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Cary Kanno music

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60647 US (map)

PHONE

773-844-7358

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Cary Kanno is an acoustic guitarist/ singer from the Chicago area. On average he plays at about 20 weddings/ year. He can do preceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music, or... Read more
Cary Kanno is an acoustic guitarist/ singer from the Chicago area. On average he plays at about 20 weddings/ year. He can do preceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music, or reception. His library of over 500 songs cover the gamut from rock to funk to folk, to pop. He is a very strong guitar player, using a loop sampler to lay down multiple guitar and vocal lines in a live setting. Take a look at his website at www.carykanno.com. You can also email him at ckp@dokobenjo.com.


"He was awesome, it could not have sounded or gone any better than it did. People
were dancing and having a great time, everyone was asking where I found the musician" - Melissa and Tim Achman

"Everyone was talking about the music and how good it sounded." - Marrian

"One of the best musicians we have had in the bar" - Wrightwood Tap

"Amazing" - GM of Sideouts

"it was a pleasure to work with you on Saturday the 2nd at the adler planetarium.
You did a really phenomenal job and I’m definitely going to be recommending you!" - Nick Gerber (photographer)

"You did an awesome job." - Denise (Chicago Red Eye) Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar
What is your usual attire?
Dark or light colored suit
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes, come out to a show. See www.myspace.com/carykanno for a calendar. or send me an email
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
around 4' x 4'
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
no, I build it into the base cost.

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Abby
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.9/5.0
We wanted a Ukulele Player for our wedding and it was not easy to find one! Then we found Cary and all our wants were fulfilled.

We found him using Gig Masters and chatted back and forth a bit over email, then he told us some upcoming shows he was doing and invited us to come listen. We attended one of the shows (at a country club in Wheaton) and during a break Cary came to our table and chatted with us for about 30 minutes. He was laid back, professional and fun, plus we loved his voice! He asked if there were any songs we'd like to hear and we gave him 2 recommendations which he played after his break!

After going to his show, we were ready to hire Cary. We quickly signed a contract and our minds were at ease. Preparing for our wedding Cary was very reponsive and helpful; we picked songs from his long list (literally 12 pages printed!) that we liked and also provided the specific songs we wanted for the ceremony. For the Cocktail Hour music, we gave Cary free reign to play songs that we liked plus what he thought would be a good fit for the crowd--fast forward to the wedding. He was Amazing! Every song was perfect. The cocktail hour music fit the mood perfectly. The ceremony music was touching, emotional, happy; everything in the perfect spot during the ceremony!

Many of our guests commented both at the wedding and after the wedding how great our singer was. I could not be more pleased with Cary and his performance. He made our day truly memorable and truly perfect. Hire Cary now! Highly Highly recommend!

Cary played pre-ceremony, ceremony and cocktail hour music for us.
We wanted a Ukulele Player for our wedding and it was not easy to find one! Then we found Cary and all our wants were Read more...
We wanted a Ukulele Player for our wedding and it was not easy to find one! Then we found Cary and all our wants were fulfilled.

We found him using Gig Masters and chatted back and forth a bit over email, then he told us some upcoming shows he was doing and invited us to come listen. We attended one of the shows (at a country club in Wheaton) and during a break Cary came to our table and chatted with us for about 30 minutes. He was laid back, professional and fun, plus we loved his voice! He asked if there were any songs we'd like to hear and we gave him 2 recommendations which he played after his break!

After going to his show, we were ready to hire Cary. We quickly signed a contract and our minds were at ease. Preparing for our wedding Cary was very reponsive and helpful; we picked songs from his long list (literally 12 pages printed!) that we liked and also provided the specific songs we wanted for the ceremony. For the Cocktail Hour music, we gave Cary free reign to play songs that we liked plus what he thought would be a good fit for the crowd--fast forward to the wedding. He was Amazing! Every song was perfect. The cocktail hour music fit the mood perfectly. The ceremony music was touching, emotional, happy; everything in the perfect spot during the ceremony!

Many of our guests commented both at the wedding and after the wedding how great our singer was. I could not be more pleased with Cary and his performance. He made our day truly memorable and truly perfect. Hire Cary now! Highly Highly recommend!

Cary played pre-ceremony, ceremony and cocktail hour music for us. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Bethany
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Cary was excellent! I tried very hard not to cry when I began walking down the aisle but once I heard Cary play the song we picked out for my entrance so perfectly, I couldn't help but tear up! He was professional and we received excellent feedback from our guests on how great his music was.
Cary was excellent! I tried very hard not to cry when I began walking down the aisle but once I heard Cary play the song Read more...
Cary was excellent! I tried very hard not to cry when I began walking down the aisle but once I heard Cary play the song we picked out for my entrance so perfectly, I couldn't help but tear up! He was professional and we received excellent feedback from our guests on how great his music was. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lisa A
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Cary through a website called GigMasters and have to say that I am so happy that we found him. I had a request for a very specific song to be played for when I walked down the aisle (Marry Me by Train) and he was the perfect musician for the job :) He is an excellent guitar player and a beautiful singer. I wish that I had been able to hear more of his music while he played during cocktail hour (wedding party pictures were taking place at this time :P) but from what all of our guests have said, he was an excellent entertainer and a joy to listen to :)
I found Cary through a website called GigMasters and have to say that I am so happy that we found him. I had a request for Read more...
I found Cary through a website called GigMasters and have to say that I am so happy that we found him. I had a request for a very specific song to be played for when I walked down the aisle (Marry Me by Train) and he was the perfect musician for the job :) He is an excellent guitar player and a beautiful singer. I wish that I had been able to hear more of his music while he played during cocktail hour (wedding party pictures were taking place at this time :P) but from what all of our guests have said, he was an excellent entertainer and a joy to listen to :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sara
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough good things about Cary... From the very first time we met him he was incredibly helpful, professional and enthusiastic...an overall great guy! We were obviously impressed with his talent from the beginning, but he just blew us all away--and our guests!--at the actual wedding. We had so many people come up to us to ask his name and tell us how incredible he was. Furthermore, he accompanied my sisters in their big maid-of-honor "performance" and kept the secret from me all along! :0) I highly, HIGHLY recommend Cary for any wedding or other event!
I really can't say enough good things about Cary... From the very first time we met him he was incredibly helpful, Read more...
I really can't say enough good things about Cary... From the very first time we met him he was incredibly helpful, professional and enthusiastic...an overall great guy! We were obviously impressed with his talent from the beginning, but he just blew us all away--and our guests!--at the actual wedding. We had so many people come up to us to ask his name and tell us how incredible he was. Furthermore, he accompanied my sisters in their big maid-of-honor "performance" and kept the secret from me all along! :0) I highly, HIGHLY recommend Cary for any wedding or other event! Read less
Services Used: Band
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LaraSuzanne
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.8/5.0
Cary rocks! ;)
Cary rocks! ;)
Cary rocks! ;) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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