Ben Siems / Willie August Project
Ben did an amazing job at our wedding. He was extremely responsive. Always returned calls and emails in a timely manner. He arranged 2 modern songs just for us and emailed us the recordings ahead of time so we could ok them and use them for the rehearsal. We also used him for a cocktail party the night before the wedding and did an amazing job. We thoughly enjoyed working with Ben and would hire him again!
Ben Siems held together the music for the ceremony wonderfully. He put in his heart and time. And he also put together a band for the Chase's restaurant, which our wedding guests migrated up to after our DJ music ended. The band was very fun and classy.
Ben Siems / The Willie August ProjectBecause I play several instruments and a variety of musical styles, I can provide both wedding ceremony and reception music for almost any style of wedding, from traditional to casual.
My two main instruments are cello and guitar, and I regularly work with musicians who play all of the following: cello, violin, flute, trumpet, piano, upright bass, percussion, and others.
For wedding ceremonies, I have provided music in all of the following formats: Classical (solo cello, two cellos, cello with vocalist, cello and violin, etc.); Folk (solo guitar, guitar with vocalist, guitar with piano, etc.); Meditative jazz (cello and guitar, guitar with upright bass, etc.)
For wedding receptions, I have provided the following styles and instrumental combinations: Jazz (with my trio, The Willie August Project - http://WillieAugust.tripod.com); Rock/Reggae/Blues/etc. (four- or five-piece band); Standards/American songbook (various instrumentations, with or without vocalist).
Whatever your stylistic preferences are, you can be assured that I work only with professional musicians and will provide the soundtrack you need to make your special day as perfect as it can be.