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Brian Cullen Classical Spanish Flamenco guitarist & classical singer

Brunswick , ME
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2 Pepperberry Path, Botany Place
Brunswick, ME US 04011 (map)

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207-729-4361

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ABOUT US

Have you thought about having beautiful classical guitar music for your wedding?
I have been playing and teaching the classical guitar for nearly 30 years. I am originally from... Read more
Have you thought about having beautiful classical guitar music for your wedding?
I have been playing and teaching the classical guitar for nearly 30 years. I am originally from South Africa and was founder of the Durban Classical Guitar Society in South Africa and have perfomed extensively in South Africa and the USA. I am also a trained tenor and will sing if requested.
Here is an excerpt of a review from a wedding I played at last year."Brian is a professional of the utmost caliber, and a gentleman as well. I would recommend him most highly for any event, but his sensitivity to the needs of a wedding seems to be a special talent he possesses."

I do pre-ceremony, prelude music about 20min while the guests arrive and seat .
Then processional music for parents, bridesmaids and finally the Bride.
I can play or sing interlude music (Wedding song(there is love), Ave Maria etc)
Recessional music - Wedding march or something modern or different.
Cocktail hour - Mixture of classical, contemporary, Brazilian and Spanish.
Dinner as above with classical and romantice music and songs.

Here is some of my repertoire to play for your wedding.
For the wedding processional - Mendelssohn's Wedding March - or Wagner's Bridal March. Pachebel's Canon in D major or anything else you would like. Please listen to my music samples.


For the guests as they arrive. Generally I play for 20 mins approx prior to the ceremony.
Bach
Jesu Joy of mans desiring. Rondo and Gavotte . Prelude from the 1st Cello suite and Little Prelude. Bouree in e minor, Air on a G string
Vivaldi
Autumn from Four seasons. Lute suite in D 3 movements.

For meditative pieces during readings or while you sign the register
Two beautifully romantic pieces
Romance or Spanish Folk song or Recuerdos de la Alhambra(Memories of the Alhambra- a very old Moorish castle overlooking Granada in Spain.
Two Pavanes (15th century stately dances ) by Luis Milan.
Ave Maria (Schubert)Vocal or instrumental
The Wedding song(There is love) vocal

For music afterwards.

Some standards including Beatles, light flamenco and light jazz(Anji, Classical Gas standards),Latin American, Theme from the Deerhunter movie etc

Some light Flamenco (Alegrias, Malaguena , Soleares etc)

Villa- lobos Preludes and Studies (contemporary Brazilian classical guitar)
Fernando Sor - Mozart Variations.
albeniz - Asturias.
Classical Gas, Anji and other Light Jazz. Swing, Ragtime and Blues pieces
Cavatina - theme from the Deer Hunter
Theme from Zorba the Greek
Suite Espagnol - Gaspar Sanz
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
In My Life - Beatles
Here comes the Sun - Beatles
When I'm 64 - Beatles
Somewhere over the Rainbow (vocal or instrumental)

Latin American music
Samba, bossa nova, tango.
Celtic music(laments, Jigs and reels).
Ave Maria (Schubert)Vocal or instrumental
The Wedding song(There is love) vocal
Danny boy Vocal or instrumental


Please feel free to call me and talk more detail

Thank you

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Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar

REVIEWS

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Kristen
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Brian did an excellent job playing classical guitar at our wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour. The music gave our wedding the elegant and charming feel that we were looking for. He was able to play the pieces we requested even though some of them we inquired about at the last moment and were outside of his normal repertoire (Indian classical). He was easy to get in contact with, was on time, and very professional. I highly recommend Brian for your wedding!
Brian did an excellent job playing classical guitar at our wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour. The music gave our Read more...
Brian did an excellent job playing classical guitar at our wedding ceremony and for our cocktail hour. The music gave our wedding the elegant and charming feel that we were looking for. He was able to play the pieces we requested even though some of them we inquired about at the last moment and were outside of his normal repertoire (Indian classical). He was easy to get in contact with, was on time, and very professional. I highly recommend Brian for your wedding! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian played for my sisters ceremony at Wolfes Neck Farm in Freeport Maine. The music was perfect and Brian was very accommodating. I contacted him very close to the date of the wedding and didn't give him much direction other than that my sister loves the Beatles and he did an awesome job. He even had an amplifier that did not require electricity which was perfect for our location. I would highly recommend him!
Brian played for my sisters ceremony at Wolfes Neck Farm in Freeport Maine. The music was perfect and Brian was very Read more...
Brian played for my sisters ceremony at Wolfes Neck Farm in Freeport Maine. The music was perfect and Brian was very accommodating. I contacted him very close to the date of the wedding and didn't give him much direction other than that my sister loves the Beatles and he did an awesome job. He even had an amplifier that did not require electricity which was perfect for our location. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Amazing music!
Played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Amazing music!
Played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Amazing music! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.7/5.0
Brian Cullen was one of the highlights of my wedding ceremony! His music is absolutely beautiful. I wanted a specific song to walk down the aisle to, "Storybook Love," and he learned it! Just for my wedding! My only complaint is that he takes a bit longer to respond to emails.
Brian Cullen was one of the highlights of my wedding ceremony! His music is absolutely beautiful. I wanted a specific song Read more...
Brian Cullen was one of the highlights of my wedding ceremony! His music is absolutely beautiful. I wanted a specific song to walk down the aisle to, "Storybook Love," and he learned it! Just for my wedding! My only complaint is that he takes a bit longer to respond to emails. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian's music was wonderful and just what we wanted for our small outdoor ceremony!
Brian's music was wonderful and just what we wanted for our small outdoor ceremony!
Brian's music was wonderful and just what we wanted for our small outdoor ceremony! Read less
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N
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
Brian Cullen was delightful to work with and incredibly helpful with suggestions for music. His website is very easy to navigate and you get a good sense of Brian's range of music on the guitar. He provided the ceremony music at our son's wedding along with cocktail reception music afterwards. He added just the right element for our event.
Brian Cullen was delightful to work with and incredibly helpful with suggestions for music. His website is very easy to Read more...
Brian Cullen was delightful to work with and incredibly helpful with suggestions for music. His website is very easy to navigate and you get a good sense of Brian's range of music on the guitar. He provided the ceremony music at our son's wedding along with cocktail reception music afterwards. He added just the right element for our event. Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
5/6/2011
4.8/5.0
Brian was very responsive in his communication with me for all the details of my wedding ceremony music. He made wonderful suggestions and was able to tailor the music to fit the style of my ceremony appopriately! A classical guitar is a unique and lovely addition to tone down even the most catholic ceremony!!
Thank you Brian!!
Brian was very responsive in his communication with me for all the details of my wedding ceremony music. He made wonderful Read more...
Brian was very responsive in his communication with me for all the details of my wedding ceremony music. He made wonderful suggestions and was able to tailor the music to fit the style of my ceremony appopriately! A classical guitar is a unique and lovely addition to tone down even the most catholic ceremony!!
Thank you Brian!! Read less
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scottwdubois
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian was not only an exceptional musician, but helpful in music selection and putting our minds at ease that all would go well. It did!
Brian was not only an exceptional musician, but helpful in music selection and putting our minds at ease that all would go Read more...
Brian was not only an exceptional musician, but helpful in music selection and putting our minds at ease that all would go well. It did! Read less
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APats
Wedding:
8/27/2010
4.4/5.0
Brian was great to work with - our wedding guests commented on how peaceful and skillful his playing was during our wedding - and how well it fit the overall feeling of the venue and the event. Thank you Brian for a wonderful day!
Brian was great to work with - our wedding guests commented on how peaceful and skillful his playing was during our Read more...
Brian was great to work with - our wedding guests commented on how peaceful and skillful his playing was during our wedding - and how well it fit the overall feeling of the venue and the event. Thank you Brian for a wonderful day! Read less
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Sonia Jones
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian was wonderful, he was on time, very professional, his choices of music were perfect . We had an outdoor wedding in an English garden setting, with a small garden party following. His guitar playing just added to the whole event. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job that he did. I would recommend him to anyone who is planning a wedding. Thanks Brian for a making the day perfect.
Brian was wonderful, he was on time, very professional, his choices of music were perfect . We had an outdoor wedding in Read more...
Brian was wonderful, he was on time, very professional, his choices of music were perfect . We had an outdoor wedding in an English garden setting, with a small garden party following. His guitar playing just added to the whole event. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job that he did. I would recommend him to anyone who is planning a wedding. Thanks Brian for a making the day perfect. Read less
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Mel
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Brian Cullen was an excellent musician for our outdoor, small wedding. He worked very well with the bride on the selection of music, he arrived early for the ceremony, he was flexible with the schedule. We were completely satisfied with his work.
Brian Cullen was an excellent musician for our outdoor, small wedding. He worked very well with the bride on the selection Read more...
Brian Cullen was an excellent musician for our outdoor, small wedding. He worked very well with the bride on the selection of music, he arrived early for the ceremony, he was flexible with the schedule. We were completely satisfied with his work. Read less
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Blue0824
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Brian. He was very easy to work with before the event, we communicated mostly by e-mail as that was easiest for us, and we were so happy to meet him the day of our wedding. He arrived on time and was set up and playing beautiful music throughout the evening. Everyone commented on what a wonderful job he did. Overall, we are so glad we hired Brian as his music added such a special touch to our evening!!
We loved working with Brian. He was very easy to work with before the event, we communicated mostly by e-mail as that was Read more...
We loved working with Brian. He was very easy to work with before the event, we communicated mostly by e-mail as that was easiest for us, and we were so happy to meet him the day of our wedding. He arrived on time and was set up and playing beautiful music throughout the evening. Everyone commented on what a wonderful job he did. Overall, we are so glad we hired Brian as his music added such a special touch to our evening!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Brian's music is simply beautiful. He played prior to my daughter's wedding and he sang the "Wedding Song" during the ceremony and it was just perfect. The wedding was outside and it was very windy and cold but Brian worked right through it without any problems. I received many compliments from the guests on the beautiful music. I highly recommend him for any occassion. Mary Melville, Gardiner, ME
Brian's music is simply beautiful. He played prior to my daughter's wedding and he sang the "Wedding Song" during the Read more...
Brian's music is simply beautiful. He played prior to my daughter's wedding and he sang the "Wedding Song" during the ceremony and it was just perfect. The wedding was outside and it was very windy and cold but Brian worked right through it without any problems. I received many compliments from the guests on the beautiful music. I highly recommend him for any occassion. Mary Melville, Gardiner, ME Read less
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Jennifer Michaud
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Brian was professional in every manner. He is very talented and went above and beyond our expectations. He truly made our wedding day even more memorable.
Brian was professional in every manner. He is very talented and went above and beyond our expectations. He truly made our Read more...
Brian was professional in every manner. He is very talented and went above and beyond our expectations. He truly made our wedding day even more memorable. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Brian Cullen gave far more than 100 percent ... and at the very last minute.

On August 2nd, after a few brief email exchanges, some notes and ideas from me, and a few specific songs, Brian left shore and arrived on Monhegan Island, 17 miles off the coast of New Harbor, Maine. In a couple of hours, with no direction from the church, no electric hook-ups, and a few words from my mom, he began to play for my wedding ceremony. Obviously, he had taken in every word I said, understanding somehow everything I had in mind. ... It was magical.

He played beautiful classical songs, and had me exiting the church with "Here comes the sun." Later, he played at our small reception. Just Brian and his guitar. When we finally met, I was so thankful, I hardly had the right words. ...

Music is a big part of my life, as it was of that day.

Thanks to Brian for helping to make it all so special.
Brian Cullen gave far more than 100 percent ... and at the very last minute.

On August 2nd, after a few brief Read more...
Brian Cullen gave far more than 100 percent ... and at the very last minute.

On August 2nd, after a few brief email exchanges, some notes and ideas from me, and a few specific songs, Brian left shore and arrived on Monhegan Island, 17 miles off the coast of New Harbor, Maine. In a couple of hours, with no direction from the church, no electric hook-ups, and a few words from my mom, he began to play for my wedding ceremony. Obviously, he had taken in every word I said, understanding somehow everything I had in mind. ... It was magical.

He played beautiful classical songs, and had me exiting the church with "Here comes the sun." Later, he played at our small reception. Just Brian and his guitar. When we finally met, I was so thankful, I hardly had the right words. ...

Music is a big part of my life, as it was of that day.

Thanks to Brian for helping to make it all so special. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.9/5.0
Brian was a delight to have at our ceremony - everyone loved him. He played at our cocktail hour as well. He is extremely talented and very sweet. He picked up the phone right away every time I called and he was always helpful. I highly reccommend him.
Brian was a delight to have at our ceremony - everyone loved him. He played at our cocktail hour as well. He is extremely Read more...
Brian was a delight to have at our ceremony - everyone loved him. He played at our cocktail hour as well. He is extremely talented and very sweet. He picked up the phone right away every time I called and he was always helpful. I highly reccommend him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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