John sung at my October 18th wedding ceremony and during cocktail hour. He was nothing short of amazing!!!! He kindly customized the genre of song choice for both atmospheres. Guests are still talking about his wonderful voice!! He’s such a pleasure to work with. Grade A++ professionalism! I’m so happy he was a part of our special day! Thank you John!” – Tabitha
“John was absolutely amazing!!! He sang my father daughter dance during my wedding! =) Such a beautiful performance by a gifted performer!!! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!! Thanks John!!!!” – Michelle
“John is a great Musician who performs extremely well. He performed at my church service and reception. He is a strong communicator with attention to detail. He guided us well to ensure his services satisfied our needs. John is very professional and flexible and makes song selection and timing of his services “stress-free”. Since my wedding, I have already recommended John to family and friends.” – Stephen & Linda
“John was a breeze to work with and made our ceremony music both beautiful and wonderfully personal. I couldn’t have asked for anything more! His style gave the ceremony a bit of a modern touch, even though I asked him to play my favorite (very traditional) hymn as I walked down the aisle. He timed the song perfectly so the first verse ended right when I took my husband's hand at the end of the aisle and the moment it created completely took my breath away. I highly recommend booking John for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour music. You and your guests will be so glad you did!” – Sonia
“I can’t say enough about John. He recently played and sang at our garden wedding. He possessed all the qualities we were looking for. His professionalism, flexibility, communication style and of course his music exceeded our anticipation. Right from the beginning, John was very willing to listen to our needs and ideas and gave his expert opinions without intrusion or adversity. His large repertoire of music choices made it easy for us to choose the most appropriate and enjoyable music piece for each part of our wedding. The ultimate compliment came from our many guests who came up to me and John too, to let us know how much they enjoyed his music and how it made the day so much fun.” – Allene
“John is simply amazing!!! I would rate more than 5 stars if I was able. We can not thank him enough for all that he did to help make our wedding day so special. He performed at both the ceremony and cocktail hour (and half) then transitioned us into dinner. His performance made the entire event. Our guests have not stopped talking about it. John has the most lovely voice and his acoustic style is perfection. Thank you John!” – Valerie
“John was amazing! I had so many people comment on what a great atmosphere he set at our cocktail hour with his beautiful remarkable talent and laid back acoustic music. He also provided beautiful, romantic moments at my ceremony, including playing a special song at my request that brought tears to many people’s eyes 🙂 John was the epitome of professionalism, being one of the first there to but never intrusive or in thesetup, way. I highly recommend using him for your event, he is worth every penny.” – Hope
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful john was during the entire process! He has a great repertoire to choose from and even learned a special song that I sang to my husband as I walked down the aisle. It was a crazy idea and I almost chickened out but john was so supportive and encouraging that I decided to go through with it. The look on my husband's face at the end of the aisle was priceless and I am so grateful that john was able to make that happen. It was wonderfully easy to get in contact with john whenever I had questions or concerns, so the music was one thing I never had to stress about. The price was unbeatable and the quality of what john does really helped make the day so special for us and all of our guests! I would HIGHLY recommend john for anyone looking for a great live wedding musician!!” – Megan
“John performed at my daughter’s wedding on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was absolutely wonderful!!!! His singing and guitar playing was simply outstanding and made her day so very special. John went above and beyond what was expected (entertaining the guests for over an hour due to makeup and hair taking a bit longer than expected). I would highly recommend him for any occasion. He will light up your festivities for certain!!!!! ” – Kim (mother of the bride)
“John made my day perfect. He is an amazing musician who went completely above and beyond. He was so helpful in answering all my questions from how the ceremony should go/flow to when he should start playing and what I’d like him to play. Etc . I can not recommend him enough !!!! You will not be disappointed !!!!!!” – Vicki
“John was the perfect addition to our wedding day! He is incredibly talented and created an amazing atmosphere for our guests. John worked with me to find the perfect mix of songs for our ceremony. He went above and beyond anything I could have asked for and I can not thank him enough!!” – Lindsay