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Tim Espinosa Entertainment

Irvine , CA
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Irvine, CA US 92606 (map)

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949-291-6175

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Timothy’s unique style challenges many traditional ideas about the types of music that can be played with a violin. He is described as an incredible stage presence with an intense level... Read more
Timothy’s unique style challenges many traditional ideas about the types of music that can be played with a violin. He is described as an incredible stage presence with an intense level of energy and talent. Born in Southern California, Timothy discovered his passion and talent for the arts early, and by the age of nine was diligently studying the violin and listening to Mark O’Connor, Jean Luc Ponty and Itzak Perlman. His passion for the arts expanded during his high school years to include vocal and theater arts as well as the violin.

In 1996 he began training at Cal State Fullerton and graduated in 2000 with a BFA in Theatre Arts. He studied intensively in vocal performance, concert violin and musical theatre arts.

In 2001, Timothy continued to refine his skills at The Boston Conservatory of Music, and just one year later, he was performing as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. His popularity as a musician was on the rise and he frequently appeared at prestigious events throughout New England and New York.

In 2002, Timothy was accepted into Brandeis University’s prestigious Performing Arts Program as a Master’s Candidate. Tim had a special gift and this highly esteemed school was the perfect place for Tim to further his studies.

After completing the Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005 from Brandeis, Timothy was offered the opportunity to tour internationally as a Lead Singer with Holland America Cruise Lines performing in their main stage production shows. While onboard, Tim also began to develop his growing interest in playing multiple genres of music on the violin, and upon his return to the Southern California, he began performing what is described as a unique blend of contemporary and classic music.

Timothy currently resides in Irvine, California, and serves as a professor of music and theater at Riverside City College. He continues to perform at weddings, corporate events and concerts all over Southern California. He is a preferred violinist at top Orange County venues such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Laguna Beach, Surf and Sand Resort, the Waterfront Hilton in Huntington Beach, and many more. Read less
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What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Violin

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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim was AWESOME! He was a fantastic MC and DJ that kept our guests dancing and entertained throughout the entire reception. His electric violin music was such a great addition to our cocktail hour and we had so many guests stop us to tell us how much they loved his music. Thanks so much for everything Tim, you are amazing!
Services Used: DJ
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Megan
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Tim to DJ/emcee/Play the electric violin!!! He was the perfect touch to the day and our guests still haven't stopped talking about it. I truly can't recommend Tim enough, he made us feel So comfortable and the evening ran seamless because of him and the collaboration of Holly with Simply Sweet Weddings as our wedding planner. Such a great team!!! Again, hire Tim, you won't regret it, I promise!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Using Tim to set the mood at my daughter's wedding transformed our day from being a nice wedding at a beautiful venue in Fallbrook to an elegant gathering of crazy people. He does it all! He met with my daughter and son in law twice prior to the wedding to get a good feel for their preferences and their list of songs. He arrived early to set up the sound at the wedding site and reception venue, as well as working out a custom interval in the matron of honor's speech last minute. He greeted our guests and announced the bride with the electric violin, entertained the crowd with the electric violin during the cocktail hour, acted as emcee to announce the wedding party, speeches, toasts, and first dances, and then kept the party rocking as the DJ. He has a great feel for working the energy of the crowd. If a song wasn't working he faded out and started something with a better dance beat. He is very professional and extremely talented.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Kristine
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim is one of the best in the business. He provides an experience unlike any other DJ in the market. All of my guests have been talking about how amazing the electric violin was. Not only that but we all had such a blast during the reception as well. He is by far my favorite Musician for weddings!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cody and Melissa
Wedding:
12/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Tim was recommended to us by our Wedding Planner, Heather Hoesch from LVL Events. After watching him on YouTube and checking out his covers and original pieces on SoundCloud, we were sold!

After chatting with him via Skype, he gave us confidence that he was the right fit for our vision. We believed in the experience that he could provide us so much, that we even changed our wedding date so that he could perform at our ceremony and DJ our reception. The decision was one that we were glad we made.

throughout the process, Tim met with us several times to get a feel for our musical style and plan a memorable evening. Being that we were from Canada, communication was a hurdle but he did a great job at making it work.

The day of the wedding, Tim showed up early, was professional dealing with us and our vendors and flexible. He also helped us with lighting for the venue (both the ceremony and the reception). He turned our concept in to a reality and it was great to see it all come in to action.

During the ceremony, he performed as guests arrived and as we walked to the alter. He really set the mood for the entire evening. He also made a point of keeping the focus on us. During cocktails and throughout dinner he played and our guests loved it! After dinner, he really worked the dance floor and got everyone dancing. He kept the energy and fun going throughout the night. At one point, he showed everyone how to do the "Thriller" dance, which was pretty cool.

All in all, Tim was the best choice we could have made! He was professional, great to work with, fun, flexible and kept a great mood going throughout the night from the ceremony, to the reception, to the dance. Adding the element of an electric violinist in to our ceremony, dinner and first dances was really unique and took our wedding to the next level. To this day, we still have friends and family talking about how much they loved our wedding.

Thanks again Tim!

Cody and Melissa, NYE 2013
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, , Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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John
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was a consummate professional throughout our whole wedding experience. He was patient and gave a lot of great direction on working out music choices/themes and suggesting the type of songs that would work well based on our audience size and the type of wedding we wanted.

On our wedding day, he gave a great performance at the ceremony that made it truly memorable. He kept the reception’s energy level at the right pace, whether it was slowing it down for the more intimate moments or pumping it up to keep folks dancing and involved.

He really is a one man show who can make your wedding day feel magical. We would not hesitate to use Tim for any special event in the future!

Angela and John
Married December 21, 2013
Talega Country Club
San Clemente, CA
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Tim was awesome for our ceremony and reception. An all-in-one package. People complimented us on the beautiful violin music prior to the ceremony, and he played a perfect mix of music for the reception. He's so easy to work with. Definitely recommended!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was the first and only DJ we met with for our wedding! And we couldn't be happier with everything we did to make our wedding amazing.
Tim was referred to us by a colleague who had used him for her wedding and from some friends in the industry. I sent him a request for information on his web site and got an e-mail within 20 minutes, even though he was heading out of time for a wedding. He responded to a few questions that day as well and set up our first appointment for early the following week. Customer service is one of the most important things to me, so after those first couple of e-mail interactions, I had a great feeling about him.
After meeting him in person, my husband and I knew right away we wanted him as our violinist, DJ and MC. We have very different tastes in music and Tim was excited to take our favorites and create a personalized experience for our wedding. He was open to our ideas we wanted to incorporate and helped us where we didn't know exactly what we wanted to do. His confidence, friendliness and passion for his work won us over!
He was a huge hit at our wedding and our guests were so impressed. From the songs he played on the violin for our ceremony to the energy he brought to our reception and music he played to keep us dancing the whole night, we couldn't have been happier with Tim.
If you want someone who truly cares about making sure your day is exactly what you want when it comes to music/entertainment and being a great host for the evening, hire Tim!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Tim was awesome. We highly recommend him for your event!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Haley
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan and I were referred to Tim by our wedding coordinator, Katherine. We were so grateful to have Tim be our violinist/Dj for our wedding day.
When we met with he was very professional, asked questions about what we wanted and what type of vibe we were going for. I really appreciated that because he was really making it about us as a couple! Our wedding was an absolute blast! People were on the dance floor all night and thats exactly what we wanted!:) If you are looking for a personable and fun DJ I would defiantly use him on any occasion. Thank you so much!

Haley
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Noelle
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Tim for our wedding and he was so easy to work with from the very first time I met with him. We had specific songs we wanted for our cocktail hour, another set for dinner and another for dancing. It was not a problem for Tim and he was able to give us several suggestions for songs when we needed it. He played the electric violin during cocktail hour and everyone raved about how good it was. During the reception, everyone was up dancing the whole time. We had so many compliments on the music and I've had several friends tell me they want to use him when they get married. He is great to work with and I highly recommend him.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tim was amazing. The music was beautiful. Tim was professional, organized, &able to transition from ceremony to cocktail hour smoothly. I highly recommend Tim for any venue. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim Espinosa. Tim is an incredible and unique talent. He was also a referral from our coordinator, Katie Webb. When we first learned that Tim plays the electric violin, emcees and DJ’s, I couldn’t help but wonder how? How can he do all 3 and make it a good experience? Matt and I met Tim and asked him these questions. His explanation left us feeling completely confident that he could competently wear all of those hats and, boy, did he!
Bonus Update: Tim’s talent is flawless. He is professional, nice and super talented! As an emcee, his speaking voice is confident and articulate. As a DJ, he effortlessly kept our crowd engaged and happy. His music choices were perfect and his electric violin playing left us with chills of awe. He will take any song and break it down to the bear bones so that he can play t on the electric guitar. He plays timeless and current music, anything! He looks professional too. Confident, experienced, happy and energetic. As a business man he was calm and reassuring from every aspect. Although Tim is unarguably mega talented, he is also highly educated. Yes, it matters. It’s part of the perfection! Tim began the evening by played our walk up song on electric violin and maintained a high level of energy until he announced the last song. The majority of our guests stayed and danced until the last note rang through the room. None of us could believe it was over.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim Espinosa is not only a talented, amazing violinist and DJ, but also a creative inspiration! He worked with us to find the perfect songs for our wedding and did an outstanding job on our big day!! We couldn't be happier!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Erin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was amazing at everything he did for us on our wedding day. We are still getting compliments about his work. He is definitely reccomended.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow! Tim was awesome! He did my daughters wedding last weekend and we couldn't have bee happier! Tim played his violin during the wedding and cocktail hour. His music touches your heart and soul! He then will mc and dj your event. He ran our wedding perfectly making my daughters wedding perfect! The dance floor was constantly full and our guests raved about how wonderful he was, several asked for his information. Tim thank you so much for making the day perfect!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Natalia
Wedding:
9/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was absolutely amazing!! Our friends and family still talk about how awesome was the violinist and “the dj” when we tell them that it was the same person they can’t believe it!
The violin sounds just awesome, Tim was on time, super organized, professional, I think he is the best entertainer in Southern California…Tim is just Awesome!!
We can’t thank him enough!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Tim was outstanding. Our guests still rave about the live music he provided prior to and during the ceremony! He helped to customize our music selection based on our personalities and likes. He customized songs we were interested in and provided samples in the planning process. The mix of talents he provided helped to set the tone and ensure our guests enjoyed themselves and kept the excitement going. Thank you so much time for the wonderful day!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Brides, please book Tim!! From start to finish, he went above and beyond. He made our ceremony and reception music selections EASY. He took the time to get to know us and he did a great job showing our personality through music. He gave us the exact style wedding we wanted! People are STILL (almost 3 months later) talking about how amazing he is on the violin. The ceremony and cocktail hour music was just phenomenal. I was told by multiple guests that they had never seen a bridal party entrance with so much energy--and I attribute that to Tim. He kept the energy up throughout the whole evening. It does not get better than Tim!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We are SOOOO happy that Tim Espinosa was both our musician and DJ for our wedding. During our ceremony and cocktail reception he played the electric violin live and it was something that set our wedding apart from others. Our guests were extremely impressed and so were we! He was a genuine professional and there wasn't a moment where our guests were in waiting. He kept the flow of the evening going perfectly and was a true professional in every definition of the word. I truly believe that he saw our vision of what we wanted for our reception and executed that perfectly. I know that without question I would recommend him to everyone that I know. He was the key to the success our wedding. Thank you Tim!!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was absolutely unbelievable at our wedding! I'm shocked that he was actually the most financially-friendly vendor but added so much to the entire ambiance throughout the evening. Everything, from the electric violin notes as we walked down the aisle to the song choices during the reception, was perfect. He took the mood of the guests into account when choosing what songs to play at what time and really maximized their different tones (emotional vs. high energy). We were away taking photos on the grounds of our venue when our guests were having cocktail hour and all of their comments, which I am STILL getting, have been over the top! I can't even put into words how completely impressed and satisfied we were with Tim. "The best wedding ever!" is the most common compliment we've been getting... along with "Don't tell (so-and-so)" and I have no doubt at ALL that at least 83% of those comments are solely because of Tim and his fiddle skills! :o) And, as long as I'm using math, he surpassed my expectations about... eh, 12 times over... Excellent, EXCELLENT musician/DJ/emcee!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Guadalupe
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy to have been referred to TIm! He’s a classy, thoughtful, and talented musician and DJ! He helped us select the music that would represent our taste as a couple without giving us additional homework.Anyone planning a wedding knows that additional "to dos" can be stressful among the many things you have to plan. Tim takes the entertainment piece off your plate and makes you feel at ease with his preparedness and professionalism. Of the many things our friends enjoyed at our wedding, Tim was at the very top! We will recommend him to all of our friends and family and hope those who are planning their special day are able to connect with him.

Warm regards,
Gustavo and Lupe
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Marissa
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
As a musician, Tim's work is very impressive - his remakes of popular songs using the electric violin awed our guests and gave our wedding an amazing atmosphere. Tim was very organized and responsive whenever we had questions or needed to contact him, and he gave us recommendations that not only suited our tastes but also flowed smoothly with the rest of the wedding events. He was very professional throughout the entire event, and worked with my day-of coordinator to make sure announcements and other timings were done appropriately. We're both so thankful we had Tim as our musician, DJ and emcee - he made such a positive impact on our special day.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Aurora
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim is fantastic! He is a truly talented violinist, emcee and DJ. Our guests loved him. Tim kept the dance floor packed at the reception. He is great to work with as well. We highly recommend Tim!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelli
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim took our wedding to the next level! His expertise, skill and personality were more than we could have asked for! Weeks after our wedding, we are still getting compliments on him! He knew exactly when to play the right music and was really able to feel the crowd out. We danced all night, and Tim played a mix of music that al generations would have a blast dancing to! We definitely recommend Tim!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was outstanding. He knew exactly what I wanted after talking to him for 5 minutes. My favorite part if my wedding planning was meeting with Tim and discussing moly sic. He is knowledgeable, talented and fun. He brought our wedding to life and everybody raved about Tim! I highly recommend Tim!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brandice
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim was the preferred DJ for our venue and also came with high recommendations from our wedding planner. Tim blew the hype out of the water. My husband and I were nervous for our first meeting with Tim but he eased our nerves and was truly professional. He walked us through our wedding day step by step and covered every detail. On our wedding day he was a total rockstar. He played the electric violin during our cocktail hour, pumped up the crowd to start the reception, killed it on the violin during dinner (he even played a few songs that we had specially requested), and he kept the evening going on schedule without being pushy at all. We got married 7 months ago and people are still talking about how awesome our DJ was. We would recommend Tim to anyone and everyone!
Services Used: DJ,
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Christi and Rob
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Tim made the process very easy. He provided valuable insight into our music selection. During the ceremony, he took control of the event and we were able to enjoy the day without having any stress. We would highly recommend Tim.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Maria
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We received nothing but the very best!!Tim’s energy, professionalism, organizational skills, and performance are exceptional. My husband and I are absolutely satisfied with his services. I am so glad we were referred to Tim! The ambience he created in our wedding was just amazing! We received many complements with his performance as a violinist and as a DJ and Emcee.
Services Used: Ceremony Music,
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Ally
Wedding:
11/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Tim is PHENOMENAL on the violin! Best DJ ever! All my guests raved about the music and Tim's violin. If you want an amazing wedding, you have to hire him.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sue
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Tim was absolutely the highlight of my daughter's wedding! His music and song selections were perfect ~ our guests were very entertained, entranced, and impressed. He was also our emcee and dj for the evening, and the wedding ran flawlessly with class and lots of fun!
My other daughter is getting married next summer and the first order of business after she became engaged was to secure Tim Espinosa for her wedding as well!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cromagnon
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Timothy Espinoza was a superb choice for my daughter's Disney wedding and pre-reception. We had many great moments but Tim's music was easily the most commented on. We would definitely use him for our next big event. Book him early. Our officiant, who has done dozens of Disney weddings was awestruck by Timothy's music. I strongly recommend The Electric Violinist for your event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
The best violinist out there!!! So blessed and grateful to have him at my wedding! Very professional and totally understood the mood we were going for. My husband and I got complements all night long. The highlight of our wedding! WE LOVE TIM!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Paula
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew, from the beginning, that Tim would be a fabulous addition to my son's wedding day and he proved to be all that and more! We communicated for about 9 months...he always responded with answers and info; he learned new songs for the ceremony; he rehearsed with our soloist; he came early and was completely set up to provide music for the ceremony as well as providing DJ services for our reception. As a wedding planner, I have high expectations of vendors that I call upon....Tim is not only an accomplished musician, but a consumate professional. I will recommend him to others and hope to work with him again.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anna Chesnik
Wedding:
5/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Tim was incredible! He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding and continue to receive compliments about him. We had planned to make our small intimate wedding very unique and Tim was a huge part of it. He helped us pick out meaningful and incredible music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I will continue to recommend him to all our friends for their events!! Thank you Tim!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mrs. Buyson
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with the services that Tim provided for us during our cocktail hour. Although we unfortunately were not able to hear his musical talents first hand, all we heard from our guests were nothing but rave reviews. Tim definitely set the tone for the rest of the reception! :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Veronica
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked Timothy Espinosa for our wedding which was on Jan 14, 2012. His packages are affordable and he can play any song you want him to! He played during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and during dinner. The guests loved him and kept coming up to us to tell us how amazing he was. His music added a touch of elegance to our wedding and I am so grateful for such an amazing talent. I would definitely tell future brides that if they're going to book him, you must get the top package. Once you hear him playing, you'll wish you've booked him for as long as you can.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Tim was incredible. He was fun and easy planning before the ceremony and incredible the day of. He definitely set the romantic tone we were looking for and made our ceremony. I would recommend him to everyone, he is worth it! Incredible!
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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